As part of comprehensive end-of-life care from VNSNY, we provide specialized services designed to help families cope with the loss of a loved one. Our bereavement counselors, social workers, and chaplains are available to help families and loved ones, including children, through this difficult time.

VNSNY's bereavement staff offers a thirteen-month program for the families and loved ones of patients, following the patient's death. These services include support groups, grief and loss presentations, literature mailings, and an annual Interfaith Memorial Service. This program also serves those who experienced a non-hospice death (such as a sudden or traumatic loss) through bereavement support groups and seminars that educate about loss.

To find a VNSNY bereavement support group near you, click on the link for the most recent VNSNY Bereavement Newsletter on the right-hand side of this page. 

Upcoming event: grief and spirituality

The death of a loved one is a pivotal event in someone’s life and may lead to a spiritual crisis. Four common spiritual crises are:

  • The questioning of one’s spiritual beliefs
  • Making sense of the death
  • Finding meaning in one’s life without the deceased
  • Confronting the challenges of suffering

This presentation will help the bereaved to: 

  • Be aware of  our their  spiritual beliefs/worldview
  • Be aware of their attitudes towards the spiritual beliefs/worldview of others
  • Make space in themselves  to be open to the other

Our spirituality and Grief workshop is a part of the Pelkey Educational Series and is offered free of charge to hospice families as well as members of the community.You must call to register. For more information, including event location, please contact. Mary Kay King at 212-760-3138 or

Date: Monday, September 29
Time: 6:00–7:30 pm
For more information, including event location, please contact Marykay King at 212-760-3138 or

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For more information about VNSNY’s Bereavement services, please contact Vince Corso at 212-609-1905 or email us at

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