Grief Resources

“…whatever your grief thoughts are feelings are, they are normal and necessary. Feelings aren’t right or wrong, they just are.” –Alan D. Wolfelt

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Grief Groups

Grief Groups

Life After Loss, Grief Support Group (MPB)

Our parish  offers a monthly Bereavement Support Group. The mission of this new group is to provide a safe environment where empathy, encouragement and acceptance is offered in a confidential setting to those grieving the recent—and not so recent—death of a loved one. Communicating with others experiencing a similar loss is the foundation of the group. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month in the Parish Center, Conference Room A. Rosemary Claassen, a parishioner with experience working with grieving families and groups, will facilitate the meetings. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please call Rosemary at 1-802-324-0276.

Heartlight Grief Groups:http://www.heartlightcenter.org/monthly-grief-support-groups/

Grief Referrals

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service
www.horanandmcconaty.com/
(303) 745-4418
Offers many grief resources online. Go to their internet site; click “Grief Support” and then “Grief Topics” to find online version of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s pamphlets on grieving.

HeartLight Center
www.heartlightcenter.org/
(720) 748-9908
Provides grief support and education for individuals, families, and professional caregivers in the Denver area. Service is free.

Mary Martin, M.A., LPC
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
(303) 266-7991
Mary provides counseling for individuals, couples and families meeting life challenges.

Care Ministry
Mile Hi Church
9077 West Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
www.milehichurch.org/
(303) 237-8851
Beyond Loss and Grief Support Workshops are offered 3 or 4 times a year.

Heart Beat
www.spinheartbeat.com/
(303) 770-1859
Suicide Prevention Intervention Network provides “Heartbeat”, a support group for those who have lost loved ones through a suicide. Meetings are at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Creighton University Grief Information
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Grief/

Creighton University has an excellent source for those in grief. It includes wonderful prayers, ways to support the bereaved and online resources

MADD Mother’s Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org/co
(303) 425-5902
MADD has trained Victim Advocates coordinate support groups and to provide victims with emotional support and information in navigating the legal process. Service is free.

Grief Education Programs

Mental Health Association of Colorado
www.mhacolorado.org/
6795 East Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425, Denver, CO 80224
(303) 377-3040, Ext. 40
Provides referrals, counseling and support groups for those affected by death.

Parents without Partners
Front Range Chapter
(303) 430-4910
Social and educational support group for widowed, divorced, separated, or unmarried parents.

Society of Military Widows
Denver Metro Area
www.militarywidows.org/
(303) 745-5830
Provides referrals, counseling and support groups for those affected by death.

Littleton Hospital Grief Support
7700 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 730-5884

HOPE
St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church
6673 West Chatfield Avenue
Littleton, CO 80128
(303) 683-3037
Support Group for widows and widowers.

Widowed Men and Women of America
10395 W. Colfax B-100
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 973-7114
www.widowedamerica.org/

Widowed Persons Service of Denver (AARP)
1301 Pennsylvania Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 764-5996 OR
3006 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-3482

VistaCare
1355 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite C-120
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 639-9243
Free Bereavement Services including counseling, support groups and resource library.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Center for Loss
3735 Broken Bow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 226-6050
www.centerforloss.com
The Center for Loss is dedicated to companioning grieving people as they mourn. They serve mourners, professional caregivers, and lay people with educational resources. Dr. Wolfelt’s books on grief and mourning are available for purchase through his Companion Bookstore link.

Copies of his pamphlets are available online at http://www.horanandmcconaty.com/ Just click Grief Support” then “Grief Topics”.

National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved (NCMB)
PO Box 16353
St. Louis, MO 63125-0353
(314) 638-2638
www.griefwork.org/
NCMB is a compassionate Catholic ministry dedicated to the bereaved. To find internet resources go to their website, click on “Resources”, then click “Links to Related Sites”.

Grieving Children

Dragonfly Program – Lutheran Medical Center
Offers a seven-week support group for elementary school aged children (6–12 years) and their parents/guardians who have experienced the loss from a death of a significant loved one.
(303) 467-4989
Provides referrals, counseling and support groups for those affected by death.

Judi’s House
www.judishouse.org/
(720) 941-0331

Grief support groups provided for youth and children ages 3-18. Support groups are also offered for parents and caregivers to share feelings and receive techniques for helping their children. Service is free.

The Lighthouse
www.childgrief.org/
2379 S. High Street
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 722-2319

The Lighthouse provides support and counseling for grieving children and their families. Master’s level interns from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work provide the counseling. Fees are based on family’s income and number of family members.

Death of a Child

Compassionate Friends
www.tcfcolorado.org/
(303) 281-8452
Compassionate Friends provides support for families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. Meetings are held throughout the state. Service is free.

Assistance with Grief (Swedish Hospital)
501 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 788-5677
Swedish Hospital offers two classes: Perinatal Loss Support is a program for those dealing with loss associated with pregnancy, and A New Beginning Support Group is for those who have suffered a loss through pregnancy and are once again pregnant.

Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims
Front Range Chapter
PO Box 375
Littleton, CO 80160-0375
(303) 798-2841 (Tom & Nancy Rasser)
www.pomc-denver.org/
Monthly meetings in Denver for homicide survivors and/or parents of children who have been murdered and other victims of homicide.

Parents Surviving Suicide
Bethany Lutheran Church, Room 210
4500 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO
(303) 322-7450
Support group for parents who have lost a child to suicide. Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7- 9 p.m.

SHARE (Aurora Regional Medical Center)
1501 South Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 695-2895
Support group for grieving parents following a miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or newborn death.

Solace
Women’s and Family Center
8300 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 425-2229
Provides support for parents grieving the death of a newborn child.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Colorado SIDS Program
425 So. Cherry Street, Suite 890
Denver 80246-1235
(303) 320-7771
Outside Denver 1-888-285-7437
Provides information, education and family support for those who have suffered the death of a child by SIDS, including all sudden, unexplained infant deaths.

Hospice

All hospices offered counseling and grief support. Please contact the individual centers for information.

Agape Hospice Services
6401 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 482-1988

Centura Health at Home
(Incorporating St. Anthony Hospice and Porter Hospice)
1391 Speer Boulevard – Suite 600
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 561-5000
www.centurahealthathome.org/

Denver Hospice
501 S. Cherry Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 321-2828
www.denverhospice.org

Exempla Lutheran Hospice
Collier Hospice Center
3210 Lutheran Parkway
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Exempla Hospice – (303) 425-8000
www.exempla.org

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care
6455 S. Yosemite Street 6th Floor
Englewood, CO 80111
(303) 714-2400

Heartland Hospice Services
Bereavement Support Group
2655 W. Midway Blvd. Suite 335
Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 926-1001

Hospice at Home
390 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 698-2121

Hospice of St. James
1320 Everett Court
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 232-7900
www.hospiceofsaintjohn.org/

Mt. Evans Home, House & Hospice
3081 Bergen Peak Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-6400
www.mtevens.org/

Namaste Hospice Care Group
1633 Fillmore Street Suite 300
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 860-9915
namaste@hospice.org

AIDS Bereavement

Bereavement Group at Colorado AIDS Project
Sponsored by Hospice of Metro Denver, Hospice of Peace and CAP
701 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 212, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 837-0166
Provides a weekly supportive and caring atmosphere for family members, life partners, and friends who have experienced the loss of someone to AIDS.

Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays
P.O. Box 18901, Denver, CO 80218
(303) 333-0286
Bereavement support for family and friends of those who have died as a result of AIDS.

Hospice of St. John
The AIDS Support Group
1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 232-7900
Various weekly support groups offered to those infected and to those affected by HIV; AIDS bereavement support also available. Groups open to the public.