The GriefCare Line is a 24-hour telephone grief counseling service designed for families served by Companions For Life. It is staffed by trained, compassionate counselors with a required college degree in human services. The GriefCare Line is overseen by Iowa’s only certified crisis counseling center, Foundation 2. All calls are free and remain completely confidential.
To use the GriefCare Line, please contact us to request your private access number.
Why would I need the GriefCare Line?
Our experience has shown that following the loss of a companion, you may have questions, concerns, or simply need someone to talk to. We understand the need for continued support and information long after we have assisted.
How does GriefCare Line work?
Our staff of compassionate professionals can provide GriefCare Line access cards with our private number at any time. You are encouraged to use this resource at anytime. GriefCare Line counselors are dedicated to assisting callers in finding the kind of help that may be needed. That may mean referrals to support groups, in-office appointments or in most cases, simply listening with an empathetic ear. GriefCare Line counselors are thoroughly trained on providing empathetic, warm and caring support with all callers. The counselors have an incredible ability to assess the emotional situation of callers which aids them in providing the kind of assistance necessary.
How much does it cost?
The GriefCare Line is an exclusive service provided by Companions For Life and there is no charge for using it. However, depending on your location and phone service, there may be long distance charges reflected on your phone bill.