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Grief Support

At Catholic Community Hospice, we recognize that everyone grieves differently when it comes to the loss of a loved one. There is sadness, loneliness and sometimes even feelings of frustration and anger. It’s important to find ways to cope, so that the healing can begin.

Grief support and bereavement counseling are available to family members and caregivers, extending 13 months beyond the death of a loved one. Those who had a family member served by a hospice outside the service area may also receive bereavement support. An Annual Memorial Service gives family, caregivers and hospice staff an opportunity to gather and remember those who have passed.

Ongoing Support Groups

Grief support groups are free and available to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. Generally, they meet once or twice a month year round. These groups are beneficial because they provide a place to begin sharing your grief with others who have suffered a loss. They also promote building long-term supportive relationships.

The following is a list of on-going grief support groups located throughout the area. Contact locations directly for more information.

  • Church of the Ascension
    9510 West 127th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    Contact: Church Office
    Phone: 913-681-3348
    When: 2nd Saturday after 8:30 am Mass
  • Cure of Ars
    9401 Mission Road
    Leawood, KS 66207
    Contact: Church Office
    Phone: 913-649-1337
    When: 3rd Saturday after 8:00 am Mass
  • Prince of Peace
    16000 West 143rd Street
    Olathe, KS 66062
    Contact: Donna Kaberlien
    Phone: 913-782-8864
    When: 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • St. Patrick’s
    1086 N. 94th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66112
    Contact: Theresa Smith
    Phone: 913-299-3370
    When: 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 Noon
    Drop-in Groups: Come as you are; when you want
  • Asbury UMC
    5400 W 75th St.
    Prairie Village, Ks.66208
    When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday / 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • St. Thomas More
    Parish Office
    11822 Holmes Rd.
    Kansas City, Mo.64131
    Facilitator: Maureen A Kelly, MA, Bereavement Educator, Catholic Community Hospice
    When: 2nd Monday evening / 6:30pm-8:00pm