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Center for Hope and Healing – Grief Counseling

The Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing offers support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. These services include individual grief and loss counseling for all ages, adult support groups, Family Evenings, youth camps, potlucks, memorials, and opportunities for expressive therapies. Mobile grief support is also available for schools, workplaces, faith communities and other organizations.

The goal of the Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing is to help those who have suffered a loss understand that:

  • Grief is a natural and even healthy reaction to loss.
  • Within each of us is the capacity to heal.
  • The duration and intensity of grief is unique – no magic “finish” line
  • Caring and acceptance assist in the healing process.

Services are available to all individuals in our community. Relationship to a Midland Care patient is not required. For families served by Midland Care Hospice, there is no charge for three sessions of individual grief counseling services the first 13 months after the death of their loved one. For families inquiring from the community, charges are applied per type of service. A sliding fee scale is available as needed. If you wish to attend a support group, donations are accepted.

If you feel you would benefit from this support, please contact Sherry Combs at 785-232-2044 EXT 701107 or scombs@midlandcc.org

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Book Club (Registration Required) 3:00 pm
Book Club (Registration Required)
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Book: It’s OK that You are Not OK by Megan Devine Understanding your grief and loss when others can’t Topics May Include: Am I Crazy? The Reality of Loss The need to grieve, but not … Read More
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Grief Works 5:30 pm
Grief Works
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This group is open and no prior registration is required.
Reel Grief (Registration Required) 7:00 pm
Reel Grief (Registration Required)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What is Reel Grief? Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where … Read More
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Love Endures Support Group 3:00 pm
Love Endures Support Group
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This group focuses on spousal loss, attendees of this group have been without their loved one for less than 1 year. For more information Sherry Combes at 785-430-2199 ext 701107 or scombs@midlandcc.org. No registration is … Read More
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Caregiver Support Group 1:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group @ Midland Care, Gardenview Room
Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. … Read More
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Book Club (Registration Required) 3:00 pm
Book Club (Registration Required)
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Book: It’s OK that You are Not OK by Megan Devine Understanding your grief and loss when others can’t Topics May Include: Am I Crazy? The Reality of Loss The need to grieve, but not … Read More
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Second Tuesday at Findables 10:00 am
Second Tuesday at Findables
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Second Tuesday at Findables @ Midland Care Findables
Midland Care Findables is a unique, upscale, resale shop that benefits Midland Care’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs. Findables sells a wide variety of items, including men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, antiques, books, collectibles … Read More
Grief Works 5:30 pm
Grief Works
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This group is open and no prior registration is required.
Reel Grief (Registration Required) 7:00 pm
Reel Grief (Registration Required)
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What is Reel Grief? Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where … Read More
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Love Endures Support Group 3:00 pm
Love Endures Support Group
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This group focuses on spousal loss, attendees of this group have been without their loved one for less than 1 year. For more information Sherry Combes at 785-430-2199 ext 701107 or scombs@midlandcc.org. No registration is … Read More
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Book Club (Registration Required) 3:00 pm
Book Club (Registration Required)
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Book: It’s OK that You are Not OK by Megan Devine Understanding your grief and loss when others can’t Topics May Include: Am I Crazy? The Reality of Loss The need to grieve, but not … Read More
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Grief Works 5:30 pm
Grief Works
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This group is open and no prior registration is required.
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Love Endures Support Group 3:00 pm
Love Endures Support Group
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This group focuses on spousal loss, attendees of this group have been without their loved one for less than 1 year. For more information Sherry Combes at 785-430-2199 ext 701107 or scombs@midlandcc.org. No registration is … Read More
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Caregiver Support Group 1:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group @ Midland Care, Gardenview Room
Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. … Read More
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Book Club (Registration Required) 3:00 pm
Book Club (Registration Required)
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Book: It’s OK that You are Not OK by Megan Devine Understanding your grief and loss when others can’t Topics May Include: Am I Crazy? The Reality of Loss The need to grieve, but not … Read More
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Grief Works 5:30 pm
Grief Works
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This group is open and no prior registration is required.
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Love Endures Support Group 3:00 pm
Love Endures Support Group
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This group focuses on spousal loss, attendees of this group have been without their loved one for less than 1 year. For more information Sherry Combes at 785-430-2199 ext 701107 or scombs@midlandcc.org. No registration is … Read More
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Reel Grief (Registration Required) 3:00 pm
Reel Grief (Registration Required)
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
What is Reel Grief? Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where … Read More
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Grief Works 5:30 pm
Grief Works
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This group is open and no prior registration is required.

Latest Center for Hope and Healing News

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Thursday, December 19, 2019

I love the holidays. I easily get caught up in the lights and the traditions, the celebrations, the family and faith time. I love the cooking and decorating, and finding just the right gift for my loved ones. But in November, 2008, I received the phone call that changed my life and the lives of … Read More

Changing Holiday Traditions After a Death

Friday, December 13, 2019

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” except when it isn’t. I have always loved the holidays… the decorating, the celebrating, family time and religious traditions. But 2 weeks before Thanksgiving in 2008, my husband died suddenly in an auto accident, and the season suddenly took a somber expression for me and my two … Read More

Being Grateful During Times of Grieving

Thursday, November 21, 2019

In book club we’ve been reading Resilient Grieving by Lucy Hone, PhD. Today we read chapter 7 about the importance of positive emotions during grieving. Positive emotions act as a respite for us and can offer a broader perspective during the grieving process.  In the grips of grief it can be hard to see any … Read More

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