Hospice of San Joaquin offers grief support to any person or group who has experienced the loss of a family member or friend. Bereavement programs are available to the wider community as well as our hospice families. Programs are designed to help participants understand the experience of grief, develop healthy coping skills, and have opportunities to share feelings with others who have also experienced a loss. They include one-on-one sessions, support groups, workshops and community events.
Hospice of San Joaquin offers monthly bereavement support groups on an ongoing basis. Support groups will meet for four consecutive weeks. All sessions are In-Person or via Zoom, whichever you prefer. Single session meetings are available every other Thursday.
Upcoming: Holidays; Loss of Parent
Workshops addressing various aspects of grief are held several times throughout the year. Each workshop provides participants with an understanding of the grieving process, skills to better manage grief and an opportunity to share experiences with others who are also grieving.
Memory bears are made from the clothing of loved ones and are treasured as a huggable keepsake. Hospice of San Joaquin patient families are eligible to receive a complimentary bear.
Hospice of San Joaquin Bereavement staff offers grief support for members of the community. Educational presentations are available to any professional group, faith-based community, school or civic group.
Hospicio de San Joaquin les ofrece servicios de apoyo en Español para la comunidad.
Our Memorial Service gives those who have lost a loved one a chance to reflect on life and death. We end with a butterfly release where participants are encouraged to let their memories and love soar on the wings of beautiful butterflies.
A child grief day camp experience for children who have had a loved one die within the last two years. The camp's name reminds us that nourishment and hard work of grief can bring a new life, like a caterpillar's journey to becoming a butterfly.
A four-week grief support group for school-aged children 9-12 years of age. The group incorporates various tools to help them through their grief journey.
A four-week grief support group for school-aged teens, addressing how the process of grieving becomes entwined with the numerous challenges teens already face daily.