Grief Support Groups

Sometimes it is easier to cope when you have someone to share your experience with. Covenant HealthCare provides various support groups so you can get the care you need during this difficult time. Find a grief support group at a location near you. For more information, click the links below.

Bay City
Midland
Online
Seasonal or Occasional
Bad Axe
Birch Run
Caro
Cass City
Clare
Flint
Frankenmuth
Gladwin
Gratiot
Harbor Beach
Harrison
Lexington
Mount Pleasant
Marlette
Owosso
Pigeon
Saginaw
Sandusky
Vassar

Saginaw   |   Top
COVENANT’S SPOUSAL LOSS RECOVERY 
Covenant HealthCare, 5400 Mackinaw – 3rd Floor 
Thursday Mornings (pre-registration is required) 
Contact: Gerry B. at 989.583.5267 or Alison V. at 989.583.5268

DEISLER’S ADULT GRIEF PROCESS (all types of family losses)
State Street United Methodist: 3617 Mackinaw at State St.
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 pm – 7 pm   
Presenter: Ann Clynick, Clinical Psychologist
Contact: Jason at 989.799.1151 (Deisler Funeral Home)

SNOW’S MONTHLY GRIEF PRESENTATIONS (topic changes monthly)
Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Ave
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
Presenter: Bill Rabior, MSW 
Contact: Michelle at 989.791.4515 (Snow Funeral Home)

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (surviving family members)
Child & Family Services, 2806 Davenport 
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm
Contact: Barb Smith at 989.781.5260

TENDER TEARS (pregnancy loss, stillbirth, newborn death)
Contact: Christina Pollick at 989.583.4274

SAGINAW GRIEF RECOVERY (6 session grief series)
Diocese of Saginaw (Offered by regions: parish clusters)
(Upcoming series are sent by email to grief network members)
Contact: Family Ministry Office at 989.797.6660

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Southern Care Hospice, 6272 State Street
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3 pm and 6:30 pm
Contact: Teresa at 989.790.7533 

LIVING ON (support & education)
Hospice of Michigan, 3995 Fashion Square Blvd, Suite 1, Saginaw
2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm (Please call ahead to register)
Contact: Bill Evans at 989.790.4179 

VNA’S MONTHLY GRIEF PROGRAMS
No preregistration needed
Cartwright Center 3443 Hospital Rd, Saginaw Township
Coffee at Cartwright: 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10 am (series of grief topics and discussion in dealing with ongoing losts)
Getting Out: 4th Mondays of the month at 5:30 pm – 7 pm (help for 1st year of loss)
Contact: VNA at 989.799.6020 or 989.583.3065 for specific information

Bad Axe   |    Top

DINNER GRIEF GROUP (United Hospice) Widow/ Widowers/singles
Franklin Inn, 1060 E. Huron Ave. 
Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6 pm
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 1.800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH GRIEF (for spousal loss)
Contact: Sue Gentle at 1.800.275.4517

Bay City   |   Top

GRIEF SHARE (13 week series for general loss)
Zion Lutheran Church, 510 W. Ivoy
Contact: Pastor John at 989.894.2611

JACOB’S LADDER (parents & families who’ve lost a child any age)
In His Presence Church, 4521 Monitor Road
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Cindy Killy at 989.686.5704 or Debi Hoffard at 989.239.8963

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
W.A. Trahan Funeral Home
256 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, MI 48708
2nd Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 pm
Contact: 989.893.6583

PRECIOUS RELECTIONS
Bay Medical Center
For pregnancy loss, death of an infant
Message line of support group: 989.894.3015

Birch Run   |   Top

Tea @ 5 (widows group)
Silver Creek Apartment Complex Clubhouse, 
11886 Sliver Creek Dr.
Contact: Luann Periard at 989.624.5103

Caro   |   Top

MONTHLY GRIEF SUPPORT 
Caro Community Library, 840 W. Frank St.
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 pm
Contact: Sue at Heartland Hospice at 1.800.275.4517

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (child/grandchild loss)
Community Christ Church, 2081 Deckerville Rd.
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Dave at 810.376.2801 or Diane at 989.673.7192

Cass City   |   Top

LUNCH GRIEF GROUP (United Hospice) Widow/ Widowers/singles
Nick’s Country Oven, 6209 Main St. 
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

Clare   |   Top

GRIEF SHARE (13 week sessions biannually)
Clare Church of the Nazarene, 10160 S. Grant Ave.
Contact: Dee Noble or Darlene Wilkins at 989.386.3381

ADULT GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (6 weeks)
Brown Corners United Brethren in Christ, 5540 S. Clare Ave. #5
Contact: MidMichigan VNA at 1.800.999.3199

Flint   |   Top

FOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS IN THIS AREA CONTACT:
Home & Hospice Advantage: Lynn at 1.810.733.9975
Heartland Hospice: Lynette at 1.888.427.6818
Avalon Hospice: Candy 1.810.733.7250

Frankenmuth   |   Top

GRIEF SUPPORT (both an afternoon & evening group)
Wellsprings Lutheran Hospice, 100 Mayor Road
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1 pm – 2:30 pm and 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: Jane Olivier at 989.652.4663

GRIEF SHARE (13 week series)
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 140 Churchgrove
Held twice a year
Contact: Pastor Dale Ahlschwede at 989.652.6141

Gladwin   |   Top

ADULT GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (6 weeks)
MidMichigan Homecare, 1234 W. Cedar Ave.
Contact: MidMichigan VNA at 1.800.999.3199

Gratiot |   Top

ADULT GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (6 weeks)
MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot, 300 E. Warwick Dr.
Contact: MidMichigan VNA at 1.800.999.3199

Harbor Beach   |   Top 

GRIEF GROUP
Lighthouse Assembly of God, 8960 Section Lane Rd.
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2 pm
Contact: Janet at 989.428.5290

Harrison   |   Top

GRIEF RECOVERY (6 weeks biannually)
St. Athanasius Parish, 310 S. Broad St.
Contact: Rosie Sprague at 989.539.6232

Lexington   |   Top

GRIEF GROUP
Trinity Episcopal Church, 5646 Main St. 
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 am
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 1.800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

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GRIEF GROUP
Marlette Hospital Admin. Conf. Room, (Seaton Center Entrance)
Meets the 1st Friday of the month at 10 am
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 1.800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

LUNCH GRIEF GROUP (United Hospice) Widow/ Widowers/singles
Eddie G’s Restaurant 
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 12 pm
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 1.800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

Midland   |   Top

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT—Heartland Hospice
The Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Rd. 
Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday at 11 am
CONTACT: Sue at Heartland at 1.800.275.4517

ADULT GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (6 weeks)
MidMichigan Homecare, 3007 N. Saginaw Rd.
Contact: MidMichigan VNA at 1.800.999.3199

GRIEF SUPPORT (6 weeks biannually)
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1310 Ashman St.
Contact: Nan Spence at 989.791.7879

GRIEF RECOVERY PROCESS (rotates locations)
Midland Catholic Parishes,
Contact: Family Ministry Office at 989.797.6650

GRIEF SUPPORT (12 week sessions as required by demand)
First Baptist Church, 915 E. Sugnet, Midland
Contact: David Brown at 989.835.6731 

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ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Woodland Hospice, 2597 S. Meridian Rd.
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Contact: Shelly at 989.773.6137

Owosso   |    Top

No current groups available

Pigeon   |    Top

PERIODIC GRIEF GROUP – as required by demand
UNITED HOSPICE, Country Gardens 
Contact: Elise Kelly at 989.635.4134 or 1.800.635.7490 EXT. 4134

Sandusky   |   Top

No current groups available

Vassar   |   Top

GRIEF GROUP
Martin Funeral Home, 1148 W. Saginaw Rd.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 am
Contact: Susan (Martin Funeral Home) 877.823.8621 or susan@martinfuneralhome.com

Internet/Online   |   Top

The Compassionate Friends - Supporting Family After a Child Dies
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Email Support Groups
Grief Net

About Grief & Loss
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Mayo Clinic Resources 

Seasonal or Occasional   |    Top

CARING HEARTS CAMP – Children’s Bereavement Camp
A day camp held once a year for children and youth who have experienced the death of a loved one. 
Contact: Sue at Heartland Hospice at 1.800.275.4517 

CAMP HEALING HEARTS 
Provided by St. Mary’s of Michigan and Heartland Hospice
A children’s and their families one day grief retreat held on 9/29/12 in Saginaw. 
CONTACT: Sue at Heartland Hospice 1.800.275.4517 OR 989.667.3440

CAMP HOPE
A 3 day, 2 night grief camp for children ages 6-17 
Dates: Aug. 14, 15 & 16
Registration Deadline: July 15th, 2013
Contact: Hospice of Hope at 989.652.4663

GRACE HOSPICE – ADULT GRIEF SERIES
Grace Hospice (VPA Building), 1484 Straits Dr. (off Mackinaw at I-10)
6 consecutive Wednesdays starting March 5 – April 9 at 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: Christine Stockford at 989.686.9866

HEARTLAND TEEN GRIEF RETREAT
A day camp held once a year for teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. 
Contact: Sue at Heartland Hospice at 1.800.275.4517 

SAGINAW DIOCESE GRIEF RECOVERY (6 session series)
Diocese of Saginaw (Offered by regions: parish clusters)
Upcoming series are sent by e-mail to grief network members
Contact: Family Ministry Office at 989.797.6660