Journeying Through Grief
Foothills Country Hospice is a place of refuge where all of us – staff & volunteers – work to create an atmosphere of care and dignity for those we serve, including offering bereavement support for loved ones.
Foothills Country Hospice offers a monthly drop-in group for loved ones of patients who have died at our Hospice.
It is a gentle place for non-judgmental peer support & connecting with others on similar journeys.
Specially trained volunteers call bereaved families once per month (for up to 1 yr) to offer a compassionate ear. If issues arise that are more in-depth, volunteers can engage our social work or spiritual care supports.
In Memoriam Service
Families of loved ones are invited back to the Foothills Country Hospice for this time of reflection and remembrance, held in both Spring & Fall, to honour those who have died at our Hospice.
Although we were only at the hospice for a short while, we quickly fell into the family setting. The care was fantastic, communication smooth, understanding and empathetic. All the caregivers felt like friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Journeying Through Grief Participant
Community Grief Support Resources
There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to grief. Everyone’s circumstances are different and each person grieves differently. This is a brief summary of some available resources you may wish to explore on your own. If you have any questions or would like a referral to a community service, please contact:
Shannon MacKinnon | firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Kilburn-Smith | email@example.com
FCJ Christian Life Centre
Offers ecumenical spiritual direction & programming.
219 19th Ave SW Calgary | 403.228.4215
Catholic Pastoral Centre
Provides information about bereavement resources offered at churches in Calgary.
120 17th Ave SW Calgary | 403.218.5500
Grief & Children
Sage Centre, The Outreach & Education Centre
Child/youth & adult programs provide anticipatory and bereavement support & education for individuals who are coping with their own terminal illness (or that of a loved one) or grieving the death of a close family member.
403.263.4525 | 1245 70 Ave SE Calgary | Website
Provides support for children who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in the family.
Calgary Counselling Centre
403.691.5991 | Suite 1000-105, 12 Av SE Calgary | Website
Crisis line, can be accessed by anybody.
403-266-4357 (HELP) | 300, 1010-8th Ave SW, Calgary | Website
Jewish Family Services
Bereavement support available for any/all faiths
403.287.3510 | Website