Center For Grief & Healing
Since its inception, Hinds Hospice has understood the value of providing ongoing support to families after a death. Initially, this grief support was provided primarily to the family members of our Hinds Hospice patients by our bereavement (grief) staff. Over the years, our bereavement program has expanded in response to ongoing requests for specialized support from our community (Fresno, Madera and Merced). The Center for Grief and Healing at Hinds Hospice was developed in 2005 in response to these growing needs. The center affirms our belief and understanding of the importance of support to healing through the grief process.
The mission of the Center for Grief & Healing at Hinds Hospice is to bring understanding, compassion and professional support to those experiencing grief and loss. Our staff is comprised of licensed therapists and counselors who have received extensive training in the area of grief, loss and healing. A special part of the Center for Grief and Healing is the Angel Babies/Bebitos Angelitos program whose mission is to comfort, support and uphold the dignity of families whose babies have a life-limiting condition or whose baby has died. For more information on the Angel Babies program, click HERE.
For those grieving a loss, we offer the following supportive services:
-Monthly letters and articles which provide support and grief education
-For specialized counseling services, click HERE.
-Grief support groups specific to the type of loss experienced
-Grief education presentation and resources for organizations and schools
-Supportive workshops and conferences for grievers
For more information on the grieving process and to see our resource page, click HERE.
Our staff has compiled a bibliography of books and resources for bereaved adults, parents and children. To view the bibliography, click HERE.
Counseling services are covered by many health insurance plans. For more information please call (559) 248-8579 for the Fresno Center for Grief and Healing and (209) 383-3123 for the Merced Center for Grief and Healing.
You are invited to attend the quarterly remembrance services in memory of your loved one. For more information about the service, please call 559-248-8579.
"For years I have appreciated the care and compassion offered to the community by the staff at the Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Healing. When I am honored by someone, or a family, struggling with end of life issues and sharing their experience with me they are relying on me to help them find the resources that are going to help them make sense out of their overwhelming experience. I always feel assured that referring them to the dedicated, competent and professional experts at Hinds Hospice will help them find meaning as they navigate their way through the journey of grieving which is fraught with fear, pain and confusion. Hinds Hospice is a valued asset in our community. I cannot thank them enough for everything they do and for always being prepared to care for those in need."
-Sharon L. Johnson, Ph.D.