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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.

Journey Through Grief Newsletter


Camp Kaniksu

Children who have experienced a loss through death are welcomed at Camp Kaniksu.

Camp Kaniksu offers children a safe place to work through grief while having fun in a supportive environment.  Offered for free to the community, held each summer at Camp Lutherhaven for 3 days and 2 nights. Contact us to register your child:


See all grief events, educational trainings, and groups


Find a grief group specific to your needs. Support groups are open to the community, and offered without charge. All types of loss are honored by Hospice of North Idaho. Groups meet on the Hospice campus at 2290 West Prairie Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, in the Community Building unless specified.  Connect with a grief counselor about groups, individual support and family support (208) 772-7994 or

See the listings on our Calendar of News and Events

Download the 2019, Grief Support Group Schedule.

Child Loss 

When a parent experiences the death of a child, life can suddenly seem empty. Many parents feel like others do not understand. Join Sonja Dove, LMSW Bereavement Counselor and other parents grieving this unique type of loss.

3rd Thursday, each month

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Parent Loss 

Regardless of age, the loss of a parent can be life changing. Our parent loss support group invites members of our community to find comfort with those who can relate to their experience. Join Carrie Roberts LMSW, Hospice of North Idaho volunteer.

1st Thursday, Each month

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Women’s Group

Open to all women in the community who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. Join Joanie Dwyer, Hospice of North Idaho Volunteer, and a community of peers who can relate to your experience.

4th Tuesday, each month

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Men’s Lunch

Join Robert Wheeler, Hospice of North Idaho volunteer for lunch and discussion with other men who can relate to the loss of a spouse or partner.

3rd Tuesday, each month

11:30-12:30 PM

Spouse Loss

The loss of a spouse or partner can feel like the loss of your best friend. The loss often echoes throughout every aspect of life. Join Sonja Dove LMSW, Bereavement Counselor in this support group which is open to all adults who are grieving the loss of a spouse or partner.

1st Tuesday, each month

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Journey Through Grief Adult Group

Six-week series offered three times a year for all adults grieving the death of a loved one

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 PM

Silver Valley Group

Offered at the Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg. Find support with others who are grieving the death of a loved one. Call us to register (208) 772-7994.

2nd Wednesday, each month

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids in Grief

Six-week series, offered twice each year for ages 6-11

Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Session 1: February 18 to March 25, 2019
Session 2: September 9 to October 14, 2019

Contact Sonja Dove, LMSW to register

Teens in Grief 

Six-week series, for ages 12-17

November 4 to December 9, 2019

Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact Kaylee Kron, LMSW to register

Camp Kaniksu

A safe, supportive, and fun weekend camp for kids age 6 – 17  who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Camp empowers kids by building communication skills, learning about strong grief emotions, and finding a creative outlet to express strong feelings. Most importantly, kids and teens meet other kids who are grieving too, and they learn that they are not alone!

Registration is required. Contact or


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.


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.


As the community’s leading resource for bereavement and grief support, Hospice of North Idaho is available to respond in the event of a community crisis.
Our bereavement counselors provide one on one grief counseling, organizational support, and team education.