Howe-Peterson offers family support groups in April

DEARBORN – Spring. It’s a time of renewal, of looking forward. Looking forward can be very difficult, at times impossible, for those grieving the loss of a loved one. And it doesn’t have to be done it alone. Howe-Peterson Funeral Home welcomes the community to attend its free, nondenominational grief support groups for spring 2011.

“We are dedicated to providing a place where the healing can begin; where everyone in the community will find the support they need when they need it most,” said Howe-Peterson President Kerrie Peterson.

Helping Hands brings together children ages 5- to 12 who share the experience of having lost a loved one. It offers a safe environment for communicating feelings and learning coping skills through creation of artwork, storytelling and group exercises. This group meets for seven Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning April 5.

Teen Connection reaches out to teens ages 13 to 17 and encourages them to work through their grief in a secure atmosphere. This group meets simultaneously with the adult group, Journey Though Grief, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning April 12, 2011 for six weeks. In their meetings, adults share memories and work through the physical and emotional sides of grief.

All groups meet at Hope Lutheran Church in Dearborn, 3640 Madison at Carlysle, three blocks east of Telegraph. Contact Howe-Peterson Funeral Home at (313) 561-1500 for registration information.

Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, founded in 1873, serves its community from locations in Dearborn and Taylor. For information call 313-561-1500 or go to