Grief Support2019-01-28T10:07:41-06:00
Hospice Patient and Family Member

At Catholic Community Hospice, we recognize that everyone grieves differently when it comes to the loss of a loved one.  There is sadness, loneliness and sometimes even feelings of frustration and anger. It’s important to find ways to cope, so that the healing can begin.

Grief support and bereavement counseling are available to family members and caregivers, extending 13 months beyond the death of a loved one. Those who had a family member served by a hospice outside the service area may also receive bereavement support. An Annual Memorial Service gives family, caregivers and hospice staff an opportunity to gather and remember those who have passed.

Ongoing Support Groups

Grief support groups are free and available to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss.  Generally, they meet once or twice a month year round.  These groups are beneficial because they provide a place to begin sharing your grief with others who have suffered a loss. They also promote building long-term supportive relationships.

The following is a list of on-going grief support groups located throughout the area. Contact locations directly for more information.

Church of the Ascension
9510 West 127th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 913-681-3348
When: 2nd Saturday after 8:30 am Mass

Cure of Ars
9401 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66207
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 913-649-1337
When: 3rd Saturday after 8:00 am Mass

Church of the Holy Cross
8311 W. 93rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 913-381-2755
When: 1st Friday after 9:00 am Mass

Prince of Peace
16000 West 143rd Street
Olathe, KS 66062
Contact: Donna Kaberlien
Phone: 913-782-8864
When: 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm

St. Patrick’s
1086 N. 94th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
Contact: Theresa Smith
Phone: 913-299-3370
When: 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 Noon

Drop in Groups: Come as you are; when you want to

Asbury UMC
5400 W 75th St.
Prairie Village, Ks.66208
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday / 2:30pm-4:00pm

St. Thomas More
Parish Office
11822 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, Mo.64131
Facilitator: Maureen A Kelly, MA, Bereavement Educator, Catholic Community Hospice
When: 2nd Monday evening / 6:30pm-8:00pm


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