Grief Support Groups
Cornerstone of Hope offers a wide range of education based grief support groups to Columbus, OH.
Cornerstone of Hope offers grief support groups in 10-week sessions rotated several times throughout the year. Groups are open and accessible to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. They are led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Groups generally meet for two hours which includes time for refreshments and peer socialization. Support groups are offered free of cost to participants. Please inquire to learn when each group is offered.
Summer Groups begin the week of July 6, 2020 and Registration Is Now Open for Adult Hope & Healing Grief Support, and Young Adult Hope & Healing Grief Support.
Hope and Healing Grief Support Group
This 10-week group is for adults grieving the loss of someone special. Each week we introduce different topics related to your grief journey. Through education, activities and peer interaction and support this group will assist you in coping with your loss in a safe and supportive environment.
Suicide Loss Support Group
When a person has lost a loved one by suicide, there are often additional emotions and questions that complicate their already difficult feelings of grief and loss. Cornerstone of Hope offers this group to address the specific challenges a loss of this type may present. General bereavement issues are addressed and particular attention is given to the specific needs that arise when grieving loss due to suicide. Through education, activities and peer interaction and support, this group will assist you in coping with your loss in a safe and supportive environment.
Overdose Loss Support Group
Grieving a loss due to overdose of someone special can be an emotionally challenging experience as there are often uncomfortable feelings and difficult questions that complicate the already difficult tasks of grieving. Cornerstone of Hope offers this group to address the specific challenges a loss of this type may present. General bereavement issues are addressed and particular attention is given to the specific needs that arise when grieving a loss due to an overdose. Through education, activities and peer interaction and support, this group will assist you in coping with your loss in a safe and supportive environment.
Youth Grief Support Groups
These groups are designed to assist grieving children and teens in expressing thoughts and feelings that are often difficult for them to discuss. Groups are offered by age range to better meet the developmental needs of attendees. These groups will help them explore their emotions in a supportive environment through music, journaling, arts, games, and other expressive activities.
Infant / Perinatal Loss Support Group
The devastating loss of a child in-utero or as an infant causes a grief that is often not well understood or acknowledged by others. This grief support group allows individuals and couples the opportunity to share this loss and begin to heal together. General grief issues are addressed through education and activates while focusing on the specific and unique needs that arise with the death of an infant through miscarriage, neo-natal loss, still birth or other loss.
Cornerstone of Hope is pleased to partner with area schools to offer in-school grief support groups to students who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group allows students to receive age appropriate grief support in the familiarity of their own school. Group members gain a better understanding of the grief process and learn healthy ways to cope with their feelings.
School grief group counselors are trained to support grieving children and teens by using a tested curriculum specific to the developmental stage of the students. Expressive arts, games, stories and discussion are used to help your students heal. Participation in our specialized grief groups is a safe and effective way to share feelings and learn to cope with loss while building supportive friendships. To register your school for a support group or for additional details, please contact Cornerstone at 614.824.4285.