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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:

March 25 to April 22, 2019 - Monday evenings
6:30pm to 8pm
Hospice Niagara - The Stabler Centre, 403 Ontario Street, Unit 2, St. Catharines, ON
 *Teen bereavement support program is held at a separate time.


Preteen Thrive (Ages 11-13)

This one-day interactive event is for youth to learn greif coping strategies, share stories an be active at Heartland Forest.

Next Group:

May 30, 2019

9am to 2:30pm

Heartland Forest, Niagara Falls

*See below poster for details.


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.

Preteen Registration Form

Preteen Check List

Preteen Waiver 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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