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Local Grief Support Groups

Grief Support Groups in the Greater Sacramento Area & Placer County

Young Adult Bereavement Group

Designed for young adults age 17 to 24 who are coping with the death of someone close
The series runs twice yearly in the spring and fall.

Topics covered during the 8-week series

  • Acknowledging & Understanding Grief
  • Expressing and Accepting Feelings
  • Changing of Roles
  • Coping and Stress
  • Developing Supportive Relationships

To chat with the facilitator or to register, contact Don Lewis (916) 734-1139 or delewis@ucdavis.edu.
Info: Support Group for Young Adults

For those who have lost a loved one of any relationship

GriefShare (13-week support series)
For locations near you, visit  www.GriefShare.org. GriefShare is held at many locations… Check the website for a location near you.

Beyond Loss (Support Group)
Destiny Christian Church, 6900 Destiny Drive, Rocklin. A caring support group offering hope & healing, restoring purpose for your future.
Call (916) 791-2273 for additional information.

Grief Care (8-week support series)
Grief Care is a support group for those who have lost a loved one of any relationship.
Overview of Grief Care
For details and to register, call Pam Brubaker at (916) 300-8776.

For Bereaved Parents, Grandparents and Adult Siblings

Bereaved Parents of the USA – Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter
Contact: bpwingsofhope@gmail.com or Lisa at (916) 220-7281

  • Gatherings for Moms
    General Meeting: First Thursday of each month in the Sacramento/Roseville area, 6:00-8:30 pm.
    For Newly Bereaved Moms who have experienced the loss of a child within the past year:  Monthly on the Third Wednesday in Folsom. Call or text to Lisa (916) 220-7281 or Donna (916) 521-7433
  • Gatherings for Dads
    Second Saturday of each month at Window Box Café in Rocklin. 8:30-10:00 am

    Visit SSPCC.org to learn more about these support groups and find resources especially for families who have lost a child.
    National website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org

The Compassionate Friends – Sacramento Valley Chapter
Contact: (916) 457-4096 (message line) or tcfsacvalley@gmail.com.
Small Discussion Group for newly bereaved parents meets monthly.
Large gathering for all bereaved parents meets monthly. Speakers or discussion on topics of grief.
National website: www.thecompassionatefriends.org

Grief Support Group for Bereaved Parents UC Davis Hospice
An 8-week educational grief program for parents who have lost a child age newborn to 21 years. Contact Don Lewis at 916-734-1139 or email Donald.Lewis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

For those who have experienced the loss of an infant or an interrupted pregnancy

Sharing Parents Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups Free support group for loss of a baby from conception through early infancy (up to 6 months of age). For current calendar of meetings visit sharingparents.orgcall 916-392-0664, or email to SharingParents@yahoo.com
Meeting location: Sutter Roseville Medical Center, One Medical Plaza Drive, Roseville 95661
1) General meetings monthly for perinatal loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred.
2) Subsequent pregnancy meetings held monthly for parents contemplating future pregnancy or who are currently pregnant.
3) A four week Short Term Grief series for parents with recent perinatal loss.
4) Annual Butterfly Release in October.

For those whose loved one was murdered

Parents of Murdered Children
Meets monthly.  Call (916) 879-4541 for date and time.

For those whose loved one died by suicide

Friends for Survival (Suicide Survivors)

Groups meet monthly in various locations.  Call (916) 392-0064 for details.

Suicide Prevention

Local 24 hour Suicide Hotline – (530) 885-2300 (Sacramento-Placer County)
National Suicide Hotline #1 – (800) 784-2433
National Suicide Hotline #2 – (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Covenant House – (800) 959-9999
Suicide Hotline for VETERANS – (800) 273-8255 – 1

For children age 6 through 17 who have lost a close family member

Camp Hope of Northern California
A weekend camp packed full of activities and therapeutic sessions to help children age 6 through 17 deal with the loss of a close family member.

For those whose loved one died as a result of a drunk driving accident

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
California State Office 4629 Whitney Ave., Suite 7 Sacramento, CA  95821
Ofc 916-481-6233 x 103 877-MADD-HELP victim support
Cell (916) 601-8052
Judy Utter, Victim Specialist – judy.utter@madd.org
National website:  www.madd.org

For Those Who Have Lost a Spouse

Widowed Persons Association of California

For Those Who Are Grieving a Loss Due to Abortion

Living Hope After-Abortion Care offers Biblical guidance into understanding the effects of abortion and offers a pathway to God’s healing mercy and grace.  Tanya Flores offers confidential, one-on-one studes and weekend retreats. She can be contacted through Centerpoint Community Church or Alternatives Pregnancy Center.  Listen to the Hope, Healing & Help interview with Tanya Flores Part 1 & Part 2.

Holiday Grief

Surviving the Holidays Grief Care and Support Group
Annually beginning in November, through first week in January
8 week series, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Bayside Church,  8191 Sierra College Blvd, Room B221,  Granite Bay, CA
Contact Deb & John Kirkpatrick, 530.888.6912 for information and pre-registration
Join any time during the series.  Open to those who have lost a loved one of any relationship.

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays
A one-session educational event to help you deal with loss during the holiday season.
Visit www.griefshare.org to find a location near you.

DivorceCare (12-week series)
Help for those going through one of life’s most devastating experiences.
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