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Grief Support


At Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services, we are here for you after the funeral.

Coping with loss is a personal experience-one in which family and friends may not be able to relate. Honoring your grieving process takes an understanding. Being aware of your emotions, the emptiness a loss leaves can be trying at times. You may feel overwhelmed and alone. We are here to support you.

Grief does no end with the funeral and neither does our service to you. We will provide assistance and support for as long as you need it. Our Grief Support Services Program, support groups and resource services are available to our community at no charge.

All groups are facilitated by Victoria Assumma, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C, CCATP, Grief & Bereavement Counselor

Year-Round Grief Circle Group Program

Seasonal Change and Grief: Each season arrives and life goes on. However, the change in season can be challenging. We think of the past and yearn for what could have been as we try to find ways and copy with loss.

Please join us as we explore grief and change. Remembering, honoring, and the important of self-care will be discussed.

Grief Circle Groups are held every other Saturday at 11:00 AM

RSVP today to attend our Grief Circle Group events

Victoria Assumma

Grief and Bereavement Counselor


Additional Resources


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  • Annual Dove Release Memorial Services in May.
  • All Soul’s Day Remembrance Mass in November.

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Everything After is a guidance program that helps people handle everything that comes with losing a loved one. This may include updating financial documents, closing social media accounts, cancelling driver’s licenses, and so on. 

And with Brighter Mornings, Everything After can also help deal with the emotional complexities of grief via online courses.

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Dr. Sara Murphy, PhD, CT and Dr. Alan Wolfelt, PhD, CT of the Center for Loss have created a booklet to help those in need during this time of uncertainty.

This digital book, Grieving Alone & Together features excellent info and insight to the following topics: Grieving in a pandemic, children and grief, planning funeral and memorial services and supporting your health while grieving.



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