The death of a family member or friend can be a time of many feelings, reactions and adjustments. Depending on the nature of your relationship and the circumstances of your loved one’s death, reactions may range from shock and despair to relief and acceptance.
Although we all experience loss at some time in our lives, we often don’t know what to expect or what is ‘normal’. The experience of grief may at times seem overwhelming. Feelings may include sadness, guilt, regret, anger and confusion. We at Hawai`i Care Choices have no magic answers; yet we want to let you know that we are here for you: to listen; to provide education about the grief process; to share your experiences; and to remind you that you are not alone.
In the midst of the universal human experience of loss, many people find that it helps to share their feelings with others. Although each person faces grief in his or her own way, sharing one’s experiences, thoughts, and feelings can be of great benefit in the healing process. In recognition of the significance of your loss and the commitment we have to accompany you through this time, Hawai`i Care Choices’ Bereavement Program has been created to offer individual and group services at no cost to you.
"You’ve helped me better understand, accept, and move forward. Because of your counseling services, I don’t just exist in this life…I live!"
Support for Our Community
Adult Drop-in Group, Tuesdays, 11am - 12pm on Zoom until further notice
"The Healing Journey" workshop, a 6-week class offered twice a year.
Child & Teen camps and support
On-going workshops and presentations for community, businesses, and schools.
Annual memorial service and holiday support.
"Camp gives my children a sense of balance, where the questions they hold inside are somewhat answered, being that they meet other families who have lost a loved one also.”
Anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve.
When children experience the loss of someone close to them it can be overwhelming. Hawai‘i Care Choices offers activities such as one-on-one counseling, age-specific workshops, family camps, and a children’s holiday party, to ensure our keiki are supported during such a difficult time in their lives.
Bereavement programs are made possible thanks to our community donors and sponsors.
Mahalo nui loa to Hawaii Island United Way for continuously sponsoring our program since 2020.