Hospice Grief Services

Free support for anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend.  Please call 518-285-8116

The Community Hospice's Grief Services

The Community Hospice provides free support services for anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend.   These services are available to everyone, regardless of whether the person who died was a Hospice patient.  

Individuals may apply for any of our services onlineprint a paper application, print our schedule for groups, or call for more information 518-285-8116.

All of our bereavement services are free of charge, and may include:

  • Counseling - individual or family, at our sites, local schools or homes.
  • Support Groups - for adults grieving a spouse, family member or friend.
  • Wave Riders - a weekly or monthly support group for families with children.
  • Camp Erin - weekend overnight camp for children aged 6-17 years old.

We offer individual or family grief support sessions at each one of our sites, and at different locations throughout the community.  Support groups are also available throughout the year.

Our special programs for grieving children, including Camp Erin - Albany and Wave Riders, are for children as young as 3 years old.  Programs are offered at our sites, in the community, and at local schools.

We provide free education, training, outreach and support related to grief and loss.
Remembrance Services and Holiday Hope programs are also offered at each of our sites.

About Us

The Community Hospice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program.  We are part of St. Peter's Health Partners, and are privileged to work with every hospital in the region to provide hospice services.  We serve more than 4,300 seriously ill patients and their families a year.

Our Mission

The Community Hospice serves seriously ill people and their families during the process of dying and grieving.  We enhance quality of life with comprehensive, compassionate services that respect the dignity of those we serve.

We offer support and comfort in eight counties in upstate New York: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery and Washington.

Please call 518-285-8116 or complete an online request for services form today.

The Community Hospice 
445 New Karner Road

Albany, NY 12205
(518) 724-0200

The Community Hospice

295 Valley View Blvd
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 285-8116

The Community Hospice

179 Lawrence Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-0800


The Community Hospice
246 Manny's Corners Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 843-5412

The Community Hospice

47 Liberty Street

Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-5402