The Sister Fredrica Dunn Center for Grief and Loss has an array of services available for those who have lost a loved one. These services are available to anyone in the community, not just those who have lost someone who was cared for by Lourdes Hospice.
Lourdes Hospice offers short-term counseling sessions for anyone in the community who has lost a loved one whether or not they were cared for in the Lourdes Hospice Program. Individual sessions can take place at your home, in the community or at the Lourdes Hospice office.
Referrals for longer term individual counseling through private counselors and community agencies are made through Lourdes Hospice for those in Broome and surrounding counties. Referrals are made for anyone who has experienced a loss, not only for those who have lost a loved one through Lourdes Hospice.
Several bereavement support groups are offered through Lourdes Hospice.
These groups are open to anyone who has experienced a loss. There are eight-week adult bereavement support groups for men and women offered throughout the year and a holiday bereavement support group offered in the fall.
Death from Overdose Recovery and Support (DORS) is a six-week support group for adults who have lost a loved one to an opioid overdose. This group is offered quarterly at various Lourdes locations.
Children and Adolescents
Individual short-term counseling is offered for both children and adolescents who have lost a loved one regardless of whether that loved one was patient of Hospice or not.
Hope for Kids is a support group for any child or adolescent who has experienced a loss.
Camp Hope for Kids
Camp Hope for Kids is a three day bereavement day-camp open to any 6-14 year old who has experienced a loss. Camp Hope for Kids takes place at the end of August at Camp Sertoma in Kirkwood, NY.
Lourdes Hospice offers educational programs to the community on grief, loss and bereavement. Presentations that have been made in the past include, but are not limited to: “Getting through the Holidays,” “When Professionals Grieve” and “How to talk to your Child/Adolescent about Grief.” Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your audience.
The Bereavement Center has a library of many books for all types of grief and loss. There are resources for adults, adolescents and children offered in English and Spanish.
For information on any of the services listed, please call 607-798-5692.