Small groups led by trained grief counselors and volunteers help families begin to heal after the loss of a loved one.
Art, music and interaction encourage children and teens to express feelings, share memories and learn how to cope with their forever-changed lives.
Evening sessions are available; 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner is included. Journeys is free and supported by donations from the community. Registration is required.
To register simply follow these steps:
1. Use the form to the right or contact us by phone or to schedule a private time for your family to come in and learn more about Journeys. When emailing, remember to include a daytime phone number so we can reach you.
2. After a meeting is scheduled, a packet of materials and forms will be mailed to your home. Please complete the forms and bring them with you for your scheduled time at Oakland Centre.
3. The meeting will be a time for your family to talk privately with a grief counselor about your situation, and whether the group will be a good fit for you. Expect the meeting to last about one hour.
Remember, all families need to register in advance before attending a journeys group, and you or another adult needs to stay with your child or teen while they attend Journeys.
INCLEMENT WEATHER & CANCELLATION POLICY
In the case of extreme weather conditions or other emergencies, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan and Journeys may cancel a group, and you will be notified via email or phone call by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the scheduled session. A cancellation notice will also be posted on our Facebook page. Journeys is not automatically cancelled each time there is a snow day at the local schools. Please make sure that we have the best email to reach you and that your spam filter allows group messages to be delivered to you.
We serve everyone regardless of race, color, ethnic or religious background, national origin, citizenship, age, height, weight, disability, marital status, familial status, or gender and do not discriminate based on pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. ATTENTION: Language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1.269.345.0273, (TTY: 1.844.578.6563).
Our Mission is to guide and support individuals and their caregivers coping with illness, aging, dying, and loss by providing compassionate medical, emotional, spiritual, and personal care.