“No one should have to deal with grief alone.”
When someone dies, everyone in the family is affected. Hospice Savannah’s care extends beyond the treatment of physical symptoms to consider the emotional and social needs of patients and families.Grief is a direct result of love. When someone we love dies, we feel many different things. Some of us feel sad, some of us feel numb. Many people feel guilt or anger. Grief is different for each person.
Full Circle: A Center for Education and Grief Support
6000 Business Center Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
Through Full Circle Grief and Loss Center we provide a team of qualified and experienced bereavement staff to deal with the emotional and psychological consequences of a loss. Not only do we offer a range of bereavement support for anyone whose relative or friend was cared for by Hospice Savannah, but we also support any community adult, teen or child in our coverage area who is having difficulty dealing with loss. Individuals may receive grief support on a one-on-one basis by appointment, in small group settings, and/or in a support group such as the basic Grief 101. Support groups for those who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner, or an infant, or whose loved one died by suicide are also available.
Additionally, we have received funding from the New York Life Foundation and to provide community-based support to children in Savannah/Chatham County affected by violence and homicide. Call us if you need that kind of help for a child you know, or if you are interested in training to be a neighborhood-based bereavement volunteer for this “We the Living” program.
A VOCA grant also enables us to offer support to adults who have lost a loved one to murder, gun violence or suicide.
Effingham County residents can access bereavement support in Rincon by calling counselor Barbara Moss at 912-629-1089. Barbara holds office hours (by appointment) each week in the United Way’s Effingham Service Center, located at 711 Zitterour Drive in Rincon.
Our services are funded through generous donations from the community and are delivered free of charge.
Support is just a phone call away.
Please call 912.303.9442 to directly reach Full Circle’s staff and learn more about:
- Support groups for children and adults. Pre-registration is requested. Please click here for list of groups and times.
- Individual counseling can be arranged with a bereavement counselor.
- Camp Aloha an overnight grief camp for children ages 6 -17, held the first weekend in May at Ebenezer Retreat in Rincon. For more information, contact Barbara Moss at 912.629.1089.
- Grief support in the workplace or in schools. Full Circle provides informational seminars and professional development training on grief and loss for schools, healthcare providers, businesses and the general community.
- Memorial Gatherings afford an opportunity for families, friends and staff to remember those who have died under our care. Our December gathering is our annual Tree of Light celebration, which is also open to the public. The Tree of Light Memorial Gathering is an annual fundraiser supporting the work of Full Circle and providing support to families and friends as they remember their loved ones during the holiday season. This year it will be held on Sunday, December 8. In 2020, Memorial Gaherings will be held on February 2, April 5, June 7, Augsut 2, October 4 and December 6.