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
spousal loss support: healing through storytelling 

Those who have lost a loved one often have a strong need to share their experiences with others. This includes both difficult experiences and happy ones. The process of sharing stories can be healing for both the storyteller and the listeners. In this eight week spousal loss group, members will be led through reflective remembering exercises which will help them to tell stories of their loved ones and of their grief in a safe and supportive environment.

Group Dates: February 3, 10, 17; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care 
              1150 South Ave., Suite 303
              Staten Island, New York
Registration is required.
For more information, or to register, please contact:
Alyssa Fishman, MHC
VNSNY Bereavement Counselor
718-370-4305 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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