Terminal Illness Support Groups

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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have a life-threatening illness, their families and friends. The groups help participants cope with the feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, fear, guilt and grief that arise when facing impending death or when a loved one is seriously ill; the resulting strain on relationships and friendships; and other end of life issues. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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    Cancer Support - PathfindersPathfinders is a support program for cancer and chronically ill patients, caregivers, and anyone experiencing grief and loss. Some of Pathfinder's many services include: - One-on-one counseling & skills training - Navigation, advocacy and resource referral - Support groups - Grief & loss counseling - Palliative care and end-of-life planning - The Angel Volunteer program - The Survivor-to-Survivor program - Emergency financial aidPitkin County189 Meadowood Dr. Aspen - PathfindersPathfinders
    Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups - Denver HospiceSupport groups are offered to caregivers, adults, teens, and children of persons with terminal illness and for persons grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups meet weekly or monthly at differing times and locations.Denver CountyDenver HospiceDenver Hospice
    Childhood Cancer Support Services - Candlelighters of Southern ColoradoProvides support for families and individuals touched by childhood cancer and blood disorders through information and referral services, as well as monthly family uproot events. Call or go online for more information. El Paso CountyCandlelighters of Southern ColoradoCandlelighters of Southern Colorado
    HopeWest Kids Grief Support Camps - HopeWest Hospice & Palliative CareHopeWest Kids - grief & bereavement services for children, teens and their families.Because loss and grief affect children and teens differently than adults, HopeWest Kids offers specialized education and support designed especially for them. Service/Camps Available: - Camp Good Grief: A weekend summer camp for children and teens entering grades 3-9. There is a $35 fee to attend camp. - Itty Bitty Camp:Designed for kids entering kindergarten through second grade. The cost of camp is $25 and includes a lunch. Scholarships are available. - School Programs:Programs at area schools provide an easily accessible way for children to participate in grief support services. Ask your local school counselor for more information. Groups are free. - Equine Program:Healing with Horses program pairs kids with horses to process the thoughts and feeling associates with grief. There is a $25 fee for this group. - Teen Retreat: This weekend camp is for 9th to 12th graders who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Cost is $35 to attend.Mesa CountyHopeWest Hospice & Palliative Care (Mesa County)HopeWest Hospice & Palliative Care

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