Hospice of Wichita Falls offers many support services to the families and communities we serve. Our support team consists of Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Chaplains, and Bereavement staff.
Social Workers provide support to alleviate emotional and social stress. They offer expertise in community resources for patients, caregivers, and community members. They will assist with advance directives, medical power of attorney, and other end-of-life planning. Social Workers also provide bereavement support up to a year for caregivers and families following the death of a patient.
Hospice of Wichita Falls chaplains offer non-denominational spiritual support for patients and families. They are available to coordinate the spiritual care for patients who are unable to attend their place of worship. Chaplains also provide family and significant others with grief and bereavement counseling.
Hospice of Wichita Falls offers support groups to families, caregivers, and community members at no cost. These support groups are listed below:
Memorial Service provides families with an opportunity to remember their loved one as part of a candle lighting service. This event takes place on the third Monday from 6:00-7:00PM PM every other month at Hospice of Wichita Falls in the Wilson volunteer wing.
Grief Support Group takes place over eight-week sessions throughout the year. This group meets weekly on Monday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Hospice of Wichita Falls Homecare Administration Wing. The sessions focus on education and covers topics such as how to deal with grief, managing new roles in the household, taking care of yourself as well as other grief related issues. For more information, contact Kimberly Stegall at 691.0982. The upcoming sessions starts on October 2nd and runs through November 6th.
Wednesday Noon Group takes place every Wednesday from Noon to 1:00 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. This group is specific to the loss of a partner or spouse. We welcome you to come learn from others who are also coping with a similar loss.
Thursday Noon Group takes place every Thursday from Noon to 1:00 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. This group is open to any type of loss. We offer a safe place to share your grief experience and find support and understanding.
Wings of Hope is a support group for grieving parents and grandparents. This group meets the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM in the volunteer wing at Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Caregiver Support Group is for those caring for a spouse, aging parent or other loved one. This group meets the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm in the Elizabeth Prothro Homecare Administration Wing at Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Children’s Grief Programs
Building Bridges is a support service for children and teens. This program is offered twice a year for those in kindergarten through 12th grade. Each session is a one night a week meeting for a duration of six weeks. Building Bridges offers emotional support to grieving children, teens and their families who have experienced loss through death of someone significant in their lives.
Camp Grin Again is offered each summer to children ages from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. It is a day camp where children are encouraged to express their feelings and share their experience in a safe environment. In both of these programs, children will participate in activities to help them grow and develop life-long coping skills.