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Family Bereavement Support Program
This peer support program is focused on the grief of children and preteens and provides support strategies for parents/guardians.

This program is broken down into three groups:
-Children (6 to 9 years)
-Preteens (10 to 13 years)
-Parents and Guardians: Please stay for the mornings.

This 5-week program provides an opportunity for children to remember, validate and commemorate the death of their loved one with others their own age. Parents and/or Guardians will have the opportunity to talk about issues or concerns they may have with their children and gain new resources and knowledge. Resources & refreshments provided.

Next Group:

Dates are unavailable at this time.


Preteen Thrive (Ages 11-13)

This one-day interactive event is for youth to learn grief coping strategies and share stories.


Next Group: Details Coming Soon


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please complete the below forms and email them to Melissa Penner at or call 905-984-8766, 233 for more information. Programs are free of charge.

Registration Form

Youth Check List

Youth Consent Form 


-Hospice Niagara is a scent-free facility.
-Please park in the Church for Christ parking lot located beside Hospice Niagara.

-Our library has a variety of books (including chapter books) to assist children in both anticipatory grief and bereavement. There are also books to assist parents in talking with their children about death and dying.


Please click here for the Bereavement Referral Form.

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