Grief Support

Visiting Nurses offers numerous grief support programs to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. A few of these programs are listed below. To learn more about these grief support programs and other grief support programs offered by Visiting Nurses, call 785-843-3738 to speak to Paul Reed or Brittany Klinger or email Paul Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email Brittany Klinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

***Important Annoucement***

The upcoming Life After Loss: Adult Grief Support Group (April 2 - May 7) session and VNA Hospice's Spring Memorial Service have both been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you planned to attend either of these events, we hope you can attend future sessions.

 Life After Loss: Adult Grief Support Group

6 session bereavement group that meets twice annually during daylight hours. Facilitated by Visiting Nurses Hospice. Open to the community. No cost to participate, but RSVP is necessary.

Upcoming Sessions -
Dates and Times: Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., October 15 - November 19 
Location: All sessions are planned for the VNA office - 200 Maine St., 3rd Floor, Lawrence, KS
Questions/RSVP contact Paul Reed or Brittany Klinger by phone: 785-843-3738 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KEEPSAKE: Children and Teen Grief Support Program

Keepsake Day is an afternoon program for school-aged children, teens and their parents/caregivers who are grieving the death of a close family member or friend. Free and open to the community. Offered seasonally throughout the year.

For next available session, contact Sarah Rooney by phone at 785-843-3738 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Casual Coffee

Drop in for coffee and conversation with others grieving the loss of a loved one and receive informal, uplifting support. The Men's group meets on the 3rd Friday morning of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the McDonald's on 23rd St. The coffee is provided, but attendees must pay for their own breakfast if they would like food.

For more information or questions, contact Paul Reed or Brittany Klinger by phone at 785-843-3738 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The First Year

A grief journey is uncharted territory. Especially during the first year, there are special days, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays which come up for the "first time." This short workshop is an opportunity to get support and form strategies for dealing with the "firsts" of the first year. Open to the community. No cost to participate, but RSVP is appreciated.

Upcoming sessions - 
Date and Time: May 4, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: VNA's office at 200 Maine St, 3rd floor, Lawrence, KS 66044

For more information, questions, or to RSVP contact Paul Reed or Brittany Klinger by phone at 785-843-3738 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Handling the Holidays

Holidays, family traditions and customs amplify the sense of absence and loss. Please join VNA staff and others who share your experience to better prepare for the upcoming holidays. Open to the community. No cost to participate, but RSVP is appreciated.

Upcoming sessions - 
Date and Time: December 10, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: VNA's office at 200 Maine St, 3rd floor, Lawrence, KS 66044

For more information, questions, or to RSVP contact Paul Reed or Brittany Klinger by phone at 785-843-3738 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

200 Maine St., Suite C
Lawrence, KS 66044

Tel: 785.843.3738
Fax: 785.843.6439
Intake Fax: 785.813.9270