Bereavement Counseling & Support

The Journey of Grief: Bereavement Support Group

No one chooses grief. Join this small group of 4-12 people as we learn together how to face grief. A licensed counselor facilitates each session which includes basic information about grief, group discussions, and activities that help you move through grief in your own way. If you are feeling alone as you walk this painful path, this group gives you a chance to find comfort from others who have also lost a close loved one. The support group is FREE and open to anyone grieving a loss, whether or not they have been a hospice patient.

We meet Thursdays for six weeks in the conference room* at the Cottingham Hospice House (390 Keowee School Road, Seneca). If you would like to come, please call the hospice office to register: (864) 882-8940. Six-week groups are offered throughout the year. Pick the session that is best for you:

  • July 6-August 10: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • August 31-October 5: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • October 26-December 7: 3-4:30 p.m.

How May We Help You?

Contact us: (864) 882-8940

Our bereavement sessions are free, however, registration is required. 

If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone privately about your grief call Eunice Lehmacher, bereavement coordinator at (864) 882-8940 or email

Additional Support Opportunities

Between Us
Caregiver support group for those taking care of someone critically or terminally ill. Mutual support, education and relaxation are offered. The group meets the first Tuesday monthly 3-4:15 p.m. in the Cottingham Hospice House Chapel.

Camp Sunburst
Overnight camping experience for children (grades 1-6) who have lost a parent, sibling or other relative. Groups and outdoor activities take place at the Outdoor Lab in Clemson.

Life After Loss Series
2 session workshops for those who lost a loved one at least 6 months ago on the following topics:
Self-care. Assess your own self-care and choose possible changes: Aug. 14 & 28, 4:30-6 p.m.
Surviving the Holidays. Rethink and adapt for the first holidays: Nov. 21 & Dec 5, 5:30-7 p.m.

Compassionate Friends
Support group for parents who have lost a child (miscarriage, infant loss, child, teen or adult child). Meets the fourth Tuesday monthly from 6-7:30 p.m.

*Cottingham Hospice House faces Tucker Lane. The conference room is opposite the main entrance. Free parking is available near the conference room in the lot marked “Oconee Palliative Medicine.” Come in through the glass doors next to the outdoor porch.