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Grief Counseling

We’re with you every step of the way.

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Grieving is as much a part of our lives as living and dying. Many of us, however, won’t seek help following a devastating loss. Hosparus Health is so committed to grief counseling that we offer services at no cost for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one. This includes pre-death counseling for anticipated deaths.

Led by licensed professionals, sessions meet monthly or twice monthly, and can be individual, family, or group.

What you can expect with grief counseling services.

We offer special grief counseling services for adults, children, and teens, as well as extended family and friends. In fact, grief counseling is available for anyone in the community, regardless of a previous engagement with Hosparus Health. Thanks to our generous donors, there are no fees for support groups.

These organizations and many others support our
Grief Counseling programs:

WHAS and Kosair

Loss of spouse or partner

An ongoing support group for anyone who’s lost a spouse, partner, or any person special to them.

Loss of parent or surrogate parent

An ongoing support group for anyone who’s lost a parent, surrogate parent, or in-law.

Grieving adult

An ongoing support group for adults who’ve lost a family member or close friend.

Rooted in Hope

An ongoing support group dedicated to families with school-age (5–18) children who are grieving a loss, Rooted in Hope connects those coping with a loss due to death. Each session begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m. In order to ensure your comfort, a program facilitator will be in touch beforehand to discuss your family’s participation. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.


PRISM (Pathway, Resilience, Insight, Solace, Membership) is a free, ongoing peer-centered support group for LGBT family and friends who are grieving a loss, whether of a spouse or partner, parent, sibling, or any significant relationship. Led by licensed counselors, the group meets at the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center every second and fourth Monday, 6:00–7:30 p.m. 

Call the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center at 502-456-5451 or 888-345-8197, or click to register below.


Grief Recovery program

The Grief Recovery Method® is a special eight-week educational grief support group. Participants will use the Grief Recovery Handbook* — available locally or at Amazon — for reading and writing exercises.

Pre-registration is required by August 9. Call 502-456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197, or register below. A facilitator will contact you before the first session. There is no fee for families who have participated in hospice; for other families, the cost is $96. Financial assistance is available. 

Grief Relief Workshop

The Grief Relief Workshop is a six-week education and support group, held in six one-hour sessions at the school. Endorsed by school districts throughout the Hosparus Health service area, the program is a critical component of healthy child development. Thanks to our generous donors, Hosparus Health is able to provide grief-relief groups in schools at no charge.

Camp Evergreen Family Grief Camp

Join us for a special family weekend retreat dedicated to healing and family togetherness. The 2019 camp is Friday, August 16–Sunday, August 18, at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, Indiana. Our professional counselors and trained volunteers from Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center conduct the activities, including family time and recreation, team-building exercises, grief workshops, campfires, arts and games, home-cooked meals, and a special memorial service. Registration fees are $100 for a family of two plus $25 for each additional family member. Scholarship money is available for families with limited income.

Let us help you start healing.

If you or a loved one are ready to speak with a grief counselor, we’re here for you. Give us a call at 502-456-5451 or 888-345-8197, or send us a message by through Contact Us.

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