African Centre in Toronto

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind

Japhet O

Japhet O

Bereavement Support

Let us help you through this difficult time.

Losing someone you love is painful. After a significant loss, you may experience many emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never end.

We have several ways to help you through this difficult transition, including support groups and counselling sessions. Our bereavement support is geared to adults who have experienced the death of a spouse, Parents or other close family member or friend.

Our Bereavement Programs

Grief and Bereavement Virtual Support Group

The grief journey uniquely affects our physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being. It becomes more manageable and meaningful when shared with others who understand its challenge. This program provides group support in a safe and nurturing environment. Group members may share feelings of loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping, and begin to integrate this change into their lives in order to move forward. While participating in a virtual support group via ZOOM/TEAMS will lack the intimacy of sitting together, research suggests that people adjust to the format quite quickly.

Individual Bereavement Support

Circle of Care offers short-term bereavement support (6-8 sessions) to adults requesting individual support as they adjust to the death of someone dear to them. The client will be asked to select goals they wish to focus on during this term of service.

Bereavement Support Volunteers

Bereavement support volunteers offer emotional and practical support to bereaved clients as they work through the grieving process. During the pandemic, these volunteers are offering support by phone/video chat. Our volunteers are all trained. They are then given additional training in how to provide bereavement support to our members.

How to Register

To register for bereavement support, whether group or individual, please contact our Case Manager, bereavement@africancentretoronto.org.

 

What Our Members Are Saying

“Thank you so much for the bereavement support group. I will be using the tools and resources provided to get through the tough times ahead.”

Member