Supportive Services

Supportive Services provides social, psychological, spiritual and practical support to those in our community and in our residential hospice who have a life limiting illness, their family members and those grieving the death of a significant other.  We offer a variety of services to address the unique needs of those in our community.  All services are offered FREE of charge to the Sarnia-Lambton Community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some services continue to be temporarily suspended.  These include:

  • Day Hospice
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Children’s Bereavement Groups

Other programs have been adapted and are still available either in-person, virtually or by telephone.  These include:

  • Public Education
  • Individual Counselling for adults and children
  • Adult Bereavement Groups
  • Volunteer Visiting Telephone Support
  • Teen Bereavement Groups

Contact us for more information on our services or to complete an intake with one of our coordinators at 519-337-0537 or email at supportiveservices@sjhopsice.ca

Illness and Caregiver support: ext. 126
Adult bereavement support: ext. 123
Caring Hearts Children's Program: ext. 123

 

Volunteer Telephone Support

If you are living with a life limiting illness or caring for some who is, you can be matched with a volunteer who will provide companionship and support over the telephone.

Virtual Bereavement Support Groups

Our peer support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a significant other are now being offered online.

Virtual Caregiver Drop-In

A virtual caregiver drop in for those caring for loved ones with a life limiting illness is held twice a month.

Virtual Caring Hearts Children's Program

We are now offering virtual counselling to children and youth who are anticipating the death of a significant person or are grieving the death of a loved one. Consultation for adults who are caring for a grieving child/youth is also available.

Virtual & Telephone Counselling

Short term counselling services for those with a life limiting illness, those caring for them or those who are grieving the death of a significant person is now available to the community by telephone or virtually

Public Education

We continue the tradition of being a resource to our community by providing webinars on grief, bereavement and end of life. We also discuss how the pandemic has effected our experiences with loss.

Click here to see our Public Education service