Grief Groups for Adults

For questions, please contact Gabriele McSween RSW (OCSWSSW), Adult Bereavement Support at adultsupport@kemphospice.org or T 905.387.2448 ext. 2210.

Our closed groups run three times a year, in the fall, winter, and spring.

Intake for Spring 2024 Grief Support Groups is now closed. Please check back here to see upcoming groups.

Please note that registration is mandatory to attend. Note that each groups runs for 8 consecutive weeks

All programs are offered at no cost and no previous affiliation with the hospice is required.

Need More Information?

Please submit your inquiry via the contact form, and we will get in touch with you.

Compassionate Listeners

Compassionate Listeners is an 8-week, phone-based grief support program. Individuals seeking support for their grief are matched with a trained volunteer who can offer supportive conversation and a caring presence. While Compassionate Listeners do not provide counselling, they offer validation, empathy and a friendly connection.

To register, fill the form below or contact Gabriele McSween RSW. (OCSWSSW), Adult Bereavement Support on adultsupport@kemphospice.org or T 905.387.2448 ext. 2210.

 

Compassionate Listeners

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Grief Counselling for Adults

All counselling sessions are offered at no cost. They can be held in-person, by phone, or virtually. For questions, please contact Gabriele McSween RSW (OCSWSSW), Adult Bereavement Support at adultsupport@kemphospice.org or T 905.387.2448 ext. 2210.

 

Register below

Our Services

The Grief and Bereavement Team at Kemp Care Network (KCN) is here to support clients through their grieving journey. Understanding the uniqueness of each of our clients and the notion that everyone grieves differently, we want to meet our clients where they are in their grief, hear their stories, and work alongside them.

The Kemp Care Network offers individual conversation-based counselling and group support for adults 18 years and older.

Our Scope

Our services consist of conversation based counselling and supports for those grieving the death of someone. This service is offered to those who reside in the Hamilton area. This is offered through a trained KCN staff, students, or volunteers.

We use grief based practices such as activities and education to support those we see, with a safe space to express themselves. This aims to support them in understanding and coping with their reactions after the death of their person.

Kemp Care Network does not offer crisis, or emergency based counselling. 1:1 counselling (no family counselling) services are offered to those who are not actively receiving outside counselling, therapy, grief, or non grief related. All 1:1 supports are accessible only to those actively residing in the Hamilton area.

By filling out this form, you will be submitting a request to receive 1:1 support. Unfortunately due to high demands, we can not give a set time frame for when you will be able to be seen. Our team will review your request and will be in contact with you as soon as a spot becomes available for services to begin.

Forms are only to be filled out by recipients inquiring about service for themselves. If you are looking for information on service for someone else please call in to speak to our Bereavement Team directly

1:1 Counselling Requests (For Adults)

Your Name(Required)
Your Birthday(Required)
Your Address(Required)
Preferred way to contact you?(Required)
Preferred way to receive counselling?(Required)
When they died?(Required)
Acknowledgment(Required)
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Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2020 award for Bereavement Counselling

Connecting With Coffee

Connecting Over Coffee is a virtual drop-in group for adults to share experiences and discuss a variety of topics as they associate with each individual and unique grief journey. No registration is required, drop in as needed.

 
This groups meets bi-weekly on Wednesday’s from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. 

Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89057140630?pwd=OG1LMjUybE5FbVBnSjBWSlhZMGNXdz09

Meeting ID: 890 5714 0630

Passcode: 063840

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbq6O6LVvR

Grief Counselling for Children & Youth

The Kemp Care Network offers individual conversation-based counselling support for youth ages 5-17. Group supports are offered for both youth ages 7-17.

 

Register below

The Grief and Bereavement Team at Kemp Care Network is here to support clients through their grieving journey. Understanding the uniqueness of each of our clients and the notion that everyone grieves differently, we want to meet our clients where they are in their grief, hear their stories, and work alongside them.

Our Scope

Our services consist of conversation based counselling and supports for those grieving the death of someone. This service is offered to those who reside in the Hamilton area. This is offered through a trained KCN staff, students, or volunteers.

We use grief based practices such as activities and education to support those we see, with a safe space to express themselves. This aims to support them in understanding their thoughts and feelings after the death of their person.

Kemp Care Network does not offer crisis, or emergency based counselling. 1:1 counselling (no family counselling) services are offered to those who are not actively receiving outside counselling, therapy, grief, or non grief related. All 1:1 supports are accessible only to those actively residing in the Hamilton area.

All counselling sessions are offered at no cost. They can be held in-person, by phone, or virtually.

For questions, please contact Kathryn Turco BACYC. (OACYC), Child and Youth Counsellor on 905-387-2448 ext. 2205. 

By filling out this form, you will be submitting a request to receive 1:1 support. Unfortunately due to high demands, we can not give a set time frame for when you will be able to be seen. Our team will review your request and will be in contact with you as soon as a spot becomes available for services to begin.

1:1 Counselling Requests (For Children and Youth – Ages 5-17)

Child's Name(Required)
Birthday of Child(Required)
Guardian's Name(Required)
Name of the Person who died(Required)
When did they died?(Required)
Address of service recipient(Required)
Preferred way to contact you?(Required)
Preferred way to receive counselling?(Required)
The child is available for service:(Required)
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Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2020 award for Bereavement Counselling

Grief Groups for Children & Youth

For questions and information please contact: Kat Turco, 905-387-2448 ext 2205 

Spring 2024 Groups are now closed.

To get notified for future groups, please fill out the interest form below.

All programs are offered at no cost and no previous affiliation with the hospice is required.

Grief Group for Children and Youth (ages 7-17) – Interest Form

Name of guardian(Required)
Name of youth participant(Required)
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The Burger Box

A customizable grief kit to support children, youth and their families through their grief journey. All boxes are free of charge thanks to generous donations from our community. These boxes are targeted for ages 0-17. 

*Pickup for your customized BURGER BOX will be at 277 Stone Church Rd. East on the date specified.

*If box is not picked up within 3 weeks after box completion/pick up email has been sent, it will be recycled and used for another member of the community.

For questions and information please contact: Kat Turco, 905-387-2448 ext 2205 

Burger Box Order Form

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Family Nights

The Kemp Care Network provides a place for children, youth and their guardians to come together. Through participation in facilitated peer groups, they find understanding, stability and support.

Family Nights provide an opportunity for these families to meet others who have experienced loss, supported through group facilitation from KCN trained staff and volunteers.

All family nights are held virtually at 6:30pm. Registration is mandatory to receive zoom link and a customized kit.

Please check back here or on this page for upcoming Family Nights.

For questions, please contact Kathryn Turco BACYC. (OACYC), Child and Youth Counsellor on 905-387-2448 ext. 2205. 

Need More Information?

Please submit your inquiry via the contact form, and we will get in touch with you.

KCN Community Cookbook

The kitchen is the heart of every home where memories are made and families are brought together. This project aims to share the love of food in honour of your loved ones. This digital recipe book will be made available for everyone to download and enjoy. Stay tuned!

For more information, please contact Kathryn Turco, Child and Youth Grief Counsellor, on kturco@kempcarenetwork.org or call 905.387.2448 ext 2205.

Submit your recipes and photos via the form below.

KCN Community Cookbook - Submission Form

Your Name(Required)
I would like my submission to be anonymous.
Name of the person you are dedicating this to, or in memory of
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Consent(Required)
Consent(Required)
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