Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief
Coping with Loss & Grief Support
The loss of a loved one, and coping with that loss, can be the most difficult experience a person–-or a family–-will ever have. Trying to deal with the wave of emotions can be overwhelming. Many find dealing with their grief too much to handle but now there’s a place for help... and hope. Watch this story presented on WKNO-TV Channel 10's Smart Medicine show to learn more.
As the first comprehensive bereavement center for children, adolescents and adults in the region, the Kemmons Wilson Family Center For Good Grief provides support for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one and allows them to share their experience with others as they move through the healing process–-all in a therapeutic environment. Our professional, caring staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive bereavement services to children, teenagers and adults.
To provide a safe environment for children, teens and adults to explore and express their feelings related to the death of a loved one and learn to thrive in a world without that special person.
All of our services are free of charge and are made possible through individual donations and grants funded by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and the Junior League of Memphis is addition to donations from various organizations and individuals.
Bereavement specialists provide emotional support through visits and phone calls to all families after a loved one’s death. Individual grief support sessions are also provided for children, teens or adults, one-on-one with a specialist.
Family Grief Support Groups
Families can arrive together and attend their own age-appropriate support group. Grief support groups are offered for the following age groups:
- Ages 5–8
- Ages 9–12
Adult Grief Support Groups
Support groups are available for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. These groups are specialized for young adults, widows and men.
Holidays with Hope Workshop
Held annually, this workshop helps grieving children, teens and adults prepare for the holidays, learn various ways to cope and find support in knowing that they are not alone in their grief.
Our Good Grief camps offer professional and caring bereavement staff for children, teens and adults who have lost a loved one in the past two years.
Community Education and Crisis Intervention
We provide information and resources on grief to area physician offices, schools, churches and community agencies. Crisis intervention may also be provided to assist schools or business when involved in or responding to an unexpected crisis event such as the death of a student or coworker.
Staff and Volunteers
Baptist Trinity professionals are unique. They are compassionate, friendly and highly trained to provide you with high-quality care. Specially trained in grief issues, our expert staff of social workers, administrative staff, chaplains and volunteers is committed to helping individuals through the grieving process.
Kemmons Wilson Family Center For Good Grief is a service of Baptist Trinity Hospice House, which provides care to terminally ill patients in their home environment. Beyond pain management related to end-of-life issues, Baptist Trinity Hospice takes an interdisciplinary approach to care by meeting the physiological, sociological, educational, spiritual and emotional needs of each patient and his or her family.