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.

Bad Axe | Top

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

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 SUPPORT GROUP
W.A. Trahan Funeral Home, 256 N. Madison Avenue, Bay City
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm
Contact: 989.893.6583

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 Killy at 989.697.3438 or Debi Hoffard at 989.239.8963

PRECIOUS RELECTIONS (For pregnancy loss, death of an infant)
Bay Medical Center
Message line: 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

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
Contact: Chaplain at 989.264.4726

Clare County | Top

GRIEF SHARE (13 week sessions biannually)
Clare Church of the Nazarene, 10160 S. Grant Ave.
Begins in Fall 2018
Contact: Dee Noble or Darlene Wilkins 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 – 8:30 pm
Contact: Laura Ruhle at 1.800.884.3335

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 at 1.810.733.7250

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

Gladwin County | Top

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 Homecare at 1.800.862.5002

Harrison | Top

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

Internet/Online Support | Top

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS PARENT CHAT NETWORK
Compassionate Friends - Homepage
Compassionate Friends - Online Community 

ABOUT GRIEF & LOSS
Depression
Grief & Healing
Grief Support Resources

SELF-HEALING EXPRESSIONS
Self Healing Expressions

Memorial Services | Top

BUTTERFLIES IN THE PARK
MidMichigan Home Care
Cities include Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, and Mt. Pleasant
August 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Contact: MidMichigan Home Care at 1.800.862.5002

AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE
First United Methodist Church, 400 S. Main St., Mt. Pleasant – Thursday, 11/1/18 at 7:00 pm
New Life Vineyard Church, 1014 E. Ashman, Midland – Thursday, 11/8/18 at 7:00 pm
Church of the Nazarene, 540 Lang Rd., Beaverton – Thursday, 11/15/18 at 7:00 pm

Midland | Top

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – Heartland Hospice
The Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Rd.
Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday at 11:00 am
Beaverton Baptist Church, 2888 Dale Road, Beaverton
CONTACT: Sue at Heartland at 1.800.275.4517

CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER (2 options, 6:30 – 8:00 pm)
1st and 3rd Mondays at Messiah Lutheran, 1550 Poseyille Road
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Salvation Army, 420 Waldo Road
Contact: Camille Gerace Nitschky at 989.859.1801

FAMILY GRIEF SUPPORT
West Midland Family Center, 4011 W. Isabella Road, Shepherd
October 24, 2018 at 6:00 – 7:30 pm

GRIEF SUPPORT (6 weeks biannually)
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1310 Ashman St.
Meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 – 8:45 pm, June 6 – August 1, 2018
Contact: Nan Spence at 989.791.7879

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

Mount Morris | Top

GRIEF SUPPORT
Martin Funeral Home, 1194 Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 – 11:30 am
Contact: Susan at 877.823.8621

Mount Pleasant | Top

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

Pigeon | Top

A & D GRIEF SUPPORT
Pigeon Library, 7236 Nitz Rd.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Contact: Laura Ruhle and Sarah Leppekk at 1.800.884.3335

GRIEF SHARE – GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS
Country Bay Village, 161 Country Bay Rd.
Meets 10/30/18 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm and 11/17/18 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Contact: Jeff Keen at Heartland Hospice at 877.486.6617

HEARTLAND GRIEF SHARE
Country Bay Village, 161 Country Bay Rd.
Contact: Jeff Keen at Heartland Hospice for dates & times at 877.486.6617

Saginaw | Top

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

Seasonal or Occasional | Top

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