Grant supports grief support services for bereaved individuals and those experiencing loss
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (July 12, 2023) – Hospice of Michigan has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, that will support providing grief support to those in the community who have lost a loved one.
So far this year, the not-for-profit provided bereavement support services to 53 individuals living in the Charlevoix community and will be able to continue providing services to those in need thanks to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation’s generous donation.
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 offers 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.
“While we cannot bring your loved one back or prevent loss from happening, we can provide you with the support, resources, and services needed for you to have a healthy grief journey. Donations like these allow for us to help even more bereaved individuals in the community handle their grief, at a time they need it most,” said Roxanne Kiesling, philanthropy manager at Hospice of Michigan.
As loved ones go through their unique grief journey, Hospice of Michigan’s Grief Support Services is 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.
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.