Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for individuals who have recently lost a loved one. Counselling may be in the form of one on one counselling or group work. Services are not necessarily dementia specific.
Friends and family of recently deceased.
St Clair Ave to Lake Ontario, Victoria Park Ave to Humber River
Our services are free and we provide them to all people regardless of socio-economic status or the community to which they belong. Hospice Toronto relies on individual, corporate and foundation donations, in-memoriam contributions, fund-raising events, bequests and government grants.
Hospice Torontos Bereavement Support Program offers family and friends the support that they need as they take their first steps in this journey. A dedicated pool of volunteers, working one-on-one either by phone or in person, can help caregivers acknowledge death; assist them in dealing with the more immediate tasks of living while grieving; share their pain, sadness, tears, memories, and stories; and provide insight into their experiences.
At the end of the support period, volunteers can assist caregivers with information and referrals to formal community bereavement groups.