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Iowa City Hospice

Bereavement Support & Counseling

Following a patient’s death, Iowa City Hospice bereavement staff is available to support family members and friends throughout the grieving process.

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a painful, isolating and lonely time. Iowa City Hospice’s grief support services can help. Our services are available to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether the person was in hospice care.

Iowa City Hospice offers a variety of grief support services including support groups, grief education, and special events. For detailed information, click here or visit the Iowa City Hospice calendar.

Many children and youth find comfort and security through grief-support groups where everyone participating shares one common element: someone they love has died. Iowa City Hospice offers three unique groups for children, youth and their parents/caregivers who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Please check back for dates for 2016. For additional questions, please contact Kimberly Peterson at 319-351-5665.

Community Support and Information

The Johnson County Crisis Center offers a Suicide Survivors Support Group on the first Thursday of each month and there is no cost to attend. The Crisis Center is located at 1121 Gilbert Court in Iowa City. The meeting will offer participants a safe place to talk about memories, ongoing grief and the stigma surrounding death by suicide. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the Crisis Center’s Survivors Support Group page, Survivors of Suicide Resources page, or contact Keri Neblett at 351-0140 or by email at

Downloadable Resources

For additional support information, visit our Downloadable Resources page.