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.

Resources

 

The Denver Hospice Resources

What to Expect When Grieving (PDF, 2MB)

Coping Strategies that Work (PDF, 2MB)

Coping with the Holidays (PDF, 2.2MB) 

Every Step of the Way - Helping a Child Navigate a Loved Ones Serious Illness (PDF, 1.8MB)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Understanding Death, Loss and Grief Selected Readings (PDF, 1MB)

Book List for Adults about Child/Teen Grief (PDF, 1MB)

Book List for Families Preparing for Loss (PDF, 1MB)

Book List for Children About Death and Grief (PDF, 1MB)

General Grief Support Resources

HeartLight Center - provides in-depth programs related to the profess of grief and ongoing education programs and support for personal and lay caregivers in the Denver community.
http://www.heartlightcenter.org/

Center for Loss - founded more than 20 years ago by Dr. Alan Wolfelt to compassionately support both mourners and caregivers.
http://www.centerforloss.com/
 
GriefNet - online grief support providing help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.
http://www.griefnet.org/
 
Bereavement Artists - founded by Colorado artists, they have recognized a need for the bereaved community to have a resources of bereavement art services.
http://bereavementartists.com
 
Centering Corporation & Grief Digest Magazine - a non-profit dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.
http://www.centering.org/
 
Hello, Grief - Hello Grief provides information and resources about grief in order to break through the current culture of avoidance that surrounds death and loss.
 
Greif Toolbox - When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward.
https://thegrieftoolbox.com/

For Widows and Widowers

Widdahood - a free social support network dedicated to anyone who has suffered the loss of a significant other.
 
WidowNet - online information tool and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
http://www.widownet.org/
 
For Loss to Suicide - peer support offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.
http://heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org/index.shtml
 
Survivors of Suicide - working worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide to people who are lonely, despairing or considering suicide.
http://www.befrienders.org/
 

For Child and Infant Loss

Compassionate Friends - provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild.
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
 
The MISS Foundation - volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.
http://www.missfoundation.org/About_MISS/index.html
 
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc - serving those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
http://www.nationalshare.org/
 

Support for Grieving Children

Judi's House - an environment of acceptance and understanding allows children and adults in peer support groups to share the experience of loss with others.
http://www.judishouse.org/
 

Mental Health Resources 

Mental Health America of Colorado - collaborating to promote mental health, expanding access to services and transform systems of healthcare.
http://mhacolorado.org/
 
Mental Health Center of Denver - a source of comprehensive and accessible mental health and substance abuse treatment offering treatment, housing, education, and employment services.
http://www.mhcd.org/
 

Interactive Resources

Hospice Journey - Hospice Journey provides free personal websites for people facing illness. Hospice Journey is offered by The Samvara Project, a non-profit organization, in collaboration with hospice organizers throughout the United States.  Visit our personalized page
http://www.hospicejourney.org

Shiva Connect - a free resource to provide information, assistance and comfort to Jewish mourners, their families and those wishing to express their condolences. Create a private page to announce the loss of a loved one, inform friends and family about funeral and Shiva information, and create a calendar to coordinate food for each day of Shiva.
http://shivaconnect.com