Bereavement and Grief Support
Grief is the normal, expected response to any loss. The support of family, friends and spiritual groups is helpful. Sometimes people need more help. Scott and White offers resources to support people as they respond to the death of a loved one. These resources include: support groups, printed material, informal gatherings and individual counseling.
For more information regarding Scott & White Hospice Bereavement Services, please call 800-299-2033 or 254-724-4090 and ask for the bereavement coordinator.
Grief Support Groups
Support groups provide an accepting environment to listen, share and participate at your level of comfort. Education on the grief process is also provided. Participants are empowered with resources that will help them feel more in control of their lives. Groups are located in Temple, Killeen, Georgetown and Waco. Times and dates change from time to time so call the phone numbers above to find out the most current times, dates, locations.
Special Grief Support Groups
Some groups may want a presentation on a special topic related to grief and loss. The Scott & White Hospice grief coordinator can develop a program specific to your needs. This can be done for your work place, church, Bible class, nursing home, assisted living or other organization or group.
Just before Thanksgiving, Scott & White Hospice puts up a Dove Tree. Family members and friends may honor a loved one by making a donation to Scott & White Hospice. Then, a dove is placed on the tree with the name of the loved one. A brief tree lighting ceremony is held in December. During this time, family and friends come together to enjoy refreshments, visit with hospice staff and sing a few seasonal songs. The dove tree has become a meaningful annual tradition. Donations used to purchase the doves help us provide hospice services to the people of local and surrounding communities. For more information, call 254-724-4090.
One-on-one grief counseling is available. We also refer individuals to appropriate counseling resources when indicated.