Healing from loss.
When a loved one dies, our lives are forever changed. We may have difficulty imagining how we will go on. It is normal to feel anger, sadness, withdrawal, guilt and anxiety. This can be especially challenging for young people who are still maturing emotionally.
You don’t need to face this transition alone. We offer bereavement counseling and support to spouses/partners, family members and close friends of a loved one cared for by Hospice of the Valley. Helping you heal afterwards is part of hospice care. We can be reached at (602) 530-6970.
New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley, offers up to 24 months of pediatric and family bereavement support for those grieving the death of a family member. We can be reached at (480)951-8985.
As a community service, Hospice of the Valley also provides group grief support at no charge. Groups are open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one of any age or relationship. They are diverse and inclusive, multi-cultural and non-sectarian. You may attend group sessions at locations Valleywide or join one of our virtual groups.
Please note: if you are in an emergency situation, dial: 911
Help for adults experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one. No cost.
Tools to assist families with children who are grieving a death. No cost.
Helpful resources for adults, families, teens and children in grief.
For crisis support, call:
- Mental Health and Suicide Crisis (National 3 digit code): 988
- Maricopa County Crisis Response: (602) 222-9444
- Warm Line: (602) 347-1100
- Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 or visit https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/
Hospice of the Valley’s bereavement program specializes in grief support. If you need a different kind of support, the resources below may be helpful:
- Empact Suicide/Crisis Hotline (480) 784-1500
- National Suicide/Crisis Hotline (800) 273-8255
- Teen Life-Line phone or text: (602) 248-TEEN (8336)
- Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 (press 1)
- Be Connected: (866) 4AZ-VETS (429-8387)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
- Code for Mental Health and Suicide Crises: 988
Community Counseling Services
- Body & Soul Community Counseling Services: (602) 358-7015
Accepts Medicaid and has sliding scale.
- Community Support Service: (480) 629-5994
Accepts Medicaid and has sliding scale.
- Community Christian Behavioral Health Services: (480) 521-8420
They have an individual sliding scale and accepts insurances.
- Prism Counseling | LGBTQ-Affirming Counseling: (623) 777-5942
They have an individual sliding scale. Does not accept insurance.
- Jewish Family & Children's Service: (602) 279-7655, Intake: (602) 256-0528
- Catholic Charities Community Services: (602) 285-1999, Intake: (602) 749-4405
Accepts some AHCCCS plans and offers a sliding fee scale.
- Terros Health: (602) 685-6000 Intake: (602) 685-6000
Accepts Medicaid and Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale.
- Journeys Counseling Center: (580) 656-0500
They do not take insurance, payment requested up front
- Franciscan Renewal Center Counseling Ministry: (480) 948-7460 Ext 134
No fee. Donation accepted for counseling
- Northlight Counseling Associates: (602) 285-9696
https://northlightcounseling.net Insurance accepted.
- Al-Anon Meetings (for friends and family) Maricopa County, AZ
www.al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/, (855) 362-4427
- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Maricopa County, www.aa.org/find-aa, (866) 641-9190
- Narcotics Anonymous, www.narcotics.com/na-meetings/Arizona/
Things to do after a death: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2020/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html
"When my wife Vicky passed away, I attended a grief support group and the experience has been of a benefit I cannot describe. I am touched by my counselor's sensitivity. A lot of things have been brought into focus and I feel much better about life ahead.
Your organization does important work and does it well."
Roy attended our grief support group after the death of his wife, and now comforts others.
“I share experiences with them, teaching others not to be defined by grief, to stay strong. I know I have touched people. It gives my life a lot more meaning. If my wife were still here she would not at all be surprised at what I am doing.”
“I am very grateful for the one-on-one counseling that has helped me work through grief and the issues surrounding losing a spouse. My counselor draws from a wealth of experience and knowledge and gives the right support.”
“I don't believe I'd be doing as well as I am without all this gracious help from Hospice of the Valley.”