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Grief Support

The Community Hospice provides free grief support services to those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.


A Bereavement Counselor will recommend services after meeting with you and your family. Services may include:


  • Individual or Family grief counseling, for adults and children
  • Support Groups, including Widow/Widowers, Daughter's, Living with Loss etc.
  • Camp Erin, a free weekend camp for grieving children and teens, 6-17 years old
  • Wave Riders, a free six week program for grieving children and teens, 3-17 years old


These services are free of charge, and are available to everyone, regardless of whether the person who died was a hospice patient.  Additional supports are available for schools and organizations in our community, including trainings, groups, memorial services, outreach and a crisis support team.


Request more information about our grief services online, or contact a site nearest you:


Albany and Schenectady Counties
Sue Emanuele 
Phone: 518.724-0200

Columbia and Greene Counties
Joseph Zanchelli 
Phone: 518-943-5402

Montgomery County
Amy Weinar 
Phone: 518-843-5412

Rensselaer County
Julia Soto 
Phone: 518-285-8100

Saratoga and Washington Counties
Meg Parobeck 
Phone: 518-581-0800


More information can be found on The Community Hospice's Grief Services website.