All of our grief support activities are open to the community at-large. Call (415) 526.5699 to register or for more information.

Although grief is a uniquely personal experience, many people find a sense of comfort, strength and hope by coming together with others to remember loved ones. These groups are open to California residents whose loved ones were under the care of Hospice by the Bay, and members of the community in our service area. For privacy and to receive a Zoom link, pre-registration is required for all groups. A brief phone intake is also required for 8-week groups.

Note: We recommend allowing yourself at least three months after the death of your loved one before attending one of our 8-week support groups, as it can be especially difficult to take in other people’s losses during the early stages of grief. We offer individual grief counseling at any time throughout your grief process.

Drop-in Groups

Weekly Drop-in Support Groups

Want to see what grief support is all about, without the multi-week commitment? Then this group is ideal — all you have to do is show up. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees, please arrive on time. Pre-registration is required.
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OngoingTuesdays12:30 - 1:30 p.m.VirtualFREEBy 5 p.m. day prior to group.
OngoingWednesdaysNoon - 1 p.m.VirtualFREEBy 5 p.m. day prior to group.

Monthly Drop-in Group for Bereaved Parents

Life is forever changed after the death of a child of any age. Join us to gently explore emotions, find comfort in the company of other bereaved parents and transform grief into healing. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees, please arrive on time.
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OngoingFirst Thursday of Month11 a.m. - NoonVirtualFREEContact Michelle Miller, LMFT, at (415) 444.9830

Pet Loss

Our pets are much more than simply companions. If you have experienced the loss of a loved animal, please join us for this free monthly support group offered in collaboration with Marin Humane.
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OngoingFirst Monday
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6 - 7:30 pmVirtualFREECall Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW at (415) 444.9205.

8-week Groups

Spousal/Partner Loss

The death of a spouse or partner can find you unprepared to face the future alone. Join with others to share your grief and learn new skills to cope with the profound changes in your life. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
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June 9 - July 28Tuesdays10:30 a.m. - NoonVirtual8 sessions/$185June 2
July 15 - Sept 2Wednesdays2 - 3:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185July 8
July 22 - Sept 9Wednesdays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185July 15

Spousal/Partner Loss 2: Re-imagining the Future

We will continue our discussion of how self-identity changes following the death of a loved one and explore
adjusting to new ways of being and living. NOTE: Intended for those who have completed our Spousal/Partner Loss
group, with at least one year after the loss. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
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July 14 - Sept 1Tuesdays2 -3:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185July 7

Coping with Loss During a Pandemic

Grieving during a pandemic can amplify feelings of aloneness and isolation after the death of a loved one. Join with others to share wisdom and identify gentle ways to cope with these unique aspects impacting your grief. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
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Aug 18 -Oct 6Tuesdays10:30 a.m. - NoonVirtual8 sessions/$185Aug 4

Losing Someone to Covid-19

Join us for an 8-week group for bereaved adults whose loved one died from Covid-19. This new virus has impacted our lives and our grief in ways we couldn’t have imagined a year ago. In addition to receiving support, participants will gain tools to cope with the additional complexities of grieving during a pandemic. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
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Aug 11 -Sept 29Tuesdays10:30 a.m, - NoonVirtual8 sessions/$185Aug 4

Parental Loss

Whether anticipated or not, the death of a parent can greatly impact us. In this group for adults, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who can relate to your experience. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
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Sept 8 - Oct 27Tuesdays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185Sept 1

Coping with Loss in Your 20s & 30s

When loss occurs in your early adult years it can affect every aspect of the life you’ve been building. Meet with others who understand your grief while obtaining practical tools and helpful grief education. Preregistration and telephone intake required.
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Sept 30 - Nov 18Wednesdays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185Sept 23

One-time Groups, Classes & Workshops

Mindfulness & Grief

Join us for a one hour class as we explore mindful meditation as a tool to find moments of ease in our grief. We’ll learn to be present with the many emotions that accompany grief and practice cultivating compassion for ourselves as we adjust to life after loss. For those new to meditation, instruction will be provided.
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July 9ThursdayNoon - 1 p.m.VirtualFREEJuly 2
July 16Thursday3 - 4 p.m.VirtualFREEJuly 9
July 30Thursday6- 7 p.m.VirtualFREEJuly 23

What Now? Practical Tools for the Newly-Bereaved

The loss of a loved one can have a profound impact on our day-to-day lives. Join us for this one-hour class to receive practical tools, ideas and coping suggestions. Pre-registration required.
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July 13MondayNoon - 1 p.m.VirtualFREEJuly 6

Coping with Loss During a Pandemic

Grieving during a pandemic can amplify feelings of aloneness and isolation after the death of a loved one. Join with others to share wisdom and identify gentle ways to cope with these unique aspects impacting your grief. Pre-registration required.
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July 16ThursdayNoon - 1:30 p.m.VirtualFREEJuly 9

Resiliency & Grief

Traumatic grief or loss can take us on an emotional roller coaster ride. Learn how trauma affects us and how to reset the nervous system to develop resiliency after the death of a loved one. Pre-registration required.
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July 23ThursdayNoon - 1 p.mVirtualFREEJuly 16

Community Walk: Alone Together in Grief

Join in on a 45-minute meditative "walk" by yourself knowing that others are also walking elsewhere in various places but at the same exact time, reflecting on your grief journey during this challenging time. Following the walk, participants are invited to participate to an optional 45-minute facilitated Zoom group to share your experiences. Preregistration required.
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August 14Friday9 - 10:30 a.m.VirtualFREECall Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW at (415) 444.9205.

Caring for Your Body in Grief

Join us to explore the impact grief can have on our bodies and how we can use self-care to soothe our aches, pains and fatigue. Learn about the benefits of movement, massage, acupressure and aromatherapy, as well as learn body-oriented self-care techniques to try at home. Pre-registration required
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Sept 24Thursday3 - 4:30 p.m.VirtualFREESept 17

 

 

 

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