Support for you, your family, and our community

Children & Family Grief Support

Children’s Drop-in Grief Support

Drop-in
In Person

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is offering a drop-in grief support group for children ages 6-12 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The drop-in group will meet every Tuesday from 3 – 4:30pm at the Solace Center following COVID safety protocols. The group offers peer support and an opportunity for children to talk about their grief in a safe and welcoming space. We welcome parents with children who have experienced a loss to call and register.

Family Grief Support

Preregister
In Person

At Hospice, we think of family members as a single unit. We know that by supporting the family together, we can help everyone learn to care for each other in their grief. Our Family Grief Support provides space for parents and caregivers to grieve together and learn about children’s grief. While in their group, children are encouraged to play, share, and grieve with their peers. We designed the program to present the same topics to each group, which can then be shared as a family at home together.

The program is available for families with children and youth 6-19 years old grieving the death of a loved one. We offer the program three times a year, running on Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30pm.

 

Grief Support

Broken Circle

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In Person
Virtual

Broken Circle is a registered 10-week structured support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Throughout the program, you will learn what to expect and gain valuable tools while talking to others who are sharing a similar journey. Share your story and listen to others, to know you are not alone in your grief.

COVID Considerations

We expanded our broken circle group to offer virtual attendance. The educational content remains the same. There are plenty of opportunities to share your story with the group and listen to others experiencing a loss.

Grief and Grub for Guys

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In Person

Over the course of the eight weeks, men find that they have things in common. There are friendships made. They become comfortable talking about their loss and what they are experiencing because of it. The program offers peer support, education about grief and a cooked meal.

COVID Considerations

It is important to us that this group remains in-person while having dinner. Group size will be managed to ensure safety.

Tea Time for the Soul

Drop-in
Preregister
In Person

Tea Time for the Soul is a peer support drop-in group held weekly, open to all of those grieving a loss. Join us Wednesdays from 3 – 5pm at the Solace Center. Share your story and listen to others, to know you are not alone in your grief.

COVID Considerations

Due to the group’s in-person drop-in nature, we cannot predict the number of people in our space. We ask that you please contact us in advance if you plan on attending so we can gauge our numbers.

If you are not comfortable with an In Person group, please consider our Virtual Grief Support Group.

Virtual Grief Support

Preregister
Virtual

Join us virtually for a drop-in-style grief support group. We offer educational material as well as plenty of time for conversation. This group meets once a week, and new participants are always welcome. Please email us to register.  

Immediate Onsite Grief Support

In Person

Our Grief Response Team supports businesses and organizations in Prince George when they experience a death of a team member. We can mobilize quickly to your organization and guide you to help your staff process the loss of a fellow staff member. Our team will give your staff the time and space they need to start to come to terms with a loss. We acknowledge the death in the workplace and ensure the team feels cared for. We hold a candlelight vigil – a moment or a pause for people to feel what they need to feel.

Post COVID Syndrome Support Group

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In Person
Virtual
COVID continues to evolve and impact our community. The lasting adverse effects of severe COVID diagnosis have created many people now facing a life-altering disease. At Hospice, we understand that these people suffer on many levels: loss of wellness, periodic loss of work, and isolation from support networks. Compacting these burdens is the stigma associated with people that have contracted the virus. Hospice has a program to support people living with the effects of COVID. We want to hear your story and better understand how we can help work towards healing. Our peer support group is running every Monday from 1 – 3pm.

Care Giver Support

Coffee for the Care Giver

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In Person

Join us every Thursday from 1 – 3pm at our Solace Center for coffee and conversation. The group focus is on you – The Caregiver – where you can share your experiences with other caregivers.  Coffee for the Caregiver offers peer support and relief from isolation.

COVID Considerations

Our Coffee for the Care Giver group is small – we are meeting in our conference room as it provides an area that is big enough to practice safe distancing. If anyone is interested, please call 250-563-2551 or email to register.

One on One Caregiver Support

In Person
Phone
Virtual

Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness can be isolating and overwhelming. Sometimes you need someone to talk to outside of your circle. We offer one on one support for Caregivers on the phone, in person or through a tablet. We understand that carving time for yourself can be difficult. We try to make it as easy as possible for you. Whether it be a quick conversation or a scheduled session. We are here for you.

COVID Considerations

Our volunteers are not going into people’s homes right now. They are having great success through phone conversations as well as Virtual meetings.

Home Hospice Visitors

Community Match / Nav-Care
In Person

If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and feel that you need some extra support, our volunteers will come to your home. We offer emotional support, help with tasks like writing letters, social connection, and non-judgemental listening. We can meet with you in your home, the hospital and any of the care facilities in Prince George.

Care Giver Support Videos

Remote & Online Support

Virtual Grief Support

Preregister
Virtual

Join us virtually for a drop-in-style grief support group. We offer educational material as well as plenty of time for conversation. This group meets once a week, and new participants are always welcome. Please email us to register.  

Remote Hospice

Virtual
Phone

We are commited to surving our local community and the northern region. For people that may not be able to leave their homes or live in rural areas, we can provide support remotely. This is a new program to bring our support into homes through the use of technology.

If you are interested in joining one of our programs or are looking for more information, please call (250) 563-2551, email info@pghpcs.ca, or stop by the Hospice Palliative Care Society Office at 1506 Ferry Avenue. We also have a variety of pamphlets and case notes available regarding the grieving process, free of charge.

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society does not provide counseling services; we have a team of highly trained and experienced grief support workers. However, they are not certified, counselors.