Carl U. Eggleston, President

Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment

"Services That's Distinctive  -- Experience The Difference" 
Coping with Grief
We understand how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one. We want to offer you as much support as we can through this time of need.
Counseling Centers

Devlin And Thorne Counseling Center
One Mill Street
Suite 201
, Va 23901
(434)392-9859 fax(434)392-9859
Safe Harbor Counseling Services
Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp

7201 Glen Forest Drive

Suite 301

Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: (804) 377-3430
Fax: (804) 377-3433
Toll-Free: (866) 488-5679
Email: Headquarters & Virginia Camp Team
Hospice of Virginia
202 Clark Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Centra Hospice
Famville, VA
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Comfort Zone Bereavement      
    Children who have experienced the loss of a family member often become miniature adults
before their time. Comfort Zone provides a safe environment where kids can have fun, be around
people who "get it" and get back to being kids again.                                                      

Heal the Grief

To create an environment where individuals can affirm that the emotions associated with grief are normal, and where they can feel safe to express their grief. To offer our users access to information about local community support services that can help them through bereavement and healing.

The hummingbird is taken to be a symbol of resurrection. This is because each hummer becomes lifeless and seems to die on cold nights, but it comes back to life again when the miraculous sunrise brings warmth.

Compassionate Friends  of  Southside Virginia

Back in the mid 90's, several families of Southside Virginia were grief stricken by the loss of their child or children. In their attempt to search for help to aid their grief, a support group in Richmond called "The Compassionate Friends" was discovered. After travelling to Richmond to attend several of the monthly TCF meetings, they realized a real need existed within Southside Virginia in establishing their own support group. Therefore they joined forces and started making plans and completing necessary requirements to start a local TCF chapter. In October 1999, the first official TCF support meeting was held in Victoria, VA. Their meetings were later moved to meet in Kenbridge due to being a more centralized location for those traveling from directions throughout the Southside area.

Compassionate Friends
National office 630-990-0010, or toll-free 877-969-0010
Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization with local chapters, offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. The group is run by "seasoned grievers" who reach out to the newly bereaved. National website includes link to chat room and online brochure for siblings, as well as the ability to find out current contact information for the chapter leader in your area.
A wonderful support network for children ages 1-21 to help them with grieving process and coping with the loss of family and loved ones.
A national website with over 50 facilitated e-mail support groups covering topics such as loss of a parent, loss of a spouse/partner, loss of sibling or friend, spiritual aspects of loss, etc. Each topic has subtopics, such as young widowed, widowed with children, grief moving on, etc. Enjoy the flexibility of 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access. Some people often find the anonymity of an internet support group more healing.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
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