Youth & Young Adults Grief Support Services

When someone you love has died, everything changes. Nothing could have prepared for you this. Honestly, grief sucks.

What makes grief so much more complicated is how unique it is for every person. We wish we could offer you a “Grief 101” manual with all the answers you need, but unfortunately that doesn’t exist.

If you are ages 13-29, we can offer you is a space to talk about your grief, with people who understand. Read on more below to learn about our grief support services.
I know a grieving youth or young adult - how do I get them support?

If you are seeking support for a teenager between the ages of 13 – 18, our Youth and Young Adult Bereavement Coordinator would love to chat with you to learn more about them and their experience with grief. You can call our coordinator at 604-945-0606 ext. 2 or email youth@crossroadshospice.org to arrange a time to connect.

To ensure privacy and confidentiality, anyone between the ages of 19 and 29 must contact Crossroads on their own. We would love for you to pass along our information to anyone in your life that you feel would benefit from grief support!

I am a grieving youth or young adult - can I access your services?

If you are between 13 and 29 years of age living in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra, or who have lost a loved one at our Crossroads Hospice Residence, you can access our services. Reach out to our Coordinator at 604-813-6576 (call or text!) or email youth@crossroadshospice.org. We also provide support for adults.

What do you offer?

We offer a variety of grief support programs and services! For more information, click here.

Do you provide grief counselling?

We offer support specializing in grief and loss, however we are not registered counsellors. At Crossroads we acknowledge that grief is a natural, but incredibly difficult, part of life. Our role is to offer emotional support and a safe place to explore grief. We also make referrals to specialized professionals if further support is needed.

How do I access your services? Do I need a referral?

If you are between the ages of 13 – 29 and live in the Tri-Cities, Anmore or Belcarra, text or call our Youth and Young Adult Bereavement Coordinator at 604-813-6576, or email youth@crossroadshospice.org. No referral is needed!

How long do I have to wait after my person has died to contact you?

There is not a certain amount of time that has to pass before you can reach out. However, it’s important to note we don’t provide crisis support. When someone dies, the emotions that arise are so overwhelming, it can leave you feeling terrified. Know this is not uncommon! The first few weeks after a death are usually a whirlwind, so we often will suggest waiting until these weeks have passed before making an appointment. This ensures you can give the necessary attention, love and energy to yourself to begin to explore your grief.

What should I expect?

The process of accessing our programs and services are as follows:

• Our Bereavement Coordinator will respond to you within 2 – 3 business days.

• An initial meeting with our Bereavement Coordinator is the first step to receiving support.

• The initial meeting is really just to get to learn about you and your grief experience this far. There is never any pressure to disclose more than you are comfortable with.

• All our program and services are provided by our Bereavement Coordinators, as well as specially trained and experienced Volunteers.

What is the cost?

There is no cost to our grief support programs and services.

Do you provide grief support for non-death losses, like divorce or job loss?

Though many life events can have a profound impact on well-being, at Crossroads our services are specifically for grief resulting from the loss of a person.

Contact Us

Access our services and connect with our Youth and Young Adult Bereavement Coordinator. Call 604-945-0606 extension 2, or send us an email. No referral is needed.

We have Grief Support Programs and Services for Youth and Young Adults ages 13-29.