We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:
VNA Phoenix Center
501 Marquette Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
The children's grief program at the VNA Phoenix Center provides support in a safe and compassionate environment for grieving children, teens, young adults and their families.
Peer support groups and activities at the center are facilitated by specially trained volunteers under the direction of a bereavement supervisor. Volunteer facilitators undergo an initial interview, background check and 25 hours of initial training and ongoing continuing education.
Children participating must be accompanied by an adult, a parent, guardian or other adult family member. The accompanying adult is also provided with opportunities for group support and networking during the time the child is participating in the program.
The program is offered free of charge and without geographic boundaries.
Coping with Grief and Loss
Holding Out the Light of Hope And the Hand of Friendship to Grieving Parents & Their Family
The Caring Place
The first Caring Place facility opened in Pittsburgh in 1997. Since that time, the program has expanded across Pennsylvania, with additional facilities in Erie, near Harrisburg, and in Warrendale.
Crisis, Grief and Healing
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.
Grief and Loss
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.