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Community Healthcare of Texas Launches LGBTQIA+ Grief Support Group

FORT WORTH, TX, March 4, 2021

As part of an ongoing commitment to meet the needs of patients and families, Community Healthcare of Texas, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospice provider, now offers a new grief support group designed for bereaved friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Our bereavement groups have long been a welcoming environment for anyone throughout the communities we serve who has experienced the loss of a loved one,” explained Laurie Esposito, Senior Director of Support Services for Community Healthcare of Texas. “At the same time, we realize that for some in the LGBTQIA+ community, their grief is often compounded based on a personal history of rejection or isolation, and we desired to offer them a space to openly process their feelings after the loss of a loved one.”

“Without access to grief groups designed specifically for them, the LGBTQIA+ community often just makes do and is forced to muddle through the grief process the best they can,” said Charley Garrison, minister, and co-facilitator of the support group. “This group will give participants the ability to be fully authentic in their grief and experience the extraordinary benefits a group can offer someone as they begin their journey of healing after a loss.”

The six-week online group meets weekly each Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm beginning March 11, 2021, through April 15, 2021, and is available at no charge to friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. To register, contact the Community Healthcare of Texas Grief Care Services team at (800)958-5014 or griefcare@chot.org.

About Community Healthcare of Texas

As the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas, Community Healthcare of Texas has been providing end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients since 1996. Community Healthcare of Texas brings 25 years of adult and pediatric care experience, offering hospice care, palliative care, education, child life specialists, emotional and spiritual support, and grief care to families as they travel the path of serious and terminal illnesses. Please visit www.chot.org to learn more about Community Healthcare of Texas.
For more information or to learn more about Community Healthcare of Texas, please contact Deidrea Laux at dlaux@chot.org or call (817)929-9135.

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