Grief Support Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

Grief Support Resources

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

At Porta Coeli Funeral Home & Crematory we offer the following aftercare grief sessions:

»  Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

»  Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

»  GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.

»  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

» Students Coping with Grief & Loss at School
Expert advice on recognizing symptoms of grief, accepting loss and getting help.

GRIEF SUPPORT

THE FOLLOWING IS LIST OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CHURCHES WHICH OFFER GRIEF SUPPORT TO ANYONE IN NEED.

Cornerstone Hospice– Individual, group, community and children’s grief counseling. Group counseling is offered in the spring and fall. For information contact the Bereavement Department at 407-206-2273 or email [email protected]

First Baptist Church of Kissimmee – Grief Share – Wednesdays at 6:15pm. For information contact Diana Gardner, Facilitator at 407-847-3138

First Baptist Church of Poinciana – Grief Share – Thursdays at 6:30pm. For information contact Margarita Bienko, Director at 863-557-7199.

Good Samaritan Community Church – Grief Share – Fridays at 10am. For information contact Jim or Judith Smith, Group Facilitators 407-572-8284

Halifax Hospice – Traumatic Loss Program and Children’s Grief Center. Contact Sara Outlaw, Bereavement Counselor for details, 407- 825-9848.

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church – Bereavement Ministry – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 5pm. 1603 N. Thacker Avenue Kissimmee, FL 34741. For information call Rose at (407) 847-2500.

Peace United Methodist Church – Grief Share - Thursdays at 7pm. For information contact Jana Hart, Facilitator 407-276-4025

St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic Church – Bereavement Ministry –every Thursday at 7pm. 700 Brown Chapel Rd. St. Cloud, FL 34769. For information contact Elena St. Laurent at 407-791-7575 or estlaurentcfl.rr.com

Vitas Hospice – Coffee and Comfort grief support workshop – open to all. They also have Camp Bear, a one-day bereavement camp for children ages 5 – 15 years. For upcoming dates and location contact Jean Balderson at 407-691-4548 or 407-875-0228.