Support for you, your family, and our community

Visitors are limited two at a time in the room of the guest. Visitors must wear masks at all times.

Thank you for your understanding.

Post COVID Syndrome Support Group

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.

We offer virtual one to one support or peer support over ZOOM. Call us at 250-563-2551 or email us at info@hospcieprincegeorge.ca

Grief Support

Broken Circle

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, feelings, and realizing you are not alone in your grief and emotions and can one-day experience joy again.

COVID Considerations

We have moved our broken circle group online through Zoom. 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.

COVID Considerations

Currently, we do not have this group scheduled. It is important to us that this group remains in-person while having dinner. Once the guidelines are less restrictive, we will find a safe way to start the group.

Grief and Grub for Guys

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.

Tea Time for the Soul

Tea Time for the Soul is a peer support drop-in group held weekly, open to all of those grieving a loss. Join us Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Solace Center. Share your story with tea and cookies and begin to peel the layers of grief away.

COVID Considerations

Currently, we are not hosting a Tea Time for the Soul Group. Due to the group’s in-person drop-in nature, we cannot predict the number of people in our space. If you are interested in a drop-in group, please consider our Zoom Grief Support Group.

Care Giver Support

Coffee for the Care Giver

Join us every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm 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.

Thursdays – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

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 Zoom meetings.

Remote & Online Support

Community Match / Nav-Care

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.

COVID Considerations

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

Remote Hospice

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.

Zoom Grief Support

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.  

Child Grief Support

Children’s Grief Program

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 3-4:30 pm 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.

Please consider registering for the Rainbows program if your child has experienced a painful transition such as divorce, separation, neglect, or abandonment. The PGHPCS no longer offers this program, please call Rainbows Prince George at 250-562-3477 for more information or visit their website: https://www.rainbowspg.com/

Helping Children with Loss

As an adult (parent, teacher, clergy, or other professional) who cares for the children in your care, you have undoubtedly experienced that sinking feeling that occurs when children ask difficult questions about death and loss or are experiencing sad and painful feelings.

We know that it can be difficult to find the right words to comfort a child. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, but we also want to connect with the child and offer our support.  Finding this balance can be challenging if you don’t have the right tools for the job.  We can help.

The HCWL is an educational program that provides adults with specific tools to:

  • recognize the impact of grief in children’s lives,
  • become more effective listeners,
  • identify sources of children’s emotional energy around grief events; and,
  • learn ways to help their children give voice to important discoveries about the grief they have experienced.

COVID Considerations

Currently, this program is offered online through zoom. Based on restrictions, we will have this group in person as well.

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.