"Grief shared is grief diminished"
-Earl A. Grollman, noted author and grief counselor
Hospice care doesn’t end when the patient has passed away. Hospice of South Georgia lives up to its reputation for “a special kind of caring” through our Bereavement program. Our staff includes a Bereavement Coordinator who is certified in Thanatology, which is the study of death and dying. We are the only hospice in our area to have a bereavement professional with this unique qualification.
Support is available to the families and loved ones of patients we serve, as well as to those in our eight county service area who are experiencing grief and the transitions related to the loss of anyone close to them.
Hospice of South Georgia offers a broad range of grief support services which include individual counseling, support groups, community education programs about grief and loss and an annual memorial service. In the early spring, we also host our special “Grief Camp” program for adolescents and teens. Please visit our Calendar of Events page for dates for all upcoming programs.
We have professional staff who can provide outreach services and support programs in response to specific requests from the community. We also rely on trained volunteers from Hospice of South Georgia, who help with many of our bereavement support programs.
“Each year I look forward to helping at Hospice of South Georgia’s grief camps. The children reach out to me, hang onto my every word, and think I am someone special. In fact, these children are the special ones. For a brief weekend we watch them begin to smile through their sadness. They have touched my heart.”
- Hospice Volunteer, Jimmy Fletcher
“Going to camp helped me to talk about the good things I remember about my Dad. We played the yarn toss game, and when the yarn came to me I shared about a fun time with my Dad. If I have a friend who needs to go to camp, I will tell them to go because it helps you get through it and know that it’s okay to talk about it. I want to be a helper at camp next year!”
-Camper, Grief Camp for Children,
Sponsored by Hospice of South Georgia
There is no charge for grief support services; however, donations are appreciated.
For more information about dealing with loss and our Bereavement Services, contact our office by telephone or email.
You can also check our Calendar of Events for up-to-date listings of support group meetings and other programs.