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. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Seeds of Hope 2021 Schedule

Day Sessions: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Mercy Home Health & Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave., Canton, Ohio 44718
Phone: 234-203-3223
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20 (via Zoom only)
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening Sessions: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708
Phone: 330-489-1143
  • January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25 (via Zoom only)
  • July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10 (six-week group)
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23



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

Perinatal 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.

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