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.
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Grief Information and Education

Grief Resource Lending Library

An integral part of the Academy is our lending library which houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, brochures and videos, for all ages, pertaining to grief and loss issues. The library is open every day, and materials may be checked out for a two-week period.

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Tours and Presentations

The Academy provides tours at any of our funeral home and crematory facilities for all types of groups and for all ages. Presenters are also available to conduct trainings and presentations throughout the community.

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Funeral Director Continuing Education

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss is pleased to offer six, two-hour continuing education programs for Iowa funeral directors. All programs are free of charge and registration is not required.

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Community Resource Booklet

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss composes and keeps an updated listing of current grief and support resources available in the Des Moines area, as well as across the state. This includes support groups, counseling services, and other available resources for persons of all ages.

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Printable Grief & Loss Resources

The Academy is delighted to share information with grieving individuals, families, professionals, and the community at large. We have a variety of printable resources covering a range of topics related to grief and loss.

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