Local Grief Support Resources

At Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, we offer bereavement services for the families we serve as part of our strive to continue providing the best service possible. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 

Hospice of Orleans

Bereavement Support meetings are offered every Thursday night at 6:30 pm at their office on West Avenue in Albion. These meetings are open to anyone in the community as well as to all of their Hospice families. Although registration is not required, please call ahead in case of inclement weather or scheduling conflicts to be sure the group will be meeting. 589-0809

Supportive Care of Orleans County

Supportive Care is a branch of Hospice of Orleans, providing compassionate care and support to the seriously ill and their families since 1994. They are there to help with spiritual needs and concerns relating to illness as well as the grief process at the end of a life.

Orleans County Department of Health

The County Department of Mental Health offers a full range of services designed to meet the mental health needs of area residents. This state-licensed clinic offers comprehensive programs representing a broad range of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing. After hours counseling and crisis intervention can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Care & Crisis Helpline. Their number is 344-4400

Grief Share

Each day, someone is dealing with loss. It could be a recent loss or a loss from some time ago that is affecting daily life. Maybe you aren’t sure how to deal with or move past those feelings. Or maybe you want to know how to help someone who is experiencing grief. Grief Share can help you through the process of grief and the challenges associated with it.

Compassionate Friends

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Click on Compassionate Friends for more information on the meetings that are held in Rochester, NY.