Grief Support

Goshen Care at Home / Hospice Bereavement Support Group
High Park Building, 1721 South Main St., Goshen, IN
Ph: (574) 535-2700 A 6-week bereavement group is offered at least twice a year; currently being offered in February and August. Open to all.
Contact: Janet Quatman, LCSW or Rachel Schertz, LCSW

RYAN'S PLACE - specialized support for children with grief issues in Elkhart Co. and surrounding Michiana
Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m. at Ryan's Place, a Center for Grieving Children, Teens, and their parents - groups segmented by age - including one for post-high school age. Two groups meet in Goshen: every other Monday or Thursday evenings at the Goshen City Church of the Brethren, and one meets in Elkhart: every other Monday at the First Congregation Church. An anticipatory grief group to support those whose loved ones are in the process of dying is also available, as needed.
For more information and to register call 202-1688(Cell) or 535-1000 (Ofc)

SUICIDE SURVIVOR'S Support Group - Elkhart County's response, offering specialized support to adults who had a family member or close friend commit suicide. This group is also led by persons connected to Ryan's Place and meets every other Monday of each month at 7 PM at Ryan's Place. (Contact the same numbers listed above for Ryan's Place.)

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - Goshen area
55874 C.R. 31, Bristol IN 46507-9603 - The focus of this group is to bring aid and support to parents and families who have lost children by death. The local CF group is part of a national and international support group.
Other resources available: Pamphlets, Speakers, Library.
Mtngs: held from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 2nd Tues. each month at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen & 3rd Tues at St. Paul's Lutheran, Middlebury.
Contact: Nancy & Rex Gleim 574-825-5134; Fax: 262-5565

"THE EVERGREEN EXPERIENCE" - Support for School Age Children - for all Michiana, based in St. Joseph Co.
Workshops for school age children ages 6 to 12, and their parents, who are grieving the loss of a loved one as a result of death - these group experiences are offered by the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Each runs 2 ½ hours every other month on Saturday mornings at the Life Transition Center at 215 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, 46545. Education and emotional support are offered and there is no charge to attend.
Register by calling the Life Transition Center at: 574-255-1064 or 800-413-9083

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. - Hospice of Elkhart County - Serving Elkhart and Kosciusko Counties - 2901 East Bristol Street, Suite C,
Elkhart, Indiana,46514. 8-week bereavement groups are offered several times a year, open to all.
Ask for Greg Suderman, MSW or Chaplain Vanette Kashmer. Call (574) 264-3321 or (866) 264-3321

Excellent, specialized online resources: