EveryStep Grief & Loss Services offers a variety of grief support opportunities provided at no cost for anyone in the community. Available to individuals and families of all ages, our services include: our Amanda the Panda program’s grief camps, monthly or quarterly support groups, eight-week educational support groups, memorial gatherings, family nights, peer support and mailed resources.
Events and support groups are hosted at EveryStep Hospice locations in eight Iowa communities and at the EveryStep Grief & Loss Services office (home of Amanda the Panda) in West Des Moines.
EveryStep Grief & Loss Services' bereavement counselors are available to meet with families or visit by phone throughout the first year following a hospice patient's death. The counselor can provide families with information or simply lend a friendly ear.
Life after the loss of a loved one is a difficult time of adjustment. At EveryStep we are honored to listen to your story and walk with you during your time of sorrow.
Following are some common emotional reactions to grief. All feelings are normal. Talk to an EveryStep bereavement counselor or staff member to learn more.
- Shock and numbness
- Emotional distancing
- Lack of interest
- Relationship difficulties
- Anxiety or feelings of panic
- Lack of confidence
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EveryStep Grief & Loss Services/Amanda the Panda Team
Director | MA, LMHC, IADC
Amanda the Panda Program Coordinator - Grief & Loss
Amanda the Panda Program Coordinator - Volunteers
Amanda the Panda - Program Assistant