In 2016, we helped more than 4,350 hospice family members and 1,400 community members. During the course of the year, we made close to 16,000 phone calls and visits, ran 48 grief workshops and support groups, and provided grief and loss education to close to 3,000 high school students.
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your thoughtful, compassionate facilitation of our grief group last spring. Participating in that class was the most important thing I did all year. You helped me navigate emotions I never expected to experience and you did it with patience, tact, support and genuine love.”
Bereavement group participant
Montgomery Hospice professional bereavement counselors provide free grief support to Montgomery Hospice patients’ families for 13 months after the death of their loved one. This includes phone counseling, mailings, support groups and workshops.
We also provide free grief support to the community through our groups and workshops, and by answering questions and phone calls. For children and teenagers, we offer groups tailored specifically for their needs, with parents and guardians meeting together at the same time. Montgomery Hospice provides free Grief and Loss Education to Montgomery County Public School students by teaching classes as part of the health education curriculum.
All Montgomery Hospice Bereavement Counselors hold graduate degrees and are experienced counselors and trainers. Montgomery Hospice is committed to continuing all of this grief support and depends on community donations to do so.