Hope and Healing
Grief Support Groups
Monday Evenings
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Call (409) 727-6400 to sign up.

Why Join a Support Group?
After the loss of a loved one, we experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions. The ever-changing emotions we experience with grief can catch us off guard, causing us to act out of character, or differently than our typical personality and demeanor.
We all need a support system to help us as we move through our grief journey. While family and friends are vital, unless they have experienced a close personal loss, they most likely don’t fully “get it.” That is where support groups can become a valuable resource. In a support group, you will find others also living life after loss.
Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss, and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.
In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, support groups give you the opportunity to share your story openly and guilt-free. You also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others and talk about coping day-to-day, as well as on the most difficult days of our grief journeys.

How Do I Join?
Hope and Healing Grief Support Groups are open to the public at no cost. Each series meets weekly for eight weeks.

Contact Samaritan Counseling Center of SETX at (409) 727-6400 x 200 and ask about signing up for the group, or click here to register online.

These groups are made possible through the generosity of our community
Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.
Women of St. Mark’s Episcopal
Dwight Wagner

Grief Group Benefits
 Emotional and physical support in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
 Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss.
 The opportunity to begin the healing process through sharing one’s own story and hearing the stories of others.
 Coping skills to help through the most difficult days of the grief journey.
 Hope through companionship with people who “get it” and understand first-hand what each person is going through.
 The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep loved ones present in hearts and in memories.
 Increased understanding of how children and other family members react to loss.
 Permission to grieve and permission to live a happy productive life.

Facilitator
Larneka Lavalais, M.Ed., LPC

 

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo