About the Center for Loss

Dedicated to “Companioning” Mourners

Center for Loss buildingFounded in 1983 by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives. We help mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional and lay caregivers, 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.

The creator of the model of “companioning” versus “treating” people in grief, Dr. Wolfelt 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 training seminars 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 caregivers, grieving people, and those who want to help someone who has experienced a loss.