free peer-led virtual grief support

for and by

healthcare

workers and professionals

grieving

at home or/and at work

DIRECTORY of

Free Virtual Grief Support Groups by
Type of Loss Experienced,

Group or State

 

This Directory, 


is a Work in Progress project

of the My Grief Angels COVID19 Initiative and

it was conceived, researched, created and
launched by a team of

My Grief Angels Virtual Volunteers.

 

NEW GROUP SUGGESTIONS WELCOME

If you would like to add new organizations or groups that

are currently offering free virtual grief support groups to this directory,

Please send us a quick email with the Subject Line “COVID19 Directory” and

the name; link to the free virtual grief support group, and

 location of the organization offering the group(s) to the email:

f@MyGriefAngels.org




IMPORTANT: 


For organizations,

corporations, agencies and

other groups

that find this directory helpful and

would like to share with their communities, 

please do

by providing a link to this directory

in RESPECT to

the hard work of a very dedicated group of

My Grief Angels Volunteers

who spend countless hours of their own time

during the COVID19 Pandemic

putting this and other resources offered here

for free to anyone anywhere and anytime


- The  LINK TO THIS DIRECTORY to use in your site is below:

http://www.mygriefangels.org/directory-free-virtual-grief-support-groups.html


Thank You.



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Directory of

Free Virtual Grief Support Groups

My Grief Angels

lists U.S. and international virtual bereavement support groups here

as a public service to people grieving. 

Most of these are suggested by online community members, and site users.  

"It is important that you are aware that we do not run,

recommend, endorse or fund any of the groups listed below"




For Hospices and other Organizations interested in

developing their own Virtual Grief Support Groups during COVID19,

the Hospice Foundation Of America - https://hospicefoundation.org/

has put together good general guidance on

 "How to Develop and Manage Virtual Grief Support Groups"

https://hospicefoundation.org/Education/How-to-Develop-and-Manage-Virtual-Grief-Support-Gr



Alzheimers


Alzheimer's Association

Nationwide - Virtual Caregiver Bereavement Support Groups

https://www.alz.org/events/event_search?etid=2&cid=0



Cancer


CancerCare

Online Support Groups: 

Online support groups take place using a password-protected message board format (not live chat) and

are led by professional oncology social workers who offer support and guidance.

Groups are held for 15 weeks at a time, and group members must register to join.

After completing the registration process (which can take up to 2-3 business days),

members can participate by posting in the groups 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Open to anyone in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.

https://www.cancercare.org/support_groups



Caregivers:

VITAS Healthcare - Virtual Grief Support Groups – Multiple States Nationwide
VITAS Healthcare support groups provide information and guidance to

those experiencing grief and loss…offer an assortment of phone-in support groups and

Zoom video support groups, free of charge, to help meet the needs of caregivers.

These support groups are offered by VITAS Bereavement Services -

https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/support-groups
 

 

Children:

Children's Bereavement Center (CBC)

A grief resource for families and adults across South Florida.
https://childbereavement.org/support-groups/virtual-support.html
CBC now provides FREE virtual grief support groups for:
-Elementary School Children
 -Middle School Youth
  -High School Teens
   -Adults (English)
    -Adults (Spanish)
    -Perinatal & Infant Loss Support Groups (English & Spanish)



Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)

CBTF offers bereaved families a community where they can access

support, connections, information, and resources

Grieving Parents of CBTF Facebook Group and

Online Support for Bereaved Parents

http://cbtf.org/bereavement/

 
Church Initiative Groups Nationwide:
Find a GriefShare group by zip code – https://www.griefshare.org/groups/search
GriefShare is a ministry of Church Initiative - https://www.churchinitiative.org/

 

Compassionate Friends

"A self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child - Private Facebook Groups: Pages are moderated by bereaved parents, siblings, or grandparents, and may not be accessed unless a request to join is approved by a moderator"

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/find-support/online-communities/private-facebook-groups/



Dougy Center

"Find a Grief Support Near You by Zip Code."

Always confirm whether the virtual group is free or at a cost to you.
Program Search Engine:  https://www.dougy.org/program-finder

Portland, Oregon Groups:

https://www.dougy.org/grief-support-resources/portland-area-support-groups-resources

Portland, Oregon Groups - Registration Info:

https://www.dougy.org/assets/uploads/Grief_Support_Groups_at_The_Dougy_Center.pdf



Imagine 

"Imagine provides free peer grief support groups for children and teens coping with loss due to death or who are living with a family member with a life-altering illness. 

Concurrent support is provided for the parent or guardian of the youth attending Imagine."

https://imaginenj.org/grief-support-programs/



National Alliance for Grieving Children

"The National Alliance for Grieving Children lists grief support service providers

who serve children, teens and their families.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children does not evaluate or

check the validity of certifications or licenses of any provider. 

In seeking grief support services and/or counseling,

NAGC recommends that each consumer inquire directly with the providers listed

as to their trainings and certifications, with the better business bureau or

with any applicable governing licensing boards." 

Search By State and/or National Groups:

Always confirm with providers

if the groups are virtual and if there is any cost to you

Groups By State:  https://childrengrieve.org/find-support

National Groups:  https://childrengrieve.org/find-support/national-support-programs



Post-Partum Support International

"The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum."

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/

 
Ryan’s Place

Group & Individual – Using Zoom Platform -

Ryan’s Place is continuing to host virtual support groups for children, teens, and adults.
https://ryansplace.org/programs/



The Tears Foundation

"The TEARS Foundation offers free support groups for bereaved families

who have experienced the death of their baby.

We also have trained “Peer Companions” available to talk over the phone or meet with you.

A Peer Companion is a bereaved parent or family member who has also lost a baby,

has at least 2 years through their grief process, and has completed the TEARS training."

https://thetearsfoundation.org/supportgroups/



Tu Nidito

Tucson, Arizona - "Tu Nidito’s free open-ended bereavement support groups in English and Spanish meet twice per month and offer a safe place to share thoughts and feelings with others who are experiencing a similar situation - Children and teens, ages 3 ½ -18, and their families"

PLEASE contact them directly to register and confirm they are offering groups virtually.

https://tunidito.org/support-for-families/bereavement/
 

Uplift Center for Grieving Children – English and Spanish Virtual Grief Support Groups - Pennsylvania
https://upliftphilly.org/programs/for-families/griefsupportgroups/

 
Suicide

Suicide Support Groups Nationwide

https://save.org/what-we-do/grief-support/find-a-support-group/
 

 


General:


Nationwide:


Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center

COVID-19: Red Cross Offers Virtual Care for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones.

Virtual Family Assistance Center provides resources to those struggling with loss and grief due to the pandemic

https://www.redcross.org/virtual-family-assistance-center.html

Free Grief Counseling During the Pandemic

https://www.webmd.com/coronavirus-in-context/video/carole-fisher-jennifer-baldwin

National Partnership for Health Care and Hospice Innovation

https://nphi.wpengine.com/for-patients-families/types-of-care/#grief-support


Multiple States - Seasons Hospice

A listing of virtual grief support group offerings by state, always offered free

by Seasons Hospice - https://www.seasons.org/our-services/bereavement-support/





By STATE
General Virtual Grief Support Groups By State - Alphabetically:



Alaska

The Bereavement Council offers grief support groups in the Anchorage area and throughout Alaska.

Many groups are meeting virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Please contact your preferred group for current details.

https://alaska.providence.org/services/b/bereavement-council/bereavementsupport



Arizona

Hospice of the Valley – Virtual Grief Support Groups - Arizona
https://hov.org/our-care/grief-support/grief-support-groups/


Open-Heart Online Covid Support Group

https://kathleenpickrel763.lpages.co/covid-support-group/

 
California


Hospice East Bay

COVID19 Virtual Grief Support Groups - California
https://www.hospiceeastbay.org/services/griefsupport/groups-classes


Hospice of the Northcoast

Grief Support Groups

https://hospicenorthcoast.org/grief-support-groups/


Hospice of San Joaquin

"Hospice of San Joaquin offers monthly zoom bereavement support groups on an ongoing basis.

These groups are for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one."

https://www.hospicesj.org/services/grief-support/support-groups


Hospice of Santa Barbara

"Space is limited. Each participant must complete registration with HSB prior to group participation.

No drop-ins please. Groups are subject to cancellation based on low registration.
All groups are free of charge.

http://www.hospiceofsb.org/supportgroups


HOAG

Oncology Bereavement Support Group - Newport Beach, CA

https://www.hoag.org/community-education-classes/event-details/?Event=987


Orange County - Alzheimer's

After Dementia (Grief & Bereavement Support)

https://www.alzoc.org/services/support-groups/


Salus HomeCare

"Salus Hospice’s grief support group “Riding the Waves of Grief” is

a five week virtual series designed to create solidarity and connection and

provide support and information for individuals who are experiencing grief and loss"

https://www.salushomecare.com/grief-support-group/


Ventura County - Livingston Memorial

Free and Open to the PublicDuring the COVID-19 pandemic,

all bereavement group meetings and counseling sessions are held

on date and time listed below using a HIPAA-compliant virtual platform.

https://www.lmvna.org/grief-bereavement-support-groups/

 

Colorado

Northwest Colorado Health – Check with them directly on whether their virtual grief support groups are free or at a cost to you
https://northwestcoloradohealth.org/what_we_do/hospice/grief-support.html

 

Florida

Community Hospice

https://www.communityhospice.com/services/grief-loss-support/
Understanding Grief Virtual Workshop -

https://www.communityhospice.com/events/understanding-grief-a-program-for-the-bereaved-february-8/
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-grief-virtual-workshop-tickets-131940452445

Gulfside Hospice – Virtual Bereavement Support
https://www.gulfside.org/bereavement-services.html


Haven

Healing Hearts Bereavement Support

Through generous community donations, Haven offers Healing Hearts grief support

in 18 counties across Florida as a community service

https://beyourhaven.org/bereavement

Jewish Family Services – Virtual Grief Support - Florida
https://www.jfsmilw.org/events/grief-support-group-2-2020-11-18/


NOPE of Hillsborough

A support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to any drug or alcohol-related incident.

Members come together to share their experiences of how they cope with the grief they carry from their loss.

https://nopehillsborough.org/

The LIFE Center of the Suncoast, Inc.

Some of the Virtual Grief Support Groups are Free but Others May have a fee

https://thelifecenterofthesuncoast.com/services-%26-costs


Pensacola, Florida Area - Lauren Reeves Counseling - Local Grief Support Directory

http://laurenreevescounseling.com/griefdirectory/


Suncoast Kids Place

Grupo de duelo de adultos que hablan ESPAñOL

https://www.suncoastkidsplace.org/cafeconleche

Café Con Leche - Grupo de duelo de adultos que hablan español
Únase a Suncoast Kids Place para participar en un grupo de apoyo para adultos de habla español.

Este grupo se reunirá virtualmente el primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes de 12:00 p.m. a 1:00 p.m.

(El grupo de apoyo de Café Con Leche es para adultos mayores de 18 años).

Comuníquese con Suncoast Kids Place si tiene alguna pregunta:

813-990-0216 o info@suncoastkidsplace.org


Tidewell Hospice

Groups are only available for part-time/full-time residents of our 4 county area:

Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

https://tidewellhospice.org/home/programs/grief-support/support-groups/

 


Illinois


  Amita Health

Grief Support Groups & Bereavement Services

https://www.amitahealth.org/find-a-service/hospice-care/patient-resources/grief-support-groups-and-bereavement-services


Carle Health 

Groups are open to all grieving adults in the community

who have experienced a loss through death and are led by a trained facilitator.

https://carle.org/Events/2021/01/Life-After-Loss-(2)


Uplifted Care

Please Check with them Directly for Schedule and If there will be a cost to you

https://upliftedcare.org/family-support/grief-care/




Indiana

Community Health Network - Support Groups for Loss (Virtual) - Indiana
https://www.ecommunity.com/services/home-care/in-touch-grief-bereavement

 

Iowa


EveryStep Care & Support Services

"EveryStep Grief & Loss Services offers a variety of grief support opportunities

provided at no cost for anyone in the community. Available to individuals and families of all ages"

https://www.everystep.org/services/grief-loss




Kansas


Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Virtual Support Group is Open to anyone touched by infertility or adoption.

Spouses & partners are welcome

People of all religious and spiritual backgrounds invited

https://www.jfskc.org/priya-virtual-support-group-during-covid-19/




Louisiana

Grief Recovery Center - https://www.grcbr.org/programs

Program Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gid5T6Yq1PQJXo2ELd3J4-C_4liTLO-4LWerwoqzYIc/edit
Virtual Grief Support Online Registration for some groups was showing full at time of publishing this directory,

but please call or email them directly to confirm availability and if they are free or at a cost to you.




Maine


Grief Support Centers by County

https://www.maine.gov/suicide/docs/Survivor-Kit/GriefSupportCentersList.pdf

Hospice of Southern Maine – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Maine
https://www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/our-services/services-for-families/grief-bereavement-support/bereavement-support-groups

 

Maryland


Hospice of the Chesapeake

Grief Support Groups

https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/family-support/about-chesapeake-life-center/




Massachusetts


Avow Hospice, Inc.

Group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind.

https://avowcares.org/calendar/bereavement-support-group-online-only/2021-01-12/

Care Dimensions – Virtual Groups – Newly Bereaved & Others – Massachusetts
https://www.caredimensions.org/userfiles/files/Grief-Materials/BCGH_Calendar-email.pdf


Jeff's Place

https://www.jeffsplace.org/grief-support-2/

"Today announced a new virtual grief support group for adults coping with loss in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic."

https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/metrowest-nonprofits-offer-coronavirus-grief-support


 

Michigan

Angela Hospice – Virtual Groups – Michigan
https://angelahospice.org/grief-support/

Arbor Hospice – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Michigan
https://www.arborhospice.org/wp-content/uploads/AH-Virtual-Support-Groups-Email-12312020.pdf

MidMichigan Health – Virtual Grief Support Group - Michigan
https://www.midmichigan.org/class-screenings/support-groups/virtual-grief-support-group/

Hospice of Michigan – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Check if Groups are Free or at a Cost to You Depending on your location
https://www.hom.org/virtual-touch/
https://www.hom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HOM-Virtual-Support-Groups-Email-12312020.pdf

 

Minnesota


North Memorial Health

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group: The virtual group is intended to help parents

whose baby has died through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.

The group is limited in size, free of charge and open to the public.

Parents are welcome to come alone or together

https://northmemorial.com/event/pregnancy-and-infant-loss-group-2021-03-09/




Nebraska


Grief's Journey

They offer a variety of Virtual Grief Support Groups

https://griefsjourney.org/programs/bereavement-support/

Mourning Hope

The Mourning Hope Grief Center companions children, adults and families before and after a death loss.

Mourning Hope provides grief support groups, counseling, community education, resources and referrals. 2021 Grief Support Groups: Family, Adult, Young Adult, Survivors of Suicide Loss and others.  https://www.mourninghope.org/programs/groups.html

 

New Hampshire

Home Health Foundation / Merrimack Valley Hospice – New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts
https://www.homehealthfoundation.org/press-releases/mvh-offering-free-virtual-grief-support/

 

New Jersey

General Bereavement Support Groups - NJ Search Engine by Area

Make sure to confirm that they are being offered virtually and free to you

https://www.nj211.org/resource-search/taxonomy/PN-8100.1000-250/_/1




New York


Bereavement Support Groups - Search Engine

Always confirm they groups are being offered virtually and are free to you

http://www.211wny.org/search/common/support-groups-49/?type=common&code=PN-8100.1000


Bereavement Center of Westchester - Tree House

"Offers many types of adult grief support group where participants can form deep-rooted bonds and friendships that go beyond the meetings as they develop a connection with

people who are experiencing similar situations."

https://www.bcwtreehouse.org/child-adult-programs/adult-groups/


Brooklyn Public Library

Suicide Survivors Grief Support Group

The group is informal and completely free, it is a peer support group.

This program is only for those who lost their loved ones to suicide.
No need to struggle alone. Come and share your story with other survivors for mutual support.

https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/suicide-survivors-grief-virtual-20210210


Calvary Hospital

A connection to Calvary is not necessary to participate in

any Calvary support group. All groups are offered at no charge.

https://www.calvaryhospital.org/patients-families/bereavement-department-welcome/


CancerCare

Live Support Groups: Led by licensed oncology social workers, CancerCare’s live support groups offer the opportunity to connect with others who share similar concerns and experiences.

Groups are available for residents of New York and New Jersey via video-conferencing,

over the telephone or in-person in our New York City, New Jersey and Long Island offices.

https://www.cancercare.org/support_groups


Hope for bereaved

Bereavement Support Groups

https://hopeforbereaved.com/services/support-groups/



Hospice of St Lawrence Valley - Virtual Grief Support Groups

https://hospiceslv.org/support-groups/


Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc

"Hospice is pleased to  provide Virtual Grief support to those currently experiencing loss in our community. These groups are free and open to the public regardless if your loved one received hospice services."

https://hospiceoforange.com/bereavement-support-group/


Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center

"Counseling and support for all family members and friends who have lost a loved one treated at MSK."

https://www.mskcc.org/experience/caregivers-support/support-grieving-family-friends


NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Support Groups For People With A Mental Health Condition

Calendar of Group Meetings: https://www.naminycmetro.org/calendar/


Visiting Nurse Service of New York

"VNSNY Hospice offers support groups throughout the five boroughs, and

holds educational sessions on specific topics periodically. If your loved one did not receive care from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, but you are interested in one of their groups or workshops,

please email them in advance so we can confirm space availability - Check Meeting Calendar on site"

https://www.vnsny.org/how-we-can-help/hospice-palliative-care/our-services/grief-support/




North Carolina

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare – Virtual Groups:

Opioid Overdose, Spouse, Parent & Others – North Carolina
https://lifecare.org/grief-groups-workshops/

Carolina Cares – Virtual Grief Support Groups
https://www.carolinacaring.org/support

 

Ohio

Cleveland Clinic – Bereavement Support Groups 

“Our focus is caring for you through compassionate listening, quality grief and bereavement education, and the offering of group services which support healing of mind, body, and spirit. These are all offered at no cost. Groups will be available online during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To sign up for any group, please call 216.444.9819”

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/patients/information/bereavement/support-groups

Fairhope Hospice

"FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. in Lancaster, Ohio provides

free grief support to anyone in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one.

Your loved one did not need to be a patient of FAIRHOPE’s hospice services to receive grief support."

https://fairhopehospice.org/grief-support/


tate of the Heart - Virtual Grief Connection Group

An ongoing virtual support group, occurring each Thursday until further notice, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
https://stateoftheheartcare.org/virtual-grief-connection-group/

Hospice of Cincinnati

"All of our support groups will be held virtually via Zoom for the Fall/Winter sessions."

https://hospiceofcincinnati.org/grief-services/


Hospice of Northwest Ohio – Virtual Grief Support Groups
https://www.hospicenwo.org/family-support/grief-support/

Hospice of the Western Reserve – Virtual Grief Support Groups - Ohio
https://www.hospicewr.org/HospiceOfTheWesternReserve/media/Hospice/Support-group-Calendar-Winter-2020.pdf

 

Oregon


Providence Health  - Grief Support Groups

https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/g/grief-support-groups/

Samaritan Health - Virtual Grief Support Group - Oregon
https://www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events/v/i/virtual-grief-support-group-valley



Pennsylvania


Pathways Center for Grief and Loss

https://www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org/grief-and-loss/adult/




Rhode Island

Hope Health - Virtual Grief Support Groups by Type of Loss or Group – Rhode Island & Massachusetts
https://www.hopehealthco.org/services/hospice-care/grief-support/find-a-grief-support-group/#virtual-grief-support

 


South Carolina

MUSC Health - Bereavement & Grief Resources

"List of resources to help those who have lost a loved one,

or perhaps are facing potential loss.

PLEASE always contact groups directly and confirm with any selected group

on whether they are virtual, or hybrid, and if they are free or at a cost to you

https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/visitor-information/pastoral-care/bereavement




Tennessee

Hospice of Chattanooga – Virtual Groups – Spouse, Overdose, Suicide & Others - Tennessee
https://www.hospiceofchattanooga.org/grief-support

 

Texas

BSA Hospice of the Southwest – Virtual Grief Support Groups

https://www.hospicesouthwest.com/support-groups


Bo’s Place

exists to help those grieving, and those assisting the bereaved, find the support they need.

https://www.bosplace.org/en/

Hospice of Wichita Falls – Building Bridges
Building Bridges is a free community service for grieving children, teens (grades Kindergarten through 12th) and their families who have lost a loved one - https://www.howf.org/bb/

 Origins Counseling Dallas now offers free virtual support groups for our essential healthcare workers

who have been affected by COVID-19
https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/services/frontline-healthcare-workers-support-groups/

 


Vermont


Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice

"Virtual groups focus on learning together about coping with grief

through the receiving and offering of support and by sharing personal experiences.

Support groups are free and open to the public."

https://www.cvhhh.org/virtual-grief-support-groups/


University of Vermont Medical Center

The Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the University of Vermont Medical Center

offers the following listing of reputable online support groups, networks, and

communities for patients, their families, and caregivers.

COVID-19 Grief Support - Online support group for anyone who has experienced a loss due to COVID-19.

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/wellness-resources/support-groups




Virginia


Full Circle

"Full Circle is a comprehensive grief resource center for children, adults, and families.

It brings you Journeying Through Grief, an educational workshop with different topics each month.

Led by a professional counselor, the group explores various topics during each meeting

which allows for connections with others, therapeutic activities, and group discussion."

https://fullcirclegc.org/journeying-through-grief/




Washington


Cancer Pathways

Bereavement Support Group

https://cancerpathways.org/programs/support-groups/


PeaceHealth - Bellingham, WA

https://www.peacehealth.org/st-joseph/services/whatcom-hospice/Pages/Grief-Support-Groups


Providence Health - Grief Support Groups

https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/g/grief-support-groups/

Walla Walla Community Hospice – Virtual Grief Support Programs
http://www.wwhospice.org/griefsupport


Whatcom Hospice Foundation

https://whatcomhospice.org/grief-support-groups/

 

Wisconsin


Burlington Public Library – Grief Support with Sandy Walden - https://www.burlingtonlibrary.org/
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=4948&EventID=405618&PK=688055

Unity Hospice Virtual Grief Support Groups – Wisconsin - Virtual Navigating Grief
https://unityhospice.org/virtual-grief-support/

  

 

Healthcare Workers

Origins Counseling Dallas/TEXAS now offers free virtual support groups for our essential healthcare workers who have been affected by COVID-19
https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/services/frontline-healthcare-workers-support-groups/





International


Canada


Camp Kerry Society - Who We Serve"
Children, youth, individuals & families impacted by life-threatening illness, grief & loss.

About: https://campkerrysociety.org/about-us-2/

Groups: https://campkerrysociety.org/circles-of-strength/





Military


TAPS: Local Survivor Support
"This program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

TAPS Care Groups bring the feel of TAPS into your community.

TAPS Care Groups are available across the country for surviving military family members,

friends and loved ones who want and need the friendly, informal support of the

TAPS family in between larger events." - Many now available Online/Virtually

https://www.taps.org/events/?tag=Care+Groups

 


Substance Use or Overdose Loss

The Beading Hearts - https://beadinghearts.org/about-us/ -

The Beading Hearts bereavement group - A 501(c)3 organization.

Grieving parents who lost children to drug addiction mend hearts by beading together

The group started with three moms and now includes over 300 parents.

There is also a spinoff group for people mourning the loss of a sibling.

Grief Support Group Meeting Schedule:  https://beadinghearts.org/local-meetings/



SADOD:  Support After Death By Overdose - Groups exclusively for people bereaved by a death from substance use, which are indicated by a purple heart icon. Most of the groups are facilitated by peer helpers. Due to COVID-19 most groups are currently not holding a physical meeting. Please Search below for groups offering virtual meetings. (bereaved people who help others) -

https://sadod.org/support-group-directory/




Pet Loss

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Tufts is pleased to announce that the Pet Loss Support Group for our clients is returning.

 Grief is a normal reaction to loss and one of the best ways to cope with grief is through connection.

Come and experience mutual support from others to help cope with a range of emotions.

All clients of Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are welcome   

https://vetmed.tufts.edu/pet-loss-support-group-via-zoom/



Suicide

Friends for Survival

"In our meetings and webinars, we share our struggles with grief after a suicide death.

We share our frustrations and questions.  We take this journey together as we help each other cope.   

Our meetings are peer support, not therapy sessions"

https://friendsforsurvival.org/meetings



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Online Bereavement Group Search Engine

"AFSP lists U.S. and international suicide bereavement support groups as a public service to loss survivors.

We do not run, recommend, endorse or fund any of the groups listed."

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/?nonus=0&online=1&radius=15



 

Young Adults:

Young Adults Virtual Grief Support -  HealGrief Virtual Grief Support Group for Young Adults between 18-30 and Adults Over 30 - https://healgrief.org/virtual-support/
 

Young People Living After Loss: Hope Again (UK) – Personal Stories – Online Resource
https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/hope-again-personal-stories

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With my request to participate in this free virtual peer led grief support group chat, I hereby consent to participate in an online peer-led bereavement support group facilitated by My Grief Angels.


I acknowledge and understand the following:

1. That the purpose of these groups is to offer peer-led bereavement support to individuals who are grieving the death of a family member or friend.

2. That this group is being provided via Zoom video conferencing. Although we have group guidelines in place to create a safe and supportive virtual environment, due to the nature of this technology, we cannot guarantee your privacy as a participant in virtual groups. It is important to be in a private area where others cannot see or hear the group and where you will not be interrupted.

3. That the following ground rules are important to create a safe and supportive environment for the virtual group.
a. Practice confidentiality.
b. Show respect to others.
c. Share from your own perspective.
d. Allow others time to share.
e. You have the option to pass if you do not feel like talking during the support group.

4. While confidentiality is an important part of virtual peer-led support groups, there are limits to what we are able to keep confidential. Statements about self-harm or harm to others will require us to break confidentiality to seek appropriate help. This may include telephoning your emergency contact people, medical personnel, or law enforcement for support. Your personal safety and health area top priority that takes precedent over confidentiality.

5. That I will not invite family members or friends who are not group members to participate in the group.

6. That I will be removed from a group if
A) I allow others who are not participants in the group to hear the conversation or see the video screen;
B) I record the group or break confidentiality in any other way.

By requesting to participate in; consenting to participate and by participating in this free virtual peer-led support group, I am acknowledging and agreeing to the terms and conditions set herein.

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significant other, boyfriend or girlfriend

Loss of a parent, Guardian or grandparent

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Directory of

free virtual grief support groups nationwide

by type of loss, group and/or state



below are first links to register for

any of My Grief Angels' free peer-led zoom-based groups followed by the directory of other groups offering them nationwide - the directory is a work in progress project



"FREE

peer-led

Virtual Grief Support Groups

by Type of Loss Experienced"


Loss of A parent, grandparent, child, spouse, partner, LGBTQIA,sibling, Relatives, Friends, Co-Workers or A pet

And FOR and BY

HEALTHCARE WORKERS/PROFESSIONALS

and frontline workers

loss of a pet

Grupos en ESPAñOL / SPANGLISH -

Groups in Spanish / spanglish

Loss of a sibling, extended family or friends

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Loss of a child of any age

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