It was nice to be treated with the patience and care that you showed.

Organizations & Memberships

Grief Support

It’s quite common for people to need some extra help and support at a time of personal loss. We can offer assistance with a complete library of brochures that inspire and assist the process of healing.

We’ve also compiled a list of helpful resources as a service to our community.

Home Health and Hospice Care

Community Health Professionals, Inc.

3719 Shawnee Road
Lima, OH 45806
(419) 991-1822

803 Brewfield Drive
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
(419) 738-7430
Offering visiting nurses, hospice, and bereavement support.
Serving Northwest and West Central Ohio

Bridge Home Health & Hospice

Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 423-5351

Grand Lake Hospice

200 St Clair Avenue
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885
(419) 394-7434
(800) 543-5115

Universal Home Health & Hospice

701 South Main Street
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
(937) 593-6333

Wilson Home Health & Hospice

915 West Michigan
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 498-2311

St. Rita's Hospice

959 W North St
Lima, OH 45805-2457
(419) 226-9064

Bereavement Support Groups

Healing Memories Support Group

Healing Memories Support Group is here to give you a safe place in which to express your feelings of grief.

Teri Jones Lowe and Rev. Bruce D. Head, CPC (Certified Pastoral Counselor, with additional education in grief counseling) lead these monthly meetings, which are open to the public free of charge. Several times throughout the year, various specialists are brought in as presenters on a variety of topics for our support group.

For more information and meeting times call:
Teri Jones Lowe, Support Group Facilitator
(419) c394-3387 x2808
[email protected]

Bruce Head, Pastoral/Bereavement Counselor for Grand Lake Health System
(419) 394-3387 x4035
[email protected]

Younger Widows/Widowers

(near the age of 49) and Grief Journeys groups meet at various locations. Call Herb at St. Rita’s Hospice (419) (419) 226-9556 for group information.


is a bereavement support group for parents and family members who have experienced the death of a baby. For more information please call Stephanie at (419) 226-9237 or Teresa at (419) 226-9342, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Trails Summer Camp

for school aged youth, held in June. Good Grief Fun Camp is held in July. For more information, call Barb or Kim at St. Rita’s (419) 226-9064.

Church of the Nazarene

offers an adult bereavement support group series at the church, in Lima. Please call (419) 223-9646 for information.

Compassionate Friends

offers friendship and understanding to parents who have experienced the death of a child. For more information, please call Hardin County at (419) 757-3201, Putnam County at (419) 659-2475, or Van Wert (419) 238-0639. To find chapters throughout the U.S. call (877) 969-0010 or visit

Separated By Suicide

Call Dottie Kaiser of Pastoral Care (419) 228-3335.

Interfaith Grief Suppor Group

sponsored by St. Charles Parish. Call the Church office (419) 228-7635.

A New Morning

Call (419) 238- 9223 for information.

An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

Books on Grief

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Handbook for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses
Richard Lewis, Judson Press, 1996

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Brook Noel, Champion Press, 2000

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working through Grief
Martha Whitmore Hickman, Harper Paperbacks, 1994

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
Carla Fine, Main Street Books, 1999

The Bereaved Parent
Harriett S. Schiff, Penguin, 1978

When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Rabbi Harold Kushner, Avon, 1983

The Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say, What to Do at a Time of Loss
Leonard Zunin, Harper Collins, 1992