Grant to benefit hospice patients and community in Emmet County
PETOSKEY, Mich. (Dec. 5, 2023) – Hospice of Michigan recently received a $10,000 grant from the Fund for the Community of the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation in support of its grief support services. The grant will help individuals in Emmet County, both adults and children, who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The program provides an increased understanding of the grieving process and helps bereaved individuals build skills for coping with grief.
Through its grief support services, the not-for-profit offers an ongoing schedule of support that includes grief education, individual grief counseling, support groups, memorial services, grief seminars and workshops.
Grief can happen in response to a loss of life, as well as to drastic changes to a daily routine that usually brings us comfort and stability. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support services offer grieving and bereavement counseling free-of-charge and tailored to meet the needs of both adults and children who are grieving regardless of whether they or a loved one was cared for by Hospice of Michigan.
“This gift from the Fund for the Community of the Petoskey-Habor Springs Area Community Foundation will help Hospice of Michigan continue to offer bereaved individuals and families in the community the vital support needed during the grief journey,” said Roxanne Kiesling, philanthropy manager at Hospice of Michigan. “Hospice of Michigan’s grief support services offer a caring, and non-judgmental environment that addresses the many types of loss that occur. Without the generosity of our supporters, we would not be able to provide these life-changing services for the bereaved.”
As loved ones go through their unique grief journey, Hospice of Michigan’s grief support services are there to provide guidance, compassion, and care. The support process begins the moment a patient is admitted, helping families and caregivers address their impending loss. Grief responses and strategies to promote effective coping following the loss of a loved one are woven throughout the education, training practices and policies of hospice care delivery at Hospice of Michigan.
For more information about Hospice of Michigan’s grief support services, visit hom.org.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 6,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.