Formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan

Grief Support

Centrica Grief Support

While we all experience grief differently, no one has to go it alone. Centrica Care Navigator’s experienced team is here for you.

All Centrica Grief Support groups are free and open to anyone in the community. They are led by licensed grief support counselors and trained volunteers. In a comfortable and accepting environment, you’ll find the support you need and meet others who are making a similar journey. One-on-one grief counseling is also available for those who have had a loved one in our hospice program.

Find a Grief Support Group
If you have questions about the grief support groups listed below, please call us at 269.345.0273

Grief Matters

An educational four-week workshop for any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants will learn how to cope with grief and begin the process of healing in a group setting.

Grieving Parents

A six-week workshop for parents who are mourning the death of a child of any age beyond infancy. This group focuses on coping with grief and beginning or continuing the process of healing.

Parent Loss

A six-week workshop for adults grieving the death of a parent. This group focuses on ways of coping, sharing memories and the process of healing.
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Partner Loss

A six-week workshop for anyone mourning the death of a spouse or significant other. It provides an opportunity to learn how to cope with grief and begin the process of healing in a group setting.

Young Adult Grief Support

A four-week group that brings together young adults, ages 18 to 30, grieving the death of a loved one. Here you can share memories, learn common grief reactions and develop healthy coping strategies.

Coping with the Holidays

Offered each November, this helps you commemorate loved ones, develop coping strategies for the holiday season and learn self-care techniques.
If you have questions about the grief support groups listed below, please call us at 269.345.0273
In Person and Virtual Options Available

Grief Connection (Portage)

An informal, adult drop-in group for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The group currently meets in person and virtually on the first and third Wednesday of the month. A morning group meets in person from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at 2255 W Centre Avenue in Portage, and an evening group is available virtually from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
Registration Required >

Living with Loss (Battle Creek)

This informal, adult drop-in group helps those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Kool Center in Battle Creek, MI. No registration required.
If you have questions about the grief support groups listed below, please call us at 269.345.0273

Centrica Journeys (Grieving Children)

A special year-round group for grieving children, teens and their families who are hurting after the death of a loved one. Here they can express and process their thoughts and feelings, learn healthy coping skills and interact with others close in age.
Registration required >

Grief 101

School-based services for children from elementary to high school who have experienced a loss. The focus of this eight-week group is to reduce common grief symptoms and increase coping skills. Group participants are identified by their school counselor. Grief 101 currently works with Kalamazoo Public Schools, Battle Creek Public Schools and Portage Public Schools.

Community Presentations

Our grief support counselors are available to provide community presentations and trainings for groups in the communities we serve.
Meet Our Experienced Grief Counselors
Cate Jarvis
Cate Jarvis
Grief Counselor, MA
Rita Mitchell
Rita Mitchell
Grief Counselor, MA, LPC
Denise Hall
Denise Hall
Grief Counselor, MA, LPC
Mary Beckley-Clark
Mary Beckley-Clark
Grief Counselor, LMSW
Kelsey Adriance
Kelsey Adriance
Grief Counselor, MA, MT-BC
Kim Hollman
Kim Hollman
Grief Counselor, LMSW

To go on to ultimately “live well,” you must “mourn well.”

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Articles on Grief

Access a comprehensive library of thoughtful articles that provide guidance and direction for anyone who is grieving.

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