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 Healing Services, Kathy Yoder, is available to provide counseling and individualized grief support services to families who have utilized Christy-Smith Funeral Homes.  Please call to request a counseling session with Kathy. 712-276-7319

»  Turning The Pages:  This support group is designed for those families who have utilized Christy-Smith Funeral Homes and who have experienced a loss of any kind. The format is designed to help people move beyond grief and learn how to live again. The group provides both an educational component and an opportunity for sharing. The group will meet on an "as needed" basis.  Please contact us for any upcoming meeting times or to request to be put on the mailing list for the next session.  712-276-7319.

»  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.