Grief Care

Preparing and Supporting Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Move Forward in Life

Grief can often seem overwhelming. Tears, pain, sadness and immobility make mourning a grueling process. It’s often a devastating experience. Grieving is a challenging process, but it is necessary to help you accept the loss you have experienced. As you work through these difficult feelings, healing begins.

We provide families with extensive grief support as they work through life’s changes, free of charge to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.

As part of our Bereavement Services, caring professionals provide grief counseling to patients, their families and the community through individual and group sessions, up to 13 months after a patient’s death.

Grief Care

Grief is very personal, but it also something to be shared. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a neutral person, to reminisce, to cry, or to vent your feelings.

We understand the importance of encouragement and compassion through this difficult time. Therefore, throughout the year, we offer no-cost support groups to adults in our community which include the following workshops:

  • Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief
  • Coping with the loss of a spouse or partner
  • Coping with the death of a parent
  • Coping with the death of a child
  • Hope for the Holidays

An up-to-date list of our no-cost grief support groups and workshops can be found on our event calendar.

Youth Grief Support

Bereavement counselors provide young people support as they cope with emotions and changes that may be difficult, confusing, or frightening. Behaviors and feelings that occur in a typical grieving process are explained, along with ways they can be safely expressed. This is necessary before young people can begin to reinvest their energies into their own futures.

We offer a variety of programs to support young people as they cope with the loss of someone special in their lives.

  • Counselors are available for individual counseling of young people coping with the death of a loved one. They are encouraged to find a safe way to express their thoughts and feelings. This may occur through the creation of artwork or within a safe conversation.

    Efforts focus on building a relationship of trust so that a young person can ask questions and often find their own answers.

    Note: Our programs that provide grief support to young people are changing to reflect the need for social distancing and current efforts to keep our community safe. We are currently able to offer individual grief counseling to young people virtually; for more information or to schedule a session, please call 910-796-7991.

We are here to support you after losing someone you love.

Remember that you have a team of people who care about you and want to assist you in the healing process. Our programs are open to anyone in the community  who has lost a loved one, whether or not their loved one was serve by Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

To learn more about any of our grief support programs, please contact us at: 910.796.7991


As a nonprofit hospice, we depend upon the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation to help us ensure that everyone in the community who needs treatment or support receives it. Your tax-deductible donation can make a huge difference.

Grief Care

“Thank you so for caring for our beautiful grandmother in her last days. You surrounded us all with such love and light, and we can’t thank you enough!”

Granddaughter of hospice patient

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Each year, we provide more than 80 no-cost grief groups, workshops, programs for adults and families, and camps for children, in addition to individual grief counseling, to people in our community who have lost a loved one, whether or not they were served by us.

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On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.