Hospice Mississauga

Service: Help Us Understanding Grief (HUUG)

Record #: MHH0315
Last Full Update: 19 Jun 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-712-8119
905-667-1865 (Hospice Palliative Care Helpline)
Fax 289-724-0620 (electronic)
E-Mail info@hospicemississauga.com
Website hospicemississauga.ca/how-we-help/huug-program/
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Alexx Friesen, H.U.U.G. Children's Counsellor; Phone: 905-712-8119 ext 246; Email: afriesen@hospicemississauga.ca
Alternate Contact Jacki Stein, H.U.U.G. Children's Counsellor; Phone: 905-712-8119 ext 256; Email: jstein@hospicemississauga.ca

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2015
Funding Donations * Ontario Trillium Foundation * Ontaro Health (Central)

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Provides short term supports and counselling to children, youth, and families living with serious illness, grief, dying and death * provides information and resources for people living with illness and loss * monthly bereavement activities are held for children and families who have had a loved one die

  • Once the referral is received, HUUG staff will triage and provide services accordingly
  • Palliative referrals of less than 6 months and traumatic/sudden death will have immediate access to services, while bereavement support services will be waitlisted for services
  • Families are seen in the home or their place of preference
  • Heart House Hospice is the lead organization of the Children and Youth Grief Network
  • For information on the benefits of facilitating early and honest conversations with grieving children, visit www.kidsgrief.ca

Hours vary and are arranged through the H.U.G.G. counselor

Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility Children and youth (up to the age of 18) who are living with the dying or death of a family member, residing in Peel or Halton Region, and children with a serious or terminal illness

Referrals are accepted from any source, including the individual

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Site Location Mississauga (Northeast)
Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
855 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4W 4L6
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Intersection Timberlea Blvd and Matheson Blvd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible


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