Grief Support

Hospice of North Ottawa Community's Bereavement Services are open to anyone in the community who has lost someone close - even if the loved one was never under Hospice care.  Our counseling and professional services include:

Grief Counseling

Provided to both children and adults by trained bereavement counselors, sessions may take place in the home or Hospice offices.

Life After Loss

This on-going adult grief support group provides opportunities to receive emotional support as well as resources that explore the many aspects of dealing with grief. The group is facilitated by a trained Hospice bereavement counselor.

Lunch Bunch

Social outings at area restaurants are held for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. This program provides an opportunity for good conversation with new friends.

Understanding Grief

An 8-week informational series offered to anyone who has experienced a death-related loss that combines education with personal sharing. This annual series is designed to increase understanding of the emotional, spiritual, and relationship changes that occur following a significant loss.

Monthly Mailings

A thirteen-month series of informative bereavement letters and articles.

Lending Library

Grief-related books, articles, videos and bibliographies available for community use.

Annual Memorial Service

Candle light service open to the community.


Call (616) 846-2015 extension 3 for more information about any of our Grief Support programs. 
You may also contact Barbara Dekker at or Justine TerHaar at