Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

Coping with the death of someone close to you can be a challenge, but you are not alone.  VON Oxford Bereavement Support is available.We offer Individual or Group grief support, facilitated by specially trained volunteers at no cost.  VON volunteers are compassionate people who have chosen to participate as team members along with caregivers and healthcare providers.  Volunteers are trained in the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care, as well as additional specific bereavement support training, and they receive ongoing professional education, guidance and support from our program coordinators.

Caring Circle

We offer four open Caring Circle bereavement support groups for adults in Oxford County every month, two in Woodstock, one in Ingersoll, and one in Tillsonburg.  Registration is required. After registration, you can access the group on a drop-in basis as you feel the need for support.


  • First Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Sakura House in Woodstock
  • Third Thursday of the month from 10am-11:30am at Sakura House in Woodstock


  • Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm -8:00pm at the Ingersoll Public Library


  • Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm at VON Oxford – 24 Brock St W (rear entrance) in Tillsonburg



Kids’ Circle

A closed 8-week program providing supportive care for grieving children aged 5-11 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Kids’ Circle runs in tandem with Parents’ Circle – a coordinated and complimentary program supporting the parents or caregivers of the child attending Kids’ Circle.


Teens’ Circle

A closed 6-week program providing supportive care for teen ages 12-16 who have experienced the death of a loved one.


Individual Bereavement Support


Grief is as unique as the person experiencing it.  One-on-one grief support sessions are assessed and scheduled on an individual basis and are directed according to the needs of the bereaved.  To arrange an assessment for service.


For further information about the VON Oxford Bereavement Support services, please contact: 

Anne Marie Wallace Phillips at 519-537-8515 x 3 or email

Nancy Clark at 519-539-1231 x 286 or email