Grief & Loss 2018-08-10T23:50:11+00:00

ASK US ABOUT GRIEF COUNSELING & OTHER FREE RESOURCES

(208) 772-7994

Grief Support with Bereavement Coordinator, Kaylee Kron

Death of a loved one can be life changing. Feelings of grief may come and go; and every loss feels different. Grief is unique and can be felt at any age. It is our mission to support those who have been touched by loss; to walk alongside families and friends of any age, supporting their journey through grief. Deep listening, tools to express grief, and understanding grief are included in the journey together.

FREE GRIEF COUNSELING

Hospice of North Idaho provides grief counseling services to the community, regardless of affiliation with Hospice of North Idaho. This free, no obligation service provides a safe environment where waves of grief are welcomed. Counseling can be provided to individuals of all ages, families, and friends who feel lost in their grief.

COMMUNITY CRISIS RESPONSE

As the community’s leading resource for bereavement and grief support, Hospice of North Idaho is available throughout our region in the event of a community crisis.
Whether for one on one grief counseling, or educating staff, our bereavement counselors are available whenever the need arises.

SUPPORT GROUPS

See the listings on our Calendar of News and Events

Find a grief group specific to your needs.

If joining a new group is daunting,

take a smaller step into your journey.

Talk with grief counselor Kaylee Kron, Bereavement Coordinator (208) 772-7994

We’re Moving!

By March, 2018 most of our Kootenai County support group meetings will be located in our new Community Building located next to the Schneidmiller House at 2290 W. Prairie Avenue.

  Feel free to call and verity locations with our front office staff (208) 772-7994.

NEW!! Silver Valley General Grief Group

Begins February, 2018

2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Shoshone Medical Center, Kellogg

Contact facilitator Megan Dardis-Kunz, LMSW

Women’s Support Group (for widows only)

4th Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM

Facilitated by Joanie Dwyer – Volunteer

LOCATION: Hospice Community Building

Men’s Support Group (for widowers only)

3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM

Facilitated by Rob Wheeler – Volunteer

LOCATION: Schneidmiller House

NEW!! 

Parent Loss Support Group

(or loss of parent figure)

Begins in March

1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 – 6:30

LOCATION: Hospice Community Building

Kids in Grief Support Group

 6 Week Series

January 8th and September 17, 2018

Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact Kaylee Kron, LMSW to register

Teens in Grief Support Group

 6 Week Series

March 12 and November 12, 2018

Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact Kaylee Kron, LMSW to register

NEW!!

Journey Through Grief

8 week Support Group Series for General Grief

3 sessions this year:

February 21 – April 11

May 2 – June 20

September 5 – October 24

Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Hospice Community Building

OTHER COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Release Workshops (Christian based)
5 week class, all types of loss; death, divorce, job loss…
Sponsored by Lake City Community Church
Meets at the Kroc Center Tuesday s 6:30-8:30
Joanie Dwyer, 676-0632, $10

Suicide Survivors Support Group
1st Wednesday at 7PM
LOCATION: Harding Center
Call Karen Petit 208-772-2353

 Bereaved Parents of the USA
3rd Thursday at 7PM
LOCATION: St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church
Call Kathy 208-773-5684.

If you know of other bereavement support groups in the community and would like to be listed as a resource, please call (208)772-7994.

EVENTS

Camp Kaniksu

Free grief camp for kids and teens

Registration is open for July 13-15, 2018

Children ages 6-16 who have experienced a loss through death are welcomed at Camp Kaniksu.

Camp Kaniksu began in 2012 offering children a safe place to work through grief while having fun in a supportive environment.

LEARN MORE

Annual Tree Lighting

Join Hospice of North Idaho in December for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring live music, guest speakers, and a special opportunity to honor your loved one’s memory during the holiday season.

EVENT CALENDAR

Spring Memorial

As spring approaches, we are reminded that even after the dreariest of winters, there is always hope for a sunny day. In the spirit of hope and the comfort of remembrance, we encourage all members of our community to reflect on the memories of the loved ones we have lost over the past year as we share treasured memories, words of encouragement, music, and light refreshments.