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  • Bereavement Group of Foxboro

    This support group is led by a trained facilitator and offers support to families coping with the loss of a loved one. Please call for more information or to register.

  • Center for Grief & Healing Parent Group

    Groups provide a safe place to express feelings, share experiences and learn about grief, and are open to the community and are focused on providing support and information about the stress of grieving and opportunities for coping. Meetings are held at the Center for Grief & Healing in Danvers. Contact us for dates and times, and to register. Donations are appreciated.

  • Club STAR

    This support group is for children (ages 5-18) who are grieving the loss of a parent or sibling. Share experiences, create projects, and more. Dinner and parking are provided. First Wednesday of the month (October-June) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mass. General Hospital Yawkey Building, 55 Fruit Street, Boston. Call for details and to register.

  • Compassionate Friends

    This national network has local chapters in Massachusetts. Self-help support groups are for parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age and from any cause. Please visit the website (English and Spanish links) to find the contact information for your local chapter and meeting times and locations.

  • Cranberry Hospice & Fragile Footprints

    The Cranberry Hospice and Fragile Footprints Pediatric Palliative Care hosts support groups for children, teens, and adults who are coping with serious illness and/or who are coping with a death-related loss. Groups meet in Kingston and Plymouth. Please call for meeting times and details.

  • Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation

    Our bereavement support groups are held several times a month, at a variety of locations in the towns of East Longmeadow, Agawam, West Springfield, and Southwick, to provide support to families at their convenience. They are designed to help anyone who is grieving. They are free of charge, open to the community and registration is not needed. Please visit our newsletter or contact our funeral home or Grief Specialist, Joanne Sullivan, call for more information. In addition to our support groups, we hold a Suicide Survivors Support Group at our location in East Longmeadow – Forastiere Smith Funeral Home and Cremation, facilitated by members from the American Foundation for Suicide and Prevention / AFSP Western Massachusetts Chapter; held one Monday a month

  • GRASP: Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing

    Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. GRASP offers Peer groups open to anyone who has lost a family member or loved one to fatal overdose at many locations accross Massachusetts free of charge. Visit the website to find a location near you. Pre-registration is required for new attendees.

  • Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center

    Healing Groups Of All Kinds
    This bereavement and educational center supports individuals and families who are grieving or facing other life challenges. Our mission is to help people cope with loss, support their healing, and nurture their physical and emotional well-being. Support services are free of charge and open to the community. We support people in a safe environment, where they are able to share and process their grief with others facing similar losses. Facilitators are trained volunteers who often have experienced a loss similar to the group members. Please call or visit the website for details. Registration is required for all support groups; no walk-ins, please.

  • Jeff’s Place

    Free, peer-based bereavement support groups for children (ages 3-19) and their families, offered in Wayland and Framingham. Groups are facilitated by professionally trained volunteers and monitored by a licensed clinician. Call for more information and to register.

  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service / CERS

    Call for information about upcoming meetings and events. Sponsored by The Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS), Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Support groups include: Mothering After Mother Loss Support Group
    Mothering Without a Model, Young Parent Support
    Support for Substance Abused Newborns

  • Listening, Reflecting & Healing

    This is a genetic counseling and bereavement practice. Parents come together in mornings or evenings in Needham.

  • Rick’s Place Inc

    Providing Support to Grieving Children and Their Families, Rick’s Place children and teen support groups (ages 5-18) meet every other Tuesday evening at 6:30PM in Wilbraham. All group services are free of charge. A designated caregiver is required to attend with the child/teen. Groups are divided by age, with four separate groups meeting concurrently. In each group, facilitators include games, activities, and crafts to facilitate expression of feelings about grief and bereavement. Group participants are encouraged to commemorate and remember special people in their lives who have died. There is an intake process for joining the group and new members are welcomed in September and January. We have a new early childhood (3-5 yrs.) group that meets one time each month. Please call for more information or to schedule an intake appointment.

  • Why Me & Sherry’s House

    The Circle of Healing Bereavement Group is a monthly support group for any parents or extended family members grieving the loss of a child due to cancer, regardless of the treating institution. The families that attend are at various stages in their bereavement journey and support each other by listening and sharing. Several attendees are many years along in their grief and offer a helpful perspective on a variety of topics including anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, personal belongings, issues with family and friends and the ways their bereavement unfolded over time. Please call for more information.