Gail,

Bereavement Counselor

BEREAVEMENT CARE

A Lifeline in difficult times.

Our Vision. Our Values. 

Faith Hospice Bereavement Care is here to support our West Michigan Community with the faith and compassion that fosters strength and hope while helping individuals and families grieve well.

WHAT IS BEREAVEMENT CARE?

Bereavement care provides the education, support, and understanding needed after the loss of a loved one. It is not a “one size fits all” service but offers companionship through each individual’s unique healing process.

WHY BEREAVEMENT CARE?

A 3-year study conducted before COVID-19 found that 57% of Americans are grieving in some way—the loss of a loved one, patients, human connection—at any given time. That means, if you’re walking down the street or shopping at the store, every other person you see is dealing with grief. We give those people a place to find hope and healing through our virtual and in-person counseling services.

Learn more about our bereavement services in this short video.

VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT.
  Whether you are social distancing or live far away from family, not having the tangible support of loved ones can make the grieving process much more difficult. It can be easy to withdraw, thinking that you can deal with the grief on your own. With virtual grief support, we can bring our services to wherever you are physically and emotionally, helping those within our community and beyond.  Call 616.235.5122 to make an appointment.
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING
Compassionate and supportive bereavement care can help individuals and families come to terms with their loss and move into the next chapter of their lives. Whether you are looking for individualized support, family bereavement counseling, or a shared group experience, our certified counselors can help you through this difficult time. Click below to view our group counseling calendar.  
SPECIALIZED SUPPORT
Along with our virtual and in-person grief counseling services, we also offer specialized grief workshops around the holidays, grief-related resources, and bi-annual memorial services that all family members are welcome to join. Available for access at any time are our webinars, book recommendations for all ages, and a list of additional websites to help aid in your healing.  Click below to view our bereavement resources.  
 

GET INVOLVED

 

There are numerous ways to serve and support our community. Volunteer opportunities range from providing compassionate care to those grieving or supporting others through administrative work.

Click below to learn more about available roles.

 

 

Another opportunity is through our Grief Support Center Project. The project aims to expand our ability to provide care for those grieving, educate the public on hospice and palliative care, further train employees, and create spaces for staff collaboration and respite.

Click below to learn more.


MEET YOUR BEREAVEMENT TEAM

Janet Jaymin, M.A., LPC

Bereavement Manager

616-235-5122

Jenny Gruppen, LBSW

Bereavement Social Worker

616-401-5221

Gail Hengeveld, LLMSW

Bereavement Social Worker

616-822-7705

Leslie Griffith

Administrative Assistant

616-235-5138

Contact our Bereavement Team to make an appointment by calling 616.235.5122

Bereavement Care Resources

Volunteer

Bereavement Events & Groups