Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region provides peer grief and bereavement support to families and individuals in Waterloo Region and Wellington County.
Our facilitators, who are bereaved themselves, bring compassion and a unique understanding to our programs.Volunteers are extensively trained so they not only bring their personal experiences and grief journeys to the programs they facilitate, but also the necessary education and resources to ensure a positive and professional experience for our members.
Our current programs include:
Parents grieving the death of an infant – 8 Week Program for parents who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, as an infant or a child up to and including the age of two.
Parents grieving the death of a child – 8 Week Program for parents who have experienced the death of a child from 3 years of age and up.
Grandparents grieving the death of a grandchild – 8 Week Program for grandparents who have experienced the death of a grandchild of any age.
Healing Little Hearts (grieving children ages 3-6) -6 Week Program This group focuses on helping children understand and cope with feelings of loss when they have experienced the death of a loved one. A concurrent group for caregivers is also held.
Living With Loss – For adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, this group is designed to provide on-going support and some basic education about the grieving process. This program is offered in Kitchener, Cambridge and Mount Forest.
Subsequent pregnancy after loss – For parents who are pregnant following the loss of an infant during or after pregnancy.
One-on-one support – Offered once/per month for parents when group isn’t immediately available.
If we don’t have a program suited to your specific needs, or comfort level, we have extensive connections in the community and can help you find an alternative place for support that fits. Through these connections, we also stay abreast of changing needs in the community and keep our programming flexible so we can adapt and provide programs and services where they are needed most.
Please click here for a copy of our brochure.
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region is an affiliate of the provincial body whose work is carried out in communities throughout Ontario. If we aren’t in your area, please call the office at 519-603-0196 and we can provide you with the resources closet to you.