Free Virtual Grief Support Groups by
Type of Loss Experienced,
Group or State
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:
corporations, agencies and
that find this directory helpful and
would like to share with their communities,
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
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"
Nationwide - Virtual Caregiver Bereavement Support Groups
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.
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 -
Children's Bereavement Center (CBC)
A grief resource for families and adults across South Florida.
CBC now provides FREE virtual grief support groups for:
-Elementary School Children
-Middle School Youth
-High School Teens
-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
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/
"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"
"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:
Portland, Oregon Groups - Registration Info:
"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."
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."
Group & Individual – Using Zoom Platform -
Ryan’s Place is continuing to host virtual support groups for children, teens, and adults.
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."
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.
Uplift Center for Grieving Children – English and Spanish Virtual Grief Support Groups - Pennsylvania
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
Free Grief Counseling During the Pandemic
National Partnership for Health Care and Hospice Innovation
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/
General Virtual Grief Support Groups By State - Alphabetically:
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.
Hospice of the Valley – Virtual Grief Support Groups - Arizona
Hospice East Bay
COVID19 Virtual Grief Support Groups - California
Hospice of the Northcoast
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."
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.
Oncology Bereavement Support Group - Newport Beach, CA
Orange County - Alzheimer's
After Dementia (Grief & Bereavement Support)
"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"
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.
Northwest Colorado Health – Check with them directly on whether their virtual grief support groups are free or at a cost to you
Understanding Grief Virtual Workshop -
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-grief-virtual-workshop-tickets-131940452445
Gulfside Hospice – Virtual Bereavement Support
Healing Hearts Bereavement Support
Through generous community donations, Haven offers Healing Hearts grief support
in 18 counties across Florida as a community service
Jewish Family Services – Virtual Grief Support - Florida
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.
The LIFE Center of the Suncoast, Inc.
Some of the Virtual Grief Support Groups are Free but Others May have a fee
Pensacola, Florida Area - Lauren Reeves Counseling - Local Grief Support Directory
Groups are only available for part-time/full-time residents of our 4 county area:
Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
Groups are open to all grieving adults in the community
who have experienced a loss through death and are led by a trained facilitator.
Please Check with them Directly for Schedule and If there will be a cost to you
Community Health Network - Support Groups for Loss (Virtual) - Indiana
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"
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
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.
Hospice of Southern Maine – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Maine
Hospice of the Chesapeake
Grief Support Groups
Avow Hospice, Inc.
Group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind.
Care Dimensions – Virtual Groups – Newly Bereaved & Others – Massachusetts
"Today announced a new virtual grief support group for adults coping with loss in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic."
Angela Hospice – Virtual Groups – Michigan
Arbor Hospice – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Michigan
MidMichigan Health – Virtual Grief Support Group - Michigan
Hospice of Michigan – Virtual Grief Support Groups – Check if Groups are Free or at a Cost to You Depending on your location
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
They offer a variety of Virtual Grief Support Groups
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
Home Health Foundation / Merrimack Valley Hospice – New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts
General Bereavement Support Groups - NJ Search Engine by Area
Make sure to confirm that they are being offered virtually and free to you
Bereavement Support Groups - Search Engine
Always confirm they groups are being offered virtually and are free to you
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."
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.
A connection to Calvary is not necessary to participate in
any Calvary support group. All groups are offered at no charge.
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.
Hope for bereaved
Bereavement Support Groups
Hospice of St Lawrence Valley - Virtual Grief 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."
Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center
"Counseling and support for all family members and friends who have lost a loved one treated at MSK."
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"
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare – Virtual Groups:
Opioid Overdose, Spouse, Parent & Others – North Carolina
Carolina Cares – Virtual Grief Support Groups
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”
"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."
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.
Hospice of Cincinnati
"All of our support groups will be held virtually via Zoom for the Fall/Winter sessions."
Hospice of Northwest Ohio – Virtual Grief Support Groups
Hospice of the Western Reserve – Virtual Grief Support Groups - Ohio
Samaritan Health - Virtual Grief Support Group - Oregon
Pathways Center for Grief and Loss
Hope Health - Virtual Grief Support Groups by Type of Loss or Group – Rhode Island & Massachusetts
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
Hospice of Chattanooga – Virtual Groups – Spouse, Overdose, Suicide & Others - Tennessee
BSA Hospice of the Southwest – Virtual Grief Support Groups
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
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."
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.
"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."
Bereavement Support Group
PeaceHealth - Bellingham, WA
Walla Walla Community Hospice – Virtual Grief Support Programs
Whatcom Hospice Foundation
Burlington Public Library – Grief Support with Sandy Walden - https://www.burlingtonlibrary.org/
Unity Hospice Virtual Grief Support Groups – Wisconsin - Virtual Navigating Grief
Origins Counseling Dallas/TEXAS now offers free virtual support groups for our essential healthcare workers who have been affected by COVID-19
Camp Kerry Society - Who We Serve"
Children, youth, individuals & families impacted by life-threatening illness, grief & loss.
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
Substance Use or Overdose Loss
The Beading Hearts - https://beadinghearts.org/about-us/ -
The Beading Hearts bereavement group - A 501(c)3 organization.
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) -
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
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"
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."
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
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