Grief and loss 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.



Hospice of North Idaho’s Bereavement Department is a source of support for not only our hospice families that have been impacted by the death of a loved one, but the surrounding community as well. We take such honor in providing a safe place to support the conversation of death and grief to those who find themselves in mourning. We pride ourselves on meeting each mourner wherever they are in their journey through grief and walk beside them as they learn to live with the loss that they have suffered. The truth is that death and mourning are inevitable experiences of the human being, therefore grief is universal.

grief and loss counseling room at hospice of North Idaho


Hospice of North Idaho’s Bereavement Department provides all grief support services at no cost. Additionally, all grief support services are provided by professionals, specifically licensed master level social workers. Grief support services includes one-on-one grief counseling appointments for established HONI bereaved clients, ongoing community support groups, community workshops, specialty seminars, and kid’s grief camp.

Often, the first step in obtaining grief support is acknowledging your grief and talking with a professional.

Please call 208-772-7994 and ask for the Bereavement Department for more information.


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grief and loss support groups offered free of charge

Find a grief support group specific to your needs.

All support groups are open to the community without charge.

Attend a grief and loss group on the Hospice of North Idaho Campus.


1st Tuesday of each month | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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.

4th Tuesday of the month | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Our Women’s Support Group is open to all women in the community who have experienced a loss in their lives.

3rd Tuesday of the month | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Our Men’s Support Group is open to all  in the community who have experienced a loss in their lives.


 6-week group offered 2 times a year

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


memorial grief and loss event

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 us at


This 3-day, 2-night camp experience is offered to our community’s children who have experienced grief and loss 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!