Local Grief Support Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

Grief Support Resources

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

At Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service we offer the following aftercare grief sessions:

»   Arbor Hospice
During a serious illness and loss of a loved one, each person copes with grief in a very personal and unique way.  We offer a range of expert support services to help explore, understand and express the grief that is exclusively yours.  We also feature specialized grief support for children and teens.

» St Joseph Mercy Hospice

Grief…is as unique as a fingerprint…as common as birth…and death.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System recognizes the challenges of grief. For support from an experienced Bereavement Guide please feel free to contact 734-712-3800 or 517-540-6368.  Further support is available through the Bereavement Program of St. Joseph Mercy Hospice - contact 734-327-3224.

»   Ele's Place

Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens.  Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond.  Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children and teens learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one.

Before coming to Ele’s Place, many grieving children feel alone and keep their feelings inside, not wanting to burden their parents or other family members. Often, friends don’t seem to understand if they haven’t had a similar experience. But each week at Ele’s Place, hundreds of grieving children and teens find a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends who really understand how they feel, while they begin to heal after the death of a loved one. For more information, browse the tabs at the top or contact the office closest to you.

»  GrieveWell (formerly the Kite Network)

Grief is universal. And while the death of a loved one is a natural part of life, our society has lost many of the customs and traditions that once surrounded death and supported those impacted by it. Despite studies that demonstrate the significant physical and emotional impact of unresolved grief, our culture shies away from issues related to death and dying, and there is little support for adults in grief. Friends and family are often uncomfortable, and don’t know what to say, what to do, or how to be helpful. And once the funeral is over, and family and friends have returned to the “real world,” the bereaved are often left feeling isolated and confused. They are left without an understanding that although there is no right way to grieve, there are ways to grieve well.  We also offer One to One peer support as wel

» GriefShare

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.