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. A wide variety of services are 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

Partner Loss

A four-week grief support group for adults grieving the loss of a partner. This group is free and open to the public. Call the Portage Zhang Senior Center to register at 269-329-4555

Parenting While Grieving

This group is focused on helping parents provide support to children who are grieving a loss.
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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.
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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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Exploring Grief through Books and Movies

This quarterly workshop will explore themes of grief, loss and resilience through books and movies. Each 4 week session will focus on a specific title. Participants will read a portion of the book on their own and join in a group discussion. Pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 269-329-4455.

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.
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

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 The Oshtemo Community Center ( 6407 Parkview Avenue) in Kalamazoo, and an evening group is available virtually from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration is required for the evening virtual group.
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Living with Loss

This informal, adult drop-in group helps those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. This group is offered on a rotating basis.
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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.
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Grief 101

School-based services for children from elementary to high school who have experienced a loss. The focus of this six-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.
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Meet Our Experienced Grief Counselors
Mary Beckley-Clark
Mary Beckley-Clark
Grief Counselor, LMSW
Jill Terwilliger
Jill Terwilliger
Grief Counselor, CPCC, M. Div
Kim Hollman
Kim Hollman
Grief Counselor, LMSW
Kim Courtney
Kim Courtney
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

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