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.

Event Details

Organization Name:

Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss

Event Location:

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

Pre-registration Required
4:00-5:30 PM

Little Hands Session #3


Grief Support for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
Session Three

Little Hands at Hamilton's is a grief program especially for preschool and Kindergarten aged children,
held periodically throughout the year. Little Hands is designed to help children begin to recognize and understand the many feelings associated with the death of someone loved. With adult support, children can continue to discover and develop lifelong skills for coping with loss as a part of life. At Little Hands, children have the opportunity to interact with others their own age that have experienced the death of someone very dear to them. Through play, stories, games, songs, talking about feelings, art and conversations with a bunny puppet named "Hamilton," they find a comfortable place to express their thoughts and feelings. This program is available to all children in our community at no charge.

Register for Little Hands Online