Local and National Support Groups

Where Can I Get Help?

At Adkins Funeral Home, we understand that your needs do not end with your loved one's services.  We are here to help you bear the burdens of your loss.  However, though we are well acquainted with the symptoms of grief, we are not licensed counselors.  One way that we can help our families is to inform you of the resources available in this area for grief counseling. 

Local Support Groups Specializing in Grief:

1)  Evercare Hospice

Offers individual counseling, support groups, memorials, and many other services free of charge to anyone in need of grief counseling.

http://evercarehospice.com (Type in local zip code for local info)

For Dayton Office: (937) 226-8611 Fax: (888) 810-8182

Contact: Dr. Keith Gebhart

2) The Healing Hearts of Fairborn

Offers individual counseling for the elderly of Greene County.

Location: Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third Street  Fairborn, Ohio

Contact: Paul Newman at 878-4141


3) Adult Bereavement Services through Mercy Hospice of Springfield

Individual Counseling and Group Support

Available at no charge to anyone in the community in need of these services


Contact Bruce Heckman at 390-9665

Meetings at: 444 W. Harding Road, Springfield, Ohio


4)  For Children and teens (Age 3 to 18)

3rd Monday of the month during school

Time:   6:00- 7:30 PM

Place:   Grace Luthern Church

1801 St. Paris Pike, Springfield, Ohio

Contact: Mercy Hospice 390-9665

Ask for Bruce Heckman

Adkins Funeral Home would be happy to assist you to connect with any of the local grief support groups. 

National Organizations for Grief Support:

Center For Loss & Life Transition
3735 Broken Bow Road
Fort Collins, Colorado  80526
Phone: (970) 226-6050   Fax: 800-922-6051

Association for Death Education and Counseling
342 Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
(860) 586-7503


Grief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

Grief Magazine

1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40219-1927
(800) 346-3087

National Donor Family Council
C/o National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(If a loved one who has passed became an
Organ and/or tissue donors.)

Alive Alone
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

Alliance of Grandparents
PO Box 17281
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0281
(888) 774-7437