For Communities

Building a Grief-Informed Community

All of us can be part of a community of hope and healing. With a basic understanding of the grief process and a few key skills, we can help your community be grief-informed and sensitive to your colleagues and acquaintances who have experienced a loss.

GrieveWell partners with libraries, churches, community groups, colleges and other organizations to build a more compassionate, supportive grief-informed culture.

See Our Workshops

Contact us to bring GrieveWell workshops to your community. These programs help participants learn about grief, build skills to support the bereaved, and develop greater understanding and compassion for those in grief.

If you are supporting individuals within your community who are experiencing grief, it can be helpful to:

  • Learn about grief, so that you can provide important information and feedback to the bereaved
  • Be a resource for others within your community and help them find the information they need to be supportive
  • Listen without judgment
  • Suggest services and resources that might help the bereaved process their thoughts and feelings in a way that works for them
  • Understand if your offer for help is not accepted
  • Recognize the normal symptoms of grief, and look for signs that the bereaved needs additional help
  • Respect that each grief journey is unique, and each individual will express his or her grief differently

Educate Your Community

Attend or host one of our grief workshops.

Become A Program Sponsor

Partner with GrieveWell to make a difference.

Resources For Your Community

Do’s & Don’ts

Here are some tips on how to support someone in grief, and what to avoid.

How to Write a Condolence Card

Check out this guide to finding ways to comfort the bereaved with a heartfelt message.

Digital Support Kit

This kit provides steps, tools, and recommendations for supporting someone in grief from afar.

Grateful To Our Sponsors