Touchstone Grief and Loss Group: A Program for Grieving Children & Adolescents
The Touchstone program is operated by the Children’s Home Society of Idaho’s Warm Springs
Counseling Center. Touchstone Grief and Loss Group was established to support the special needs
of grieving children and adolescents ages 5- 18. Meetings begin with a potluck meal followed by
participants being separated into peer groups for discussion and activities focused on grief and
coping skills. The next group starts on September 11, 2023, and runs for eight weeks, every
other week, on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM MST at their downtown Boise Center.
Empowers children and teens to:
- Identify their feelings.
- Recognize underlying emotions that trigger problem behavior.
- Develop coping skills by understanding death & grief.
- Share feelings & improve family communication.
- Interact with peers who have also experienced a death in the family.
- Sessions facilitated by clinicians & professionals trained in the grief process.
- A supportive peer environment.
- Children's activities during sessions; group discussions, crafts & games designed to explore grief.
- Parental/guardian group sessions focusing on coping skills & supporting children through the grieving process.
Meetings begin with a potluck meal followed by participants being separated into peer groups for
discussion and activities focused on grief and coping skills. Attendees do not need to be a WSCC client.
Groups are covered by most insurances, including Medicaid. A sliding scale program is available.
To register or learn more, call 208-343-7797 or visit https://www.childrenshomesociety.com/peer-groups
Pet Loss Support Group
Grief Guide Consulting Office in Old Town San Diego, California
Wednesday Evenings From 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST, Six Weeks, Beginning September 20, 2023
Wendy Kessler, Grief Specialist of Grief Guide Consulting, and Chetta Levell, Pet Therapy Coordinator,
are launching a 6-Week Pet Loss Support Group that will begin meeting in person at Wendy's office
in Old Town San Diego, California, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST, beginning
September 20, 2023. This group is limited to 8 participants and pre-registration is required. The cost
is $50 per session, $300 if paid in advance. For many people, pets are a family member as well as
the loved one we go to for comfort, and so their death can be devastating. Furthermore, grieving
the loss of a beloved pet can be complicated by a lack of support because pet loss isn’t always
acknowledged or validated by our network of family and friends. If you are grieving the death
of your pet and longing for more support from people who understand, this group may be the
space you need to process your grief. If you are interested in attending, click on the link in the
bio at @griefguideconsulting to schedule a phone call with Wendy for more info.
(MGC is NOT an affiliate and does not receive compensation for referrals.)
Boise Hive Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) Group
Starting on August 15, 2023, from 6:15 - 8:00 PM MST
The Boise Hive at 3907 W Custer Drive, Boise, Idaho 83705
The Boise Hive is excited to launch its Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) group. This group will focus on helping
those who have lost a loved one to suicide find support, closure, and peace. If you have lost someone
to suicide, join them on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting on August 15, 2023, from
6:15 - 8:00 PM MST to see what it's all about at.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.boisehive.org
Navigating Grief: Grief Support For Everyone
Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation (1200 N Cloverdale Rd, Boise, ID 83713)
is proud to announce their "Navigating Grief: Grief Support For Everyone" to
those in the Treasure Valley, Idaho Area. They will have 5 sessions of support groups
throughout the year, with a new group beginning every 2 months.
All sessions are free, and everyone is welcome.
Session 3: June 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14
Session 4: August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 8, 15
Session 5: October 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 17
All sessions meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT
Call 208-375-2212 or email: email@example.com
for more information & to register for a session.
Grief Refuge Group - Feel Less Alone
The group will meet via Zoom for 4 consecutive Tuesdays, starting on May 30, 2023,
at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PMPT and complete on June 20, 2023.
The folks at Grief Refuge invite you to join a new four-week-long online grief support group that focuses on easing isolation in grief and helping to connect with others to feel more understood. As a participant in the group, you will: get needed support to help cope with loss and manage your grief, feel soothed and comforted to help ease the sense of loneliness and isolation, learn practical ways to handle feelings of hopelessness and despair, gain a framework and understanding for how to understand and navigate your grief journey.
For more details and to register, visit: https://www.griefrefuge.com/less-alone-in-grief
8-week Mindfulness-Based Grief Support Group for Women,Hosted By Clear Mourning - Starting April 2023Read Now
8-week Mindfulness-Based Grief Support Group for Women,
Hosted By Clear Mourning
If you're in the Bend, Oregon area and are looking for a supportive community to navigate your grief, Clear Mourning invites you to join their upcoming 8-week Mindfulness-Based Grief Support Group for Women, beginning on April 10, 2023.
Led by experienced facilitators, the group provides a safe space to
share and process your emotions with others who understand.
Register now on the Clear Mourning website at www.clearmourning.org
Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia - Starting April 2023Read Now
Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia
Starting April 2023
No one should have to suffer the violent loss of a loved one alone. The Georgia Commission on Family
Violence is hosting a Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia starting
in April 2023. If you have lost a loved one to the tragedy of murder-suicide this is a supportive network for assistance to help cope with your grief. The closed group is free to attend and led by a licensed clinician.
The group will run for 10 sessions and will meet virtually for your convenience. Register today for a
confidential pre-screening meeting with a licensed clinician to see if joining this support group is right for you.
This group is only available to survivors residing in Georgia and Florida at this time.
Visit www.gcfv.ga.gov/ssms for more info and additional referrals to clinicians trained in grief support.
Safe Crossings Foundation & Seattle Children's Journey Program Virtual Grief Group For Young Adults
Third Thursday of the Month
Calling all young adults who are looking for a grief support group: Safe Crossings Foundation's program
partner, Seattle Children's Journey Program, is offering a FREE virtual grief group for young adults, ages 18- 25,
who have experienced the death of a person in their family, community, or someone they cared about.
The support group will provide a courageous space for young adults to connect, process, and cope with
their grief each third Thursday of the month.
If you are interested in learning more about this group or joining, please contact Emily Beauchemin at
Seattle Children’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206-987-2062.
Sibling Loss Grief Support Group
Wednesdays, March 1st - April 15th, 2023, via Zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 PM CST
For children/teens, ages 7 - 18, who are missing their beloved sibling, Brighter Days Family Grief Center offers
this beautiful 6-week virtual support group opportunity created especially for them. The group will meet on Wednesdays, March 1st - April 15th, via Zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 PM CST. Join a safe space to meet others who understand while participating in meaningful discussion and activities that allow for healing and HOPE.
This is open to Minnesota youth first but they are happy to take names for their waitlist in case there
is space available for those outside of Minnesota.
For questions/registration, contact email@example.com or visit www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org/
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
NAMI Wood River Valley is offering a virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group on the
First Tuesday Every Month, 5:30 - 6:30 PM MST.
Zoom Code: 831 8174 7084
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is a judgment-free, safe space for those who are mourning
the loss of a loved one to suicide. Participants have the opportunity to meet and engage with other
Survivors, share their stories, and integrate grief as part of their daily life.
For more info, visit: www.namiwrv.org
Healing to the Max Holiday Grief Support Groups
The holiday season can be daunting when we are bereaved by a traumatic loss by suicide.
Healing to The Max has scheduled extra sessions in their compassionate communities of support to help
as you navigate this complex experience of grief before, during and after the holiday season.
CONTACT: Jill Cowan at 306-955-7306 to register for a session and get the FREE ZOOM LINK.
To find out more about all Healing to the Max has to offer, visit: https://healingtothemax.org/wp/
Life's Healing Choices Grief Groups Thanksgiving Meetings
Wednesday, Nov 23rd at 10:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM ET
Thursday, Nov 24th at 10:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM ET
The holidays can be a challenging season for those dealing with loss.
If you or anyone you know could use a Grief & Loss meeting this week, please message the folks at
Life's Healing Choices Grief Groups firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will send out the zoom link.
These Thanksgiving meetings are for anyone experiencing any grief and will be an opportunity to share
and to listen. But mostly, they are a way to connect at a time that can feel isolating and disconnected.
To find out more about Life's Healing Choices, visit www.lhchoices.com
Handling the Holidays Grief Support Gatherings
Sunday, November 20, 2022
2:00 PM - Covid Grief Support Gathering
4:00 PM - Anticipatory & Caregiving Grief Support Gathering
6:00 PM - Suicide Grief Support Gathering
Grieving? Wondering how to handle the holidays? Join the folks at Faith and Grief Ministries for their virtual Handling the Holidays grief support gatherings on Sunday, November 20, 2022. They have special guests joining the gatherings for specific topics and to share their experiences with grief during the holidays. Please share and invite family and friends to join in these discussions. Each support gathering is offered at no cost to participants.
RSVP at: https://www.faithandgrief.org/events/
Finding Your Way: A Heart-Centered Approach to Finding Hope and Healing After LossStarting Nov 8, 2022Read Now
Finding Your Way: A Heart-Centered Approach to Finding Hope and Healing After Loss
Starting Nov 8th at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
If you have been struggling with your grief and feel hopeless and alone, the "Finding Your Way"
program may be just what you need. "Finding Your Way: A Heart-Centered Approach to Finding Hope
and Healing After Loss" is a new support program from Grief Refuge, starting Nov 8th at 8:00 PM ET /
5:00 PM PT, for anyone dealing with grief from a death-related loss. Finding Your Way was created to
help people who are lonely, lost, angry, or afraid and can help be a guide on the journey. Grief Refuge
is putting together a community where everyone can grieve authentically and feel some healing.
Navigating the uncharted emotional terrain of your grief can be overwhelming, especially when your
friends and family cannot provide the support you need. Still, you shouldn't have to suffer or struggle
alone. The rich educational content of the Finding Your Way program is carefully curated from credible
sources to offer you the best of the best in terms of a whole-person, heart-centered approach to
navigating grief and loss. This heart-centered approach involves embracing, experiencing, and expressing
the feelings of grief in a way that fully addresses all aspects of your well-being— physically,
emotionally, cognitively, spiritually, and socially. Built upon the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, each weekly
module in the program expands upon crucial takeaways from his book, Understanding Your Grief:
Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing in Your Heart.
To learn more about this program or register at www.griefrefuge.com/finding-your-way
Grief Support Through the Holidays Group
Mondays, November 7 - 28 & December 12 -19, 2022, from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The holiday season - filled with an expectation of merriment and deeply held traditions - can feel
daunting for people grieving the death of a loved one. You don't have to navigate this season alone
or unequipped. Grief Guide Consulting is hosting a group offering Grief Support Through the Holidays.
All session will be held in person in Old Town, San Diego, California. Email group leader Wendy Kessler at email@example.com, or call (858) 859-1728, if you'd like more info or to register for the
this 6-week support group that begins on November 7th, 2022. Commitment to attend all 6 sessions is
required. This is a closed group for people grieving the death of a loved one. Registration closes at
five participants. The cost is $30 per session or $150/one time payment. (Not an affiliate.)
Every session will include sharing, education, coping strategies, and group discussion.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Groups - Kevin's Song
Kevin's Song is hosting both in-person and virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups that offer
peer-based, non-clinical support to help those impacted by suicide loss cope with their complex grief.
The virtual meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM EST.
Contact Amanda@kevinssong.org to receive a Zoom link to join. The in-person group will met on the third Thursday of the month at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236). For additional information email Amanda@kevinssong.org or call 313-236-7109.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center - Fall 2022 Children & Teens Grief Support Groups
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center is offering Fall 2022 Children & Teens Grief Support Groups.
The groups are available to children ages 4 1/2 to 18 years who have experienced the death of a parent,
sibling, or someone close. OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center provides grieving children, teens, and adults
the opportunity to experience the healing process in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment.
No child should have to grieve alone. These groups meet in Woodland Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
Call 310-231-3189 or visit www.ourhouse-grief.org for more information or to register!
Survivors of Loved One's Suicide (SOLOS) - Spokane, Washington
Survivors of Loved One's Suicide (SOLOS) is a support group for adults and teens who have a loved
one who died by suicide that meets at Opportunity Presbyterian Church in Spokane Valley, WA and
at Hope Haven Counseling in Spokane, WA. The group is FREE and there is no commitment to come.
Suicide loss is a form of traumatic grief, and this support group aims to provide support specific
to the experience of a loved one who died by suicide. The group is facilitated by
Hope Haven Counseling, PLLC - Heidi Ehrlich, MA, LMHC, NCC.
For more details or to ask questions call or text 1-509-951-3713
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Grief Peer Support Group
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM MST
True North Yoga, 1512 N. 10th Street, Boise, Idaho
Good Grief at True North Yoga is a peer support group that provides a safe and comfortable space
for all inclusive discussions related to the journey of grief and loss. Join them for weekly topics, resources
of all kinds and community support. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM MST at True North Yoga (1512 N. 10th Street, Boise, Idaho), near Hyde Park.
All grievers are welcome to join them and there is no charge to attend!
To learn more, visit www.truenorthyoga.co/workshops/
Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Fall Grief Support Group
Fridays, September 30 - November 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation in Boise, Idaho, is hosting their Fall Grief
Support Group series on Fridays, September 30 - November 18, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST.
Call 208-375-2212 or email email@example.com for more information or to register.
We are proud to announce the beginning of our fall grief support. All are welcome.
Please email or call for more information or to register.
Men's Only Grief Support Group
Healing to The Max is offering a special Healing Together Group beginning October.
An evening of connection, support and sharing helpful healing strategies, designed for men, and
facilitator-lead by men! Upcoming dates are, Tuesdays, October 4th, October 18th, & November 8th, 2022
at 7:00 PM Sask Time / 8:00 PM CST. There is no cost to participate and it's open to all types of survivors
AGES 18+. This Group will meet on Zoom. Topics will be discussed around the unique experiences that
male survivors of a traumatic loss by suicide face.
Contact Jill Cowan at 1-306-955-7306 for more information and to secure your space
in this compassionate community!
The Compassionate Friends, Great Boise Area Chapter
The Compassionate Friends is an emotional support group for those suffering from child loss. Parents,
grandparents and siblings (age 12 and above) are all welcome. They are a self-help group and all of
their leaders are bereaved parents. They are a non-profit, non-denominational support group with
no religious affiliation. The group meets inside the Meridian Senior Center at Julius M. Kleiner Park
in Meridian, Idaho at The Village, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST.
Next Meeting: June 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM MDT. Check out the Live Series of YouTube videos with Co-Chapter
Leaders, Kristina & Steffanie. They recently started a blogcast called Sunflowers & Red Feathers as well.
Watch the YouTube videos or read the blog here.
They are active on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TCFSouthernIdaho
and on their Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/634712763985467
Chapter Leader: Kristina Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group - Boise, Idaho
2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MDT
717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
The group meets continuously throughout the year at First United Methodist Church
(Cathedral of the Rockies), in the Bishop's Lounge at 717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Meetings are held in person on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MST.
Next meeting is on June 9, 2022.
Group Facilitators: Kirby or Susan Orme, (208) 342-2139, email@example.com
The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) of Benewah County Grief Group
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10 AM MT
The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) of Benewah County is hosting a grief support
group meeting with guest speaker, Ron Hodge. Ron brings many years of experience and a passion to
help other understand and overcome grief. He offers tools and support to guide survivors
through grief to a place of hope and inspiration. The group is open to all forms of grief. Join them on
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10 AM MT at the the Jon Denny Building on the Benewah County Fairgrounds
in St. Maries, Idaho. To register and secure your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith & Grief Ministries Online Support Gatherings
During this time of Covid-19 recommendations, Faith & Grief Ministries is offering support gatherings on various days of the month. Here are the dates for the upcoming online and in-person grief support gatherings:
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 @ Noon Central Time (In-Person, Kansas City, KS/MO area)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm Central Time (In-Person, Retreat House, Richardson, TX)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm Central Time (In-Person, St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plano, TX)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am Central Time (In-Person, Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, Irving, TX)
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ Noon Central Time (In-Person, Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR)
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am Eastern Time (In-Person, Christian Health, Wyckoff, NJ)
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ Noon Central Time (Online via Zoom) Sponsored by Richardson/Dallas, TX area churches
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm Central Time (Online via Zoom) Sponsored by Faith Presbyterian Hospice
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm Pacific Time (In-Person, First Phoenix Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, OR)
They will be posting updates on their website and Facebook page.
You can also join their Facebook Online Gathering Group for daily prayers & resources.
Please register and you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting access link & dial-in instructions.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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