Grief Support

Our Annual Service of Remembrance for 2020

The follow up care at West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center includes our social worker, Rebecca Berge-Buss, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker). Rebecca is available by phone or at the funeral home by appointment to listen to concerns and offer support to family members. She can also offer suggestions of additional resources available in our communities which may be of help during the time of grief.

Support groups are held in the spring and fall, please call or note the schedule posted on our website. These groups are general in nature, allowing individuals to express their grief in a supportive environment. Participants find comfort in the ability to share their grief in a caring and supportive environment with others who are recently bereaved. These groups are free and open to the public.

A Remembrance Service is held each November as a way of preparing for the holidays and honoring the memory of loved ones.

Our upcoming Grief Support Groups

We have canceled our fall support group for 2020 due to COVID 19.

We hope that we can resume the group in the spring of 2021.

In addition to the bereavement services for the families we serve,  we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 

Crisis, Grief and Healing, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site,, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.


Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

Growth House  

Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

A year of daily grief support

Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services.  Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for a year.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

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