Grief Support

Hospice of the Comforter’s Horizons Bereavement Center offers the support and resources you need to cope with your loss. Whether or not your loved one used hospice services, our compassionate bereavement counselors will guide you and support you and your family through the grieving process. Grief support groups are provided at no cost and are open to the community.

Current Grief Support Schedule is listed on our Events Page.
RSVP for all groups and events by calling (407) 379-0493

Grief is a normal response to loss. Reactions to loss can vary depending upon many factors, such as who we lost, how our routines will change and our support system. Grief is painful and at times can seem unbearable. It is a combination of emotions that come and go, often without warning. Grief can also cause physical reactions such as head and stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, increased anxiety or appetite changes. The loss of someone close can happen over time or suddenly. For some, making decisions and adjusting to changes can be difficult after a loss. Others may experience sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness or loss of faith.
 
Understanding grief and the feelings attached to grief are important steps in healing and in helping others who may be grieving.
 
Hospice of the Comforter's Horizons Bereavement Center understands that there is no 'right' way to grieve or 'right' amount of time to grieve. It can help to talk about grief with someone outside of your network of family and friends.
 
Hospice of the Comforter’s Horizons Bereavement Center offers support and resources to help you cope with your loss. Whether or not your loved one used hospice services, our compassionate bereavement counselors will guide you and your family though the grieving process. By creating a comfortable environment to share emotions and normalizing the grief process, the counselors at Hospice of the Comforter’s Horizons Bereavement Center help grieving persons achieve personal growth and adjust to the new reality of their lives following their loved one’s death.
 
Our grief support programs can help you rebuild your life by providing grief education, emotional and social support, and community resource referrals. Our master’s level counselors provide help bereaved clients heal from their grief.
 
Families of Hospice of the Comforter Patients - Receive telephone calls, short-term individual counseling and mailings at no cost following the death of their loved one. Grief support groups are provided at no cost and available in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Social groups and educational workshops are also available.
 
Community Members - Grief support groups are provided at no cost and are available in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. Social groups and educational workshops are also available.
 
We are here for you. For more information, please call the Horizons Bereavement Center at (407) 379-0490.
 
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Eligibility for counseling services is determined by the bereavement counselor who performs the initial telephone intake. Grieving persons who are in need of long-term counseling, psychotherapy, or intensive mental health treatment will be referred to an outside resource, which may charge a fee. For example, persons with symptoms of addiction or a mental health disorder may be referred to outside community resources, as they may not be best served by our short-term counseling services.


24/7 Patient Support: (407) 379-0311
480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714