Hospice offers grief counseling for those in the last phases of a life-limiting illness. In addition, the bereavement coordinator assists family members for up to 13 months following a patient's death.
Grief counseling is also available to residents in our area without someone currently enrolled in Hospice, but needing our special services. We offer counseling for both adults and children.
2014 was the 18th year Hospice of Western Kentucky sponsored its annual bereavement youth camp, "Camp Courage." The free one-day program focuses on helping children ages 6-13 who have experienced the death of a relative or friend.
Partnering with the Dream Riders of Kentucky program, children had the opportunity to interact with therapy horses at the Dream Riders' facility in Philpot near Owensboro, as well as participate in crafts, group and one-on-one discussions, and other grief support activities. The camp, which is supported through grants from The Owensboro Rotary Foundation, Inc., helps the children commemorate and remember loved ones, and to better understand the feelings associated with loss and grief. If you would like more information about support groups, individual counseling, or our children's bereavement camp, please contact our bereavement coordinator, or
click here to download the bereavement brochure.