After the death of your family member, life can seem uncertain and hopeless. Learning to cope with the trials ahead and regaining a sense of hope is the goal of Coats Funeral Home’s grief counseling and support groups. We offer two grief counseling groups and also can guide you to other resources for special needs/preferences.
Hope For Your Grief Journey
It is in the spirit of support and service we make available "Hope for Your Grief Journey" This support group provides education about the grief process, as well as an opportunity to receive emotional support and learn to cope in a safe, confidential setting. We believe that “there is strength in collective grief.” There is no cost and the group is open to the community. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 4301 Monroe at the corner of Sashabaw Road, across from the funeral home.
Please call Coats Funeral Home at 248-674-0461248-674-0461 for a brochure and more information or contact Maximum Living at 248-814-0706248-814-0706.
Meet Our Grief Counselor
Dr. John Canine founded Maximum Living in 1983 as a means to provide bereavement aftercare. Maximum Living and Coats Funeral Home have made a commitment to meet the needs of our families as they deal with the enormous pain associated with loss. As a part of Coats service to families, we have arranged for Dr. Canine and his staff at Maximum Living to assist families in the bereavement process and to assist in the most meaningful way possible, through support groups, newsletters and individual sessions. Dr. John Canine is a member of the American Psychological Association, former Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty of Wayne State University, speaker at numerous National Funeral Directors Association Annual Conferences, author of The Challenge of Living, The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying, and What Am I Going to Do With Myself When I Die?, and Dr. Canine was inducted into the Ohio University Hall of Fame.
Please view Dr. Canine’s informational videos in our Online Grief Counseling. The videos are an excellent start to understanding your pain and for you to begin the process of healing and improving the quality of your life. For more information contact Maximum Living at 248-815-0706248-815-0706.
Grief Counseling Information and Resources
To acquire more information on these support groups or for grief workshops on other topics, such as the loss of a child or suicide, please feel free to call us at Coats Funeral Home.
The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization for families grieving the death of a child. The Lakes Area Chapter is a local chapter of this fine organization. Individuals specialize in specific needs, such as the loss of a child through an auto accident, substance abuse, infant death, and trauma. Visit two available websites www.compassionatefriends.org or call toll-free 1-877-969-00101-877-969-0010 FREE for more information.
Bridges Bereavement Program
The Bridges Bereavement Program is a teen support group for ages 13 to 19 that meets in the spring, fall and winter for five weeks. This program helps teens express their feelings and cope with their losses with the support of their peers and the guidance of a licensed counselor. The group meets at churches, centers and schools in the community and is led by Coats Certified Grief Counselor at no cost. For information and to sign-up, contact Alicia Brown, MA,LPC, CT at 248 623-7232248 623-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As at Coats Funeral Home, we believe that everyone should thoroughly investigate all aspects of funerals and arrangements before the need arises. Thus, at no cost, we are happy to provide a speaker to service clubs, church groups, lodges, or classrooms to present on any or all aspects of death, bereavement, and funerals including pre-arrangements and pre-financing of arrangements. We also can plan tours of our funeral home(s).
To acquire more information on these grief counseling and support groups or for grief workshops on other topics, such as the loss of a child or suicide, please feel free to call us at Coats Funeral Home.
We invite you to contact us at Coats Funeral Home.