Bereavement Support

Firtion-Adams is pleased to announce the opening of a Grief Support Center as a way to further meet the emotional needs of bereaved individuals and families in the communities we serve. Coping with a loss can be a difficult journey for any of us. We understand the importance of mutual support for bereaved individuals and families. The purpose of our grief support group is to offer education about the grief process and to give people the opportunity to come together in a supportive environment with others who are also experiencing a loss.

LIVING AFTER LOSS is a grief support group that is offered in the spring and fall of each year. The purpose of our grief support group is to offer education about the grief process and to give people the opportunity to come together in a supportive environment with others who are also experiencing a loss. Each series of eight weekly meetings provides information, discussion, and support for group participants. The group is facilitated by Jill Adams, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Anne Biancuzzo, a Pastoral Minister. Registration for the group is recommended as space is limited. The program is open to the public at no cost. Please contact Jill Adams at (413) 562-3133 for more information or to register for the program.

Location: Genesis Spiritual Life Center
53 Mill Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Time: 6:30 � 8:00 P.M.

Dates: Thursday Evenings
There are no dates scheduled

Facilitators:
Jill C. Adams, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

REFERRAL NETWORK is a listing of resources, counselors, and other support groups available in the community.

THE GRIEF AND LOSS LENDING LIBRARY serves as a resource center for bereaved individuals and families as well as professionals, caregivers, educators, and students in our community. We encourage our families and members of the community to visit our Lending Library and explore the materials we have to offer. Our library contains books, pamphlets, brochures, videos, and workbooks pertaining to death, dying, grief and loss.

We have literature related to specific topics such as:

  • Bereaved Children
  • Death of a Child
  • Widow and Widower Grief
  • Parental Death
  • Miscarriage
  • Suicide
  • Terminal Illness
  • Funeral Traditions
  • Caregiver Support
  • What Friends Can Do to Help the Bereaved
  • Death in the Workplace
  • AIDS
  • Death of a Grandparent
  • Death of a Friend

Books and materials may be checked out for a two-week period at no cost. The library is open most business days and on the weekends by appointment. Please contact Jill Adams, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. at 413-562-3133 for more information.



 
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