Expert and Compassionate Staff Helping Families through their Grief

At Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, our expert staff of bereavement counselors, social workers and trained volunteers come together to support patients and their loved ones in difficult times.

People grieve in different and uniquely personal ways. Whether a child or adult, our grief counselors are trained to help guide those experiencing loss through processing their grief. We can help you focus on what matters most to you. A full range of grief support services allow exploration and understanding of loss, from individual counseling to grief support groups, and special support for children and teens.

A Community of Support for Grief

While grief is a very personal experience, it’s not one that anyone needs to go through alone. Colorado VNA offers numerous support groups to give patients and their families the opportunity to share their experience and find comfort in relating with others who are also exploring their grief.  Support groups provide a safe place to express the feelings that accompany loss and offer connection with others.

A range of groups are offered for different types and experiences of grief. Groups we have offered for our community include:

  • Daytime Grief Support Group
  • Jewish Grief Group
  • Survivors of Sudden Loss Grief Group
  • Spouse/Partner Loss Grief Group
  • Walking Through Grief: A Trail Walking Group
  • Creative Arts Workshops
  • Meditation & Grief Group
  • Community Remembrance Services

For children, the loss of a loved one can be especially confusing and difficult. Bereavement counselors provide individual and family counseling to help guide and support children who have experienced the death of a sibling, parent, grandparent, friend or other loved one.

Grief Counseling Information

These forms are required to participate in Grief Counseling and will be reviewed with your counselor during the phone intake or initial session.  Please download and bring bring to your first counseling appointment.

Grief Support Groups

Although grieving is very much a personal experience, no one should grieve alone. Halcyon Hospice & Palliative Care offers numerous support groups to give clients the opportunity to share their grief experience and find comfort in others who have gone through loss.  Support groups provide a safe place to explore and express your grief in a comfortable setting and connect with others who have experienced loss.

  • My counselor was incredibly compassionate and had great insights. She is clearly a very seasoned and gifted grief counselor.

    Peggy P.
  • My grief counselor made me whole again and able to carry on. She is totally amazing. I have no idea where I would be without her and Halcyon.

    Kathleen W.
  • The most valuable aspect of grief counseling was being able to talk through and understand that I'm not broken, nor do I need fixing but each person has their own journey.

    Ruth C.
  • My grief counselor provided a safe and caring reflection which lead to trust. I was free to explore every aspect of my grief as well as life how to manage my grief and make decisions about my life issues.

  • For me, the one-on-one counseling helped me immensely to address my issues. Solutions were addressed on an individual basis.

    Toni W.
  • I appreciated having a safe space to explore/share/understand the myriad of feelings and challenges over the course of a year with someone who cared.

    Paula S.
  • It was helpful learning how to channel and experience grief and mourning. The only way to completely heal is to go through it.

    Bob T.
  • I think knowing that everything I was feeling was a normal part of the grief and loss process was the most helpful.

    Susan A.


We hope you find the following resources helpful.


Our Seasons of Grief newsletter is released quarterly and contains helpful ideas and hints to help you cope with your loss.

Grief Support Emails

Please fill out the form below to receive emails from Colorado VNA.

Grief Support Contact Information

Grief Support Office

Phone: 720-325-2987

Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator &
Hospice Social Worker

Aubrey Quinn Portovedo, LMSW
Phone: 720-325-2987

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