Grief Support

Grief is a normal response to the loss of a loved one.  When someone important to us has died, we mourn the loss of the relationship as well as the loss of the person.  We at Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester understand that grieving can take many forms.  Each person's grieving process is unique, depending on the personal relationship you had with your loved one and your life experiences.  Your grief is personal but you do not have to grieve alone.

At Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester we offer a wide range of Bereavement Services.  Professional bereavement care is offered to all members of the community in addition to our patient families.  Our bereavement program operates primarily on funds from contributions and grants.  Your support is deeply appreciated.

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Support Groups

Participation in a support group has been shown to be one of the best ways to help those who are grieving the death of a loved one.  People who have experienced similar losses are brought together in an environment of safety, care, compassion and commitment.  These groups can help you realize that while the feelings you are experiencing are uniquely yours, they may follow a similar path to that of others.  In this supportive setting you may be able to understand and work through your grief. 

All of our support groups are facilitated by professionals with experience in grief counseling.  Groups are loss-specific, run for 8-10 weeks, and are repeated every few months.  An assessment is required for group participation.  Current groups are:


Individual Bereavement Counseling

Individual bereavement counseling is often suggested during the early stages of grief.  Counseling is available to hospice families and community members after a required assessment.  Bereavment coordinators are available to help you through what can be a difficult transition after losing a loved one.


Comfort Crew Family Bereavement Program

Bereavement support is available for children, teens, caregivers and parents who have experienced the significant loss of a close family member.  For more information about this program please contact  Bruce Page (914) 682-1484 ext, 118. 


Group crisis support programs

Friends In Deed -- Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester has a collaborative relationship with Friends in Deed in New York City.  Friends in Deed is open to all persons touched by a life-threatening illness (parents, caregivers, and bereaved).  For more information see:

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Special workshops and events

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All our services are provided at:
Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester
1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200
White Plains, NY 10604


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Bereavement Information:

Karen Dreher, LCSW-R
(914) 682-1484, ext. 130

Kim Gordon, CT
(914) 682-1484, ext. 163

Bruce Page, MAT, MDiv
(914) 682-1484, ext. 118