Bereavement Resources for Families

Support today, tomorrow and beyond.

The loss of a loved one is a significant event in the lives of every family member. For us here at Faith, it is a privilege not only to have had a role in the weeks and months prior to a loved one’s passing, but to continue to play a supportive role in the grieving process. We know that communicating with friends and relatives, tending to legal and financial duties, and just coming to terms with your own feelings can prove overwhelming during the early phases of your grief.

Grief is a process, and it takes time to adjust to life without your loved one. But even as one person’s journey comes to an end, others must carry on, and Faith Presbyterian Hospice is here with continuing support.

Care for individuals and families

To provide help for grief and bereavement during the first year, we call, send letters and offer support through a robust volunteer program of in-home visitation. We offer bereavement resources including monthly support groups designed to help people find strength through their grief journey. The approach is holistic – addressing emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. This care is available not only at the time of a loved one’s passing, but also after the death for as long as needed, when families are grieving the loss of that person.

The special bereavement needs of children

Faith recognizes that children are particularly vulnerable. They need to express their concerns, anxieties and fears. Faith is unique in having trained Child Life Specialists, social workers and bereavement coordinators on our team. They provide additional calls and visits, employing play therapy and music. They continue to work with the children for as long as they’re needed. These professionals also help you, as a parent or grandparent, understand and better cope with what your child is going through.

Bereavement services

For family members needing help for grief and bereavement, Faith’s monthly and weekly support groups help participants better understand the grieving process, encouraging them to share their unique experience of loss, and to find comfort and healing in remembering and honoring their loved ones.

  • Faithful Contacts offering support services
  • Faithful Visits providing up to six personal visits
  • Quarterly information letters
  • Grief support groups
  • Young adult support groups
  • Community resource bulletins
  • Information and referrals to community counselors and therapists, if needed

 

Additional care and comfort

Young adults ages 18-30 are sometimes left out of support services that cater to children or older adults. Older teens don’t fit comfortably with young children who’ve lost a parent or sibling. And young adults in their 20s might not be able to relate well to those who’ve lost a spouse after 50 years of marriage. Any death in the family triggers certain questions and the need for reconciliations, and age and life experience play a role in our ability to cope and process the loss. Coffee & Conversation is a monthly support group designed specifically for this in-between age group.

Camp Faith is a free one-day event that allows children, grandchildren and their surviving parents and grandparents to express their grief in a safe, secure environment, and to develop creative ways to heal after the loss of a loved one. Faith Kids is a free monthly support group for children ages 3 to 18. The peer-to-peer support of other children who have suffered a loss has proven invaluable in helping kids become stronger and grieve in healthier ways.

Help is here for you

After the loss of a loved one, it’s difficult to know what you need or where to turn. Faith grief counselors are available to speak to you, and we recommend any of the following grief support groups. For more information, please call 972-239-5300.

Faith Presbyterian Hospice Support Groups

Journey Through Grief
Monthly Support
Faith Presbyterian Hospice
12477 Merit Drive
Dallas, Texas 75251
1st Wednesday of each Month
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
RSVP required 972-239-5300

 

Journey Through Grief – Monthly Support Groups

Methodist Charlton Medical Center
3500 Wheatland Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75237
Conference Room 5
2nd Thursday of each Month
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In collaboration with Generation
RSVP required 214-947-4628

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75203
Weatherford Conference Room
4th Thursday of each Month
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In collaboration with Generation
RSVP required 214-947-4628

 

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

2831 E. President George Bush Highway
(at Renner Road)
Richardson, Texas 75082
Bush Renner Education Room A
2nd Wednesday of each Month
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In collaboration with Generation
RSVP required 214-699-4743