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 attend a grief support group or event near you.

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 full listing of our current grief support offerings,

download a flyer or view the full calendar using buttons below.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Walk through the park and develop a compassionate support system while remaining physically active.
Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Bri Colvin.
Open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one.
No cost to participate & open to the public

Location: Local Bryan/College Station Parks

Dates: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Sept-Nov. at 9:15am
*COVID-19 pre-screening & masks required

RSVPs are required. RSVP by phone or email 

979-821-2266bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org

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Online Grief Support Group available to all those ages 18+ grieving the loss of a loved one. This group will be facilitated by Hospice Brazos Valley Bereavement Coordinator Bri Colvin, LMSW. Participants can participate by phone or video conference. 

Open to the public.  No cost to participate.
Dates: 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 1:00pm-1:45pm
RSVP required. To participate, email bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org
Instructions will be emailed to you. Questions? Call 979-821-2266

Group Grief Support | Meets by Phone

Connect with other grieving hearts by phone for support,

healing and guidance.  Join the call to only listen or be an active participant. Open to all adults grieving the loss of a loved one.

Tuesdays from 2-3pm OR 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 4-5pm
Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator, Debra Johnson.

Handouts will be emailed prior to 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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Dial in and join by phone for education and support. 

Focused on those who have a loved one

or are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.

Hosted every 1st Thursday from 10-11am

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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.  

Gary Roe

Hospice Brazos Valley Chaplain & Grief Specialist

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

Good Grief

Hearts are hurting.  Grief is everywhere. People come to you seeking help.
The Good Grief workshop is designed to enhance the support you provide to your 
community. Hosted at your location, this seminar led by Hospice Brazos Valley chaplain,

author & grief specialist, Gary Roe, will equip participants with a toolkit  to safely navigate the turbulent waters of loss.

To learn more or schedule, email groe@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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Celebration of Life

A special time of healing and reflection hosted annually to celebrate the lives of loved ones for whom we were honored to provide hospice care.  The program includes music, a reading of names, candle ceremony, poem, and message from Hospice Brazos Valley leadership.  Family, friends, and loved ones are all invited to attend this meaningful event. 

Hosted Virtually in 2020 | October 29, 2020

Click Here to Register

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

Fall 2020 | Resources and momento will be mailed to families we were honored to serve

Annual presentation of practical tips and advice for newly grieving hearts during the holiday season. Led by author, grief specialist and HBV chaplain Gary Roe

Hosted Virtually via Zoom

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Click Here for Link to Register

No cost to attend. Space is limited.

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Uplifting guidance for handling holiday hurdles of grief and coping.

Led by author, grief specialist & HBV chaplain Gary Roe. 

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

Hosted Virtually via Zoom 

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Click Here for Link to Register

Questions? Email: groe@hospicebrazosvalley.org

 

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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:

Bryan

502 W. 26th St.

Bryan, Texas 77803

979.821.2266

Inpatient Facility

1600 Joseph Dr.

Bryan, Texas 77802

979.821.5030

Brenham

302 E. Blue Bell Rd.

Brenham, Texas 77833

979.277.9525

La Grange

1048 N. Jefferson St.

La Grange, Texas 78945

979.968.6913