Grief Center

“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”– S. Smiles

The death of a loved one can be a deeply emotional and difficult experience. Grieving is hard work and can be exhausting. A range of physical symptoms can accompany the grieving process, from dry mouth and stomach aches to headaches, fatigue and chronic tearfulness. Friends and family members may not know what to say. You may feel very alone. This may be the hardest thing you’ve ever been through.

The Hospice of St Francis bereavement team can help. Whether your loss was very recent, or a year ago, our bereavement counselors are available to support you through this difficult time. We provide individual and group support, grief education, and social support activities at no charge to any resident of Brevard County.

Uplifting lives is our mission and we believe we can both support and uplift you during this difficult time. Please see the schedule of services below, and call our office to speak with one of our experienced, professional bereavement counselors. For services for grieving children, please see our North Star for Grieving Children webpage.

Please contact our office to verify meeting dates, times, and locations at 321-269-4240 or toll free 866-269-4240.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETING SCHEDULE

Titusville/North Brevard Area
Contact Kristie Henry-Roling, MSW at 321-269-4240 for information, to register or make a referral.

Men’s Breakfast – Wednesday, September 6th at 9 a.m.
Steve’s Family Restaurant, 2900 S. Washington Ave. (US 1), Titusville 32780
Ladies’ Luncheon – Thursday, September 7th at 11:30 a.m.
Victorio’s Restaurant, 1701 N. US Hwy. 1,  Titusville 32796
New Beginnings North Luncheon – Thursday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m.
Blue Heron Restaurant – Great Outdoors, 137 Plantation Drive, Tituvsille 32780

Titusville Support Group – Thursday, September 14th and 28th at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville

Living With Loss – Monday, September 18th at 2 p.m.
Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merrit Island Cswy., Merritt Island 32952

Life After Loss – Every other Tuesday – September 12th and 26th at 2 p.m. – Call to RSVP
First United Methodist Church, 1165 Fay Blvd., Port St. John 32927

Melbourne/South County Area
Contact Christy Taylor, LCSW at 866-269-4240 for information, to register or make a referral.

Melbourne Support Group – Mondays at 3 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 104, Melbourne 32940

Living with Loss – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. – Journal focused support group. Call to RSVP
Cocoa Beach Public Library (Captains Room), 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach 32931

Getting Through the First Year – 10 week support group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Please call for location and details. Registration is required.

The First Year After a Loss – Mondays at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 104, Melbourne 32940

New Beginnings South Luncheon – Friday, September 15th at 11:30 a.m.
Grills Riverside, 6075 N. US Hwy 1,  Melbourne 32940

 

OCTOBER 2017 BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETING SCHEDULE

Titusville/North Brevard Area
Contact Kristie Henry-Roling, MSW at 321-269-4240 for information, to register or make a referral.

Men’s Breakfast – Wednesday, October 4th at 9 a.m.
Steve’s Family Restaurant, 2900 S. Washington Ave. (US 1), Titusville 32780
Ladies’ Luncheon – Thursday, October 5th at 11:30 a.m.
Louis’s BBQ Shack, 2191 N. US Hwy. 1,  Titusville 32796
New Beginnings North Luncheon – Thursday, October 19th at 11:30 a.m.
Loyd Have Mercy, 3434 S. Washington Ave., Tituvsille 32780

Titusville Support Group – Thursday, October 12th and 26th at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville

Living With Loss – Monday, October 2nd and 16th at 2 p.m.
Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merrit Island Cswy., Merritt Island 32952

Life After Loss – Every other Tuesday – October 10th and 24th at 2 p.m. – Call to RSVP
First United Methodist Church, 1165 Fay Blvd., Port St. John 32927

Melbourne/South County Area
Contact Christy Taylor, LCSW at 866-269-4240 for information, to register or make a referral.

Melbourne Support Group – Mondays at 3 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 104, Melbourne 32940

Living with Loss – Every other Thursday at 10:30 a.m. – Journal focused support group. Call to RSVP
Cocoa Beach Public Library (Captains Room), 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach 32931

Getting Through the First Year – 10 week support group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Please call for location and details. Registration is required.

The First Year After a Loss – Mondays at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 104, Melbourne 32940

New Beginnings South Luncheon – Friday, October 20th at 11:30 a.m.
Salt & Sweet Polish Cuisine Restaurant, 3092 Lake Washington Rd.,  Melbourne 32935