Grief Resources

When a death occurs, it marks the beginning of a difficult transition period. Our family and staff wish toexpress our sincere condolences to you and your family. It is our desire at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe to provide personal serviceand support that will comfort and assist you during this time. As part of this effort, we have compiled a list of bereavement resources that offer help and hope.

TOLEDO

Companions on a Journey

Contact: Amy Sujkowski at (419)476-9176

Date-Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00a.m.

Place: Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo.

Description: A 12 week series based on the book "Understanding Your Grief" by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. You're welcome to attend at any time.

Promedica Hospice

Contact: Audrey Rumler at 1(800)214-8112 or (419)824-7400

Description: Open support group, please call for more information. 

Survivors of Suicide

Contact: Sharon Donatelli at (419)243-9178

Date-Time: 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00p.m.

Place: All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 

Caring and Restoring Each Other (CARE)

Contact: Kim Folk-Axe at (419)291-9475

Date-Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30p.m.

Place: The Toledo Hospital, Education Center, Room G, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo.

Description: This group focuses on the support of bereaved parents experiencing pre-natal death (miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant). The group provides support on a parent-to-parent basis with trained bereavement volunteers, as well as monthly group meetings.

Today and Beyond Ecumenical Group

Contact: Terry McKown at (419)475-4348 Ext. 112

Date-Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m.

Place: Christ the King Elementary School, Parish Meeting Room, 4100 Harvest Ln., Toledo. 

Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group for Adults

Contact: Rita Hoff at (419)724-4675

Date-Time: 1st Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4:30p.m.

Place: St. Patrick's Parish, Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 

TOLEDO, PERRYSBURG, & LAMBERTVILLE HOSPICE OF NORTHWEST OHIO

Contact: (419)661-4001 or www.hospicenwo.org

Place: H.N.W.O. Toledo Center 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo., Perrysburg Center 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, or Michigan Office 8132 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI.

*Please note that advanced registration is required for all groups. 

Coping With Any Loss 

Date-Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:30p.m. at the Michigan Office

Description: An ongoing interactive grief support group for adults who are adjusting to the loss of any loved one. 

Kids Grief Support Group

Date-Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the Toledo Center

Description: Interactive grief support gatherings for children, ages 5-11 and 12-16, who are adjusting to the loss of a loved one. 

Mid-Life Spousal or Partner Loss

Date-Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the Toledo Center

Description: An ongoing support group for those that have experienced the death of a spouse or partner during their mid-life years. 

Young Families in Grief

Date-Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the Toledo Center

Description: For younger adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner and their young children who have lost a parent. Adults will explore their grief and reflect on issues concerning single parenting. Children will use art, music, and play to better understand their grief. Adults and children will also have family time to grieve together. You do not need to have children to participate. 

After Your Parent Dies

Description: Five weekly support sessions for adults who are working through the unique pain and healing process of grieving the loss of one or both parents. Share ideas and discuss various topics. 

Grief 101: The First Step

Date-Time: One time, two-hour session

Description: An educational meeting that provides a basic understandingof grief and loss and prepares participants for further group experiences. Offered twice monthly, both day and evening. Please call for dates, times, and locations. 

Men in Grief

Description: Four weekly support sessions for any man who is grieving. This group is conducted by men, for men to discuss practical tips for managing everyday life following the death of a loved one. 

Supportive Spouses

Description: Five weekly support sessions open to recently bereaved menand women who are adjusting to life without their mates. 

Pathways

Description: Six weekly support sessions open to all adults who want toexplore the spiritual dimensions of the loss of a loved one. 

Holiday Grief Workshop

Description: A one time session open to adults and children in grief who are facing the holidays and trying to cope with loss.

PERRYSBURG

Bereavement Support Group

Contact: Susie Waible-Rose at (419)704-4641

Date-Time: A nine-week program offered each spring and fall

*(beginning August 21, 2012 from 6:30-8:30p.m.)

Place: St. Rose Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 

Bereaved Parents Support Group

Contact: Sue Valle at (419)872-2541 or Frank and Brenda Cody at (419)878-4442

Date-Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.m.

Place: United Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Second St., Perrysburg.

Description: This support group is open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child (young child or adult child). 

SYLVANIA

Our Children Remembered

Contact: Paul or Barbara White at (419)882-2676

Date-Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30p.m.

Place: St. Joseph Catholic Church East Campus, Richard T. Wurzel Family Center, Ravine Dr., Sylvania. 

Heartland Hospice

Contact: Nicole Bryant at (419)531-0436

Date-Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:00a.m.

Place: Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania.

Description: A group for people experiencing the death of a spouse which focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences of grief. 

Suicide Survivors Support Group

Contact: Clay or Jodi Hepler at (419)290-6219 or (419)277-1946

Date-Time: 1st Monday of the month at 6:30p.m.

Place: Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. 

F.O.C.U.S. Families of Children United In Spirit

Contact: Regina Elkhatib at (419)882-6242

Date-Time: 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30p.m.

Place: Angela's Angels and Antiques, 5774 Main St., Sylvania.

Description: A self-help support group that meets to share mutual feelings as an aid in the journey of grief due to the loss of a child. 

FINDLAY

Bridge Home Health and Hospice Bereavement Services

Contact: Amber Wolfrom at (419)423-5351

Date-Time: Varies

Place: Varies

Description: This group provides one on one support and educational opportunities. 

St. Michael the Archangel Parish

Contact: Mel Householder at (419)423-9357

Date-Time: 4th Monday in January, March, May, June, October, and December at 7p.m.

A special Mass will be held on the 2nd Saturday in January at 8:00a.m.

Place: St. Michael Parish office, 750 Bright Rd., Findlay.   

DEFIANCE

Helping You Grieve (HUG)

Contact: Deacon Jeff Mayer at (419)782-2776

Date-Time: A four week program offered each spring and fall

Place: St. Mary Catholic Community, 715 Jefferson Ave., Defiance. 

PORT CLINTON

Immaculate Conception

Contact: Judy Geiger at (419)732-7367

Date-Time: A nine week program offered each Fall

Place: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton. 

SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUPS

New Beginnings 

Contact: Sharon Dewar at (419)874-4076

Date-Time: 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30p.m.

Place: Varies

Description: This group gives people the opportunity to go out and have lunch and conversation with others. 

Alone Again

Contact: Mary Beth Danford at (419)893-1994

Date-Time: 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:00p.m.

Place: Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., Maumee.

Description: This group for older adults who are experiencing the loss of a spouse through nursing home placement, divorce, death, or other causes meets for dinner once a month. 

Widow & Widowers Club

Contact: Sue Speweik at (419)343-0449

Date-Time: Monthly at varying times

Place: Various restaurants 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

www.centerforloss.com

An organization founded by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt dedicated to companioning grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives.

www.compassionatefriends.com

A national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of achild of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

www.fernside.org

A non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death.

www.meaningfulfunerals.com

A collaboration between Batesville Casket Co. and Dr. Alan Wolfelt which gives families access to the information and insights necessary to help them create meaningful funeral experiences that both honor the lives of their loved ones and start them on the path to healing from their losses.


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