Grief support for those who have lost a loved one
The death of a loved one can leave you feeling alone, confused and isolated. Sharing your grief with those who have a common experience can be very healing — for you and for them. Our grief support groups and classes offer an environment of hope, acceptance and cooperative learning.
This is a structured, safe space where you can:
- Be in community with other grieving individuals
- Share your grief story
- Learn coping strategies
- Support one another
Our groups and classes give you an opportunity to talk with others who have a similar grief experience. Hope’s grief counselors can help you decide which groups or classes will be most useful.
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Adult (18+) Grief Support Groups
- General Grief – Ongoing group meets twice per month to support anyone grieving the death of someone close to them. Just show up – no preregistration is required. Click here to download a flyer.
8-Week Support Groups
10-Week Support Groups
- Child Loss – Grief support for adults who have experienced the loss of a child, no matter the age of the child. Preregistration required; call (925) 829-8770 or email us. Click here to download a flyer.
Adult (18+) Grief Classes and Workshops
Understanding Grief Class – A 90-minute class discussing grief and its natural process, as well as a broad range of common grief reactions. Preregistration required; call (925) 829-8770 or email us.
Creative Art Workshop – A four-hour workshop to support the expression of grief in intuitive and artistic ways, using the creative process and shared experiences. Preregistration required; call (925) 829-8770 or email us. Click here to download a flyer.
Children and Teens Grief Support Groups
Young people experience physical and emotional reactions to grief and grieve differently than adults. Being in a support group with others their own age who have also lost someone important to them helps them know they are not alone. Hope facilitates support groups for youth ages 5 to 18. Click here to learn more.
Hope’s grief counselors can help you decide which support group or class will be most useful. These services are subject to change without advanced notice. Please call (925) 829-8770 or email us for more information and current schedules.