Grief Support

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.



Help With Grief

Morris-Baker has a dedicated aftercare representative who will connect you to resources in our community. For more information on this, please feel free to contact us.



Regular Grief Support Gatherings

We sponsor gatherings facilitated by Michael Lester on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Memorial Park Community Center. These gatherings are free and open to the public. This year, we will be offering grief support gatherings through December. Click here for more information.

Morris-Baker is also known for bringing nationally recognized grief experts to the community and opening these events to the public for free as a public service. Our next seminar will be held in fall of 2020.

Supporting Caregivers

Morris-Baker is proud to support the efforts of the many excellent professional caregivers and religious leaders in our community by providing access to resources they need such as nationally recognized experts who offer training and new techniques for helping professionals assist families with grief.

“Healing Hearts” Monthly Outings

Morris-Baker provides ongoing Healing Hearts outings for those who have lost a spouse. These gatherings are an opportunity for members of our community to find strength in each other and support others who have lost a spouse. Click here or call (423) 282-1521 for more information.

Finding Hope Series

The titles include:

The titles include:

After the Death of a Loved One, A Year Later, After the Death of a Husband, After the Death of a Wife, After the Death of a Child, After the Death of a Parent (Women’s Edition), After the Death of a Parent (Men’s Edition), Helping Children and Teenagers, Grief During the Holidays, and After the Death of a Pet.

Morris-Baker has partnered with Dr. Jason Troyer, a grief expert, to offer the community a series of booklets that provide support and resources to anyone grieving a loss.

These booklets are free and available to anyone or any organization—including hospices, counseling centers, hospitals and medical facilities—in the Johnson City community. We keep a selection of booklets stocked at the Johnson City Public Library, Carver Recreation Center, the Ballad Health Resource Center at the Wellness Center, and always at Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To request booklets, call (423) 282-5246 or email.

Camp Firefly Sponsorship

Camp Courage Contact Request

For children who lose loved ones, like a parent or sibling, the grieving process can be very complex and different from the way adults cope. Camp Firefly is a free, one-day camp that helps kids who have suffered this kind of loss.

If you know a child who has recently experienced the loss of a loved one, please consider letting them know about Camp Firefly. The camp is open to children from kindergarten through eighth grade and will take place in summer/fall 2020. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required.


Through listening, sharing and participating, campers will learn how to handle grief. They will also learn coping skills that can lead to healing. Kibbi, our therapy dog, will once again participate to help children express and sort through their emotions.

The camp is run by Ballad Health. If you have any questions, please click here for more information.

Holiday Support

Morris-Baker sponsors an annual Holiday Shopping Trip and also holds an annual candlelight service of remembrance at our chapel every year in late November or early December.

Kibbi the Therapy Dog

Kibbi is the therapy dog at Morris-Baker. Since 2011, she has also been using her therapy dog certification to bring comfort to young patients and their families at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. If you’d like for Kibbi to be present with you at Morris-Baker, please let us know in advance so we can be sure she is here to meet you. Click here for more information about Kibbi.



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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