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.

 

JULY 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, July 5th at 9 a.m.
Steve’s Family Restaurant, 2900 S. Washington Ave. (US 1), Titusville 32780
Ladies’ Luncheon – Thursday, July 6th at 11:30 a.m.
Andrei’s at Walkabout, 3950 Walkabout Way,  Mims 32754
New Beginnings Luncheon – Thursday, July 20th at 11:30 a.m.
New York New York, 5401 Riveredge Dr., Tituvsille 32780

Titusville Support Group – Thursday, July 13th and 27th at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville

Loss of Parent Support Group for Adults – Thursday, July 6th and 20th  at 5:30 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville

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.
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. – starts July 3rd.
Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 104, Melbourne 32940

 

AUGUST 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, August 2nd at 9 a.m.
Steve’s Family Restaurant, 2900 S. Washington Ave. (US 1), Titusville 32780
Ladies’ Luncheon – Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30 a.m.
Old Florida Grill, 5307 N. Hwy. 1, Cocoa, FL 32927
New Beginnings Luncheon – Thursday, August 18th at 11:30 a.m.
Shiloh’s Steak and Seafood, 3665 S. Washington Ave., Tituvsille 32780

Titusville Support Group – Thursday, August 10th and 24th at 1 p.m.
Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville 32780

Getting Through the First Year: A Journal Focused Group – Thursday, August 3rd and 17th at 5:30 p.m.  Please Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville 32780.  Call to RSVP

Living with Loss – Thursday, August 7th and 21st  at 2 p.m.
Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Cswy., Merritt Island 32952

Life After Loss – Every other Tuesday, starting August 1st 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: A Journal Focused Support Group – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. – 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