Grief & Healing

Recent Obituaries

Grief Support Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

At Nicoles Funeral Home and Valley View Memorial Park we offer the following aftercare grief sessions:

» Grief Talks-United Methodist Church of Ephrata, 117 C St. N.W.
First Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm (In the Fireside Room) For those going through the shadows, pain, tears, and fear of the grief season.

The Compassionate Friends-Supporting Family After a Child Dies. The TCF offers friendship, understanding and hope to families that have experience the death of a child at any age from any cause. There are no dues and we have no religious affiliation. Our Chapter offers many grief services, memorial events, and library resources at no cost to our families.

»  Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

»  GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.

»  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.   


Promoting awareness of sleep health, and how grief can cause insomnia, which groups are at the highest risk for sleep disorders during the grieving process, and how to deal with insomnia without resorting to habit-forming substances during an emotionally difficult time.