Grief Programs for the Kansas City Community

Grief Programs for the greater Kansas City community — services offered at modest or no cost

Kansas City HospiceSolace House

A Community Center for Grief and Healing, designed to be a nurturing place to guide children and adults through the difficult time following a death, whether sudden and unexpected or anticipated.

  • Grief support for ages 3 to adult
  • Peer grief support groups for children, teens and adults
  • Individual, couples and family grief support
  • Referrals for crisis counseling and other mental health issues
  • Collaboration with schools and organizations seeking support

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Camp Erin™ Kansas City

A weekend bereavement camp for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities.

A safe place for children and teens to:

  • Tell their story in a safe environment
  • Learn they are not alone
  • Process grief in healthy ways
  • Honor and memorialize loved ones
  • Build a toolbox of coping skills
  • Have fun!

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Camp Carousel

A weekend retreat for families with school-aged children. It offers fun, recreational activities and creative opportunities to foster sharing and healing.

  • Opportunities for families to spend quality time together
  • Therapeutic activities include opportunities to share memories
  • Parents and guardians can learn more about parenting children who are grieving and can process their own grief in adult-only sessions
  • Connect with nature in a relaxing setting

Kansas City HospicePassages Counseling

A mental health program providing individual and family counseling by licensed clinical social workers. Most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted for services.

  • Passages is available for people:
  • Working through complicated grief
  • Healing from the pain of past trauma
  • Needing help with difficult life transitions
  • Experiencing caregiver stress
  • Coping with anxiety, depression, or PTSD

About Us

The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. Our vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.

2 Comments on “Grief Programs for the Kansas City Community”

  1. Ditto ( Marcia Conrad) Says:

    I’m trying to find help with grieving and trauma and PTSD etc.

  2. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Says:

    Hello Marcia – you’ve come to the right place for help with these issues surrounding grief. Someone from our team will be reaching out to you shortly.

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Our Programs

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care provides comprehensive, expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice Care

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice Care

Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the community clinical site for the University of Kansas Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. We're committed to developing physicians with specialty-level training in caring for patients with serious or terminal illness.

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Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Community-Based Palliative Care

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits as needed to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Community-Based Palliative Care
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel Pediatric Care

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel Pediatric Care
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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