Below are several local support groups in the Magic Valley area.
Kids Count Too!
Kids reaching out to each other. Support groups for children ages 6 - 16. Four to eight sessions helping children in the grieving process. Our Kids reaching out to each other group sessions are a safe place for children who have lost a loved one. Children can be with other children, who are trying to understand their loss through creative activities and fun interaction. For more information on the time, location and date of our next session or to register, ask for the hospice director at one of the following: Idaho Home Health and Hospice (208) 734-4064; First Choice Hospice (208) 733-8600; M.V.R.M.C. Home Health and Hospice (208) 732-3370; and/or Hospice Visions (208) 735-0121.
Community of People Extending Support - C.O.P.E.S.
Grief Recovery - A step-by-step program and support group to overcome loss and regain happiness.Offering opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems and allowing us to explore the many thoughts and feelings about grief in a way that helps us become compassionate with ourselves. Program is nine sessions. Materials fee: $20.00. Everyone interested should pre-register by calling (208) 733-6610. Starts Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in Room 110 at the First Church of the Nazarene 1231 Washington Street North in Twin Falls, Idaho. Coordinator - Bev Farley.
We have also provided some helpful grief support website links below:
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.