“Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

For funeral home staff who are helping families plan funerals or begin the grief journey, helping them find finding the proper support for the months after the funeral or service can be a challenge. Fortunately, OGR members have access to free grief support to help the families they serve through a difficult time.

Here’s how it works:

  • Every month, OGR will offer a grief support group that meets by phone.
  • OGR members who sign up will receive a templated letter that they can tailor for their funeral home and mail/email to every family they serve.
  • The letter will contain simple conference calling instructions for participants to use and participate in the call anonymously.
  • The grieving family member makes the call and connects with others who are grieving — all under the guidance of a skilled facilitator who can offer participants specific tools to navigate the journey of grief.

Want more information? Visit http://www.ogr.org/free-grief-support to learn more and sign up today.

By Jessica S. Riddlesperger
Assistant Executive Director

Interested in membership? Email Member Resources Director Nancy Weil (nweil@ogr.org) with questions or visit www.ogr.org/join.