It's a first for Southwest Virginia.
Family Service of Roanoke Valley is working with 14 organizations to form The Grief and Loss Center on Campbell Avenue.
Funeral homes and hospitals are part of the effort.
The center will help provide access to mental health resources.
"Provide services for children and adults who've suffered any kind of loss. We'll do these services out in community locations with our community partners and be able to offer services to people who might not otherwise be able to afford ongoing counseling," said the President and CEO of Family Service of Roanoke Valley, Sharon Thacker.
The Grief and Loss Center got a 15-thousand dollar grant for the next two years. After that, it will rely on fundraising to stay open.