Grief Support

Online Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.
National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.
Growth House: discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.
WidowNet: an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

Grief Resources for Parents

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
Bereaved Parents USA: a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents: offers understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and hope to all parents who are struggling with grief.
The Compassionate Friends: supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support: provides support to those mourning the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

New Tomorrows

Eight-Week Grief Education Series

New Tomorrows is a free grief support program offered by McLaren Hospice designed to assist those who have experienced grief and loss through peer support.

Participants meet in a small group setting for two-hour sessions over a period of eight weeks. During these sessions participants learn to recognize grief symptoms and learn techniques to help them address issues of grief. They also receive tools to deal with future loss and learn to apply the tools to help others identify grief. Following completion of the series, participants can even teach the interventions to others.

New Tomorrows provides a safe, supportive environment to share personal experiences and continuing issues related to loss and grief.
As the series ends, it is a positive experience to reflect on how participants have dealt with their issues and are beginning to find closure related to the grief process.

Sessions are available at different times and locations. To register, please contact the Bereavement Coordinator for your area.

Register for New Tomorrows, Today

Free of charge. Preregistration requested.
Ongoing grief education and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

For information, please call:

  • Flint/Davison/Lapeer area: (810) 496-8625
  • Bay City area: [989] 316-4353
  • Lansing area: (517) 975-9909
  • Macomb/Oakland area: (586) 554-5870

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

At Skorupski Family Funeral Home we offer the following aftercare grief recommendations:

»  Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

»  Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve
Educational content and interactive activities to help support children through their grief.

Videos, resources, newsletter, and an online therapeutic grief program created by Dr. Jason Troyer.

»  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.