Grief Support

GRIEF SHARE @ Lighthouse Baptist Church Group: 2919 W. Lydius St., Schenectady, NY 12303

Group Facilitator: Sharon Ditton. Contact # 518-356-1310
Cost including workbook $15

The Compassionate Friends (Schenectady Chapter) Grief/Bereavement Support

1803 Union Street
Schenectady New York 12309
John (518) 275-9448 or JoAnn (518) 372-8215 or Peggy (518) 887-5204

Community Hospice Grief Services:

"The Community Hospice provides free grief support services to those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. A Bereavement Counselor will recommend services after meeting with you and your family. Services may include:

-Grief Counseling, for individuals and families of all ages, at our sites or in the community
-Support Groups for adults, including Widow/Widowers, Daughter's, Living with Loss etc.
-Camp Erin, a free weekend camp for grieving children and teens, 6-17 years old
-Wave Riders, a free six week program for grieving children and teens, 3-17 years old

These services are free of charge, and are available to everyone, regardless of whether the person who died was a hospice patient.  
Additional supports are available for schools and organizations in our community, including trainings, groups, remembrance services,
​outreach and a crisis support team."

Trusted Grief Professionals 

Kelly Daugherty, LCSW-R
"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love".
Are you struggling with adapting to a significant loss in your life? Are you preoccupied with the thoughts and memories of a deceased loved one?
Are you ready to be able to integrate your grief into your life in a healthy way? Are you ready to move on from a single incident trauma that is
keeping you stuck? I am passionate about helping children and adults heal from grief/loss and single incident traumas that are keeping them
stuckand helping people move forward in their healing journey & achieve their goals."
(518) 219-8625

Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

Children and Grief

Helping those who Grieve

Coping with Complicated Situations