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Outpatient Services Guide
Click here for detailed information on outpatient services and support groups at Valley.
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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Bereavement Support Group

 

Our bereavement support group offers a place for those who are grieving a recent death. The group provides a safe and supportive environment where people can verbalize feelings associated with a loss. The group is facilitated by a clinical social worker experienced in grief therapy. For further information, call Valley Hospice at 201-291-6243.


Stepping Stones Support Group

Valley Home Care's Stepping Stones support group is designed to address the particular needs of parents who have lost a child. It provides a setting where parents can get support, come to terms with their loss, and begin to work towards healing.

Facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a parent who has survived a similar loss, Stepping Stones meets twice a month and is open to all parents who are grieving the death of a child age 22 or younger. Each 90-minute session will begin with the exploration of a topic related to grief and healing, followed by interactive discussion. Topics may include:

  • understanding the differences in how family members deal with loss,
  • helping siblings cope with grief,
  • getting through holidays and special occasions,
  • avoiding blame,
  • the importance of nurturing yourself,
  • utilizing support systems, and
  • sharing positive memories.

Parents seeking more information on the Stepping Stones support group may contact Bonnie Schneider at 201-291-6345, or Mary Ann West, RN, MSN, CHPN, Butterflies Program Manager, at 201-291-6364.

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