The Denver Hospice

For over three decades, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times.
As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home.
The Denver Hospice cares for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives, those struck far too young by advanced illness, offers comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, offers comfort and grief counseling to families and friends.

Children and Teen




To arrange grief support for your child or to learn about the Footprints Children’s Grief Center,
 email us​ or call 303.321.2828 and ask for Footprints.

Our Footprints Children’s Grief Center has been helping grieving children and teens since 1982. In 2009 we began partnering with Judi’s House to offer a full circle of programs where children and teens find a safe place to express their feelings, find acceptance, healing and hope. When it comes to expressing grief, sometimes kids just need to be kids. 

Individual Grief Counseling

Footprints Children’s Grief Center specializes in helping children and families with anticipatory grief while a loved one is ill. We also offer individual counseling to grieving children following a death loss.
We believe all children have the capacity to heal from within. Having a supportive person who knows how to listen deeply and speak a language they understand can really help. Trained children’s grief counselors facilitate healing through art, movement and play- ways children naturally express and process feelings.  Parents and caregivers receive coaching around how to best support their child through the grief process.
Individual grief counseling takes place in our kid-friendly Footprints studio at 501 S. Cherry St., in Denver. Anticipatory grief counseling is offered at Footprints or in the child’s home – wherever a family feels most comfortable.
Contact our Footprints Children’s Grief Center to start individual sessions:
     Email:   Phone: 303-321-2828

How Much Does Individual Counseling Cost?

The first three sessions with your grief counselor are free to family and friends of patients of The Denver Hospice. After the third session, the fee is $65 per one-hour session. The Denver Hospice Grief Center is also open to the community, offering grief counseling for $80 per one-hour session.

We do not accept insurance at this time but your grief counselor will provide a receipt each time you visit that may be submitted for possible payment by your insurance plan. Sliding scale fees are available in cases of need.

Support Groups

Judi’s House specializes in offering grief support groups to children ages 3- to 18-years-old and their families. As a peer support program, Judi’s House, 1741 Gaylord St. in Denver, is designed to feel like a home where children can share their emotions with other bereaved children. For more information on children’s grief support groups contact Judi’s House at 720-941-0331.

Support Resources

Every Step of the Way - Helping a Child Navigate a Loved One's Serious Illness
This guide book, published by Footprints Children's Greif Center, is for adults, children, teen and families dealing with anticipatory grief. Topics include "What do I tell my child/teen about the illness", "What may my child/teen be feeling", and "How do I know when I need professional help for my child/teen".

How You Can Help:

…with your time
People are such an important link to everything we do at The Denver Hospice. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available that involve helping for an hour, an afternoon, or on an ongoing basis. Opportunities to help are available in administrative support, at special events and fundraisers.
…with your dollars
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Footprints relies on the generosity of family members, foundations and other donors, to continue its mission. Your donations are always appreciated.
To arrange grief support for your children or to learn how you can be a part of the Footprints Children’s Grief Center, call (303)321-2828 and ask for Footprints.

To arrange grief support for your child or to learn about the Footprints Children’s Grief Center,
 email us​ or call (303)321-2828 and ask for Footprints.