Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, all public gatherings, in person and group counseling sessions will be offered virtually until further notice. Support from a Grief Counselor is still available by phone by calling 719-884-6530. Leave a message and a Counselor will call you back.
Care and Support after the Loss of a Loved One
Grief is a very personal journey, traveled in different ways and at different paces. Our professional grief counselors and trained volunteers ensure that you don’t have to make the journey alone.
Support for Our Patients and Families
The Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Center for Grief and Loss offers a range of free grief support and bereavement services so that family members can find the approach that’s right for them. Grief support is available to those whose loved one died under the care of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Patient families may access six individual grief counseling sessions at no cost.
Support for Our Community
We care for our community as they endure losses that may not include someone on our hospice service. We are here for you too. Community clients can expect individual counseling sessions and grief support groups to be available for a fee. We use a sliding fee scale based on the ability to pay. Please contact us for more information. Veteran and active military discounts are available.
To explore which grief support services may best meet your needs and wishes, read on. Or click here to watch a recent KKTV MOMS Everyday interview about the Center for Grief and Loss. You can also call the Center for Grief and Loss at 719-633-3400 or by emailing BereavementTeam@PikesPeakHospice.org.
Finding the Grief Support that’s Right for You
We know that the journey that begins with hospice care does not end with your loved one’s passing. Your grief and how you experience it is uniquely yours. Even if you have experienced a loss before, your feelings and healing process can be very different each time.
Our grief support is built around a simple belief: Grief is normal and necessary. It is part of our human condition, and we must go through it in the wake of profound loss.
Coping with the roller coaster of emotions and reactions can seem overwhelming at times. That’s why Pikes Peak Hospice offers a variety of support services for adults, teens and children to help explore, understand and express the grief that is unique to you.
Information and support is available in our newsletters, free literature on specific types of grief, special presentations and commemorative events. Individual grief counseling by appointment and grief support groups are available for you and your family as you take important steps toward healing.
Adult Grief Support Groups
We offer tailored support groups that bring grieving people together for an opportunity to connect with and gain strength from others who have experienced similar types of losses.
Children’s Grief Support
The Children’s Grief Support Program is designed to create an atmosphere that is emotionally safe so kids can explore and express their feelings.
Summer Grief Support Group Sessions
All groups will meet consecutively for six weeks, except on holiday weeks.
Adult Support Group Sessions
Monday Group 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 1 – June 12
July 3 – August 7
Thursday Group 10:00a.m. – 12:00 noon
May 4 – June 8
July 6 – August 10
Grief Support Group FAQs
What Can I Expect During the Group Sessions?
All meetings are led by our Pikes Peak Hospice Bereavement Counselor. During each hospice bereavement support group session, participants learn tools to help them work through their grief, regain a sense of purpose, value, and joy.
Who Can Join the Support Group?
The grief support groups are free of charge to our bereaved families and friends of loved ones with Pikes Peak Hospice. There is no cost to attend, but please register online.
How Often Do the Groups Meet?
Weekly, for two hours per session. Each group runs for six weeks.
When Can You Start Attending Sessions?
At the beginning of each group session, new participants are encouraged to join and participate for the entirety of the series. After week two, the group becomes a private, closed group for the remaining weeks.
Grief Support Contact
Rev. William Eskew
Manager of Bereavement and Volunteer Engagement
Mobile: 719.510.4702, Main: 719.633.3400
William brings a background as a Chaplain and Certified Nurse Aide to his role as the Manager of Volunteers and Bereavement.
He was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, and while pursuing a nursing degree, he worked as a CNA for pediatrics and adults for many years. After being redirected to the ministry, William enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was president of the student organization for Peace and Justice that supported peace in various areas of social justice in the midst of conflicts.
Achieving a Masters of Divinity degree at Princeton, William began his professional chaplain ministry in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Chaplain working in both hospital and hospice settings in this highly, culturally diverse area. He was ordained in the Spring of 2017 and has been serving his church and community.
William found a heart and passion for caring for those at end of life and their bereaved survivors. He was awarded the “Best of VITAS” award in 2018 as part his work in hospice in California. Since joining PPHPC, he has provided pastoral and spiritual care for hospice and palliative care patients, family members and loved ones.
At home he loves to play with and love on his family, a wife, two children, and as a licensed foster parent, the children who come through Foster Care.