Counseling & Grief Support
At Hospice of Broward County, we are there for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss – families, adults, teens and children. From support groups to workshops, we offer families the opportunity to continue their care as members of our Hospice family.
These services are offered at no charge to the families and friends of hospice patients:
Grief Support Groups: We offer several support groups designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to share their grief safely and have contact with others who have had similar losses. Before joining any group, each member is seen individually by a John J. Brogan Bereavement Center counselor. Specialized groups are offered for adults, children and teens.
“The Nature of Grief” Workshop Series: A three-part workshop experience for bereaved adults which provides information and education in the following areas: overview of the grief process, impact of grief on relationships, world view, jobs, identity, healthy coping and healing. For more information or directions, call 954.267.3875. Click here for a schedule of classes, or register online here.
Individual and Family Grief Support: The Bereavement Center provides individual and family bereavement counseling to Hospice and Community families. We recognize the individuality of grief and of expression. Therefore, our counselors utilize a variety of modalities to support adults, children and teens in their grief journey.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: We assist families coping with the devastation of pregnancy or infant loss. We also offer education on prenatal and infant loss for health care professionals and organizations.
Messages of Caring: Hospice of Broward County families will receive supportive messages, which give information about the grief process and provide suggestions for coping. These letters also serve as a reminder of our ongoing availability to the families.
Telephone Grief Support: Bereavement Center staff or volunteers are available to provide supportive contact by telephone after the death of your loved one.
Memorial Service: Throughout the year, the Bereavement Center sponsors Celebration of Life and other events to honor and celebrate the memories of our loved ones.
Camp SeaStar: We offer a bereavement camp each spring for children and teens who have received services through the Bereavement Center. This camp allows time for adventure counseling, sharing, support, celebration and fun. The Camp is funded through the generous donations of our Hospice of Broward County Foundation supporters.
Community Outreach: Our staff provides educational presentations, interventions and trainings throughout the community. We offer these services to area businesses, schools, agencies and places of worship.
The Nature of Children's Grief Workshop: A one-night workshop offered monthly for parents and guardians supporting a bereaved child. The workshop provides education and guidance on how to support children and teens on their grief journey. We provide an overview of how children and adolescents grieve differently from adults, communicating about death, grief and healthy coping strategies.
If you would like to attend any of our free classes, please fill out this registration form.
Resources and Referrals: Reading and learning about the grief process can be helpful. We provide materials about grief and mourning to our hospice and community families upon request or as part of the counseling support. Referrals to other agencies/services will be made as necessary.