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Center for Hospice Care Announces New Bereavement Support Group for Those Grieving the Loss of a Lov

Norwich, CT (May 31, 2017) – Center for Hospice Care in Norwich would like to announce the start of a new bereavement support group for those who are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One Due to Addiction. Center for Hospice Care will be teaming up with Norwich Youth and Family Services to provide the facilitator, Angela Rae Duhaime, M.A. The group will meet at Center for Hospice Care Administrative Offices and Community Bereavement Center at 227 Dunham Street and be offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. It is expected to meet once a month with a start date of Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ms. Duhaime has a strong background in working with substance abuse and addiction issues in the community and is currently a coordinator for Partnerships for Success in the city of Norwich. Ms. Duhaime is an adjunct professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University and Quinebaug Valley Community College.  She also works per diem at Life Happens, LLC providing substance abuse counseling and has over 10 years’ experience in community education and prevention. She is also an experienced community educator, providing staff trainings to those agencies who work with clients affected by addictions.

Center for Hospice Care offers our Bereavement Programs to anyone in the community who needs them, free of charge, regardless of whether their loved one was cared for on our hospice program.    Our bereavement programs work directly with family members, including children, who are grieving a variety of different losses. Telephone pre-registration is required for all our support groups and can be done by calling Center for Hospice Care at 860-848-5699.

About Center for Hospice Care

Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,500 patients. We are the largest community based hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 140 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families. 

Posted on July 03, 2017

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