Mercy Grief Support Services

Grief Counseling and Education

Mercy Grief Support Services offers grief counseling and education to individuals and families, civic and professional organizations and the business community in regards to the emotional trauma associated with any major loss, change or transition.  This includes the grief and bereavement of life’s most painful loss, the death of a loved one.

Mercy Grief Support Services offers:

  • Adult grief support groups free of charge.

  • Individual, couple and family grief counseling for Hospice patients and families.

  • Support for healthcare professionals in reconciling personal feelings of loss with a sense of professionalism.

Seeds of Hope Bereavement Support Group for Adults

Seeds of Hope is an eight-week journey towards healing and wholeness for adults experiencing the grief associated with the loss of a loved one. Sessions are led by qualified and experienced grief facilitators.  It is recommended that participants attend grief group three months or more following the loss of a loved one.

Seeds of Hope 2017 Schedule

Day Sessions: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24
Evening Sessions: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21
  • April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23
  • July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15 (six-week group)
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21



You may also register by calling 330-489-1143.

*PLEASE NOTE: The "Day Sessions" are held at Mercy Homecare & Hospice, located at 4369 Whipple Ave, Canton, OH 44718. The "Evening Sessions" are held at Mercy Medical Center, located at 1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708. Call 330-489-1143 with questions.

perinatal loss support group, grief support, canton ohioPerinatal Loss Support

An annual, prayerful memorial service is held to support parents who have experienced a stillbirth or miscarriage loss. Consultation is available for families who have received an adverse diagnosis for their unborn baby.

In addition, Mercy offers Hope for Healing, a free, four-week perinatal loss support group. All classes will be held in the nursing education classroom. (Take the visitor elevator to the basement. Turn right and continue down the hallway. Classroom will be on your right.)

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To request more information about any of Mercy's perinatal loss support services, send an email to our program coordinator. 

CuddleCot for Stillbirth or Neonatal Loss

Mercy Maternity Services provides the CuddleCot™ system, which uses gel pads to cool a baby, allowing parents and families more time to say goodbye in the event of stillbirth or neonatal loss. The CuddleCot is made possible through the generous donation of local nonprofit organizations, Ashlie's Embrace and God's Tiny Angels

Mercy's practice has always been to allow the baby to stay with the family as long as they wish to give them the precious time they need. The CuddleCot will enhance the compassionate care Mercy strives to provide.

CuddleCot for Stillborns in Canton Ohio