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:
Time of Remembrance Candle Light Service provides families with an opportunity to remember their loved one as part of a candle lighting service. This event takes place from 6:00-7:00PM at Hospice of Wichita Falls in the Wilson volunteer wing. The date for 2020 is November 16th. April 20th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.
Coping with Grief Support Group takes place over six-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 session in 2020 is October 5th through November 9th. April 6th through May 11th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. For questions or concerns please call Joan at 940-636-8349.
Wednesday Noon Group takes place every Wednesday from Noon to 1:00 pm at Hospice of Wichita Falls. We welcome you to come learn from others who are also coping with a similar loss. This grief support group has been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.
Souls in Motion Walking Group Meets every Tuesday at the seating area in JC Penney Court in Sikes Senter Mall at 8:00 am. This group has been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.
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 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. This grief support group has been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. For questions or concerns please call Joan at 940-636-8349.
The Zone Grief Support Group Meets every Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the 50+ Zone on the second floor of the Wichita Falls Public Library. This grief support group has been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.
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.