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Hope for the Holidays
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Hope for the Holidays | November 15 and November 22

Join us for "Hope for the Holidays," where grieving people learn practical ways to find hope and cope with life’s celebrations. The program is FREE and includes light breakfast, panel discussion, inspirational music, guest speakers, and a special memorial service. There will be two programs this year: November 15 and November 22.

Lift Your Spirits

Click here for a recap, plus all the photos and fun from our annual benefit dinner & auction, "Lift Your Spirits 2014." This year’s event earned more than our goal of $60,000 to help those grieving the loss of a loved one. We’re already planning next year’s event!

Registration is now open for all 2015 support groups hosted by Community Grief Support Service. There is no cost to attend the groups. Call CGSS at 205-870-8667 for information and to register. Click here for the 2015 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.


    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 February 24 followed by a seminar for professionals on February 25. For more details, call 205-870-8667.
    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.
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