Virtual Grief Support During COVID-19:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering all grief support groups virtually. Please call (925) 887-5678 or email us at for information about gaining access to our virtual platform. As always, should you need support, we have counselors available to talk to you during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

Effective January 1, 2021, all virtual support is moving from Microsoft Teams to Zoom. In order to access support, you will need a Zoom meeting ID. Please contact us at the phone number or email addresses listed above to obtain needed information.


Support Groups


Virtual Drop-In Grief Support Groups

This ongoing bi-monthly group meets twice per month to provide support for adults (18+) grieving the death of someone close to them. 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above. 

2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 4:30-6:00 pm
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above. Note: There will be no drop-in group on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

The Bridge

A bi-weekly support program for grieving children and teens using art, play, journaling, music and conversation. Support is also available for parents/guardians. This group runs during the school year. Pre-registration is required—dates of sessions will be distributed at that time. Please call (925) 887-5678 or email us at to learn more.


Parent Loss Support Group

This eight-week support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of one or both parents. The group seems to be the most helpful if you are at least three months past the death of your parent(s). Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
February 2 - March 23, 2021
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.


Support for Healthcare Professionals

Being a professional healthcare worker poses certain challenges during these unprecedented times. You may be feeling especially anxious and stressed or perhaps feeling uncertain about what the future holds. This group has been created specifically for individuals who work in the healthcare field. Come and spend some time with other colleagues and share your thoughts and feelings in a welcoming and confidential environment. You may attend as frequently as you like and there is no cost for this service.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.


Spouse & Partner Loss Support Group

This eight-week support group is for men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The group seems to be the most helpful if you are at least three months past the death of your spouse. Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.

Monday Evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm
January 25 - March 22, 2021 
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.

Note: There will be no meeting on Presidents Day, February 15.


Pet Loss Support Group

In a nurturing small group, you are encouraged to process natural feelings of grief resulting from the loss of a beloved animal. Pre-registration for this group is very important - please register no later than 24 hours in advance by calling (925) 887-5678.

2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm

This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.


Mindfulness, Meditation and Meaning

Grief is often compared to waves. When we are experiencing loss, the grief waves can impact us emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Just like the ocean, these waves ebb and flow, and in between, we can find moments of balance. This 6-week grief support workshop will focus on practicing meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, self-care tools and journaling in combination with confidential discussion to help you find some balance in the midst of your grief. Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
January 5 - February 9, 2021
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.


Grief Classes


Understanding Grief

This class discusses grief and its natural process, as well as the broad range of common grief reactions. The information presented is helpful for people who are recently bereaved, experiencing grief years after a death, or wanting to support a bereaved friend. 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm
This is a virtual support class; please see instructions above.


Understanding Grief in Children During Covid

In this workshop, we discuss the differences and similarities between grieving the death of a person and the loss of what many consider to be a “normal life”; what grief and loss can look like at different developmental stages; how to identify what helps and what hurts using an interactive “brainstorming” session; ways to support your child during these challenging times and how to find support for yourself. This is a one-time class. Please register one week in advance.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
This is a virtual support group; please see instructions above.