Hospice Maui offers free bereavement support to family members after their loved one dies on our service. Those support services include periodic phone calls, personal letters, specialized newsletters, and group events. In addition, we provide to the general public weekly grief support groups facilitated by licensed professional counselors.

Every difficult journey seems more manageable when you don’t have to travel alone. Find those who have made similar journeys. Listen to their accounts and have them listen to yours. An excellent vehicle for this is Hospice Maui’s H.E.A.L. (Helping Ease a Loss) Group. The H.E.A.L. grief support group provides an opportunity to share experiences and feelings regarding the death of a loved one and to listen to and learn from others. Many people don’t feel the need of a support group until long after the death of a loved one. Come whenever you are ready, whether it is soon after your loved one’s death, or later.

Please contact Joyce Lechuga at 808-244-5555 or
email joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com

Where: Hospice Maui 400 Mahalani Street in Wailuku
When: Alternating each week, Tue. 3:00pm – 4:30pm or Wed. 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Please see event calendar for specific dates.)


Hospice Maui Bereavement Counselors

  • Joyce Lechuga RN, MS, MFCC
  • Evelyn Billington, Ph.D.
  • Ilona Briley, M.Ed., RN
  • Michelle Davenport, MA, LMFT
  • Prakash Mackay, MA
  • Edy Salenger, RN, CHPN
  • Karima Morgan, MA

We also offer special grief workshops and support groups, community education and services, an annual Holiday Open House, and an annual Memorial Day Service. 


We also support and collaborate with Na Keiki O Emalia, a non-profit organization that provides bereavement service for children, teens, and their family members. Please contact them at 808-214-9832 if you seek support for 3-18 year old keiki.


When one experiences the loss of a loved one, it can shatter one’s life and bring pain, confusion and a loss of direction. What was once known is often now unknown.

Here at Hospice Maui we value and embrace the process of grief and are here to listen, support and provide professional guidance to navigate through grief.
— Joyce Lechuga, Bereavement Counselor