Grief and Loss Supports

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"Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. 
Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming. 
All we can do is learn to swim."

- Vicki Harrison 

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Upcoming Virtual Grief Support Programs:

 

For general summer programming such as art and music classes, games day and the Ask the Expert series, click here

 

Grief Support for Adults & Youth 

Grief can be one of life's most difficult journeys and one that you need not travel alone.  Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your story with others who have experienced a similar loss.

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice is dedicated to providing quality, volunteer-based bereavement support services to individuals and their families in Hamilton, free of charge.

Goals of the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Bereavement Program:

  • To provide a safe space to explore grief, however, works best for the individual

  • To reduce isolation by connecting with other bereaved people

  • To normalize the grief experience

  • To nurture the resiliency of bereaved people by identifying their own inner resources and coping

Our 1:1 peer mutual support program will match you with one of our trained bereavement volunteers, who have experienced a similar loss experience.  Clients and volunteers usually meet once a week for approximately 12 sessions.

Although all of our inperson groups have been cancelled our bereavement team for children, teens, families and adults are working hard to bring you support virtually. This is available in groups and on-to-one. For adults, If you are interested in pursuing individual support, please contact our Bereavement and Supportive Care Manager, at 905 387-2448 ext. 2206 or email support@kemphospice.org  For chidren and families please contact Susan Repa at 905-387-2448 ext 2230 or email childrenandfamily@kemphospice.org.

Please also see other avenues of support available on our website under Resources

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Summer Groups 2020

A Daughter's Grief

This 6-week virtual group is facilitated by trained hospice volunteers.

 

Each loss is as unique as your relationship with your loved one. The bond between parent and child is one of the first we experience in our life, however there is a uniqueness to the relationships between a daughter and a parent or caregiver.

 

Individuals can participate in this group virtually using a phone, computer, tablet or other smart device every Monday/Thursday online from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

 

Starting Monday July 6 - Monday August 17, skipping August 3 then continuing August 10

Due to high demand, we are also starting a second session of dates starting Thursday July 9 - Thursday August 13

To register contact Jessica Milette at 905-387-2448 ext 2206 or email support@kemphospice.org or register online here

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Spousal Loss Support Group

This 6-week virtual group is facilitated by trained hospice volunteers.

 

The loss of a spouse and/or partner can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Our spousal loss support group provides an opportunity to connect with other bereaved individuals in a safe and supportive environment. This group welcomes anyone who has experienced the death of their partner.

 

Individuals can participate in this group virtually using a phone, computer, tablet or other smart device every Tuesday online from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

 

Starting Tuesday July 7 - Tuesday August 11

To register contact Jessica Milette at 905-387-2448 ext 2206 or email support@kemphospice.org or register online here

 

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