Aftercare

Our commitment to you does not end after the funeral. We are here to provide you with information needed to help you find the best aftercare source.

LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County offers many different types of support groups. They have a selection of bereavement recovery groups for adults. Also, a special support group for children and adolescents, called "Grief Busters", is offered.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Parents Helping Parents. A support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. They meet at 7:00 p.m., the 1st Wednesday of each month at Hospice (6851 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003).

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County - (831) 688-7684
Sudden Death Support and Information Line - (831) 427-8006

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
What to do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss. This book provides advice and information from professional caregiver, service providers and victim advocates. Access Publisher Network.

After the Funeral. This is a book to help children and their families after a loss. Jane Loretta Winsch.

Gone But Not Lost: Grieving the Death of a Child. David W. Wiersbe.

When there are no Words: Finding you way to cope with loss and grief. Charlie Walton.

The Grief Recovery Handbook: A step by step program for going beyond Loss. John W. James and Frank Cherry.

PAMPHLETS AVAILABLE AT MEHL'S COLONIAL CHAPEL
Answers to a Child's questions about death (English or Spanish)
Hospice Caring Project - Bereavement Services