Grief Support

"Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go."

You and your family deserve the care that our experienced grief support team provides to help cope with the loss of a loved one. Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services is committed to serve the well-being of our community by providing grief resources to our families, as well as anyone in our community who has experienced a loss. 

Grief support is provided for Caldwell Hospice patients, their families, and anyone in the community who needs support coping with grief or loss, and may be provided in private residences, long-term-care facilities, hospitals, schools, the workplace, or other locations in the community.

For more information, or to make a referral, call us at 828-754-0101 or 1.844.MY.JOURNEY


Resources Available

  • Individual/family grief counseling
  • Grief support groups and workshops provide assistance with processing grief in a group setting
  • Grief/loss programs for congregations and civic groups
  • Annual memorial service to remember patients
  • Learn at Lunch, a lunchtime series that offers different grief-related topics
  • Working Your Way Through Grief, support for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one
  • Healing Hearts, support for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age
  • Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp for children ages six to 12 who have experienced a loss through death
  • I Just Want to Help, a presentation that gives practical guidance on helping a grieving person
  • Support for Grieving Spouses, a five-week support group to help individuals who have lost a spouse cope
    with feelings of grief
  • Crafting Your Way Through Grief, a four-week support group that provides an opportunity for creative expression and healing
  • Walking the Mourner’s Path®, a faith-based, clearly Christian approach to grief resolution through which Caldwell Hospice chaplains and trained volunteer Walking the Mourner’s Path® facilitator/trainers guide the local eight-week program across Christian groups (Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Advent Christians, and Roman Catholics)


If you, your family, or friends are experiencing common reactions to loss, please call Caldwell Hospice to discuss resources available to you.

Common Reactions to Loss

  • Crying at unexpected times
  • Disbelief that the loss actually occurred, numbness
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt or anger over what happened or didn't happen in the relationship with the deceased
  • Feeling abandoned by the loved one
  • A need to talk about the deceased
  • Restlessness and need for activity
  • Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness
  • Lack of interest in activities
  • Changes in appetite, mood, or sleep patterns
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Headaches, body aches, and pain
  • Spiritual emptiness
  • Loss of meaning in life
  • Difficulty returning to church
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