Grief Support

Grief Support

Working with the entire community, we know that our neighbors in grief still need support whether they are comfortable with indoor gatherings or not. For this reason, Morris-Baker teamed with Dr. Jason Troyer and other grief professionals to offer a combination of resources: some are in-person, and others you can access anywhere you are.




Healing Hearts Luncheons

Healing Hearts gatherings happen on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and are an opportunity for members of our community to find strength in each other and support others who have lost a spouse. 


Call Brenda Pelham at (423) 262-5241 to find out the location of our next luncheon. 



Grief Support Group

Our grief support group is free, open to the public, and led by Chelsa Ervin, LCSW.


The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. at Everlan of Johnson City, 2623 Peoples St, Johnson City, TN 37604




GriefPlan is an online, self-paced grief support program. The program was developed by Dr. Jason Troyer — a grief expert, author, former therapist and college professor. The GriefPlan program includes:

  • Sections on how to heal your pain, remember your loved one, and rebuild your life
  • over 60 short videos on specific grief challenges and topics
  • over 50 "activity sheets" that will help with journaling and taking action on your personal grief journey

The GriefPlan program is normally $79 per person. However, Morris-Baker is sponsoring the program for the entire community and making it available for free.

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Finding Hope: Booklet Series

Morris-Baker partnered with Dr. Troyer to offer the community his series of 20-28 page booklets that provide support and resources to anyone grieving a loss.

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.


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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.


Caring Voices: Telephone Support

Who do you call after the children go home and the long night offers no rest? A professional counselor at any time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. When you call the toll free number, you will be connected to a certified grief counselor with a least a master’s level degree. This special service is provided at no extra cost by Morris-Baker. To request more information, call (423) 282-5246 or email.



Support After The Death of a Child

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
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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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