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Lift Your Spirits

Plan now to join CGSS for our fun-filled fall benefit dinner and auction, “Lift Your Spirits.” This year’s dinner will have a Tuscan theme and we will honor Joe Dean, Jr., Athletics Director for Birmingham-Southern College. To donate an item for the auction, call Lisa Harrison at 205-870-8667. Watch your mailbox for more details.

Community Grief Support Service sponsored our first annual “Memory Lights: A Walk to Remember” on Saturday, June 14, at Heardmont Park. More than 100 people attended the child- and dog-friendly walk which ended with the release of many LED-lit white balloons with personalized messages attached.

Click here to see photos from the first annual walk.

Registration is now open for all fall support groups hosted by Community Grief Support Service. There is no cost to attend the groups. Call CGSS at 205-870-8667 for additional information and to schedule a pre-group interview. Click here for the fall loss-specific group schedule.


Could a Support Group Help You Heal? Call 205.870.8667

Register Now for Summer Support Groups

Are you grieving the death of someone you cherished? Overwhelmed by everything? Dreading the future? No one should have to experience this alone. Family and friends eventually return to their own lives, leaving you alone just as the shock of your loss becomes a painful reality.

Community Grief Support is here to walk the grief journey with you. Whatever your loss, please know that YOU are not alone!

Since 1996, thousands have found hope and healing at CGSS.

This is what three recent loss-survivors had to say:
"It has helped me out of the fog I was in and I am beginning to feel like myself again. Life saving."
"It has been wonderful support in my most serious hour of need. Very happy I chose to participate!"
"It saved my life. I was sinking in depression and didn't know how bad my life was after my loss. Hard to imagine where I'd be if I hadn't come."

All of our services are free. Our Summer 2014 support group sessions begin on May 12. Private counseling is also available. Help is just a phone call away - call (205) 870-8667 and let your healing begin.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • SAVE THE DATE FOR DR. ALAN WOLFELT!
    Circle February 24-25 on your calendar now and plan to attend encore presentations by well-known author, grief educator, and grief counselor, Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Dr. Wolfelt is known across North America for his inspirational teaching gifts. His compassionate messages about healing in grief—based on his own personal losses as well as his experience supporting children, teens, adults, and families over the last three decades—speak not only to the intellect but to the hearts of all who hear him. Perhaps best known for his model of “companioning” versus “treating” mourners, Dr. Wolfelt is committed to helping people mourn well so they can live well and love well. He is Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. Held at Canterbury United Methodist Church’s Canterbury Center, there will be a presentation for the public on April 24 followed by a seminar for professionals on February 25. For more details, call 205-870-8667.
  • HARRISON JOINS CGSS
    The Board of Directors welcomes Lisa Sims Harrison who succeeds Carol MacMillan as Administrative Director at Community Grief Support Service. Lisa was Director of Alumni Affairs at Birmingham-Southern College for 17 years. She brings more than thirty years of experience in public relations, marketing, fund raising and volunteer management to the job.

    The Board announced Carol’s retirement, effective December 31, 2013 after six years with CGSS. Carol came out of retirement to lead the agency in 2008 and now looks forward to having more time with family and to travel. She will work with Lisa during the transition and then will chair the CGSS Advisory Council as a volunteer.
  • 2013 "LIFT YOUR SPIRITS" BENEFIT
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