Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides bereavement services to families coping with the death of a loved one through its Healing Hearts Center. The Center is conveniently located within the beautiful Center for Comfort Care and Healing at 30 Milestone Road in Danbury, CT.
Healing Hearts is a place for emotional healing—where individuals and families can get support from social workers, trained volunteers, and more importantly, other grieving people. The family-friendly space of our Center, and our compassionate, professionally trained facilitators create a welcoming environment for individuals and families.
Healing Hearts is the only program of its kind to service Western Connecticut and nearby New York and is solely funded by donations. More than 30 different programs, support groups, social groups, workshops and memorial events for children, adults, families and caregivers occur regularly throughout the year at our Danbury Hospice Center. Many of our groups are open-ended, so that people can attend as long as they need to.
Through education, support groups and workshops, children and families have a safe place to begin healing. They start to understand their feelings as they face the challenge of rebuilding their lives with meaning and hope.
Bereavement groups can be important tools in helping young children grieve. Activities are based on developmental understanding and provide meaningful opportunities for healing. A group for the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) takes place while children meet in their age-appropriate support groups.
Grief is challenging and takes many forms. It can be overwhelming physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Perhaps you are sleeping more than usual or find that you are unable to fall or stay asleep. You notice changes in your appetite. Along with a roller coaster of emotions, thoughts and memories are unexpectedly triggered. Spiritual questions may arise.
The duration and intensity of grief are unique for each individual, as is the type of grief someone is experiencing. As you move along your journey towards hope and healing, being with others who are experiencing what you are provides comfort and support.
Healing Hearts adult grief support groups are designed specific to the type of grief. We have groups for: