Grief and Loss Support


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The Importance of Goodbyes
By Reverend Jay Libby

My Journey Through Grief
By Susan Gigliotti, LICSW

The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection
By Ellen Frankel, LCSW

Thoughts on Surrendering
By Reverend Dr. Tess Baumberger

Finding Sparks in the Darkness
By Ellen Frankel, LCSW

Grieving is a highly personal and individual experience without a set timetable. The way you grieve and how it manifests itself depends on many individual factors. Some of these factors are connected to your personality, personal history, specific loss and life circumstances, relationship to the deceased and access to support or resources. Complicated and contradicting feelings like numbness, shock, confusion, sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, relief and/or comfort are all appropriate after a significant loss but can fluctuate in duration and intensity.

Although these feelings are appropriate during the loss experience, they can be very painful. They often affect the mourner deep within their mind, body and heart and as a result affects how they engage in the world around them. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, mourners can learn healthy approaches to navigating their grief that can provide opportunities for balance, comfort, connection, growth and joy in life after loss.

The All Care Hospice Grief and Loss support team understands these needs and as a result has created progressive programs that provide safe and confidential opportunities for support, commemoration, expression, connection and learning. All of our programs have been designed with passion, experience, intention and feedback from the mourning community, and it shows in the way our programs are organized and facilitated. Each of the All Care facilitators are trauma informed and refer to other therapeutic resources as needed.

Grief is hard…but it doesn’t have to be hard alone. A safe circle of support and understanding is here for you!

Grief and Loss Support Team

The All Care Hospice Grief and Loss support team consists of licensed, dedicated and experienced professionals that have been serving the bereaved community around Massachusetts for over fifteen years.

Support Services

The All Care Hospice Grief and Loss support team not only provides a safe, supportive, and confidential opportunities for grief support and education, but it has also created a growing support community for mourners connecting with others who understand. All grief support, support groups, and workshops are open to the community and free of charge. Registration is required for all programs by the date advertised. Programs are designed and facilitated by licensed professionals with extensive training and experience.

The All Care Hospice Grief and Loss support offers the following services:

  • Grief Counseling / Phone Support
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Holiday Support
  • Remembrance Services
  • Community Support and Resources

Accessing Support

We understand that making a call for help can take a lot of courage. We welcome all calls or inquiries and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Our programs are updated once a month and are listed on our website and Facebook. Most programs occur at the All Care Center for Grief and Loss in Lynn, MA, but locations may change.

Contact All Care’s Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198 or bereavement@allcare.org with all inquiries and/or to register. During this registration call you will participate in a brief phone intake to assure the program is right fit for you and your interests.

Holiday Support

Grief is hard, but there are certain times of the year when it can become more difficult. The following programs are designed help provide support and tools during some difficult seasons. The following are some holiday based programs we offer:

  • Lighting the Way: A Workshop for Coping Through The Holiday Season
  • Remembrance Services: Lights of Remembrance (Dec) & Service of Remembrance (July)

Remembrance Services

Our Remembrance Services are an opportunity to come together to mourn, remember and honor the deceased, connect with others who understand and acknowledge the relationships we have built along the way. We offer two services of remembrance each year (July and December) and both provide opportunities for comfort through poetry, music, art and connection.

The 2023 Lights of Remembrance Service was held on Wednesday, December 6. Click here to view a video of the event.

Community Support and Resources

The All Care Hospice Grief and Loss support team is here for any local organization or company that needs support, guidance or consult after a significant loss. Our Grief and Loss team has been working within hospice and bereavement for more than fifteen years and are connected to many national and local organizations as well as online resources. We are happy to share our knowledge and resources. Please contact our Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198 or bereavement@allcare.org for more information.


You never know what is going to happen when you join a group, but what happened to me was great.

- Group Participant

This program helped me feel more connected to myself, other and the resources available. I feel validated and supported.

- Group Participant

After participating I feel more hopeful for the future, for the beyond.

- Group Participant

Hearing everyone tell their stories made me realize I am not alone.
- Group Participant

The grief groups at All Care were a Godsend. They gave me a better understanding of the grief process as well as a safe place to express my feelings, fears and hopes with other mourners. The group facilitator was fantastic; extremely knowledgeable, supportive and uniquely skillful at guiding us through this difficult journey. It’s wonderful to know that such an extraordinary service exists in our community.

– Group Participant

I enjoyed last night’s Remembrance Ceremony. Aside from being beautifully done, it made me realize that through Allcare Hospice and the groups you have created, I have a new set of friends who understand what I am going through and are helping me make a new life for myself.
- Group Participant