Hospice Grief Services

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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 loved one was a Hospice patient. Print a Flyer of our Grief Services.

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

  • Grief Counseling - individual or family grief counseling for all ages.
  • Grief Support Groups - for adults grieving a family member or friend.
  • Wave Riders - a weekly support group for families with grieving children.
  • Camp Erin - a free weekend overnight camp for grieving children aged 6-17 years old.
For more information, please call 518-724-0200 or Apply Online.

**Email and online applications are not monitored 24/7. If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.**

Support for Adults

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

Support for Children and Teens

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.

Support for our Community

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 518-724-0200 or complete an online application 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

47 Liberty Street

Catskill, NY 12414

(518) 943-5402