Grief Support Groups

The following is information for those who are seeking group or individual support for the loss of a loved one.

Below are 3 options to choose from. We hope that this information will be helpful.

1) Bereavement Support Group @ Orange Regional Medical Center
This is a non-denominational support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Registration is not necessary and there is no charge for attending. For more information, please call Deacon Trapani at 845-333-1014. The Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Attendance is not required at all sessions.

How to Register
No registration is required. Walk-in’s are welcome. We meet at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center at 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY.

2) Bereavement Services @ Hospice Orange and Sullivan Counties

Bereavement Services and Grief Counseling
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties provides supportive bereavement services and grief counseling for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. These services are available as early as the time of diagnosis all the way through the duration of the illness and the grieving process.

*Prior to joining a support group, it is highly recommended that a new member speak with the group facilitator by phone for intake information.
+ Support Group Schedule (Facilitator Contact Information and Search Locations Near You)
+ View our Hospice Schedule Calendar

Adult Grief Support Groups
A group setting can allow you to share your story and find healing through a community of common experiences. Hospice provides adult and children’s bereavement support group meetings on a monthly basis. Groups meet in various locations in Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Note that bereavement support groups are provided free of charge to anyone in the community, regardless of whether the loved one was on hospice care or not.

Adult Support Groups are offered through a Grief Themed Curriculum that runs on a six month rotation. New members may join at anytime and continue as needed. If interested in joining a support group, please call our Director of Bereavement at 845-561-6111.

Individual Grief Counseling
Grief can be as individual as the person experiencing it, so providing comfort must also be personalized. Our Social Workers assist Hospice families with grief support, and may meet one-on-one in homes, workplace, or at an alternate site.

3) Call 211

You can also call 211 for further information and look for other services.