Healing Hearts Bereavement Support
After the loss of a loved one, coping with daily living can be hard. Knowing you are not alone in your difficult journey can make all the difference. Through generous community donations, Haven offers Healing Hearts grief support programs in 18 counties across Florida as a community service. For more information on these programs and services, call 1.844.LIGHTEN.
Bereavement Support Groups — Haven offers individual, family and group bereavement counseling, as well as support groups and educational programs for anyone who has experienced a loss.
*The Coping with Grief support group scheduled for October 16 in Gainesville is cancelled due to the Fall Love & Remembrance Memorial. We would like to invite anyone interested in this group to attend the Fall Love & Remembrance Memorial October 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.*
Memorial Services — To honor the lives of loved ones, we host Love & Remembrance services in the spring and fall.
*Unfortunately, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Michael, we’ve been forced to cancel the Love & Remembrance Fall Memorial that had been planned for Thursday, October 11 from 6-8 p.m. in Lake City.We apologize that we won’t be able to provide this service to the Lake City community this year. Those wishing to fondly remember loved ones are encouraged to attend the upcoming memorial in Gainesville or Chiefland.
Camp Safe Haven — Supported by Haven’s professionals and volunteers, Camp Safe Haven provides children, teens and families with fun and therapeutic activities to help them work through grief.
Coping with the Holidays Workshops — For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be overwhelming. At Haven, we want to help you with the difficulties of the season by providing information and strategies that can bring comfort during this time.
Workplace Counseling and Support — It can be challenging supporting employees who are dealing with grief, loss, a life-limiting illness, or who are serving as caregivers. Haven invites you to call on us as a resource for counseling services and educational programs.
Helping employees with family concerns has been proven to increase productivity, reduce unscheduled absences, and lower the number of benefit claims.
Haven can offer these counseling and support programs and services at your worksite:
- Coping with Grief and Loss in the Workplace
- Working Caregivers: Balancing Two Full-Time Jobs
- Life Planning: Documents You Shouldn’t Live Without
At Haven, we honor the value of each personal spiritual journey. Spirituality includes religious beliefs, rites and rituals. It may include religious or nonreligious points of meaning for an individual and their cultural practices and beliefs.
The Haven Spiritual Care Team is here to offer patients and families support, a listening ear, and helpful spiritual care. How you understand yourself, your beliefs, meaningful events, hopes, regrets, relationships and so much more are distinctive. The way we relate to others and the world around us impacts our life’s journey and is oftentimes a place of reflection during end of life.
Honoring the story of our lives is a rich tradition across all cultures throughout history and may serve to integrate one’s life’s experiences into a meaningful whole. If you have a Pastor, Rabbi, Imam, or other person who is important to your spiritual journey, we would be glad to contact that person for you. At Haven, we want you to have access to the people and spiritual resources you desire including music, poetry, sacred literature, prayer shawls, art and ritual.
For a visit from a spiritual care provider, simply mention it to a member of your Haven Care Team.