Duke Hospice Bereavement Services offers a safe and healing grief process for anyone adjusting to loss after the death of a loved one, including children and adults.
The Unicorn Bereavement Center is located in an historic home on 11 acres of farmland in Hillsborough. This setting offers a way to affirm that grief is a normal and healthy process.
A resource for grief education, offering community presentations, professional training, referrals and networking for community resources, and a lending library.
How to support children and adolescents through loss and COVID-19
As we navigate this new time, we want to recognize the challenges COVID-19 creates for grieving children, and provide resources to help caregivers support them. COVID-19 brings a lot of uncertainty, along with losses like separation from friends and the loss of planned school and sport events. Sadness, anger, and confusion that are common in grief and might be amplified. The experience may also re-trigger past losses or feelings children had after losing a loved one. Explore these resources that we have compiled to help you cope with these challenges.
Available to Everyone
Our professional bereavement care is free of charge and available to all by referral. We have two hospice grief counselors and a counselor who specializes in child and teen grief. Our staff also includes volunteers trained in leading bereavement support groups. A Spanish-language interpreter is available by request. Group counseling is available to organizations for a fee. Donations are always welcome for our grief services which allow us to provide support to the community.
We offer a wide range of services for adults: short-term individual grief counseling, support groups, and grief workshops. Seasonal remembrance events are held in the fall and winter, and dates of services are updated regularly.
We provide crisis intervention services to organizations when a sudden or traumatic death occurs.
If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, consider joining us at an upcoming eight-week virtual support group. We offer a safe, supportive space to mourn and find comfort. For more information, call 919-620-3853 or contact us.
Counseling and Support Groups
We’re here to support you as you learn to live without your loved one. This counseling provides you with a safe environment to share your experience of loss with a trained bereavement counselor.
Grief Support Groups
Groups provide an opportunity, in the company of others, to remember and honor a loved one. You’ll learn about grief, how the experience impacts others, and how they cope. It’s a place where you can share your story and listen, knowing you are not alone in a difficult time.
Bereavement Counseling Referrals
Referrals must be requested by an adult patient who wants to receive counseling or the guardian of someone under 18 years old. Counselors will not contact potential patients based on a referral from anyone else. Referrals are taken 24 hours a day by calling 919-620-3853 or 800-599-9339.
Call us at 919-620-3853