Our free support group is held weekly and is open to the public, as well as our hospice patients’ families. It is held in a relaxed, comfortable setting where participants learn about grief while helping and supporting each other.
We are concerned about anyone in our community who has suffered a loss. Grief is a valuable part of life and losing a loved one can be very challenging. Our bereavement counseling program can help those who are grieving by giving them the tools to adjust, heal and regain the ability to cope with daily living without their loved one. This can be accomplished with group or one- on-one counseling.
CHILD GRIEF SUPPORT
Hospice of Hillsdale County offers a one-day grief camp for children each year in June. The campers are offered structured and free-time activities designed to show them that they can gain the “COURAGE” to cope with their loss. A bereavement counselor and adult volunteers are present to monitor and reach out to any children who may need more in-depth help with their healing process. Activities include swimming, zip-line, crafts, music therapy, a discussion about funerals, and a reptile sanctuary. Each child selects a handmade quilt donated by community quilters to take home with them. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. The day closes with an evening lakeside memorial service. The children LOVE THIS CAMP!
A special note regarding Camp Courage 2020:
For the past 20 years, Hospice of Hillsdale County has sponsored, and presented Camp Courage, a day camp for children experiencing grief due to death. After much thought and reflection, Hospice of Hillsdale County has decided to cancel Camp Courage scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020. During these unprecedented times of uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 restrictions, we feel that it will be impossible to organize a safe and meaningful experience. We are praying that in 2021, we will again be able to offer this most important community event.