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 grief support in 18 counties across Florida as a community service.

Haven offers individual, family and group bereavement support, as well as educational programs for anyone who has experienced a loss. One-on-one counseling is currently conducted via telehealth on the phone, and we are pleased to offer the following in-person support groups:

Orange Park

  • Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
  • Haven’s Custead Hospice Care Center
  • Administrative Building Meeting Room
  • 745 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL

Lake City

  • Quarterly on Saturdays at 9 a.m.: April 20, July 20, October 26
  • Haven’s Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center
  • Community Room
  • 6037 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL


  • Every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
  • Haven’s E.T. York Hospice Care Center
  • Downstairs Meeting Room
  • 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL


  • Every third Monday of the month at 11 a.m.
  • Haven’s Roberts Hospice Care Center in Palatka
  • 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL

St. Augustine

  • Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the Month at 9:30 a.m.
  • River House
  • Boardroom
  • 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL


  • First Thursday of the Month at 6 p.m.
  • Haven’s Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center
  • 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland, FL

If you or someone you know needs grief support, please contact Haven at 1.844.LIGHTEN (1.844.544.4836) so we can help you find the assistance that meets your needs.

All bereavement support is available to anyone in the community, and there is no charge for any of our services thanks to generous contributions to Haven. Donations are always welcome.

Haven offers camps at no cost for children, youth and families who have lost a loved one. Children and youth suffering a loss can often benefit from the development of coping skills to handle their emotions. Supported by Haven’s professionals and volunteers for over 15 years, Camp Safe Haven provides fun and therapeutic activities to help children work through feelings of grief. Please visit the Camp Safe Haven website for more information.

Many find it difficult to enjoy familiar activities or family traditions during the holiday season because of grief. They may not be prepared to deal with the emotional and physical aspects of grief, which can make getting through the holiday season challenging. Haven wants to offer you some helpful guidelines on how to prepare for the approaching holidays: “Caring for Ourselves Through the Holidays.”

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.

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