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.

Bereavement and Grief Support Newsletter 

Written by our grief support specialist, this monthly email newsletter is free and available to anyone, whether or not your loved one was served by Heartlinks. Sign up anytime and unsubscribe when you want to. We understand that grief does not have a timeline. Click the button on this page to sign up today.

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.


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

Need additional support?

If you are in need of additional support, please contact our grief support team at 509-837-1676.

Heartlinks 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.