Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

You are not alone. The Modetz Funeral Homes staff knows how important it is for you and your loved ones to have professionals assisting you with your grief and loss. We are committed to provide the aftercare and bereavement counseling you may need at no cost to you. You and your loved ones are encouraged to participate in these services.

The Horizons Support Groupis a support group for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This is an ongoing group available to anyone in the community. No reservation is required. No cost...simply come, share and listen.

Joy Smick M.A. L.P.C.
Grief Consultant

First Monday of each month
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Waltonwood Senior Living - Rochester Hills
3250 Walton Blvd. (Just wast of Adams), Rochester Hills 

First & Third Mondays of each month
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Howarth United Methodist Church
550 Silverbell Rd. (1/4 mile east of Lapeer Rd.), Orion

Second & Fourth Mondays of each month 
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb

Third & Fourth Wednesday of each month
7:00pm - 9:00p.m.
Rochester First Church of the Nazarene
1799 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills

Our grief counselor, Joy Smick has been counseling grieving children and adults for over a decade. She writes our monthly Horizon's - A New Beginning newsletter and is the facilitator of the Horizon Support Group as well as provides lectures to local groups. Joy received her Master's degree in Counseling from Oakland University and majored in Psychology in her undergraduate studies. She is licensed by the State of Michigan and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Joy continues to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops while researching the topics of grief and loss. Joy is available for phone and online consultation, as well as individual counseling. You may contact her at: (586) 980-3554 or jsmick@comcast.net.

To recieve our monthly Horizon's newsletter, please contact Lisa at (248) 371-3777 or by email at silverbellchapel@aol.com.



365 Days of Healing

With our daily emails of comfort and hope, you will feel supported knowing we’re here to walk with you through your journey of grief.

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Just One of Many

Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.

Grief Support E-mail



Grief & Healing Websites



GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

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Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.

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With AARP you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end-of-life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents

HEALING HEARTS for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the death of their child or children.

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GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.

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The Dougy Center

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

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National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.

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Beyond Indigo Pets

Beyond Indigo Pets has helped veterinary practices across the US and Canada grow their businesses by providing top-tier veterinary marketing services.

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Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.

When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list from Allina Health recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief. There are suggestions for children of all ages, from preschool to age 12. They also have books for different types of losses, such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet. With these books, you can start a meaningful conversation with your child and help them understand their feelings

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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