Bereavement

 

CFHV Bereavement Program

The CFHV Bereavement Program is available at no cost to adults in Knox and Lincoln counties. It offers services to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through anticipated or unexpected death. Whether an individual prefers reading material,  or being part of a support group, our services are meant to offer the opportunity to sort through the fears, frustrations, confusion, and sadness that may accompany a death. Our program is always developing and aims to be responsive to community needs.

 

Grief Support Groups:

We offer Bereavement Support Groups that are open to members of our community.  These groups offer an opportunity to express feelings in a safe and confidential setting with others who are experiencing similar losses. Our groups are co-facilitated by local professionals and trained hospice volunteers.  At present we offer 8 week support groups open to the public but requiring pre-registration.  We also offer a monthly drop-in support group that is open to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one.  Please call (207) 593-9355 for more information about our support groups.

 

Bereavement Correspondence:

Mailings are sent to those who wish them for a period of thirteen months following a death. The contents are designed to provide support and an understanding of some commonly experienced reactions to death and the grieving process, along with some suggestions that others have found helpful in living with their grief.