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Grief Support

Grief Support Groups

These groups provide a safe place to share one’s pain with others who are grieving. Within the groups, each person is encouraged to express feelings openly and to give and receive support. Groups meet through Benton and Yakima counties weekly and are open to anyone in the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

 

Please join us at any of the following Grief Support Groups:

  • Prosser Support Group

    3:30 PM

    First Three Wednesdays of the Month

    Sun Terrace: 2131 Wine Country Rd. Prosser

  • Sunnyside Support Group

    2:00 PM

    Second Wednesday of the Month

    Sunnyside Assisted Living: 907 Ida Belle St. Sunnyside

  • Yakima Support Group

    10:00 AM

    Second Thursday of the Month

    Fieldstone Memory Care: 4120 Englewood Ave. Yakima

  • Richland Support Group

    2:00 PM

    First Wednesday of the Month

    Brookdale: 1629 George Washington Way. Richland

  • Dementia Support Group (Richland)

    5:30 PM

    Second Tuesday of the Month

    Location TBD, Please call Madison at 509-943-5353

Individual Grief Counseling

Grief and bereavement are normal experiences following the loss of someone close. Grief is the highly personal response to loss; bereavement is the extended period of adjustment. Grieving often begins before an anticipated loss or may be delayed for a considerable time. Grief may appear as an emotional and/or physical distress requiring assistance and support. One-on-one counseling with a specialist trained in grief is available to those who don’t feel as comfortable in a group setting.

Family Support Services

Heartlinks staff and volunteers offer support for families of hospice patients. Heartlinks sends out a monthly newsletter regarding the grief process for 14 months following the death of a patient to help loved ones with timely information as they move through the grieving process.

Heartlinks Hospice provides individual grief counseling and grief support groups at no charge for anyone in the community who has experienced loss through the death of someone close to them. Specialists are trained in grief and loss to help individuals identify and attend to their unique grieving needs.