Grief Support and Aftercare

We have provided resources to help you cope with your grief. Please reach out to us if you need additional resources or specialized help with moving forward from your loss.



What's Your Grief

Blogs, e-courses, webinars, and more — this site is full of resources to help families work through their grief journey and connect with others going through the same feelings.
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For those who have lost a loved one to suicide or who are prone to suicidal ideation, Lifeline offers a unique perspective on grief and how to work through those feelings.
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Sometimes talking about our loss with others going through similar situations is the best way to find support and healing. This forum provides a safe space for those discussions to take place.
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Personalized Grief Support

There are many different kinds of grief for many different kinds of loss. This list breaks down types of grief and loss and offers resource suggestions for specific circumstances.
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Grief doesn’t stop after the funeral, which is why aftercare for the bereaved is so important. Our staff are trained to help families through their road to recovery, and we have the resources and expertise to help you move forward. If you are ever in need of aftercare, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Benefits of Preplanning Seminar

Free Lunch Provided - Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Join us for a free lunch at Madison's Cafe in Jefferson City! During lunch, we will give a brief presentation about Funeral Planning, Cremation and Veteran Benefits.

RSVP soon by calling (573) 260-5694.

Monthly Support Group

Sometimes sharing your experience with others who are also coping with the loss of a loved one can help. Empathy helps us connect with others and grow from our pain. You are never alone in your journey through grief. Below is a list of various grief support groups in our community.

The third Tuesday of each month, from 11:30AM - 12:30PM, we are offering a Grief Counseling Support Group with the help of Compassus™. This group meets at the West Point Executive Center, next-door to our Houser-Millard funeral home in Jefferson City, MO.

Biannual Grief Seminars

Featuring Dr. Rita Esterly Ph.D.

For over 30 years, our family has hosted special Grief Seminars prior to important holiday seasons. You might recall hearing about our annual seminar, “Getting Through the Holidays,” which has helped generations of grieving families navigate those difficult moments celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays without a loved one. Within the past couple of years, we have found it beneficial to hold an additional seminar in the spring, just in time for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day.


These biannual seminars are presented by Rita Esterly, Ph. D., private practice psychologist and author of Time to Mend. Through these difficult times, it’s important to stay connected and support one another. Together, we can manage our grief and find healing.


Stay tuned to our website and Facebook pages as we provide more information on these events.



Local Support Groups for Parents

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Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory
Phone: (573) 449-4153
12 East Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Houser-Millard Funeral Directors
Phone: (573) 636-3838
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Millard Family Cremation and Funeral Center
Phone: (573) 392-3351
902 East North Street
Eldon, MO 65026

Hilke-Millard Funeral Home
Phone: (573) 455-2424
101 Linn Street
Westphalia, MO 65085

Millard Family Funeral Chapel
Phone: (573) 897-4848
919 East Main Street
Linn, MO 65051

Millard Family Chapels
Phone: (573) 763-5658
102 Market Street
Chamois, MO 65024

Slater-Millard Family Funeral Chapel
Phone: (573) 896-5959
540 South Summit Drive
Holts Summit, MO 65043

Hawthorn Memorial Gardens
Phone: (573) 635-4594
4205 Horner Road 
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Weber-Millard Funeral Home
Phone: (573) 782-3525
13415 Route C
Russellville, MO 65074

Nilson-Millard Cremation and Burial Center
Phone: (573) 474-8443
5611 E. St Charles Road
Columbia, MO , 65202

Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel
Phone: (660) 263-7284
411 Union Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270

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