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I learned I could get grief counseling at Cedar Valley Hospice although we never got to enter hospice. From my experience on a CISD team I knew I needed help. I walked into the office and was able to get one-on-one counseling. The counseling was extremely beneficial…

- Gary Stratton, husband of Maxine and former firefighter/EMT who often transported patients to the Hospice Home.

Services and Support

Cedar Valley Hospice Grief Support Services provide comprehensive counseling, support services, and educational leadership on dying, death, and grief to the community. The goal of Grief Support Services is to help family members and friends adjust their lives after the death of a loved one. Grief Services are available to friends and family members of Cedar Valley Hospice patients, as well as anyone in the community who is grieving a loss due to death. Services are offered free of charge.

Cedar Valley Hospice Grief Support Services provide:

  • Assessment of individual needs
  • Phone calls and/or visits from a Cedar Valley Hospice grief staff member
  • Bereavement classes, support groups, and workshops
  • Bereavement mailings
  • Grief literature
  • Memorial services
  • Age appropriate support for youth
  • Referral to other community professionals
  • Lending of books, pamphlets, and videos about grief

Individual Grief Counseling

Everyone grieves differently. Some people find they may benefit from professional support or counseling. Individual, couples, and family sessions may be arranged by calling the Cedar Valley Hospice office nearest you.

Grief Support Groups

Grief support groups explore the grief process and the emotions which accompany the journey to healing. These groups present important information about grief and the opportunity to share with, and learn from, others.

Hospice Social Support

Attending social activities after the death of a spouse or loved one may be a difficult task. Cedar Valley Hospice Social Support helps make that transition easier by providing support and friendship. These groups meet on a regular basis and also hold various group activities.

Youth Grief Support

Cedar Valley Hospice provides specialized grief support through the Eucalyptus Tree Program. Click here for more information.

Community Education

Cedar Valley Hospice provides education on dying, death, and grief to any person, group, organization, or business. Upon request, our professional staff provides presentations and workshops, free of charge, on a variety of grief-related issues. On-site visits to businesses, schools, or other locations are also available.

Contact us for more information on Grief Support Services

Contact Info
  • Waterloo - Central Office
    800-617-1972 | 319-272-2002

  • Waverly
    877-485-7081 | 319-352-1274

  • Grundy Center
    888-878-3868 | 319-824-3868

  • Hospice Home

  • Independence
    888-273-8957 | 319-334-6960

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"There was a representative(s) from Cedar Valley Hospice at the funeral home to offer sympathy and support. The Waverly office sent a card and followed up for one year with grief support with home visits and notes. That all meant so much. They were very supportive. That would be the best word to describe Cedar Valley Hospice, along with compassionate."

- Dr. Dave & Barb Hennessey,
parents of Katy Hennessey.