Grief Support

Grief Support Group

At Metcalf Funeral Home, we understand that a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes and, at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. 

If you or someone you know is seeking grief support, please join us Sundays at 2 p.m. We offer a variety of types of support, open to all ages. Contact Jodi at 476-1225 with questions.

Groups meet every Sunday from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Roper & Sons Reception Facility at 4300 O Street.

To learn more, discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director, or contact us directly at 402-476-1225 orinfo@roperandsons.com.

Community Grief Resources
The following are programs that are available throughout the community. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list, we encourage you to contact the organization prior to attending.

Alzheimer’s Association
Educational programs, compassionate services, access to resources and support for research, support groups, financial assistance to families for respite care, monthly newsletter, speakers’ bureau, advocacy and influencing public policy, in-service training, educational materials, including access to national Alzheimer’s library.
(402) 420-2540
(800) 487-2585 Toll Free

AseraCare Hospice Grief Support Groups
Contact AseraCare Lincoln for more information.
(402) 488-1363

Bridges/Embrace
Exclusively a telephone grief support group for people who have lost a newborn child through death or miscarriage.
(402) 219-7065

The Cancer Resource Center
A caring resource for people facing cancer. For those newly diagnosed, going through treatment, or going through recurrence.
(402) 483-2827

Centering Corp.
A clearinghouse of adult and children’s books and pamphlets concerning grief of any type (miscarriages, death, divorce, etc.) Free catalog available. (402) 553-1200
Located in Omaha, will mail resources

Christ’s Place
Adult grief sessions for both members and non-members. Contact Christ’s Place for further details. 
(402) 421-1111

Grief Recovery Workshop
Sponsored by First-Plymouth Church, 20th & D Street in Lincoln. Contact Addie for details
(402) 476-7550.

GriefShare
Sponsored by Lincoln Berean Church, 70th & Highway 2 in Lincoln. Contact Lincoln Berean Church for details
(402) 483-6512

Healing Hearts/Catholic Social Services
Contact the Family Life Office of Catholic Social Services for details
(402) 488-2040

HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure)
Support for parents who have lost their baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or SIDS.
Contact (402) 477-0857 for details

Horisun Hospice
Contact Horisun for details
(402)484-6444

Mourning Hope
For children and youth and their families dealing with grief. Families remain in program until they feel ready to leave. This free support group is led by trained volunteers and professionals. A lending library is also available.
(402) 423-1416

Pathways to Compassion Hospice
For families of hospice care patients and the general public, offered in five week sessions. For information contact Anna Burkey
402-474-0200

Project Rachel
Post-abortion counseling and listening. Post-abortion trauma and healing support.
888-456-HOPE (4673)

Ray of Hope
Support group for people who have survived after someone has died from suicide.
Meets first and third Mondays of every month at 7 pm.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
40th and "C" Streets
Lincoln, NE 68510

Remembering Our Children
Support for families who have lost children of any age
Contact (402) 477-0857 for details

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Grief Support Group
Support group for people grieving over any significant loss, open to the public, contact St. Mark’s for details
(402) 489-8885

Tabitha Bereavement Support 
(402) 486-8520

 

Lodging
Candlewood Suites
4100 Pioneer Woods Drive
Lincoln, NE 68506
p: 402-420-0330
$79/night bereavement rate
https://bit.ly/2zUyXzr

TownePlace Suites
(bereavement rate available - $89/night)
7353 Husker Circle (27th and Interstate 80)

Lincoln, NE 68504
p: 402-323-2000
f: 402-323-2001
Reservations: 800-257-3000
http://bit.ly/1PG9PMW


Comfort Inn of Lincoln
2940 N.W. 12th Street
Lincoln, NE
402-475-2200
www.choicehotels.com

The Cornhusker Hotel
333 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE
402-474-7474
www.thecornhusker.com

Country Inn & Suites
5353 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE
402-476-5353
Room Rates: Seasonal Rates.
www.countryinns.com

Embassy Suites
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE
402-474-1111.
Room Rates: Call for rates. Some discounts may apply.
www.embassysuiteslincoln.com

Hampton Inn Airport / I-80
1301 West Bond Circle
Lincoln, NE
402-474-2080
www.hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn South
5922 Vandervoort Drive
Lincoln, NE
402-420-7800
www.hamptoninn.com

Quality Suites
216 North 48th Street
Lincoln, NE
402-464-4400
Please call for rates.

Holiday Inn Downtown
141 North 9th Street
Lincoln, NE
402-475-4011
www.hilincoln.com

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn
2701 Fletcher Avenue
Lincoln, NE
402-438-7829
www.staybridge.com

Hampton Inn & Suites – Lincoln Northeast
7343 Husker Circle
Lincoln, NE 68504
402-435-4600
www.hamptoninn.com

Residence Inn by Marriott
5865 Boboli Lane (56th & Pine Lake)
Lincoln, NE 68516
p: 402-423-1555
f: 402-423-1556
www.marriott.com