Healing After a Loss

Living with the loss of a loved one can be very difficult and many find they need extra support to help them live with their new normal.

To register for a support group or for more information call (941) 845-3061, email Grief@Tidewell.org. 

Healing for Grieving Tidewell Hospice Families

Tidewell Hospice offers 13 months of grief support free of charge for the families of Tidewell patients following their loss. This support can come in different forms including individual counseling, phone support or groups. Talk to your hospice team or call (855) 843-3935 to learn more.

Community Grief Services

Empath Community Counseling provides grief counseling to anyone touched by grief in Southwest Florida (Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties) free of charge. Includes counseling for children and adults, those who have experienced traumatic deaths, received a diagnosis of a serious illness and perinatal loss.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Community Counseling Program at (941) 845-3061 or email Grief@EmpathHealth.org. See a list of group sessions on our events calendar.

Tidewell Family Grief Center

The Tidewell Family Grief Center in Ellenton delivers hope, healing and improved mental health for those coping with loss throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. The Center provides all-encompassing grief care for children and adults free of charge. The Blue Butterfly children’s grief program has dedicated specially-designed spaces for “Littles” (ages 5-8), “Middles” (ages 9-12), “Tweens” (ages 11-14) and “Teens” (ages 15-18) with age-specific programming.

The outdoor space is as special as the inside. There are beautiful gardens to explore and future plans including a labyrinth and basketball court. Learn more how you can contribute to these new facilities at the Grief Center.

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