Grief is a universal experience; however, we never really know how strong our feelings can be until we are faced with the death of a loved one. When that happens, our whole world feels turned upside-down and we may feel unequipped to recognize, understand and manage our grief.

Finding trusted support to help us through this difficult journey is essential to the healing process.

ASK US ABOUT GRIEF COUNSELING & OTHER FREE RESOURCES

(208) 772-7994

TRAINED GRIEF COUNSELORS

Hospice of North Idaho grief counselors Kaylee Kron, LMSW GC-C and Sonja Dove, LMSW follow the “Companioning Model of Grief Support.” This model highlights the client as the expert in their own grief.

Grief counselors walk alongside grievers to provide a listening ear, compassionate support and an emphasis on the client’s individual and unique journey through grief. They empower clients to lean into their grief experience, with the belief that in order to heal it, one must allow themselves to feel it.

UNIQUE AND CUSTOMIZED CARE

Our trained counselors provide support for hundreds of individuals and families each year. View all groups and events on our Calendar of News and Events. Grief counselors suggest services which best match each individual’s needs.

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JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF NEWSLETTER

Those who experienced Hospice’s care are invited to receive our monthly newsletter.  This newsletter assists those on their journey with insights from our staff, nationally recognized authors and grief educators. Because this newsletter has helped so many of our patient’s families, we offer it  here for you.

Click below for the most recent newsletter.

Journey Through Grief
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SUPPORT GROUPS

Find a grief support group specific to your needs.

All support groups are open to the community without charge. All losses are honored by Hospice of North Idaho.

Attend a grief group on the Hospice of North Idaho Campus.  Registration is required only where noted.

EVENT CALENDAR

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS

1st Tuesday, 4:00-5:00PM

For many, the loss of a spouse often feels like the loss of your best friend. Whether you were together 1 year, or 70, the loss often echoes throughout every aspect of life. This support group which is open to all adults who have lost a partner.

3rd Tuesday, 11:30–12:30PM

Our Men’s Support Group  Luncheon is open to all men in the community who have experienced  the loss of a loved one, at any time in life. Join Robert Wheeler, Hospice of North Idaho Volunteer, and a community of grievers who can relate to your experience. Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and conversation.

4th Tuesday, 10:30AM–12:00PM

Our Women’s Support Group is open to all women in the community who have experienced a loss in their live. Join Joanie Dwyer, Hospice of North Idaho Volunteer, and a community of grievers who can relate to your experience.

6-WEEK SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesdays,  Four times each year, 4:00–5:30PM

This 6-week support group series supports those who have experienced the loss of someone they love. This structured, curriculum-based group guides participants in their unique journey through grief and will teach participants skills on how to manage their grief far beyond the end of group.

*Registration is required for series groups (208)-772-7994

January 8 10:30 AM

February 26 4:00 PM

July 15 10:30 AM

September 2 4:00 PM

Wednesdays, Twice each year, 4:00–5:30PM

When someone you love takes their own life, your grief is profound. Reaching out to others who can relate to this experience is a significant step toward healing. Gain tools, guidance, and community through this 6-week, curriculum-based group.

*Registration is required for series groups (208)-772-7994

April 15 4:00 PM

October 21 4:00 PM

Mondays, once each year, 4:00–5:00PM

This group is open to youth who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Through this 6-week support group series, youth will build communication skills and learn that they are not alone in their grief.

*Registration is required for series groups (208)-772-7994

September 28 4:00 PM

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Grief Release Workshops

5-week class for all types of loss, including death, divorce, and job loss. $10 workbook.

Offered multiple times each year. Contact Joanie Dwyer (208) 676-0632

Suicide Survivors Support Group

1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM, Harding Center.

Contact Karen Petit (208) 772-2353

Grief Support Group at Shoshone Medical Center

For meeting details call Meghann Johnson, LCSW at 208-784-1221

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

This ceremony, held each December, offers our grieving community members a space to reflect and remember loved ones lost. Live music, supportive readings, and refreshments provide comfort and peace during an often busy holiday season. Find out how you can be added to the guest list: Contact Kaylee Kron, LMSW GC-C

CAMP KANIKSU

This 3-day, 2-night camp experience is offered to our community’s grieving children completely free of charge thanks to generous donations. Camp Kaniksu is offered each summer in a group camp on Coeur d’Alene Lake. Registration opens each January! Find out more and register!