Grief Support Groups & CounselingTRU Hospice of Northern Colorado offers a variety of grief support group options to meet all of the unique ways that people grieve. All groups are available to both hospice families and community members free of charge unless otherwise designated. Registration is required prior to the first group meeting for all groups. Location: Unless otherwise indicated, all support groups are held at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado's office located at 2726 West 11th Street Road, Greeley, CO 80634. Contact us for more information at (970) 352-8487.
Why Support Groups or Counseling?
The death of a loved one or someone close to you can be one of the most painful and stressful life events. We all grieve differently – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Sometimes these feelings may overwhelm us with their depth. Bereavement groups can help you recognize your feelings and put them into perspective. They can alleviate feelings of loneliness and the experience of sharing with others, who are in a similar situation, can be comforting and reassuring. Groups can offer a safe and non-judgmental place of support. Sometimes new friendships grow through these groups and new social networks can be established. We also understand that groups are not for everyone, especially if you find you are in great distress or in long-term depression. Our counselors can help identify which might be more beneficial for you – a support group setting or individual counseling.
For more information on the support groups or to register, please contact us at (970) 518-3407.
Ongoing and Special Support Groups and Counseling:
Newly Bereaved Support Group – Meetings are held at the same time every week for 4 weeks in a row. Evening or daytime sessions are 90 minutes in length. The focus of this group is to provide support for those who have lost a loved one in the past 3-4 months. Please call (970) 518-3407 to register and for more information.
Men’s Drop-in Support Group – The 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to offer those individuals who have lost a loved one or are struggling with a loss in their lives. Please call (970) 518-3407 to register and for more information.
The Long Table Support Group – A Social and Grief Support Group for those who have suffered a loss of a spouse or significant other. The group is held one time per month, typically on the third Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The time will be spent preparing, cooking, and sharing a meal. Along the way, we might lose track of time socializing or sharing a story or two, as well as learn about nutrition and some cooking tips. There is a small fee for the group and registration is required. Please call (970) 518-3407 to register and for more information.
Special Support Groups:
We do offer special support groups throughout the year. These vary in length and location. Groups include but are not limited to Child Loss, Loss to Suicide, Young Widowers, and Sudden Death.
Counseling:Grief Services are available to TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado families for 13 months following the death of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in hospice, Individual, Couple, Family, Youth and Child Counseling are available by appointment. Home visits for grief support are available if the client is homebound and lives in Greeley or surrounding areas.
Grief can be complicated by a number of factors including any other recent losses – job, home, pet – or any other significant loss. Complications may occur if grief from previous losses resurfaces because like most things in life, grief can be linked to many factors. Our Grief Counselors will work to address what is interfering with the grieving process, identifying unfinished business with the deceased and other losses that result from death. Grief counseling is not designed to help you “forget” the loss, but rather to help you form a new relationship with the loss.