Easier said than done for many of us when we are deep in our grief, and experiencing painful Grief Attacks. However, we are fortunate to live in a time when technology brings the ability to get moving right to our homes, to our computers, and to our phones.  

No one can tell you when you will be ready to put your Grief in Motion, but for whenever that time may be for you, we are listing below some ideas suggested to us by colleagues, site-visitors and others.  These include:  Grief Camps for Children and Families; Walking Groups; Free Online Education courses; local Meetup groups, and Online Volunteer Opportunities. If you have others to suggest, please let us know at f@MyGriefAngels.org , and put "Motion" in subject line.

Grief Camps for Children and Families:

Research on Grief Camps:    Are Children's Grief Camps Effective?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23438644 - US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Bereavement camps are one form of popular grief intervention for children. A review of the existing literature on child bereavement camps was conducted to examine effectiveness of these camps. An initial database search led to 187 entries. Selection criteria employed resulted in a total of eight studies for an in-depth examination. While camps had differences in their lengths, camper acceptance, restrictions, and theoretical frameworks used; many shared similar camp goals and objectives, activities, and outcome measures. 

Emerging evidence shows camps are promising venues to help bereaved children develop and build resilience in dealing with loss.


https://www.moyerfoundation.org/programs/CampErin_FindYourCamp.aspx - Grief Camps by State from  the Moyer Foundation

http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/calendar - Grief Camps by Date and Location by the Comfort Zone Camp Organization

http://www.circlecamps.org./ - Grief Camps for Girls

http://www.manitouexperience.org/about-us#partners – Grief Camps for Boys

By State (Alphabetically):


http://www.camphopeca.com/ - Grief Camp Hope

http://lomalindahealth.org/childrens-hospital/our-services/outreach-services/camp-good-grief.page Camp Good Grief by Loma Linda University’s Childrens Hospital


http://www.childrensgriefconnection.com/camps.php - Hearts of Hope Grief Camps for Children and their Families


http://cbcst.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/TX-Grief-Camps.pdf List of Grief Camps in Texas published by Children Bereavement Center of South Texas


http://www.childrensgriefconnection.com/camps.php - Hearts of Hope Grief Camps for Children and their Families

Exercise / Walking / Running/ Movement:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/walking-groups-help-you-through-grief-step-by-step/article570272/ - Walking groups help you through grief, step by step - They meet Wednesday mornings at The Crab, a hulking metal sculptured fountain near Vancouver's English Bay. One by one, they say the name of a loved one and the date that a parent, spouse, sibling or child passed away. Tears are shed, tissues clutched. Then, side by side, they walk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Vwfnp0QJI - How Exercise Can Help with Grief,Mothers Who Have Lost a Child. Video explains the relationship of exercise in the grieving process. The simple act of getting up as soon as you wake, putting on your runners and going outside for a 20 to 40 minute walk will help to clear your head, give you more clarity and will give you a feeling of joy that can last the whole day. 
Just do something physical each day and your whole outlook can change. 
Another great advantage of exercise is that your body will thank you for it. You will become fitter and stronger and with more fitness and strength physically you become fitter and stronger mentally. Exercise can help with grief in so many ways.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1574 Running to Overcome Grief - She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. "I didn't decide to start running—it just happened!"

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/01/07/yoga-a-treatment-for-grief  Yoga: A Treatment for Grief? 

The practice may help people heal from the inside and out when coping with loss. Research has shown that mind-body practices including yoga and meditation can help reduce symptoms of various conditions such as depression, anxiety, negative mood, fatigue and stress. But mental health experts are beginning to recognize the power the practices can also have on people coping with grief"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxWG9hc6MSA - Yoga for Grief. This is a holistic approach to healing with yoga postures designed for those who are going through the process of grief.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNNiBZle1Pc - Yoga Posture for Healing Grief and Loss. Posture & Program to help you heal grief and loss. 

Our network's volunteer photographer, Craig, puts grief over his father and uncle into staying active thru kayaking and photography. "Even to the last few years of their life, they both showed me the importance of keeping active and moving forward no matter the challenges faced. Dad was in an electric wheelchair, but that did not stop him from getting out everyday. Everyone knew and welcome him in our downtown. They knew he would always make them smile. My uncle, who carried an oxygen tank, did not let that stop him from sharing some hikes with me when I would visit him. They showed me the way. I miss them both every day, but I am thankful for their lessons, and I just keep kayaking...like they would want me to".


Free Online Higher Education - Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs):

MOOCs are mostly free online courses offered by some of the country's leading universities; from Harvard to Stanford to MIT to Princeton and many others.  These are the same courses they offer on their campuses, but they are online and while you will not get credit(except in some cases where it may be available) or the handholding of the faculty - you will join thousands of others from all over the world taking these courses and supporting each other's questions. 

MOOCs range from Artificial Intelligence Computer Courses to Literature to Social Services and more.  Some of these even offer the opportunity to get certificate of completion, or credit.

In short, if you are able to get yourself to the computer or even your cell to see what classes they offer that might be of interest to you - try it, and remember there is nothing to loose if you are in too much pain from your grief to continue.

Some of the sites to look for these include:

www.MOOCs.co - This is just a plain directory of MOOCs providers and their sites. You can learn a bit about MOOCs, and see the different providers that offer them.

www.coursera.org - This is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers with courses from over 30+ elite universities.  Universities include Stanford, Princeton, and many others.  Diversity of Courses is wide and ranges from technical to language to health and many others. 

www.edx.org - Started by Harvard and MIT, and now includes others like Berkley, McGill, etc. 

https://www.udacity.com/ - From intro to computer science to introduction to  statistics to introduction to physics and more.

www.codeacademy.com - Learn to code for free. Why not? After you finish, maybe you can volunteer sometime to help us with thewww.MyGriefAngels.com site.

http://www.creativelive.com/ - creativeLIVE will help you grow your creative and entrepreneurial expertise. Learn from renowned professionals in photography, business, productivity, software development, design, film, video and more

Join or Set Up a local MEETUP group: 

Worldwide, there are hundreds of existing local grief support meetup and other groups, and there are hundreds more being created each day.  When you are ready to try some of these, please check www.meetup.com, and http://grief-support.meetup.com/  for all the latest groups near your location. The far majority of these groups are free, but some may request a donation. Also, if you cannot find one near you, you can start one yourself online at the meetup site.

After several emails asking about these local grief support meetup groups, we decided it might be helpful to share the depth and quantity of these groups with site visitors, so below you will find local meetup grief support groups and related groups by Country, State and City in Alphabetical Order.  Countries included are USA, Canada, Australia, Belgium, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom.




Arizona/Chandler - Friendship Gathering of Fabulous Widows 45+ -http://www.meetup.com/widow-250/

Arizona/Phoenix – Healing Daughters - http://www.meetup.com/HealingDaughters/

Arizona/Phoenix – Widowed Parents - http://www.meetup.com/WidowedParents/

Arizona/Scottsdale - 50+ Widows and Widowers Activities & Social Group-Scottsdale - http://www.meetup.com/50-Widows-and-Widowers-Activities-Social-Group-Scottsdale/

Arizona/Scottsdale - LOSS OF A LOVE ONE FROM DRUGS -http://www.meetup.com/Believe-in-the-Angels-Above/

Arizona/Tempe - Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Widowed-to-Widowed-Support-Group/

Arizona/Tucson - Tucson Single Parents/Divorced/Widowed Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Single-Parents-Divorced-Widowed-Meetup/




Arkansas/Rogers - Widowed in Northwest Arkansas (Southwest Missouri) -http://www.meetup.com/Widowed-in-NorthWest-Arkansas-SouthWest-Missouri/

Arkansas/Sherwood - Widcentric: Sherwood, NLR, LR Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Widcentric-Sherwood-NLR-LR-Widows-and-Widowers/




California/Alameda – Moving through Grief, Loss or Separation -http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Loss-Separation/

California/Anaheim - Friday Night of Hope! - http://www.meetup.com/Friday-Night-of-Hope/

California/Benicia – Benicia Grief Support Reminiscence Brunch Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Benicia-Grief-Support-Reminiscence-Brunch-Meetup/

California/Campbell –Campbell Coping with Grief & Loss Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Campbell-Coping-with-Grief-Loss-Meetup/

California/Concord – Concord Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Concord-Widows-Widowers/

California/Davis – Davis Grief Support Group - http://www.meetup.com/Davis-Grief-Group/

California/Encinitas - Coping with Loss through Music and Imagery (For Women) -http://www.meetup.com/Coping-with-Loss-through-Music-and-Imagery-For-Women/

California/Fullerton - Orange County Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Motherless-Daughters/

California/Glendale - Glendale/Burbank/Pasadena Pet Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Glendale-Burbank-Pasadena-Pet-Loss-Support-Group/

California/Irvine – Pet Loss Support Group of Orange County, CA -http://www.meetup.com/PET-LOSS-SUPPORT-GROUP-of-ORANGE-COUNTY/

California/Lafayette - Bereavement and Grief Support -http://www.meetup.com/Bereavement-and-Grief-Support/

California/Long Beach - Our New Normal - Young Widows and Widowers Meet Up group - http://www.meetup.com/Our-New-Normal-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meet-Up-group/

California/Long Beach – Pet Loss Long Beach - http://www.meetup.com/Pet-Loss-Long-Beach/

California/Los Angeles – Forever Daughters - http://www.meetup.com/Forever-Daughters/

California/Los Angeles - Our House Grief Support Center -http://www.meetup.com/OUR-HOUSE-Grief-Support-Center/

California/Los Angeles - West Los Angeles Pet Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/West-Los-Angeles-Pet-Loss-Support-Group/

California/Monrovia – San Gabriel Valley Widows & Widowers – Soaring Spirits -http://www.meetup.com/San-Gabriel-Valley-Widows-Widowers-Soaring-Spirits/

California/Newport Beach - Newport Beach Pet Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Newport-Beach-Pet-Loss-Support-Group/

California/Oakland - Motherless Daughters - East Bay -http://www.meetup.com/Motherless-Daughter-of-the-East-Bay/

California/Oakland - Bay Area Widows and Widowers - Soaring Spirits -http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Widows-and-Widowers-Soaring-Spirits/

California/Oak Park - Dance Away Sadness: Move beyond Your Grief -   http://www.meetup.com/Dance-Away-Sadness-Move-Beyond-Your-Grief/

California/Orange - North OC Widows and Widowers Meetup (Soaring Spirits) -  http://www.meetup.com/North-OC-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup-Soaring-Spirits/

California/Palo Alto - Bay Area Young Widows/Widowers Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-Widowers-Support/

California/Pasadena - San Gabriel Valley Motherless Daughters Social Group -http://www.meetup.com/San-Gabriel-Valley-Motherless-Daughters-Social-Group/

California/Porter Ranch - Porter Ranch Grief Recovery Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Porter-Ranch-Grief-Recovery-Meetup/

California/Riverside – Inland Empire Widows & Widowers - Soaring Spirits   -http://www.meetup.com/Inland-Empire-Widows-Widowers-Soaring-Spirits/

California/Roseville - Young Widows and Widowers Group -http://www.meetup.com/young-widows-and-widowers-Group/

California/Sacramento - Beginning Experience of Sacramento -http://www.meetup.com/Beginning-Experience-of-Sacramento/

California/San Diego - San Diego Grief Support Book Club Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Grief-Support-Book-Club-Meetup/

California/San Diego - Wise Widowed Parents® with children - San Diego Chapter -http://www.meetup.com/Wise-Widowed-Parents/

California/San Diego – San Diego Widows and Widowers Young at Heart -http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Widows-and-Widowers-Young-at-Heart/

California/San Diego - Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation- San Diego Regional Group -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-Loss-Foundation-San-Diego-Regional-Group/

California/San Jose – Soaring Spirits San Jose - http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-San-Jose/

California/San Marcos - San Marcos Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/San-Marcos-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup/

California/San Mateo - Bereavement support for Widows and Widowers (under 60) -http://www.meetup.com/Bereavment-support-for-Widows-and-Widowers-under-60/

California/San Rafael - Widows and Widowers in Marin -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-and-Widowers-in-Marin/

California/Santa Ana – Grief and Loss Support for Young Adults -http://www.meetup.com/OCYoungandBereaved/

California/Santa Monica - Los Angeles Pregnancy Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Pregnancy-Loss-Support-Group/ 

California/San Pedro - San Pedro: You are not alone! Blue Christmas Healing Service -http://www.meetup.com/San-Pedro-You-are-not-alone-Blue-Christmas-Healing-Service/

California/Simi Valley - Soaring Spirits Simi Valley - Connecting The Widowed -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-Simi-Valley-Connecting-The-Widowed/

California/Temecula -Temecula Valley Young Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Temecula-Valley-Young-Widows-and-Widowers/

California/Tustin - Grief Transformation Healing Circle Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Transformation-Healing-Circle-Meetup/

California/Ventura -  Soaring Spirits Ventura-Keep Calm and Widow On -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-Ventura-Keep-Calm-and-Widow-On/

California/Vista – Vista Grief Support - http://www.meetup.com/Vista-Grief-Support-Meetup/




Colorado/Broomfield - Move Beyond Your Grief Self-Empowerment Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Move-Beyond-Your-Grief-Self-Empowerment-Meetup/

Colorado/Colorado Springs – The Colorado Springs Widow and Widower Group -http://www.meetup.com/The-Colorado-Springs-Widow-Widower-Group/

Colorado/Denver - Denver Widow / Widower Support Group Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Widow-Widower-Support-Group-Meetup/

Colorado/Fort Collins - Colorado Young Widow (ers) meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/Young-widows-and-widowers/

Colorado/Fort Collins - You Are Not Alone Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/You-Are-Not-Alone-Grief-Support-Meetup/

Colorado/Longmont - Parents and Ponies: Loss of an Infant Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Grief-and-Loss-of-an-Infant/

Colorado/Loveland – Widows Luncheon or Brunch Out Social Group -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-luncheon-of-brunch-out-social-group/




Connecticut/Middlebury - Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Pregnancy-Infant-Loss-Support-Group/

Connecticut/Newtown - Young Widows and Widowers Meetup Group-CT -http://www.meetup.com/widows-ct/

Connecticut/Weston - Fairfield County Young Widows Support Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/CT-Young-Widows-Meetup/

Connecticut/Wilton – CT Motherless Daughters Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/CT-Motherless-Daughters-Meetup/




Florida/Bonita Springs - Compassionate Friends: Bereaved Parents of S.W. Florida -http://www.meetup.com/Compassionate-Friends/

Florida/Bonita Springs - Naples Younger Widow and Widowers (Ages 50-68) in Naples, Fl - http://www.meetup.com/Naples-Younger-Widow-and-Widowers-Ages-50-68-in-Naples-Fl/

Florida/Bonita Springs - S.W. Florida Rainbows Chapter: Profound Loss Support Group - http://www.meetup.com/S-W-Florida-Rainbows-Chapter/ 

Florida/Clermont – Healing after a Loved One’s Suicide (HALO) -http://www.meetup.com/suicidesupport-83/

Florida/Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Pet Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Fort-Lauderdale-Pet-Loss-Support-Group/

Florida/Jacksonville – Jacksonville Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Jacksonville-Widows-and-Widowers-Socia-Group/

Florida/Miami – Grief Support of Miami - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Support-of-Miami/

Florida/Miami – Support Groups: South Florida (Aventura Area Location) -http://www.meetup.com/Support-Groups-South-Florida/

Florida/Miami - Widows & Widowers Support Miami-Dade/Broward -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-Widowers-South-Florida/

Florida/Naples - New Widow & Widowers Group ages 60 and up in Naples Florida -http://www.meetup.com/Widow-Widowers-Group-ages-60-and-up-in-Naples-Florida/

Florida/Orlando - Life Without My Mother Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Life-Without-My-Mother-Support-Group/

Florida/Oviedo - GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing-Orlando) -http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Recovery-After-Substance-Passing-Orlando-Chapter/

Florida/Port Orange - Pregnancy-Baby Loss Support Daytona Beach -http://www.meetup.com/Baby-Loss-Support-Daytona-Beach/

Florida/Port St. Lucie – Surviving Spouses -http://www.meetup.com/SurvivingSpouses/

Florida/Sarasota - Grief Support (Sharing comforting stories of miracles)- http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Support-Encouragement/

Florida/Tallahassee - Big Bend Grief & Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Big-Bend-Grief-Loss-Support-Group/

Florida/Tampa - South Tampa GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) Chapter.   - http://www.meetup.com/South-Tampa-GRASP-Chapter/

Florida/West Palm Beach - West Palm Beach Support Meetup for young widows -http://www.meetup.com/West-Palm-Beach-Support-Meetup-for-young-widows/




Georgia/Atlanta – Soring Spirits Atlanta - http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-Atlanta/

Georgia/Duluth – Grief Support in Johns Creek - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Support-Johns-Creek-UMC/

Georgia/Duluth - Johns Creek Compassionate Friends (for the loss of a child) -http://www.meetup.com/Johns-Creek-Compassionate-Friends-for-the-loss-of-a-child/

Georgia/Gainesville - Gainesville Widow and Widowers Social Group -http://www.meetup.com/Gainesville-Widow-and-Widowers-Social-Group/ 

Georgia/Tyrone – Life after Loss - http://www.meetup.com/Life_after_loss/




Hawaii/Naalehu -Women Welcoming Women Who Lost Their Moms -http://www.meetup.com/Women-Welcoming-Women-Who-Lost-Their-Moms/




Idaho/Boise – Christian Widows and Widowers Social Networking Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Christian-Widows-and-Widowers-Social-Networkings-Meetup/




Illinois/Algonquin – Women United in Loss -http://www.meetup.com/WomenUnitedInLoss/

Illinois/Bloomington - Young Widows/Widowers of Central Illinois -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-Widowers-of-Central-Illinois/

Illinois/Joliet - Joliet Motherless Daughters Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Joliet-Motherless-Daughters-Meetup/

Illinois/Oak Park - Oak Park Bereavement Group - http://www.meetup.com/Oak-Park-Bereavement-Group/

Illinois/Peoria - Motherless Daughters in the Peoria Area -http://www.meetup.com/Motherless-Daughters-in-the-Peoria-Area/

Illinois/Rockford - Rockford Area Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Rockford-Area-Grief-Support-Meetup/

Illinois/Skokie – Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Grief_Support_Group/

Illinois/Winnetka – Hope on the North Shore for Widows & Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Hope-on-the-North-Shore-for-widows-widowers/




Indiana/Indianapolis – Indianapolis Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/Indianapolis-Motherless-Daughters/




Maryland/Derwood - Mind-Body-Spirit Healing for Grief -http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Healing/

Maryland/Ellicott City - Widow/Widowers of Howard County -http://www.meetup.com/Widow-Widowers-of-Howard-County/

Maryland/Hanover - Sistahs Who Lost Their Mistahs -http://www.meetup.com/Hanover-MD-Widows-Support-Group/

Maryland/Upper Marlboro - Grief Recovery Support Group Upper Marlboro, Maryland - http://www.meetup.com/GriefShare-GriefRecoverySupportGroup/




Massachusetts/Auburn - Grief Share, Faith Baptist Church, Auburn, Ma. 01501  http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Share-Faith-Baptist-Church-Auburn-Ma-01501/

Massachusetts/Boston - Boston Area Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/bostonmotherlessdaughters/

Massachusetts/Boston - Mommy Interrupted: Pregnancy & Infant Loss (Boston Chapter) - http://www.meetup.com/MommyInterrupted-Boston/

Massachusetts/Brockton - Living Beyond Loss: Widows Helping Widows -http://www.meetup.com/Living-Beyond-Loss-Widows-Helping-Widows/

Massachusetts/Holliston - Holliston Widows and Widowers Support Group Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Holliston-Widows-and-Widowers-Support-Group-Meetup/

Massachusetts/Hopkinton – Metro West Boston Grief Support -http://www.meetup.com/MetroWestBostonGriefGroup/

Massachusetts/Plymouth - Plymouth Young Widows Encouragement Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Plymouth-Young-Widows-Encouragement-Meetup/

Massachusetts/West Newton - West Newton Pet Loss Support Group Meetup  -http://www.meetup.com/West-Newton-Pet-Loss-Support-Group-Meetup/




Michigan/Lansing - The Mid-Michigan Motherless Daughters Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/MidMiMD/

Michigan/Livonia - Wayne Oakland under 60 widow/widowers support group -http://www.meetup.com/Wayne-Oakland-under-60-widow-widowers-support-group/

Michigan/Portage - Kalamazoo Area Young Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Kalamazoo-Area-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup/

Michigan/Royal Oak – Motherless Daughters of Southeast Michigan -http://www.meetup.com/Southeast-Mi-Motherless-Daughers/

Michigan/Troy – Metro Detroit Widowed Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/Metro-Detroit-Widowed-Meetup-Group/




Minnesota/Minneapolis - Bereaved Mamas: Mamas of Children Gone Too Soon -http://www.meetup.com/Bereaved-Mamas/

Minnesota/Rochester - Rochester Widows Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Rochester-Widows-Meetup/

Minnesota/St. Cloud - St. Cloud Divorced/Separated/Widowed Support Group   -http://www.meetup.com/St-Cloud-Divorced-Separated-Widowed-Support-Group/

Minnesota/St. Paul – Young Widowed Meetup Group-MN -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup-Group/

Minnesota/St. Paul - Twin Cities Widowed with Young Kids -http://www.meetup.com/East-Metro-Widowed-with-Young-Children/




Missouri/Kansas City - Modern Widows Club - Kansas City, MO -http://www.meetup.com/Modern-Widows-Club-KC/

Missouri/St. Louis - Saint Louis Pet Bereavement & Loss Support Group  -http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-Pet-Bereavement-Loss-Support-Group/




USA – Montana/Missoula - Missoula Young Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Missoula-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup/




Nevada/Las Vegas - Desert Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/desertwidows/




New Jersey/Chatham - Healing Hearts Grief Social Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Healing-Hearts-Grief-Social-Support-Group/

New Jersey/Freehold – Freehold Grief Support & Recovery Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Freehold-GIERS-Grief-Support-Recovery-Meetup/

New Jersey/Lambertville - Pet Bereavement & Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Pet-Bereavement-Loss-Support-Group/

New Jersey/Marlton – Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-Widowers-Meetup/

New Jersey/Montclair - Northern New Jersey Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/Northern-New-Jersey-Motherless-Daughters/

New Jersey/Morristown - Morristown Widow Support -http://www.meetup.com/Morristown-Widow-Support/

New Jersey/New Brunswick - New Jersey Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/MyMotherHerDaughter/

New Jersey/Northfield - Soaring Spirits South Jersey - Widowed Connections -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-South-Jersey-Widowed-Connections/

New Jersey/Rockaway – Northern Central NJ Widows & Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Northern-Central-NJ-Widows-Widowers/

New Jersey/Rockaway – Young Widows & Widowers of North New Jersey -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-Widowers-of-North-New-Jersey/




New Mexico/Albuquerque – Albuquerque Widows and Widowers (AWW) -http://www.meetup.com/albuquerque-widows-widowers

New Mexico/Santa Fe – Grief Support Groups -http://www.meetup.com/Christophers-Lifeboat/




New York/Brooklyn - Brooklyn Bereavement & Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Bereavement/

New York/Brooklyn - Knot My Baby: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness & Recovery -http://www.meetup.com/KnotMyBaby/

New York/Buffalo - Loss of a Twin or Multiple Support Meetup (Buffalo, NY) -http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Loss-of-a-Multiple-Support-Meetup/

New York/Buffalo - RISE UP: Buffalo/WNY Widowed Network -http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-WNY-Widowed-Rise-Up-Meet-Up-Network/ 

New York/Centereach - Suffolk County Widows and Widowers with Children -http://www.meetup.com/Suffolk-County-Widows-and-Widowers-with-Children/

New York/Garden City - Widows and Widowers of Nassau County -http://www.meetup.com/Young-45-and-under-Widows-and-Widowers-of-Nassau-County/

New York/Hartsdale –Westchester Widows Helping Widows Helping Rebuild Their Lives - http://www.meetup.com/Westchester-Widows-Helping-Widows-Rebuild-Their-Lives/

New York/Larchmont - Larchmont Pet Loss Support Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Larchmont-Pet-Loss-Support-Meetup/

New York/NY – Grief to Transformation - http://www.meetup.com/grief-to-transformation/

New York/NY - JAMES Bereaved Parents Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Bereaved-Parents-Meetup/

New York/NY - LGBT Widowers/Widows NYC - http://www.meetup.com/LGBT-Widowers-Widows-NYC/

New York/NY – Manhattan Grief Recovery Outreach Program -http://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Grief-Recovery-Outreach-Program/

New York/NY - NYC-Area Widows and Widowers Soaring Spirits Group Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Widows-and-Widowers-Soaring-Spirits-Group-Meetup/

New York/NY - NYC / NY / NJ / CT Young Widows and Widowers (Under 45)  -http://www.meetup.com/NYC-NJ-CT-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Under-45/

New York/NY – On Our Own – for adults 25-50 whose parents have passed away -http://www.meetup.com/On-Our-Own-for-adults-25-49-who-have-lost-both-parents/

New York/NY - Sudden Death of a Loved One - People Who Get It -http://www.meetup.com/Sudden-Death-of-a-Loved-One-People-Who-Get-It/

New York/NY - Survivors of Suicide Social Gathering Group -http://www.meetup.com/Survivors-of-Suicide-Social-Gathering-Group/

New York/NY – The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow – Widows, Widowers & Life Partners - http://www.meetup.com/The-Sun-Will-Come-Out-Tomorrow/

New York/Rochester - Rochester Motherless Daughters Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Rochester-Motherless-Daughters-Meetup/

New York/Rockville - Single, widowed, divorced parent group -http://www.meetup.com/singleparentfun/

New York/Schenectady - Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/withoutpartners/

New York/Sparrow Bush – The Grief Recovery Method -http://www.meetup.com/The-Grief-Recovery-Method/

New York/West Babylon - For Ru... Miscarriage Support Group LI -http://www.meetup.com/For-Ru-Miscarriage-Support-Group-LI/




North Carolina/Apex – For Widows and Widowers - http://www.meetup.com/For-Widows-and-Widowers/

North Carolina/Charlotte - Charlotte Black Women Widows Moving Forward -http://www.meetup.com/Charlotte-Black-Women-Widows-Moving-Forward/

North Carolina/Charlotte – Soul Widows - http://www.meetup.com/Soul-Widows/

North Carolina/Charlotte - The Respite, A Centre for Grief & Hope in Charlotte, NC -  http://www.meetup.com/TheRespite/

North Carolina/Charlotte - Widows for friendship And Support -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-For-Friendship-And-Support/

North Carolina/Durham - Soaring Spirits of the Triangle -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-of-the-Triangle/ 

North Carolina/Matthews - A Widow's Walk - Support Group for Widows & Widowers - http://www.meetup.com/A-Widows-Walk-Support-Group-for-Widows-Widowers/

North Carolina/Raleigh - Triangle Motherless Daughters -http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Motherless-Daughters/

North Carolina/Raleigh - The Widow's Peek Organization, Raleigh NC -http://www.meetup.com/The-Widows-Peek-Organization-Raleigh-NC/

North Carolina/Wake Forest - "Lost Parents" grief support for parents with child loss - http://www.meetup.com/Lost-Parents-grief-support-for-parents-with-child-loss/

North Carolina/Wake Forest - The Shore Widows Grief Support group - Wake Forest -   http://www.meetup.com/the-Shore-Widows-Grief-Support-group-Wake-Forest/

North Carolina/Wilmington - Widows and Widowers of Cape Fear Monthly Meetup Group - http://www.meetup.com/TheWofCapeFear/




Ohio/Canton - Starting Over in Stark - http://www.meetup.com/Starting-Over-in-Stark/

Ohio/Cincinnati - Wise Widowed Parents® with children - Ohio Chapter -http://www.meetup.com/Wise-Widowed-Parents-with-children-Ohio-Chapter/

Ohio/Cincinnati - Cincinnati Widows & Widowers Supporting One Another -http://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-Widows-Widowers-Supporting-One-Another/

Ohio/Cleveland - Southwest Widowed, Divorced or Separated -http://www.meetup.com/Southwest-Widowed-Divorced-or-Separated/

Ohio/Columbus – Abandonment Survivors Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Abandonment-Survivors-Meetup/

Ohio/Twinsburg - Twinsburg-Coping with Grief & Loss -http://www.meetup.com/eyezearz/




Oregon/Portland - Animal Hospice and Grief Support Group, Portland, Oregon -http://www.meetup.com/Animal-Hospice-Support-Group-Portland-OR/

Oregon/Portland – After Abortion Grief Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/After-Abortion-Grief-Meetup/

Oregon/Portland – Coping with Grief & Loss - http://www.meetup.com/Coping-with-Grief-Loss/

Oregon/Portland – Grief Sanctuary: A Golden Willow Grief & Loss Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-KuWXJnAB/

Oregon/Portland - Motherless Daughters – PDX -http://www.meetup.com/PortlandMD/

Oregon/Portland – Portland Peer Support Groups -http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Peer-Support-Groups/

Oregon/Portland - Portland Survivors of Suicide Social Support Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Survivors-of-Suicide-Social-Meetup-Group/

Oregon/Portland - Portland Area Widowed Singles 50+ -http://www.meetup.com/Portland-AreaWidowedSingles50/

Oregon/Stayton - Pet Loss Peer-Supported Group of the Mid-Willamette Valley -http://www.meetup.com/Pet-Loss-Peer-Supported-Group-of-the-Mid-Willamette-Valley/

Oregon/Tualatin - Tualatin Widowed Persons -  http://www.meetup.com/Tualatin-Widowed-Persons/

Oregon/West Linn - Conscious Dying and Conscious Grieving - West Linn -http://www.meetup.com/Conscious-Dying-and-Conscious-Grieving-West-Linn/




Pennsylvania/Downingtown - Moms of baby loss - miscarriage, stillbirth, & infant death - http://www.meetup.com/momsofbabyloss/

Pennsylvania/Downingtown - Parents of Loss - miscarriage, stillbirth & infant death -http://www.meetup.com/parentsofbabyloss/

Pennsylvania/Exton – Volunteering Group supporting children whose mother or father has died   - http://www.meetup.com/Exton-Volunteering-for-a-good-cause-Meetup/

Pennsylvania/Harleysville – Widows and Widowers plus Our friends -http://www.meetup.com/WWPlusOurFriends/

Pennsylvania/Lansdale - Women's Independence Network - Divorced and Widowed Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Independence-Network-Divorced-and-Widowed-Meetup/

Pennsylvania/Lehighton - NEPA/ABE and surrounding area widow/er connections -http://www.meetup.com/NEPA-ABE-and-surrounding-area-widow-er-connections/

Pennsylvania/Media – Widows Wear Stilettos - http://www.meetup.com/Widows-Wear-Stilettos/

Pennsylvania/Northampton - Mended Wings Empowerment Group -http://www.meetup.com/Mended-Wings-Empowerment-Group/

Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Grief Support Group -  http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Grief-Support-Meetup/




USA – Rhode Island/Woonsocket - Rhode Island Widow/Widower Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/Rhode-Island-Widow-Widower-Meetup-Group/




South Carolina/Loris - New Horizons- For Widows and Widowers to Start Living Again - http://www.meetup.com/New-Horizons-For-Widows-and-Widowers-to-Start-Living-Again/

South Carolina/Summerville - Widows and Widowers with Young Children -http://www.meetup.com/Widows-and-Widowers-with-Young-Children/




Tennessee/Germantown - Widows Moving Forward, East Memphis, Germantown, TN - http://www.meetup.com/WidowsMovingForwardMemphis/




Texas/Austin - Austin Young Widow(ers) Support Network -http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Young-Widows-Widowers-Support-Network/

Texas/Austin – Bereaved Boomers - http://www.meetup.com/BereavedBoomers-Social-Club/

Texas/Austin - Austin Grieving Mothers Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Grieving-Mothers-Meetup/

Texas/Austin – Healing Hearts - http://www.meetup.com/healingheartsclubaustin/

Texas/Austin - Mothers with Angels - http://www.meetup.com/Mothers-with-Angels/

Texas/Austin - The Austin GriefShare Group - http://www.meetup.com/grief-60/

Texas/Austin - The Austin Women and Loss Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/The-Austin-Women-and-Loss-Meetup-Group/

Texas/Bedford - Bedford Grief Support Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Bedford-Grief-Support-Meetup/

Texas/Dallas – Modern Widows Club - http://www.meetup.com/The-Widows-Journey/

Texas/Denton – Move beyond Your Grief Denton - http://www.meetup.com/Move-Beyond-Your-Grief-Denton/

Texas/Fort Worth – DFW Brave Widowed Moving through life’s transitions together -http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Brave-Widowed-moving-through-lifes-transitions/

Texas/Fort Worth - The DFW Motherless Daughters Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/motherlessdaug-236/

Texas/Frisco - Widows Helping Widows-A group for young widows and widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-Support-Group/

Texas/Houston - Modern Widows Club ~ Houston, TX -http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Modern-Widows-Club/

Texas/Houston - The Houston Widows and Widowers Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/grief-52/

Texas/Houston - Houston Young Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup/

Texas/Lubbock – Angels Moms Club - http://www.meetup.com/Angel-Moms-Club/

Texas/Plano – Learning to Live with Loss - http://www.meetup.com/Learning-To-Live-With-Loss/

Texas/San Antonio - Soaring Spirits International Regional Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Soaring-Spirits-International-Regional-Support-Group/

Texas/The Woodlands – My Grief Angels’ Grief Support Network and Community -http://www.meetup.com/griefsupportnetwork/

Texas/Tyler - ALL are welcome- AFTER any LOSS there is LIFE - new to TX -http://www.meetup.com/ALL-are-welcome-AFTER-any-LOSS-there-is-LIFE-new-to-TX/




Virginia/Alexandria - Cupola at St. Paul's Alexandria, a grief support group -   http://www.meetup.com/Cupola-at-St-Pauls-Alexandria-a-grief-support-group/

Virginia/Alexandria - The Boomer Gang - for widows/widowers of the senior variety -http://www.meetup.com/The-Boomer-Gang-for-widows-widowers-of-the-senior-variety/

Virginia/Alexandria - Young Widow/Widowers of the DMV -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widow-Widowers-of-DC-MD-VA/

Virginia/Chesapeake- Hampton Roads Young Widows Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Hampton-Roads-Young-Widows-Meetup/

Virginia/Manassas – The Prince William Chapter of the Compassionate Friends -http://www.meetup.com/Prince-William-chapter-of-The-Compassonate-Friends-Meetup/

Virginia/Midlothian – Richmond Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Widows-and-Widowers/

Virginia/Vienna - Circle of Support - http://www.meetup.com/VITAS-circle-of-support/

Virginia/Vienna - Motherless Daughters of NOVA Grief Support Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Motherless-Daughters-of-NOVA-Grief-Support-Meetup/




Washington/Everett - Sno-King Young Widows and Widowers -http://www.meetup.com/Sno-King-Young-Widows-and-Widowers/

Washington/Olympia – Navigating Grief in Olympia, Washington -http://www.meetup.com/Navigating-Grief-in-Olympia-WA/

Washington/Olympia - Young Widows of Thurston County -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widows-of-Thurston-County/

Washington/Seattle – Men Moving On: Grief & Loss Support Group Supporting and Affirming all Sexual Orientations - http://www.meetup.com/Men-Moving-On-Male-Identified-Grief-and-loss-Support/

Washington/Seattle - Seattle Motherless Daughters Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Motherless-Daughters-Meetup/

Washington/Vancouver - Portland Metro Young Widows & Widowers -   http://www.meetup.com/widow-243/




Washington D.C. - Grief Relief Gathering - http://www.meetup.com/DC-Sweethearts-Who-Have-Lost-Sweeties/




Wisconsin/Madison - Madison Social Networking for Widows & Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Madison-Social-Networking-for-Widows-Widowers-Meetup/

Wisconsin/Manitowoc - Young widows and widowers of the Manitowoc County area - http://www.meetup.com/Young-widows-and-widowers-of-the-Manitowoc-County-area/ 




AB/Calgary - The Grief Recovery Method: Grief Support Group -http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-The-Grief-Recovery-Method/

AB/Calgary - Calgary Grief Support Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Grief-Support-Meetup/

AB/Calgary - Calgary Pet Loss Support Group Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Pet-Loss-Support-Group-Meetup/

BC/North Vancouver - Vancouver Widowed Social Group -http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Widowed-Social-Group/

BC/Vancouver - Vancouver Motherless Daughters Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/motherlessdaug-246/

MB/Winnipeg - 55 Below Widows/ers Social Group - http://www.meetup.com/55-Below-Widows-ers-Social-Group/

NS/Dartmouth -  Dartmouth & Halifax Divorced, Separated, Widowed Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Dartmouth-Divorced-Separated-Widowed-Meetup/

ON/Mississauga - Mississauga Grief Recovery Group -   http://www.meetup.com/Mississauga-Grief-Recovery-Group/

ON/Nepean - The Separated/Divorced /Widowed/Social Meetup Group -http://www.meetup.com/The-Separated-Divorced-Meetup-Group/

ON/Pickering – East End After Suicide Support Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/East-End-After-Suicide-Support-Meetup/

ON/Whitby - Whitby Widows Under 55 - http://www.meetup.com/Whitby-Widows-Under-55/




Adelaide - Widows and Widowers Social Group - http://www.meetup.com/Widows-and-Widowers-Social-Group/

Melbourne - Beyond bereavement social group - http://www.meetup.com/Beyond-Bereavement-Social-group/

Melbourne - Melbourne Road Trauma Support Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Road-Trauma-Support-Meetup/

Melbourne - Young Widowers and Widows Melbourne, Australia -http://www.meetup.com/Young-Widowers-and-Widows-Melbourne-Australia/

Perth –Fremantle Grief & Loss Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Fremantle-Grief-and-Loss-Meetup/

Perth – The Grief Recovery Method - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Recovery-Method-Perth/

Sydney - Grief Support loss of a Pet - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-Support-loss-of-a-Pet/


Brussels - Learning to Live after Loss - http://www.meetup.com/Learning-to-Live-after-Loss/




Alandur - Alandur Widow and Widower Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Alandur-Widow-and-Widower-Meetup/

Coimbatore - Coimbatore Grief Support for Partners and Spouses Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Coimbatore-Grief-Support-for-Partners-and-Spouses-Meetup/




Dublin - widow/widowers - http://www.meetup.com/widow-widowers/




Nairobi - Grief and Bounce Back - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-and-Bounce-Back/

Nairobi - Nairobi Widows and Widowers Support Group Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Nairobi-Widows-and-Widowers-Support-Group-Meetup/

Nairobi - Nairobi Social Networking for Widows & Widowers Meet -http://www.meetup.com/Nairobi-Social-Networking-for-Widows-Widowers-Meet/




Auckland - Women without Mothers - http://www.meetup.com/Women-without-Mothers/

Auckland - Auckland Young Widows and Widowers Meetup -http://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Young-Widows-and-Widowers-Meetup/

Wellington – Recovery Wellington - http://www.meetup.com/Recovery-Wellington/




Singapore - Grief and Loss of A Loved One - http://www.meetup.com/Grief-And-Loss-Of-A-Loved-One/




Cardiff –Cardiff lets talk about Grief - http://www.meetup.com/Cardiff-lets-talk-about-grief/

Glasgow - Widow and Widowers Group For Meetup in a social setting -http://www.meetup.com/Widow-and-Widowers-Group-For-Meetup-in-a-social-setting/

London - Bereavement Support Group - http://www.meetup.com/Bereavement-and-Grief-Healing-Support-Group/

London – Lesbians Bereavement Group - http://www.meetup.com/lesbian-bereavement-group/

London – Re-building Your Life After Loss London - http://www.meetup.com/Re-building-your-life-after-loss/Paignton - widow/widowers of devon - http://www.meetup.com/widow-widowers-of-devon/


VOLUNTEERING Opportunities:

Many of us grieving have found great comfort in volunteering our time and services to help others at community programs. Whether a food program; shelter; job counseling; education or other - Helping those in need around us has been a greater gift for us grieving than for those we are helping.  

hhttp://www.handsonnetwork.org/actioncenters/map - Largest network of local volunteer centers around the world. 250 HandsOn Volunteer Action Centers engage 21st century volunteers to use their time, talent, voice and money to create change in their communities. In the link provided, you can search for volunteers opportunities near you.

http://www.newyorkcares.org/ - New York Cares is now the city's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools. They workswith partner organizations to identify their most pressing needs, creates projects to bridge the gaps, and recruits, trains, and deploys teams of volunteers to make a difference. 

My Grief Angels - Need online volunteers to update sites, resources, article searches, etc. If you are interested send a note to f@MyGriefAngels.org with subject line "Online Volunteer". Thank You.

 http://www.unv.org/how-to-volunteer/online-volunteers.html - UNV’s Online Volunteering (OV) service connects development organizations and volunteers over the Internet and supports their effective online collaboration. 


http://www.idealist.org - Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives

http://www.mentoring.org/ - National Mentoring Partnership

http://teacherswithoutborders.org/get-involved/opportunities - Teachers without Borders

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?v=true - Virtual Opportunities. VolunteerMatch offers Virtual Opportunities that can be done from anywhere, at anytime, and not all virtual opportunities require a computer.

http://www.volunteeringinindia.org/online-volunteering.htm - The Volunteering India Online Volunteering service offers individuals around the world a way to engage in development initiatives via the Internet.

http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/resources/how-to-guides/volunteer/doc/ever-considered-online-volunteering.html - Ever considered Online Volunteering?


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