Grief Support

HomeCare Matters provides counseling and grief support services through a myriad of programs designed to help give understanding and support throughout the grieving process after the death of a loved one. There are no charges for bereavement services.

Healing Journey

Healing Journey is a series of educational sessions designed to help individuals to grow through their grief. The goal of this group is to assist adults in understanding and coping with their grief and moving towards resolution and reinvestment in life.

Rays of Hope

Rays of Hope is our on-going support group, which provides continued hope for persons who are farther along in their healing journey toward recovery.

Lunch with Friends

Lunch with Friends is a monthly social gathering for individuals who have experienced grief, which rotates between restaurants in Bucyrus and Galion. Not only do they enjoy lunch but keep in touch with friends they have made through our organization.

Life Celebration Picnic & Balloon Release

In late summer or early fall we have a picnic for families that would like to celebrate the life of their loved one. We have activities and entertainment for all ages. At the close of the day we release balloons in memory of our loved ones.

Memorial Services

Once in the spring and once in the fall our Social Service Department organizes a Memorial Service to honor the lives of patients and others who have died. WE would like to share this special event with you and encourage your family and friends to attend and participate in our ceremony. A “Remembering Table” displays pictures or special items to celebrate the memory of your loved one.

Memorial Quilt

As a lasting memorial to your loved one, HomeCare Matters creates a Memorial Quilt of squares made by the family members of patients and other who have died. These quilts are on display in our offices. If you would like to create a square in remembrance of your loved one please call our office. If you would like assistance with making a quilt square we have creative and artistic volunteers that are willing to help!

Grief Support for Children

Children's Grief Camp


Children's Grief Camp

Our program, Journey, is designed to help children grieve in a healthy, safe and very creative way to promote reassurance and healing. The camp is for children ages 6-14 and is free to any child wishing to attend. We will be talking and sharing about the various emotions that children may encounter on their journey through the grief experience – for example, shock, fear, sorrow and anger – to name a few. There will be exciting and constructive games and activities, including woodworking, music, and art. Sessions are planned, not only to entertain, but to reinforce the themes for discussion each day.