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.

Grief Connections

Now offered both in-person and virtually, our monthly grief group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants can expect a monthly topic for discussion and a safe space for connection, sharing your loved ones story, and building peer relationships during this time of social distancing. For upcoming dates and to register, email socialworker@countryhospice.org

Compassionate Conversations

Specialty trained bereavement volunteers will schedule regular calls with grieving family members to offer a supportive, compassionate ear as their grief journey unfolds. If issues arise that are more in-depth or require further supports, volunteers will engage our social worker and additional grief resources will be made available.

Grief Counseling

We want to help people who have experienced a loss, find meaning, and move through the stages of grief to begin the healing process.

Individual and/or group counseling is available to anyone who has experienced a loss.

For more information, email socialworker@countryhospice.org.

 

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:
Allison Campbell at  socialworker@countryhospice.org or call 403.995.4673.

AHS Grief Support Program

Offers short term individual counseling for adults, as well as Grief Support Groups.

High River & Okotoks Grief Support Groups

For dates, times & locations, email solacegrief1@gmail.com.

YYC Grief Support Groups

There are a number of Grief Support Groups available in the Calgary area.

Grief Share Group Meetings

Twelve week course independent of faith.

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

Rainbows

Provides support for children who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in the family.

Website

Counseling Options

Grief Counselors

Counselors in Okotoks
Counselors in Calgary
Counselors in Calgary & Area (25 mile radius)

Individual Counseling 

Calgary Counselling Centre
403.691.5991 | Suite 1000-105, 12 Av SE Calgary | Website

Distress Centre
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