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.



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

It is important to seek help, after the death of a loved one. This may be as simple as having close friends and family to talk to, or renewing contact with people in your social circle. Even the company of a pet can provide valuable emotional support.

Everyone grieves in their own way, for their own length of time.

During the grieving process, it’s important to take care of yourself. Try to eat right, get adequate sleep, and avoid undue stress. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions or ask for support. It is common to feel shock, denial, anger, and depression, following a death. But if these feelings do not lessen over time, or cause extreme changes in behavior, professional therapy may be advised.

We at Voran Funeral Home can help.

We offer each of our families two free counseling sessions with Shirley Brogan. She is contracted with Maximum Living Consultants and works with our families. If you feel that you or someone you know needs help, please give us a call at (313) 928-2300. They specialize in helping you cope with death, dying and grief so that you can gain knowledge to work through your grief regardless of the circumstances.

We also offer grief support groups once a month to anyone who wishes to attend, whether they used Voran Funeral Home services or not. The support group provides each individual a safe, compassionate and supportive environment. They are held at the Allen Park location of the Voran Funeral Home across the street in the Educational Building just East of the Funeral Home on Allen Road, East of Southfield Road. Directions can be found on the locations page.

Support Group is held on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

                                               Dates for 2024                                                    


January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20 (3rd Monday), June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28,

 November 25 (Candle lighting service - held off site) and December-None

 Meetings are held in:

Family Services Building - Next to Voran Funeral Home

5850 Allen Rd at Meyer Street, Allen Park MI 48101
Shirley A. Brogan, LPC, Facilitator

For questions or any further information on our aftercare service, please call (313) 928-2300.

We are here to help.

Please join us as we honor the loss of your loved ones.

2023 Evening of Remembrance Ceremony

Monday, November 20, 2023

Hear author and counselor Dr. John Canine

Hors d’oeuvres 6:30 p.m. • Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Prestige Banquet Hall

6600 Allen Road • Allen Park , MI 48101

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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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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