Bereavement
Bereavement Support Groups

Registration is currently closed for beareavement support groups. To be put on the list for our upcoming programs, please contact the hospice office at 563-582-1220 for a registration form or email Hospice of Dubuque’s Bereavement Coordinator, Mary Boots.  


Journaling for Healing

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to join our bereavement team in a healing journaling experience. The group is open to any adult mourning the loss of a loved one and is looking to heal their grief. No prior registration is needed. This is a drop-in style group, and participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they like. Sessions will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from January through April.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 22
  • March 22
  • April 26

Meet in the Theisen Education Center located at Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque, Iowa, from 9:00—10:00 a.m. Each participant will receive a complimentary journal, and, during each group session, different journaling prompts will be provided. Your journal reflections will remain confidential. No prior journaling or writing experience is necessary. The writing process can be an effective tool in healing, so please consider joining us for this opportunity.


You Are Not Alone

Each grief experience is unique, but you are not alone. Hospice of Dubuque is here to support those who are grieving a loss. Our bereavement coordinator and grief volunteers listen, offer guidance, and share resources. Bereavement services are available to any tri-state resident, even if there is no prior affiliation with Hospice of Dubuque. Our bereavement program is entirely funded by community support. Services are available at no cost, but donations are accepted.

In the video below, Mary Kate Bristow sings an original song “Letting Go.” Many people have been touched by this song, written by Robert Dunn and Mary Kate Bristow. The “Letting Go” video includes photos of patients and families we have served.


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