Arkansas Hospice is committed to helping families find hope and healing through the challenges that come at life’s end. This includes grief support, both prior to and following a death. Grief is experienced differently for each person. It is a process that takes time. It cannot be rushed, but it can be nurtured. The Arkansas Hospice team walks beside patients and families on this difficult journey. Chaplains and social workers address emotional and spiritual needs, and assist in the transition from hospice care to grief support.
Grief support, sometimes referred to as bereavement services, is provided to our hospice families and to those in the community. Bereavement specialists offer opportunities for hope and healing for up to 13 months with such activities as telephone calls, individual grief support, correspondence, grief and loss education, annual memorial services and healthy coping strategies. Special emphasis is given to children and adolescents and to the adults who care for them.
Individuals who are adjusting to life following loss can participate in Transitions Grief Support Groups or have help with referrals to outside resources, when needed.
Arkansas Hospice provides grief support not only for the families of our patients, but also for the community at large – regardless if the loss was an Arkansas Hospice patient or not. Services are available to anyone who would like to participate in our organized programs, and are available free of charge. Transitions Grief Support Groups meet monthly to allow those facing grief and loss to join others coping with the same challenges. Life after loss need not be faced alone. We are here to help. Refer to the following list to find the office nearest you and call for more information to learn how you can begin your journey of hope and healing.
North Little Rock Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 748-3422 or (877)713-2348
Little Rock – The Lunch Bunch A bereavement group for those who have experienced death more than six months ago. (501) 748-3422 or (877)713-2348
Batesville Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 748-3342 or (877) 713-2348
Conway Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 328-5400 or (888) 879-5401
Hot Springs Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 318-9992 or (888) 818-9992
Monticello Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 748-3424 or (877) 713-2348
Pine Bluff Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 748-3393 or (877) 713-2348
Russellville Transitions Grief Support Group (479) 498-2050 or (888) 498-2050
Russellville – The Lunch Bunch A bereavement group for those who have experienced death more than six months ago. (501) 748-3422 or (877) 713-2348
Searcy Transitions Grief Support Group (501) 748-3342 or (877) 713-2348
Coping with death can be difficult for children and teenagers. As a community service, Arkansas Hospice is presenting “Grief Relief: Art for the Heart” workshops for children, teens and parents. The scheduled dates for the next workshop is:
All sessions will be at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center (488 W. 10th Street Little Rock, AR 72204). To learn more, please call 501-748-3342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to KYE-YAC International for making our Hope & Healing 4 Kids program possible.
This special grief library provides a safe haven for people of all ages to come for quiet reflection and grief education. It was created by the family of Christie Godwin Tilbury, a former Arkansas Hospice Foundation board member who died in July 2006, and serves the needs of those who are facing loss and grief. Today, christie’s corner can be found at our offices in North Little Rock and Hot Springs. (hyperlink)The grief library was designed to bring hope and healing to the bereaved through:
Mending Hearts is a monthly support group for parents coping with the death of a child (ages birth to 21 years) following a serious illness. Meetings are on the 4th Sunday of each month from 3pm to 4pm at Arkansas Hospice’s North Little Rock office, located at 14 Parkstone Circle. For more information and registration, contact Jeana Jucha, bereavement specialist, at (501) 748-3422 or 877-713-2348, or email email@example.com You can be a part of helping those with grief by participating with the Arkansas Hospice Foundation. CLICK HERE for more information.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.