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Helios Care will offer free bereavement counseling to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling will be provided via telephone or video by licensed clinical social workers who specialize in grief counseling.

In a press release, Helios Care said:  "The current social distancing requirements have disrupted one’s ability to be with family or friends at the end of their life as well as the mourning rituals that accompany death. This disruption may lead to complicated grief whether you have experienced a death directly related to COVID-19 or a loss during this pandemic.

“Grief can be isolating and lonely to begin with,” said Alisha Rule, director of family support services at Helios Care. “There’s no need to face grief alone. Our dedicated professionals are here to provide the support you need during this difficult time.”

If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling services available to you, please contact Alisha Rule at (607) 432-5525 or alisha.rule@helioscare.org. Information is also available on the Helios Care website at www.helioscare.org/grief.

Free telephone and video grief counseling sessions are available during the pandemic, with a transition to sliding fee scale and in person sessions once normalcy resumes.