A place for moms to connect
Husband died in August and need someone to talk to sometimes really late at night since it's hard for me to sleep. Money is limited so the closer to Archer or Bronson the better for gas mileage.
Mary I too have lost a husband in 2007, and Shand's had a great support group! Your doctor should be able to help locate other groups as well
Thank you so much for the information! Do you have any idea how to get in touch with them? What was the group's name? My doctor didn't seem to know much when I went to see him. He just said I could go to Meridian. I called and got an appointment..for the end of November...which does me no good right now.
At one time Milam Funeral Home had a grief support group (352.376.5361), not sure if any of the other funeral homes in town have something similar. Also you might also try some of the larger Church's in town (Trinity UMC, Westside, 1st Baptist, The Family Church)....they might have something.
Found this on The Family Church's website:
Support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Grief Share meets on Mondays from 7-8:30pm in room 118, and will meet weekly until further notice.
Contact Person: Janice Hamilton 332-5751
I grew up going to the Family Church and they are WONDERFUL. If that one isn't close to you, you could find a church near your home and call about this. They always seem to have connections to counselors, people to talk to and get connected with.
And if you need anything in the meantime, a break, a meal, a lending ear, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll do anything I can do help!!
Taryn Hannah (you can find me on FB or email me at email@example.com)
Hi Mary. I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know of any specific support groups, but I know most churches offer a variety of support groups. I hope you are able to find what you're looking for. And again, I am really sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine.
Alachua County Crisis Center, 24 hr helpline
I was a young widow almost 19 years ago....I understand what you mean about middle of the night, and this number helped me. They can also refer to local services, groups, etc.
God bless you.
I lost my husband eight years ago. Things I found helpful included
the young widows bulletin board website ( www.ywbb.org) .
a grief support group for people who lost spouses run by Haven Hospice
grief counciling through Haven Hospice
the Rebuilding Class offered at Trinity United Methodist Church (its only in the spring/summer)
Thanks to all of you for the suggestions. I sincerely appreciate your kindness. I'll be calling Haven Hospice to see what more I can find out. The one at Family Church has changed its meeting times to Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and I might be able to get to it tomorrow. I have called the crisis center a couple of times very late at night and they try. I just really need someplace closer to me since I have very limited income. I've been to an online group through Facebook but it's so depressing that it makes me feel worse and I don't need that. I'll keep looking...and keep praying. Those of you who have also had husbands die, I understand. And thanks again everybody...