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Local Grief Support

After the funeral is over, our care for families and individual continues. Our funeral homes have been trailblazers in developing community programs that support local residents dealing with death. We are involved with local grief counselors and community organizations. Our staff works closely with clergy and physicians to provide team support to families, and we participate in crisis teams and loss awareness programs at high schools and colleges to help students deal with loss.

A wide range of grief support and bereavement programs are available to assist people coping with a loss. Below are those available in our region. These organizations offer help to people who have experienced loss through death. Please contact any one of our funeral homes to learn more about how we can help you, or your funeral director can offer additional information at your request.



Mary's Place

A Center for Grieving Children and Families
More than a decade ago, we helped to create “Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families”, a nonprofit organization where grieving Connecticut children and teens can share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. The specialty is in peer support groups for children ages 3 – 12 and teens 13 – 18, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person.

*For more information, contact Brittany Sheehan at (860) 688-9621 or via email.

Meeting Location:
6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095



Young Widow/Widowers

In the early 1970s, we developed the region’s first bereavement support groups for widows and widowers, a program that continues to this day.

*For more information, contact Brittany Sheehan at (860) 688-9621 or via email.



Resource Center and Library

In the Resource Center and Library, materials dealing with dying, death, and bereavement are available. This includes free pamphlets, a lending library for books, and a video selection that can be viewed online.

*For more information, call (860) 688-9621 or Carmon Community Funeral Homes at (860) 688-2200.

Location:
6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095



Begin Again

Begin again is a self-help support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. It is facilitated by Laura K. Perednia, LCSW and Justine Stagnon, LCSW.

*For more information, call Carmon Funeral Home in Avon, (860) 673-8610.

Meeting Location:
Mary's Place
6 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095



Farmington Valley VNA - Avon, CT

*For more information, call Carmon Funeral Home in Avon, (860) 673-8610



Hartford Visiting Nurses - Hartford, CT

Bereavement Coordinator: Patricia Snyder, (860) 525-7001



McLean Home – Simsbury, CT

*For more information, call (860) 658-3950.

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