Cindy Fanning, LMSW

La Grange Bereavement Coordinator

GRIEF

SUPPORT 

We are here to walk alongside you during your time of grief. As the only non-profit hospice, Hospice Brazos Valley offers an enhanced level of grief support services and resources to help those grieving the loss of a loved one. These programs are led by Hospice Brazos Valley Bereavement Coordinators, who are experts at helping to heal grieving hearts. 

Community support allows these grief support groups and events to be open to the public at no cost to attend. We invite you to participate in a grief support group or event.

Should your schedule not permit your attendance, please view our list of free grief support resources available when you are.

 

ALL ARE INVITED

All support resources, groups, and programs are offered at no cost and are open to the public thanks to generous community support.  Many of our support groups welcome

both those who wish to attend regularly or those who drop in and listen. 

To view a full listing of our current grief support offerings,

view the full calendar using the button below. 

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A weekly support group for adults grieving the loss of a significant person. Receive support, healing, and guidance.

 

Dates: Wednesdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

Group 1: May 18th - June 22nd

Group 2: July 6th - August 10th

Group 3: August 24th - September 7th

Group 4: September 21st - October 26th

Group 5: November 9th - December 21st

(one extra week due to Thanksgiving)

Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Mary Saladino, MSW

No cost to participate, and open to the public.

RSVPs required. RSVP by phone or via email. 

msaladino@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

Questions? Call 979-821-2266

A monthly support group for adults grieving the loss of a significant person. Receive support, healing, and guidance.

Location: Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham, 302 E. Blue Bell

Dates: Thursdays beginning April 27

10:00am - 11:30am


Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Debra Johnson, M Div.

Handouts will be emailed before the meeting.

No cost to participate, and open to the public.

RSVPs required. RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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A monthly support group for adults grieving the loss of a significant person. Receive support, healing, and guidance.

Location: Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham, 302 E. Blue Bell

Dates: Thursdays beginning April 27 | 10:00am - 11:30am


Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Debra Johnson, M Div.

Handouts will be emailed before the meeting.

No cost to participate, and open to the public.

RSVPs required. RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

Focused on those who have a loved one or are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Debra Johnson, M Div.

Dates: The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
March 9, 23 | 
April 12, 27 | May 11, 25 | June 8, 22
RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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Support group for parents or grandparents grieving the loss

of a child of any age. 

Location: Call for location

Dates: 4th Tuesday monthly, 10:00am  - 11:30am

Monthly support group for men & women grieving the loss of a spouse. This group will share feelings, solutions,

frustrations, tears, and laughter.

Location: Call for details

Dates: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 10:00am  - 11:30am

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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A 6-week workshop for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.

Call for registration details.

Location: Call for location

Dates: call for details 

10:00am - 11:30am

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

A  monthly workshop for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.

Call for registration details.

Location: Call for location

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays

10:00am - 11:00am

Please RSVP.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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GRIEF RESOURCES

BOOKS

HBV grief support specialists' recommendations for the best books and reading materials to help mend grieving hearts.  

WEBSITES

Seeking ways to help support grieving loved ones?  These links can be quickly and easily shared to uplift or encourage.

HOSPICE
CHAPLAINS

Hospice chaplains seek to provide spiritual, emotional, and relational support to our patients & families to enhance their quality of life.  Chaplains are a unique member of the hospice team that meets you where you are, to support you in the ways that you desire most.  If you are a member of a church or religious family, chaplains can offer an additional layer of support.  While your pastor/spiritual leader is like your primary care physician, hospice chaplains are like specialists, trained to walk you through this unique journey.  

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Doug Tromblee

Hospice Brazos Valley Chaplain

ABOVE & BEYOND SUPPORT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that a hospice must make bereavement services available to a patient's family for up to one year following the death of a patient.  However, Hospice Brazos Valley goes above & beyond this minimum requirement offering bereavement services for 18 months following the death of a patient.  This support is provided through regular correspondence by mail, phone calls, one-on-one counseling, and a variety of grief support groups and classes. In addition, our grief support offerings are open to the public and are no cost to attend.  Hospice Brazos Valley routinely provides grief support services to workplaces, schools, churches, or civic groups.  Simply contact the office nearest you to schedule.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Service of Remembrance

Join us for a special time of healing and reflection as we celebrate the lives of our loved ones.  This event is held annually in our Brenham and LaGrange service areas during the holiday season.

Questions: Call 979-821-2266

Brenham: coming December 2022

La Grange: coming December 2022

Uplifting guidance for handling holiday hurdles of grief and coping.

No cost to attend.  Open to the public. RSVPs appreciated.

Coming Fall 2022

RSVP | Questions? Email: bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org

 

SEND A

MESSAGE

As a non-profit, Hospice Brazos Valley's grief support services are available to all grieving hearts seeking hope.  These services are offered at no cost thanks to generous community support.  Our team of professionals are trained to walk through you through your grief unique journey.  You are not alone.  Help is here.  Send a message to our grief support team below:

Thank you for contacting Hospice Brazos Valley! Your message sent. A grief support team member will reach out to you soon. For immediate assistance during office hourse, please call 800-824-2326.