We invite you to remember someone dear to you. Please consider lighting a candle in memory of your loved one.

Grief Support groups have resumed and can be found listed on the calendar below. 

Need additional support?

If you are in need of additional support, please contact our Grief Support Specialist, Joan Souders at 509-837-1676.

 

 

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.

 

Grief and the Holidays Workshops Presented by Heartlinks
Dec 06

Richland Grief and the Holidays Workshop

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grief and the Holidays Workshops Presented by Heartlinks
Dec 07

Yakima Grief and the Holidays Workshop

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grief and the Holidays Workshops Presented by Heartlinks
Dec 08

Prosser Grief and the Holidays Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
a sunset behind a vineyard in summer
Dec 08

Grief Support Group in Yakima

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grief and the Holidays Workshops Presented by Heartlinks
Dec 09

Sunnyside Grief and the Holidays Workshop

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
a sunset behind a vineyard in summer
Dec 13

Grief Support Group in Prosser

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
a sunset behind a vineyard in summer
Dec 15

Grief Support Group in Grandview

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
a sunset behind a vineyard in summer
Dec 20

Grief Support Group at Grandview Community Center

10:00 am - 11:00 am
A photo of an old man and a young girl hugging as they go on a Grief Walk
Dec 27

Grief Walk at Richland Community Center

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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.