A: Yes, the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center is a community resource available to anyone who has experienced a loss through death. We welcome the opportunity to help you and your family through this difficult time.
A: We offer individual sessions, six-week support groups, monthly support groups, camps and family programs. In addition, we have a comprehensive school services program.
A: We offer a comprehensive art therapy program with groups and workshops throughout our service area. In addition, we offer a quarterly drum circle and weekly yoga. Massage therapy is available at a nominal cost in the bereavement center.
A: The bereavement center is often contacted by area businesses, schools, and healthcare providers to offer education programs on grief and loss. Length, topic and cost vary on the specific request and each program is tailored to meet the needs of the group. Our Grief Series, a bereavement specialty program, is very popular for healthcare professionals and the lay community who want more in-depth education on grief and loss.
A: Yes, our staff has additional training in crisis response and sudden death. We provide on-site support and guidance following a traumatic event.
A: Services are available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether or not his/her family used hospice care. A professional referral is not required. Those coping with a death can contact the bereavement center by calling 216.486.6838 or 800.707.8922.
A: Generous support from the community allows Hospice of the Western Reserve to offer most programs and services at no cost to the participant. There is a nominal registration fee for camps, retreats and art therapy programs. Individual counseling is on a sliding scale. We do not turn anyone away regardless of ability to pay and have scholarships for most programs. Specific workshops, seminars and some courses have a separate fee schedule.
A: Please call us at 216.486.6838 or 800.707.8922 to speak with a counselor about how the bereavement center and Hospice of the Western Reserve can help.
Click here to find our Grief Discussion Groups, a forum where you can share your stories, express your feelings and receive coping tips from others who are grieving and the professionals at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center.