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.

Ongoing Grief Support Groups

Virtual Weekly Grief Support Groups

Want to see what grief support is all about, without the multi-week commitment? Then this group is ideal. Call (415) 526.5699 and we’ll provide you with the password-protected zoom link for the meeting. As a courtesy to your fellow group attendees, please log in promptly.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
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 Grief Support 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. Pre-registrations required. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees, please arrive on time.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
OngoingFirst Monday
of each month
6 - 7:30 pmVirtualFREECall Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW at (415) 444.9205.

8-week Groups

The fee for 8-week groups may be waived for those who qualify. For family members of patients who received Hospice by the Bay’s care, the fee for one group series is waived during the first 13 months after the loss.

Resilience, Art & Grief

NEW! Whether your loved one has died from a lengthy illness or from an unexpected cause (such as an accident, coronavirus or by suicide), grief can upend the life we’ve known. Join with others to learn about and apply practical, creative and evidence-based tools for settling the nervous system throughout the grief journey. No previous art experience is necessary. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Mar 10 - Apr 28Wednesday6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual$185Mar 3

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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Feb 1 - Mar 29
(Skips Feb 15)
Mondays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185Jan 25
Mar 3 - Apr 21Wednesdays10 - 11:30 a.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185Feb 25

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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Jan 26 - Mar 16Tuesdays2 - 3:30 p.m.Virtual$185Jan 19
Feb 18 - Apr 8Thursdays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual$185Feb 9

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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Mar 29 - May 17Mondays6 - 7:30 p.m.Virtual8 sessions/$185Mar 20

One-time Groups, Classes & Workshops

Resilience, Art & Grief

NEW! Whether your loved one has died from a lengthy illness or from an unexpected cause (such as an accident, coronavirus or by suicide), grief can upend the life we’ve known. Join with others to learn about and apply practical, creative and evidence-based tools for settling the nervous system throughout the grief journey. No previous art experience is necessary. Pre-registration required.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Feb 10Wednesday6 - 7:30 p.m.VirtualFreeFeb 3

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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Feb 19Friday3 - 4 p.m.VirtualFREEFeb 12

Grief & Transition in Aging for Seniors 60 and Older

Grieving the death of a loved one is often one of many losses we experience as we age. Join with other seniors to consider ways of finding strength and resilience, as we continue to rediscover ourselves and our evolving identity. Pre-registration required.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Jan 19Tuesday10 - 11:30 a.m.VirtualFreeJan 12
Feb 16Tuesday10 - 11:30 a.m.VirtualFreeFeb 9
Mar 16Tuesday10 - 11:30 a.m.VirtualFreeMar 9

How to Support Bereaved Children & Teens

Learn what is normal for grieving children, how to support them in coping with loss, and when to seek professional help. There will also be an opportunity for sharing and support among attendees. Preregistration required.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Mar 10Wednesday10 - 11:30 a.m.VirtualFreeMar 3

Caring for Your Body in Grief

Join us to explore the impact grief can have on our bodies and how we can practice intuitive self-care to attend to our physical and mental health and well-being. Learn about the benefits of mindful awareness, gentle movement, soothing self-touch and other body-oriented self-care techniques to try at home. Pre-registration required
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Feb 25Thursday6 - 7:30 p.m.VirtualFreeJan 28

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.
Date(s)Day(s)TimeLocationFeeRegister by
Jan 27Wednesday10 - 11 a.m.VirtualFREEJan 20

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