Grief is a normal part of healing, but it can also be extremely difficult—and isolating. Support from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care can help you feel less alone.
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing anticipatory grief, VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is here so you don’t have to feel alone. Our social workers, spiritual care counselors, volunteers, and bereavement counselors begin supporting families when their loved one starts receiving hospice care from VNSNY. These experts are specially trained to help families navigate the complex emotional, psychological, and life changes that result from serious illness.
We also offer bereavement support for up to thirteen months following the loss of a loved one. Bereavement counselors provide specialized services to help families navigate the first year and anniversary of their loved one’s death. Our program is customized to address the unique needs of children, teens, and adults, including those who have lost parents, partners and spouses, or siblings.
Support groups are offered throughout the five boroughs, and educational sessions on specific topics are also held periodically. If your loved one was not under VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, but you are interested in one of our groups or workshops, please email us in advance so we can confirm space availability.
Find a bereavement support group near you in our Meeting Calendar.
“VNSNY’s bereavement services were like an oasis. When I started, I felt alone and that life had no meaning. By the end, I felt on the path to healing.”–Workshop Testimonial
Seasons of Life is a quarterly newsletter from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care. View the latest issue here: Seasons of Life Newsletter.
For more information about VNSNY’s bereavement services, please email us.