Grief Support

You're Not Alone

Being “more than a funeral home…a family friend” to you and your family after a loved one dies is so important to us that our services do not end once the funeral is over. We believe so strongly in helping you through the difficult time in the days, weeks, and months following a death that we have created a number of programs to help you work through your grief. Join us for a seminar, access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime…24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With our online grief support you’re assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time. It doesn’t matter what time of day, or what day of the week you need support, we're here for you. You can access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime: 24/7. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment - you're never alone.

…And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”                 
– Kahil Gibran

Community Events: Grief Seminars, remembrance services, & More

Community Events: Grief Seminars, remembrance services, & More

Follow us on FACEBOOK for up-to-the-minute information and invitations. Join us for grief seminars, educational presentations, memorial services, and other events - most include a meal, because we believe that food brings fellowship and healing.  Many of our events are open to everyone, while others are reserved exclusively for those families served by  Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory.  Events are offered several times throughout the year at our Greenfield mortuary. Most events are free of charge.

Dr. Virgina Simpson

Meet Dr. Virginia Simpson

Executive Counseling Director

Dr. Simpson brings both personal and professional experience with death and grieving to every counseling situation, which includes the creation of this set of grief counseling resources. We believe them to be the best available online today. Whether your loss has been sudden or expected, she'll help you learn to cope with the depth of emotions and experiences that are part of healthy grieving.

  • Interactive Aftercare

    Interactive Aftercare

    Watch interactive videos on various grief topics of your choice. There's nothing like it: grief education right from your computer or device, delivered with style and substance.

  • Grief Support Resources

    Grief Support Resources

    Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms. The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

    Read more about Grief Support Resources
  • 365 Days of Grief Support

    365 Days of Grief Support

    These daily, emailed messages of hope and healing are delivered to your inbox every day. Subscribe easily and unsubscribe when you're ready. Such small doses of comfort will help you move through the cycle of grief and will work wonders for your outlook.

    Read more about 365 Days of Grief Support
  • Grief Support Groups

    Grief Support Groups

    Sometimes just knowing there is someone to talk to can relieve some of the emotional, physical, and behavioral reactions caused by grief. Here you’ll find a list of local and national grief support organizations for adults, children, and teens.

    Read more about Grief Support Groups
  • Youth & Funerals

    Youth & Funerals

    Death is a part of life and - regardless of how uncomfortable it may be for adults - kids need to talk about it and feel included. Check out this helpful video and e-booklet provided by the Funeral Service Foundation.  They are designed to answer your questions about including youth in funeral ceremonies and helping them in their grief.

    Read more about Youth & Funerals

Family Follow-up

Family Follow-up

Our Family Follow-up is offered at no charge to families we serve and provides important information to families at a time when it is needed the most - during the days and weeks following a death, when life begins to go back to "normal" for a grieving family's support network - leaving family members to deal with the intensity of the grief process on their own. With Family Follow-up, you’ll receive information on local and national support organizations, pamphlets on loss, and grief materials designed to assist children, adolescents, and adults.

We also provide educational information and tools to schools, churches, and senior citizen groups. Our staff is available to support other groups through seminars and tours.

Our Lending Library

Our Lending Library

Find a book, DVD, or easy-to-read pamphlet on a variety of subjects dealing with grief and transition in our Lending Library located at our Greenfield mortuary.

Books and DVDs in our Lending Library can be checked out at no charge. Pamphlets are yours to keep. To inquire if we have a particular book, DVD, or pamphlet, call us at (317) 467-4918 – or stop by anytime Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to peruse the shelves.