One-to-One Peer Support

One-to-One Peer Support

The grief that follows the death of a loved can be difficult, confusing, and exhausting. For some, it can be lonely and isolating. You may feel that no one truly understands what you are going through. Even for those who have a significant support community, the grief journey can be difficult in the weeks and months after a funeral, when friends and family have returned to their “regular lives.”

Sometimes it helps to have someone there to simply listen. Someone who understands.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a GrieveWell Peer Counselor can provide hope and support as you learn to live again.

GrieveWell Peer Counselors are volunteers from the community who have been through their own grief journey and have acclimated to their loss. Under the support and direction of a licensed social worker, GrieveWell Peer Counselors are trained to provide compassionate support to adults in grief. They understand the confusion. The sadness. The anger. The ups and downs. They are individuals who have lost a spouse, partner, child, parent, pet, or close friend. And they, themselves, have learned to live a full life after loss.

If you are an adult aged 18 and older and have lost a child, spouse/partner, sibling, parent, pet, or other loved one, a GrieveWell peer counselor can:

  • Meet with you for one hour, each week, for up to a year
  • Offer compassionate listening and a beacon of hope
  • Provide support at no cost

Important notes:

  • One-to-one peer support is not professional counseling or therapy. Any person indicating a need for more comprehensive grief support will be referred to a qualified therapist or therapy agency.
  • GrieveWell currently serves individuals in Washtenaw County, Michigan and surrounding communities.

How It Works

When you are grieving the death of someone close to you, we know it can be difficult to reach out and ask for help. We hope that by sharing information on what to expect when you call us, you may find it easier to ask for support.

If you are interested in One-to-One Peer Support, follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete a Personal History Form Online

Click here to complete our online Personal History Form.

Have questions? If you are interested in receiving more information or talking to us directly, call our office at (734) 975-0238. We have a small staff, so if you reach our voicemail, please leave your contact information, along with suggested times you may be available to talk. We will get back to you as soon as possible. When we talk with you, we may ask for basic information about you and your situation, and we can provide more information about our program.

Step 2: Phone Consultation

A member of our staff will review your Personal History Form and contact you for a telephone consultation. If needed, we will schedule a time for you to meet with our Program Director.

Step 3: Determine Support

An in-person appointment with our Program Director usually lasts for one hour, during which time we will be able to determine the best support for your specific needs.

We know this can be a difficult and confusing time. If you need help completing this process, please feel free to call us at 734-975-0238 and we will help.

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