What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

Grief Resource Lending Library

The Lee Hamilton Grief Lending Library is an integral part of the Academy. Our library, located at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, (3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines), houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, brochures and videos, for all ages, pertaining to

issues of grief and loss.

The library is open every day that Westown is open, typically Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and materials may be checked out for a two-week period.

Our Library Book Collection

Bibliographies by Subject

Teens Books
Spanish Language Books