Grief Support Groups

Sometimes it is easier to cope when you have someone to share your experience with. Find a grief support group at a location near you. Learn more below.

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MACALPINE FUNERAL HOME GRIEF SUPPORT (6-week series TBA)
Contact: Abigail Rocherfort at 989.269.2472

UNITED HOSPICE DINNER GROUP (Widows / 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

Bay-Arenac Counties | Top

ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT
Standish St. Mary’s of MI Hospital
Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Contact: 989.846.3441

CHILDRENS GRIEF CENTER - Bay City
2nd & 4th Tuesday September - May
6:30-8:00 pm Bay City Community Center, 800 John F. Kennedy Dr
Contact: Camille Gerace Nitschky: 989.495.9335

GRACE HOSPICE (6-week adult grief series)
Grace Hospice (VPA Building), 1484 Straits Drive (Mackinaw at I-10)
Meets Thursday nights at 6:30 pm
Contact: Jennifer Shobe at 989.686.9866 to preregister

GRIEF SHARE
Tuesdays 6:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran-Amazing Bookstore
1901 Broadway, Bay City
Contact: Barb McCray 989.894.5536

JACOB’S LADDER (Parents & families who’ve lost a child of any age)
In His Presence Church, 4521 Monitor Road
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Cindy at 989.697.3438 or Debi at 989.239.8963

NEW DAWN GRIEF SUPPORT
Meets 1st Thursdays 10 - 11:30 am
Gephart's Funeral Home, 201 W Midland Rd
Contact: 989.686.2291

NEW TOMORROWS (8-week Grief Series)
Meets Tuesdays 10 am - noon
McLaren Hospice
Contact: Amy K 989.316.4353

SOUTHERN CARE GRIEF SUPPORT
Meets 1st Thursdays 10:30 am
Canteen Activity Center, 800 Livingston Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
Contact: Chaplain Don Killey 989.790.7533

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

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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

SOUTHERN CARE GRIEF SUPPORT
Heritage Senior Living, 1430 Cleaver Rd, Caro, MI 48723
Contact: Chaplain Don Killey 989.790.7533

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GRIEF SHARE (13 week sessions biannually)
Clare Church of the Nazarene, 10160 S. Grant Ave.
Begins in Fall 2018
Contact: Dee N or Darlene W at 989.386.3381

STEPHENSON-WHYMAN GRIEF SUPPORT
Mulberry Café, 120 E. 5th Street, Clare
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Contact: Laura Ruhle at 1.800.884.3335

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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 at 1.810.733.7250

GRIEF SUPPORT
Meets 1st Wednesday 10 - 11:30 am
Martin Funeral Home, 1194 Mt Morris Rd, Mt Morris, MI 48458
Contact: Susan 1.877.823.8621

Frankenmuth | Top

GRIEF SHARE (13 week series, held twice a year)
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 140 Churchgrove
Starts in September and Spring
Contact: Gaylene at 989.652.6141

GRIEF SUPPORT
Wellspring Lutheran Hospice, 100 Mayor Road
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Contact: Jane Olivier at 989.652.4663

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GRIEF SHARE
Meets Mondays at 3 pm
Beaverton Baptist Church, 2888 Dale Rd, Beaverton, MI
Contact: Sue at Heartland 1.800.275.4517

MONTHLY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
MidMichigan Homecare, 1234 W. Cedar Ave., Gladwin
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Contact: MidMichigan VNA at 1.800.862.5002

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CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
1st and 3rd Mondays or 2nd and 4th Mondays
Messiah Lutheran, 1550 Poseyille Road

Contact: Camille Gerace Nitschky at 989.495.9335

FAMILY GRIEF NIGHTS Mid MI Hospice
West Midland Family Center, 4011 W. Isabella Road, Shepherd, MI
Contact 989.633.1437 or 800.862.5002 

GRIEF SEIRES (6 weeks biannually)
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1310 Ashman St.
Meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 – 8:45 pm
Contact: Nan Spence at 989.791.7879

GRIEF SHARE
Mondays 6:30 pm
Midland Nazarene Church, 5700 Jefferson Ave
Contact: Janet 989.859.0669

HEARTLAND BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
11 am 2nd and 4th Monday
The Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Rd
Contact: Sue at Heartland 1.800.275.4517

GRIEF SUPPORT
MidMichigan Homecare, 4000 Wellness Drive, Room 1128
Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 2:30 – 4:00 pm (Women only)
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Adults)
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Men only)
Contact: MidMichigan Homecare 1.800.862.5002

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Woodland Hospice, 2597 S. Meridian Rd.
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30 pm and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Jennifer at 989.773.6137

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (Loss of child)
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 206 W. Maple Street
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Donna at 989.330.2255

GRIEF SUPPORT
Charles Lux Funeral Home, 2300 S. Lincoln Rd.
Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Contact: 989.773-5616

GRIEF SHARE
Mt Pleasant Community Church, 1400 W Broomfield
Contact: 989.773.3641

NEW TOMORROWS (8 Week Grief Series)
McLaren Hospice
Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am
Contact: Amy K 989.316.4353

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A & D GRIEF SUPPORT
Pigeon Library, 7236 Nitz Rd.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Contact: David 1.855.624.1521

GRIEF SHARE – 13 week Series
Country Bay Village, 161 Country Bay Rd.
Starting March 2020 Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 pm
Contact: David 1.855.624.1521 or Marie 989.574.5258

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A & D MONTHLY GRIEF SUPPORT (2 groups)
A & D Hospice, 3375 Carver St (west of Enterprise off Bay Rd)
1st Wed. 6:00 – 8:00 pm or 3rd Wed. 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Contact: Laura Ruhle and Sarah Leppek at 1.800.884.3335

AFTER-CARE GRIEF SUPPORT
(Monthly Topics per prior Snow Funeral Home series)
Cartwright Center 3443 Hospital Rd, Saginaw Township
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Contact: Susan Huizenga and Nicole Springer at 989.799.6020

CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER
(Kids Ages 5-18+ and a group for their parent figure; must preregister)
Saginaw Children’s Museum, 315 W. Genesee Avenue
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 6:30 – 8:30 pm, October thru May
Contact: Camille Gerace Nitschky at 989.859.1801

GRIEF SHARE (13-week ongoing series)
Samaritas & Reverence HHC & Hospice
Zion Lutheran Church, 1209 Hancock & Court Street
Meets on Tuesdays at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
(members may come in at any point in the series)
Contact: Pastor Sue Hand at 989.859.4491

INTRO TO SPOUSAL LOSS (6-week series)
Covenant HealthCare, 5400 Mackinaw – 3rd Floor Conference Room B
Meets 6 consecutive Thursdays at 10:15 – 11:30 am
(Must preregister in advance for a specific series)
Contact: Gerry B. at 989.583.5267 or Alison V. at 989.583.5268

SAGINAW DIOCESE GRIEF RECOVERY SERIES (6 sessions each)
Dates, times & locations vary by regions listed below
Contact: Family Ministry Office at 989.797.6652 or 989.797.6660
Bay City, Chesaning, Harrison, Midland, and Saginaw area parishes

SOUTHERN CARE GRIEF SUPPORT
Southern Care Hospice, 6272 State Street, Saginaw
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
Contact: Chaplain at 989.264.4276

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (Surviving family members)
State Street United Methodist, 2617 Mackinaw at State
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Barb Smith at 989.781.5260 Suicide Resource & Response Network

TENDER TEARS OUTREACH (Pregnancy loss, stillbirth, newborn death)
(Parental loss support, resources & periodic memorial services)
Contact: Christina Lorencz, RN at 989.583.4274 or Pastoral Care 989.583.6042

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CAMP HOPE (3-day grief camp for kids ages 6-17)
Camp Leal in Lapeer County
Dates: August 15-17, 2018 (includes transportation & 2-night stay)
Contact: Wellspring Hospice at 989.652.4663

CAMP WARM HEARTS (Family grief day camp)
Community of Christ Campground, 3500 W. River Rd., Sanford
A free one-day camp for bereaved families with children
Preregistration required
Contact: Diane, MSW at 1.800.862.5002

SAGINAW DIOCESE GRIEF RECOVERY SERIES (6 sessions each)
Dates, times & locations vary by regions listed below
Contact: Family Ministry Office at 989.797.6652 or 989.797.6660
Bay City, Chesaning, Harrison, Midland, and Saginaw area parishes