Grieving is a deeply personal and a gradual experience. The counseling we offer is about recognizing where people are in this process, helping them identify their strengths, and assisting them in developing ways to cope. At Valley Hospice, we offer a variety of grief support and education resources to help you navigate your way through your unique journey.

Valley Hospice is committed to grief support for both family members of our patients and for our community. For a minimum of 13 months following their loved one’s death, grieving families of Valley Hospice patients can access bereavement education and support. We also offer community bereavement, available to anyone in our community who has experienced a loss.

Valley Hospice bereavement services consist of:

  • Quarterly newsletters, mailings and educational materials
  • Bereavement support groups led by professional bereavement counselors
  • Bereavement support telephone calls and visits by professional staff and volunteers
  • Memorial services and special programs


Special Programs

Memorial Butterfly Releases:

A Butterfly Release represents change, transformation and beauty. Each summer, we offer two Memorial Butterfly Releases that give individuals the opportunity to honor and remember loved ones they have lost.


Support Groups

Valley Hospice is committed to providing resources to help you cope with any loss in your life. We offer grief support and educational resources to help you navigate through your unique journey. If you are in need of support, please consider joining us at one of our support groups listed below. All groups are open to the public and free of charge.

Drop-In Support Groups

1st Monday of Each Month

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

First West Presbyterian Church

235 N. 4th St., Steubenville, OH

3rd Monday of Each Month

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

First Christian Church

1343 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 



Helpful Resources

Effects of Grief

Six Central Needs of Mourning


Symptoms of Bereavement

Top 10 Ways to Care For Yourself


Understanding Grief

What Can I Do About My Grief

VH Cares

Ways to Give