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We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:

LOCAL RESOURCES:

The Compassionate Friends

Providing grief support after the death of a child.

Springfield MA Chapter, (413) 687-1073

Baystate Medical Center, 3300 Main St., Springfield, MA 01107-1112

Rick's Place

Providing support to grieving children. "Rick’s Place is a place of remembrance. A place where young people and their families can remember those in their life who have died." 

35 Post Office Park, Suite 3514, Wilbraham, MA 01095  -   Phone: 413-348-3120

Baystate Wing Hospice Bereavement Support

Baystate Wing Hospice offers bereavement support through a series of support groups that meet throughout the year.

  • The groups are held at Baystate Wing Hospice offices located at the Palmer Technology Center, 4 Springfield St., Building 3, 4th Floor, Three Rivers, MA 01080
  • The support groups are facilitated by Melissa Ross, LICSW, MSW
  • There is no cost to attend but space is limited and registration is required.
  • To pre-register for the group or to obtain more information, contact Melissa at (413) 668-4226
  • 2015 Bereavement Support Group Schedule:  April 21-June 9, 2015, Tuesday evenings 5:00-6:30pm (please arrive by 4:45pm)

Baystate Health

Baystate Health's bereavement support program provides weekly support groups that offer a balance of supportive sharing in a group setting and informational sessions on grief and bereavement. 

  • The meetings on the first & second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. are dedicated to open discussion and sharing of experiences and feelings. 
  • The meetings on the third & fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. focus on a particular topic. Usually the presentation
    of a professional will be followed by a discussion. 

    The Community Room
    3rd Floor - Rm 335
    3300 Main Street
    Springfield, MA

JFS of Western Massachusetts

This ongoing group offers compassionate support in coping with the loss of a loved one.
Group Leader: Deborah Stier
Cost: Free and the public is invited.
Date & Location:

    Second and fourth Monday of each month, 10:30 a.m.
    Jewish Family Service Office at the Springfield Jewish Community Center
    1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA

Beacon Hospice

Beacon provides support and comfort to families and friends of patients and guide you through your personal grief, and help you copy with your loss. Beacon's approach to hospice care creates a patient and family environment of hope, comfort, and dignity. This approach continues throughout the bereavement process, with services and counselors to help families heal.

Empty Arms

Support for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss in Western Massachusetts. Phone : (413) 529-1610

Survivors of Suicide Loss - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Contact Name: Diana & Paul Lewis, (413) 525-7752, DPROF52@aol.com
Meeting Place: 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow, MA
Meeting Day(s)/Time: 3rd Monday every month - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Peer Facilitated, No Fee, Group does not meet on major holidays


ONLINE RESOURCES:

Crisis, Grief and Healing 

Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.

GriefNet
With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.

Willowgreen  
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss  
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

Growth House  
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization  
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

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