Grief and Bereavement

Jessica’s House provides grief support to individuals in the Huron County and surrounding areas who have experienced a death or are dealing with end-of-life. We offer one-on-one and group support, for more information, see below. All grief and bereavement services are free of charge. You do not need to have had a family member at Jessica’s House to receive support.

One-on-One Support Elderly person's hand being held by family member

Jessica’s House provides compassionate one-on-one grief support to children and adults experiencing loss. Support is provided in a safe and supportive environment where there is an opportunity to share their experience, express feelings, and learn new coping strategies. For more information, please contact us.

Group Support

Group support provides individuals with an opportunity to share their loss experience, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping, and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment. Eight (8) week support groups are offered throughout the year. For more information, please contact us.

Click on the button below to fill out a form if you are interested in any of our grief and bereavement service.

Grief Resources approved by our Grief and Bereavement Coordinator

Books For Children

  • When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Brown
  • The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
  • No Matter What by Debi Gilori
  • I Miss you: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Books For Adults

  • I Can’t Stop Crying: Grief and Recovery,
  • A Compassionate Guide by John D. Martin and Frank D. Ferris
  • Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
  • The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy
  • It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine
  • Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing by Hope Edelman
  • Grieving is Loving: Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore
  • What’s Your Grief? Lists to Help you Though Any Loss by Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams
  • How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed: A Journal For Grief by Megan Devine

Crisis Support

Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team

If you need someone to talk to, are struggling with your mental health or addiction, or need to be connected to mental health services.
Phone: 1-888-829-7484

Kids Help Phone

Mental health services available 24/7 across Canada.
Text CONNECT to 686868
Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Available 24/7 to all Indigenous people across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online chat.
Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Online: www.hopeforwellness.ca

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Your donation will also help us continue to grow education and our grief support to our residents, their loved ones, and our community. Each donation allows us to keep all our resources FREE to anyone in need.