Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives. We help both mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional caregivers and lay people, by serving as an educational resource and professional forum.
Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills on the western edge of Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Loss serves its mission through a combination of workshops and publications.
Our founder and director, Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt has created a model of “companioning” versus “treating” people in grief and presents numerous workshops each year for hospices, hospitals, schools, universities, funeral homes, community groups and a variety of other organizations that want to provide grief education to community members, area professionals and staff members. He also teaches 4-day trainings in Colorado for bereavement caregivers. These popular courses are the culmination of his passion for and years of experience in grief counseling. Now he focuses on teaching others to “companion” those in grief.
Dr. Wolfelt is also the author of many books and resources that are helpful to both caregivers and grieving people.
We’ve tried to provide comprehensive information about all our services on this website. But as “people-people,” we also know there’s no substitute for a human voice when you have questions. So please call us at (970) 226-6050. Our office hours are 8 am to 4 pm Mountain time, Monday through Friday. We hope to hear from you soon.