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Grief Support

Grief is a natural, necessary and highly personal experience unique to everyone. While grief does not follow a timetable, it does ease over time. Facing grief and working through it, can result in newfound peace, strength and purpose.

About HopeWest Grief Support

Grief Support Groups & Programs

Grief’s Journey Newsletter

Grief Support Resources

We’re here to guide you after your world has been turned upside down.

Grief Support

Grief is a natural, necessary and highly personal experience unique to everyone. While grief does not follow a timetable, it does ease over time. Facing grief and working through it, can result in newfound peace, strength and purpose.

About HopeWest Grief Support →

Grief Support Groups & Programs 

Grief’s Journey Newsletter 

Grief Support Resources 

About HopeWest Grief Support

HopeWest offers an array of support groups where you can learn how to cope with grief and connect with others who share a common bond. We also offer 13 months of bereavement support to families after the death of a loved one who received hospice care. This includes phone calls, personal visits from bereavement volunteers, and subscription to a series of newsletters aimed at helping people work through the grief process.

We also offer grief support services that are open to anyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Questions?

Call us to learn more about HopeWest Grief Support services offered in your community.

Grief Support Groups & Programs

HopeWest grief support services are open to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. For more information about availability, please call (970) 248-8844.

Individual & Family Counseling

Delta, Grand Junction, Montrose, Meeker, Plateau Valley

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Counseling sessions are available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one or are connected to someone with a serious illness. Many of these services are free. Others are offered at a nominal fee on a sliding scale basis or are covered by insurance. Services are offered based on client preference, via Zoom or in-person.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Drop-in Grief Support Group

Delta, Grand Junction

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Any Type of Loss
Offered 2x a Month
Open Group

Our come-as-you-can opportunity for grieving folks to connect with others in an open, supportive environment, where attendees voice concerns, share memories and ask questions. Designed for flexibility – members can attend or not, as they need.

For more information and to register, call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Mending Hearts Support Group

Delta, Grand Junction, Montrose Area Only Program

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Any Type of Loss
10-Week Closed Group
Registration Required

In the safety of a group and in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding, members talk about their feelings and concerns. As they share their experiences, members help each other work through their feelings and come to terms with the new realities of life.

Mending Hearts is a community service of HopeWest. Anyone can attend this group free of charge.

For more information and to register, call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Bereavement Book Club

Delta

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Join us at the Delta Library for HopeWest’s Bereavement Book Club. Topics include death, dying, grief, and mourning through the discussion of various forms of literature, including nonfiction, fiction, memoir, humor, and poetry. Each month, you can check out the assigned book from the library and then join a moderated group discussion about the book. Ultimately, our shared experience of missing our loved ones helps us to heal. The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Delta Library.

This book club is moderated by Claire Dauwe, HopeWest Bereavement & Youth Coordinator.

Books to be Discussed:

  • July 21 “A Grief Observed” by by C.S. Lewis
  • August 18 “A Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion
  • September 15 “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi
  • October 20 “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande
  • November 17 “Making Rounds with Oscar” by David Dosa
  • December 15 “Atlas of the Heart” by Brene Brown

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org. 

Compassionate Hearts Group

Montrose

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Compassionate Hearts is a monthly grief support group for those who have had a loved one die by suicide. This group is open to individuals, families, teens, and children. Although each person’s grief is unique, those coping with the death of a loved one share a common bond. Each support group begins with grief education and is followed by a small group discussion.

Group Meets Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Montrose HopeWest Office, 725 South 4th Street

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org. 

Coffee for Men Support Group

Grand Junction

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For Men Who Are Grieving
Offered Monthly
Open Group

Coffee for Men is aimed at providing a place for men to come and share their unique experiences and reactions to loss with other men. Group members will have the opportunity to open up about their experiences with loss, how society expects men to grieve, and gain new coping skills that will better serve them in their grief.

For more information and to register call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

On Our Own, Spousal Loss Support Group

Grand Junction

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Offered Monthly
Open Group

In this group, those who have lost a spouse will share about their grieving experience and gain the tools to help in their grief journey.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org. 

Art for the Grieving Heart

Grand Junction

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Any Type of Loss
6 Week Closed Group – Registration Required

This group is for those grieving the loss of a loved one while using expressive art to process their grief. Using art while grieving is a great way to express emotions without words, while processing feelings of grief.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org. 

Angel Babies Support Group

Grand Junction

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Loss of Baby During Pregnancy or Shortly Thereafter
Offered Monthly
Open Group

Angel Babies is a grief support group for parents and family members who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly thereafter.
A professional counselor and group of volunteers will provide an atmosphere where each member of the group can feel comfortable sharing their experience or quietly listen and learn from others.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org. 

Caregiver Connections

Grand Junction, Montrose

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Support for Caregivers
Offered Monthly
Open Group

This group is designed to help caregivers learn more about available resources and allows participants to connect with others facing similar situations.

Click here to complete the Telemental Health Informed Consent Form

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Handling the Holidays

Delta, Grand Junction, Meeker, Montrose

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Open to the Community
Offered 2x a Year

The holidays can be a difficult time of year when grieving the death of a loved one. Handling the Holidays is open for anyone in our community grieving a loved one during the Holidays. We will come together and provide materials for those grieving to help them through this process while supporting one another during the holiday season. This program is open to all adults in our community who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Download our Grief and the Holidays Resource sheet here.

For more information on groups in other areas call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org.

“Mending Hearts is a support group where you respect others and give them time to talk. It amazes me how comfortable others are to share what is in their hearts. It helped me learn that grief is never really over, but that it’s okay to smile and be happy again.” – Royce Ann, Mending Hearts Participant

Grief’s Journey

A Guide Through the Healing Process

When a loved one dies, families continue to need long-term care and support. Grief’s Journey is a 12-issue newsletter that combines general information about loss and grief with proven tips and coping strategies. We hope you will find this information helpful throughout your grieving process.

Grief’s Journey may ask you to challenge societal myths or time-honored expectations about grief as you integrate the grief into a healing place. Inside you will find suggestions and information that validate your feelings and normalize many of the reactions you may experience.

Grief Support Resources

Grief Support Video Resource Library

Video topics include:

  • COVID’s Grief: What’s Your Story?
  • What is Grief?
  • Hope for Coping
  • Care for Your Whole Self
  • Holidays, Birthdays, and Anniversaries
  • Being In and Moving Through Mourning

Recommended Reading for Those Experiencing Grief & Loss

Good Grief:
A Companion for Every Loss
by Granger E. Westberg

This book identifies ten stages of grief, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal. It offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses individuals may experience during the natural process of grief.

The Beginner’s Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

This is a story about a man whose wife unexpectedly dies. He feels as though he has been erased forever. Unexpectedly his wife begins to appear to him and helps him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers there really may be a way for him to say goodbye.

A Grief Observed
by C. S. Lewis

This book is an honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death and faith in the midst of loss. It chronicles how a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe after a loss, and an inspirational tale of how it is possible to regain one’s bearings.

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