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Are you looking for care for yourself or a loved one?

If so, please call 800.653.4490 and press option 2. A member of our care team will be happy to assist you in finding a location near you. If you are a physician seeking referral assistance, please call 888.449.4121.

Honored and privileged to serve more than 60 Ohio counties.

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark and Washington Counties

Administrative Office

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Administrative Office

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice | Cincinnati

Administrative Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Ohio's Hospice | Dayton

Serving: Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler, Warren and Hamilton Counties

Inpatient Care Center

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Administrative Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice | Franklin/Middletown

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

Inpatient Care Center

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice | Marysville

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

Administrative Office

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice | Middleburg Heights

Administrative Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Ohio's Hospice | Mt. Gilead

Serving: Morrow County

Administrative Office

228 South St.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice | Newark

Serving: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Franklin, Fairfield, Perry and Hocking Counties

Administrative Office

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice at
Licking Memorial Hospital

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice | Columbus

Ohio's Hospice at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice | New Philadelphia

Serving: Tuscarawas, Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes Counties

Inpatient Care Center

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330.343.7605

Ohio's Hospice | Springfield

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

Administrative Office

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice | Troy

Serving: Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties

Inpatient Care Center

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice | Washington Court House

Serving: Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Highland, Pike, Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties

Administrative Office

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice | Wilmington

Serving: Clinton County

Administrative Office

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Hospice | Wooster

Serving: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties

Inpatient Care Center

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

LGBTQ+ Loss and Bereavement

Losing a loved one is difficult in the best of situations, even when there is plenty of family, faith community, and social support to accompany the bereaved person on their grief journey. In the time leading up to the death, most people can count on being treated with dignity and respect, and on having their relationships and identity honored by healthcare professionals, funeral home directors, and society at large. After the death has occurred, most take for granted the outpouring of sympathy and support from family, church and employers. However, this is often not the case for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ people) who may face multiple challenges their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts do not.  

LGBTQ+ and Bereavement

Many LGBTQ people do not have supportive families or faith communities. Many also have experienced discrimination or mistreatment and may feel the need to “go back in the closet,” hiding who they are and whom they love during times of crisis when support and acknowledgement are needed the most. This can result in a death that was especially difficult and unresolved for both the person who has died and their surviving loved ones. Bereaved LGBTQ people risk experiencing disenfranchised grief in which their ability to express grief openly and honestly and to receive support that recognizes the magnitude of the loss are diminished or absent.   

So how do LGBTQ people find the bereavement support they need after the death of a loved one? Reaching out to one’s “chosen” family of LGBTQ friends and straight allies is critical.

LGBTQ individuals should not hesitate to ask for the support they need and to tell people how they can best support them.

An LGBTQ’s family, however they define family, and friends want to know how they can help.
Individuals should talk to their local LGBTQ organization, such as an LGBTQ Community Center or PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a national support and advocacy organization. Not only can they provide much needed compassion and support, they would also have information about other services and resources for LGBTQ people.

If religion or spirituality are important to an LGBTQ individual, they should look for a faith community or spiritual leader that specifically ministers to LGBTQ people such as a church that is LGBTQ affirming
and inclusive. Conducting an internet search for “LGBTQ affirming churches near me” might yield surprising results with a number of churches listed.  

Even though grief is a universal human experience and has been well researched and published, books and resources regarding the loss of a same-sex partner or spouse are sparse in comparison. Although they take a little more work to find, there are good books and research articles available that can provide sound and culturally sensitive information and support. A few of those books are:

  • “The Loss of a Life Partner: Narratives of the Bereaved” by Carolyn Ambler Walter 
  • “Lesbian Widows Invisible Grief” by Victoria Whipple
  • “Gay Widowers: Life After the Death of a Partner” by Michael Shernoff

An internet search for “LGBTQ Grief and Bereavement” or a trip to the local library, will provide information about other related books and articles as well.

Support is also available from Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center at Ohio’s Hospice, which provides inclusive and affirming bereavement support. Please call Pathways of Hope at 937.258.4991 to schedule an appointment with a culturally sensitive and LGBTQ affirming bereavement counseling professional.

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