Hosparus Grief Counseling Center
There is no greater life-changing loss than the death of someone who has been a significant and important part of your life. Grief after loss is natural and normal, although most grieving people feel that nothing is "normal" after loss.
Coping with death and grief can be confusing, frightening and unclear, as people are confronted with thoughts, feelings, behaviors and attitudes that are unfamiliar to them. Many people have found the Hosparus Grief Counseling Center to be a helpful path through grief. If someone you love is dying or has died, you don't have to go through it alone. Our counselors and programs can help you and your family cope with the end of life.
- Hosparus Grief Counseling Center newsletter, January-March 2014 - This quarterly publication lists the wide range of community programs and services for coping with loss.
- Central Kentucky area support groups, October-December 2013.
- Lebanon, Ky., support groups, October-December 2013.
For Hosparus families. We provide grief counseling, education and support services at no charge to families of hospice patients (served by Hosparus in our region and hospices in other areas of the country) for up to 13 months after the death.
For others grieving in our community. If you are experiencing grief and loss but are not a Hosparus family, we still can help. We offer counseling to many others in our community, including those who are affected by homicide, suicide and sudden and unexpected death. The cost for others is based on a sliding scale and may include financial assistance. In addition, we also provide specialized grief intervention and education for schools, businesses and community organizations.
Located near you. With locations in Louisville, Bowling Green, New Albany, Campbellsville and Elizabethtown, our Hosparus Grief Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling and support for children, adolescents and adults. Services may vary by location. For a detailed listing of services offered in your area, see the "Classes and programs" page or call (888) 345-8197.
Educational materials and resources. The Hosparus Grief Counseling Center has a lending library that provides helpful books for children, teens, adults and families about coping with illness, death, grief and loss. Become a library patron and borrow our books for a month. Donations of new and gently used books concerning grief and loss are also appreciated.
A booklet, Staying Connected at the End of Life: A Guide for Parents, is available for $7.95. This booklet provides practical guidance and hands-on activities designed to assist adults (parents, other relatives, professionals) in facilitating children's participation in the dying experience of someone in their lives. To order a booklet, call (888) 345-8197.