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. If you would like to speak with one of our staff to determine which group is right for you, we are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
Please Note: Grief services are provided free of charge to all community members in need.
General Loss Support Group
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.
The Bridge - Support for Grieving Children
This eight-week support group is for any child, teen, and their adult parent or guardian who has experienced the death of someone important in their lives. Children and teens grieve differently than adults do. For this reason, we offer a support group based on the notion that children feel most supported when listened to and understood by their peers. This group is offered several times throughout the calendar year.
Parent Loss Support Group
This eight-week support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of one or both parents. This group is ideal for those who have already experienced the early stages of their grief journey and is open to those who are at least three months past the death of their parent(s). This group is offered several times throughout the calendar year. Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.
Spouse & Partner Loss Support Group
This eight-week support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner. This group is ideal for those who have already experienced the early stages of their grief journey and is open to those who are at least three months past the death of their spouse. This group is offered several times throughout the calendar year. Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.
Mindfulness, Meditation & Meaning
Grief is often compared to waves. Just like waves, grief ebbs and flows; in between, we can find moments of balance. This eight-week grief support group uses short meditation, mindfulness and journaling exercises to facilitate balance in the midst of grief. Space is limited. A short phone assessment is required prior to participation.
Next Steps is a support group for individuals emerging from their first year of grief, which can often be one of transition, challenge and isolation. Grieving during a pandemic has added to the challenge. Many were unable to be with loved ones during their final moments, or to gather with family and community to collectively grieve. The world has been in isolation and everyone is tentatively taking next steps in life. This six-week group is designed with that in mind.
After A Loved One Dies
One of the most daunting aspects of the grief journey starts at the very beginning. This class offers important information on the various legal and financial tasks that need to be completed after the death of a loved one. You will also gain an understanding of how we respond to feelings of loss and ideas for how to support others on their own grief journey.
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.