A first of its kind support group in Kansas City is helping people who have lost a loved one to substance abuse. The group, called Heart of Addicted Loved Ones (HALO), is a free resource for families in and around the community.
Saint Luke's Home Care and Hospice saw the need for grief support for families and friends who have lost a loved one to substance use disorder and wanted to help form a group for their needs since their grief process can look different as they can carry a lot of guilt. They have partnered with First Call to offer this service to the community.
HALO will help those work through complex emotions with grief and substance use disorder experts, let them discuss their loved one without judgment, and give them a safe, caring environment to talk, laugh, and cry with others who understand.
The group sessions will meet every second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm at First Call.
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