Community Education

Support Groups

Coffee, Conversation and Comfort

This class meets over coffee to discuss grief and comfort each other. The Tuesday class is for those who have lost spouses and the Thursday class is for anyone who has lost a loved one.

2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30-2:30 pm

3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:30 am

Lower Level of the Comfort House

Not sure if a support group is for you? Need someone to talk to? Feel like a piece of you is missing and do not know what to do? No reservation is necessary and this event is free and open to the public.

Empty Cradle Support Group

Third Thursday of the month, 12-1 pm

Lower Level of the Comfort House

Empty Cradle is Pella Regional’s support for moms, dads, grandparents, and loved ones, who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The goal of this group is to connect families and friends who have experienced a similar loss. It provides them with a place to share ideas on coping, exchange resources and find meaningful ways to honor and remember their babies in their lives. Everyone is welcome, no matter where they are in the grief process and no matter how long it has been since the loss.

Hospice Library

Located in the Comfort House, the library is well stocked with books and videos to help in personal recovery. There are resources for young widows, children's reactions to death, father's grief, surviving suicide, death of an adult child, miscarriage, physical and emotional care of the dying, etc.

Bereavement Topics

We have several staff members willing to speak to any group on the topics below.

  • Advanced directives
  • Living with a terminal illness
  • Living with a loved one who is dying
  • Communications of the dying
  • Communications with the dying
  • Co-workers in grief or illness
  • Children and grief

Support Groups

  • Sep
    29
    Thursday
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Diabetes Support Group meets to offer support to group members.
  • Oct
    13
    Thursday
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    This class meets over coffee to discuss grief and comfort each other. The Tuesday class is for those who have lost spouses and the Thursday class is for anyone who has lost a loved one.
  • Oct
    18
    Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    This class meets over coffee to discuss grief and comfort each other. The Tuesday class is for those who have lost spouses and the Thursday class is for anyone who has lost a loved one.
  • Nov
    10
    Thursday
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    This class meets over coffee to discuss grief and comfort each other. The Tuesday class is for those who have lost spouses and the Thursday class is for anyone who has lost a loved one.
  • Nov
    15
    Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    This class meets over coffee to discuss grief and comfort each other. The Tuesday class is for those who have lost spouses and the Thursday class is for anyone who has lost a loved one.