Funeral home offers family support groups

TAYLOR – Howe-Peterson Funeral Home invites the community to attend its free, nondenominational grief support groups beginning in April.

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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for seven Mondays beginning April 7.

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, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for six Mondays beginning April 14. In their meetings, adults share memories and work through the physical and emotional sides of grief.

All groups meet at Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy, in Taylor. 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