Grief Support

The weeks and months following the death of a loved one are difficult. During this time, people experience many different feelings, and sometimes changes to sleeping and eating habits and energy levels. Each person's grief experience is unique and there is a wide range of "normal." Our agency can support you through this challenging time. For more information on any of the services and programs, please call (603) 410-9917 or e-mail barbara.desmond@crvna.org

Our in-person programs have been suspended at this time due to COVID-19, however, we are offering many programs online.   

Services Include:

  • Bereavement assessment
  • Support throughout the hospice stay for funeral/memorial service planning
  • Grief educational materials and community resources provided to the bereaved
  • Cards, letters, and telephone calls offering support
  • One-on-one visits provided by staff or bereavement volunteers
  • Community memorial services
  • Grief Support Groups (see below)

Facilitated Groups

Spousal Loss Group | Online Program Tuesdays, October 20 - December 1 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Seven-week adult grief discussion groups help people who are dealing with the death of a spouse or significant other.

Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their journey.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. Technical support is available to participate in the group.

Spousal Loss Group | Online Program Wednesdays, October 21 - December 2 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Seven-week adult grief discussion groups help people who are dealing with the death of a spouse or significant other.

Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their journey.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. Technical support is available to participate in the group