Grief counseling and support groups now available at Hospice Georgian Triangle

Have you lost a loved one to a substance-related death? If so, a grief support group run by Hospice Georgian Triangle may help.

This free, special six-week group session runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and offers a safe space for anyone who would like to connect with others going through a similar journey and would also benefit from receiving some emotional support.

It begins on Friday Nov. 25 at Hospice Georgian Triangle, 186 Hurontario St., Collingwood.

“Each grief journey is unique with a different set of needs and those who have had a loved one die as a result of a battle with addiction can feel stigmatized,” says group facilitator Jennifer Kerr.

“There’s not much support for them,” says Kerr, who has worked with the bereaved for seven years and is currently working on completing her Masters of Counseling Psychology.

Kerr adds these small group sessions are in partnership with experts in mental health and addictions in the community who will provide more education and resources to some of the sessions being offered by Hospice Georgian Triangle.

How To Join

For those who want to sign up or learn more about this special six-week long group grief counseling sessions, please contact Jennifer Kerr at 705-444-2555, ext 7512 or email

Hospice palliative care and community programs offered by Hospice Georgian Triangle come at no cost to the user and focus on the physical and emotional needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life.

Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation needs donations from the southern Georgian Bay community to fund more than 50 per cent of hospice palliative care and to provide community programs, such as grief and bereavement counseling, child support groups and pain and symptom management.. For more information visit or call 705-444-2555 ext. 7527

About Hospice Georgian Triangle

Hospice Georgian Triangle, started in 1987 and has evolved to provide compassionate care in the home and at Campbell House for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness, living in the communities of The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Care programs come at no cost and focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life. Hospice Georgian Triangle relies on the support of donors for more than 50 per cent of funding for all services, including end-of-life care and grief counseling.

The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation was established in 2012 as a registered charitable foundation (registration number 831085089RR0001) dedicated solely to raising funds for Hospice Georgian Triangle.

Hospice Georgian Triangle Media Contacts

Trish Rawn, Executive Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle | 705-444-2555 ext. 7520 |

Sandra Sullivan, Executive Director Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation | 705-444-2555 ext. 7521 |