Grief Support Resources

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

At Christy-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory we offer the following aftercare services:

»  Bereavement Counseling:
The Director of Bereavement Services is available to provide counseling and individualized grief support services to families who have utilized Christy-Smith Funeral Homes and to those in the surrounding Siouxland communities.

»  A Step Beyond
This support group is designed for those who have experienced a loss of any kind. The format is designed to help people move beyond grief and learn how to live again. Discover friendship and fellowship!  Meets second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. (except for special events in August, November and December) at Christy-Smith Family Resource Center, 1819 Morningside Avenue.

»  Christy-Smith Lending Library
The Christy-Smith Family Resource Center in Morningside as well as our Larkin Chapel have a lending library that includes a wide variety of books, educational materials and videos on the death of a child, spouse or parent, pet loss, divorce, suicide, terminal illness and much more. The public is encouraged to come in to browse or check out these resources during the weekday business hours of 9:00 to 4:00.


Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.