Grief Support

Turning Grief Into Good

By:  Allison Apple, KCH Donor Specialist Published:  April 9, 2024 Solace House, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s center for grief and healing, has been providing solace, support, and planting seeds of hope to those navigating the challenging journey of...

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Solace House and what it means to me: Finding peace and helping others through their grief

By:  guest blogger Amy Pollack, Solace House volunteer Published:  October 26, 2023 I was pregnant and had a wonderful pregnancy. All of our friends were due at the same time; it was so exciting. I had no indication anything was...

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Solace House Reflections in Celebration of 25 years of Service

By: Dr. Paige Stanfield-Myers, Adult and Child Psychotherapy and Director of Institute on Life Transition Published: August 22, 2023 Solace House, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s center for grief and healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms...

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Camp Erin offers grieving families emotional support and teaches essential coping skills through fun activities

By: Betsy Lummis, KCH Camp staffer and Solace House outreach coordinator Published: July 25, 2023 Camp Erin®, as part of the Eluna network, was a tremendous success on behalf of 31 family campers. Family camp 2023 was held at beautiful...

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Circle of Lights

Join us for this year’s Circle of Lights Lighting Ceremony & Program

Published:  May 17, 2023 Have you lost a loved one and would like to participate in a ceremony honoring this person or pet? Each year at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH), we join with the community to honor...

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My Grief Journey

By: Paul Weddle, KCH Chief Operating Officer Published: Dec 7, 2022 Sometimes in life, you have to look back in order to move forward. Such was the case with my niece’s wedding this year. Nine years ago this July my...

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A Supportive Environment for Men

By Eric Sigler, KCH Grief Support Specialist Published: August 23, 2022 We don’t pay enough attention to men’s emotional health. Men have been stereotyped into predictable boxes; men never show emotions and men certainly don’t share their feelings with other...

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Circle of Lights: A night to remember

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist Published: June 7, 2022 As rain comes pouring down from the sky, a gloomy day like this usually puts me in a somber mood, but not today. Today I look forward to spending the...

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Finding Peace

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist  Published: March 29, 2022 Finding a peaceful moment each day can be difficult, especially when your life is busy with so many obligations like work, school, children or extracurricular activities for yourself or others....

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Day of the Dead honors those who have died before us

By Jewelee Lukowski, Art Teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee's Summit R-7 School District Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of remembrance and an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor, reflect...

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