Grief Support

Here for you after the funeral.

We realize that grief does not end with the funeral, and neither does our service to you. We will continue to provide any assistance and support that you need for as long as you need it.

Our Grief Support Services Program, founded in 1981, is one of the most comprehensive programs in the Midwest. Best of all, we offer these services to our community at no charge. We provide referrals for individual and family counseling, as well as grief education programs and support group meetings. We have an extensive grief resource library at our locations that is open seven days a week. We also provide a community grief support newsletter that contains articles on coping with loss, as well as a schedule of support group meetings. In addition, we have annual remembrance programs for Veterans and Peace officers, and an Annual Holiday Remembrance Candle Lighting Service, and a Summer Seeds of Hope Remembrance Program in our chapels.

As part of our Continuing Care Program, we offer grief education and support classes each month. Click here for this month’s schedule and registration form.

The education classes are free of charge and are held at our Family and Community Center at 608 Jefferson Street, in the city of St. Charles.
Each class will last for approximately one and a half hours, and there are a total of six classes in the program.  Each class focuses on a different topic, so we recommend you attend all of them.  However, you are welcome to choose the classes that best fit your needs and schedule.   Light refreshments will be served at each class.

Support groups include

Advanced registration is required as space is limited.  You may register by calling 636-328-0878, or emailing [email protected].

 

KELLY KARAVOUSANOS, LPC
Grief  and Community Services Manager

Kelly provides grief support to the families we serve and our community. She is a licensed professional counselor and funeral director, has her Masters Degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University, and has received training in the area of Comprehensive Bereavement Care and Understanding and Relating to Complicated Mourning from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. Kelly has also received her Certification in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling and is also certified in Pet Loss.

We are the only Funeral and Cemetery Company in the St. Louis region that offers a comprehensive program in Bereavement Care.

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