Local Support Groups

Bereaved Parents of the USA
Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter
ChrisHarder@HeritageOaksMC.com
916-768-3891
Click here for meeting details.

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The Compassionate Friends, Sacramento Valley Chapter
Contact: 916-457-4096 (message line) or
tcfsacvalley@gmail.com.
Small Discussion Group for newly bereaved parents.
First Tuesday every month, 7:30-9:00 pm. Call for Location.
Large gathering for all bereaved parents.
Third Tuesday every month, 7:30-9:00 pm. Call for Location
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Sharing Parents Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups
Free support group for loss of a baby from conception
through early infancy (up to 6 months of age). For
current calendar of meetings visit
www.SharingParents.org , call 916-392-0664, or
email to SharingParents@yahoo.com
Meeting location: Call for Location and Time.
1) General meetings monthly for perinatal loss
regardless of how long ago the loss occurred.
2) Subsequent pregnancy meetings held monthly for
parents contemplating future pregnancy or who
are currently pregnant.
3) A four week Short Term Grief series for parents
with recent perinatal loss.

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Friends for Survival
www.FriendsForSurvival.org

Support for those whose loved one died by suicide.
Groups meet monthly:
Sacramento: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00-9:15 pm
Marilyn Koenig, 916-392-0664
Roseville: 3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Dorcas Reily, 530-878-3873 or
Michele Murphy 530-346-6343

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GriefShare (13-week support series)
We encourage people to attend a GriefShare series for the opportunity of learning about grief in general.  GriefShare is open to people who have experienced a loss of any relationship.  Attendees may join in at any time during the series.  Often, during the discussion time, the group will be broken up into loss by relationship.  As a bereaved parent, you will likely sit with a group of other bereaved parents which tends to help us feel more comfortable.
Visit www.GriefShare.org for locations and schedules.

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Grief Care (8-week support series)
A support group for those who have lost a loved one of any relationship. Bayside Church of Granite Bay, 1861 Sierra College Blvd (corner of Sierra College Blvd & Olympus)230.
Sessions begin in January, April and October.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
To pre-register call Pam Brubaker, 916-783-0538

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Grief Support Group for Young Adults
UC Davis Hospice
An 8-week program for those age 17-25 that deals with the loss of a loved one.
Contact Don Lewis at 916-734-1139.
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/2010-2011/03/20110309_grief_support.html

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Grief & Loss Group for Teens
Guiding Teens Thru Grief
A 7-week peer support group to help teens learn to express, cope and thrive following the loss of a loved one or friend. Minimal fee of $38 per 90 minute
session. Next series to begin in October 2012
For information about start date contact co-leaders:
Patricia Allison, LMFT Lic#51011, 916-802-7444 or
Patricia.allison.mft@gmail.com or
Amy Collins, MFC Lic#43835, 916-759-1133 or path2peace@surewest.net.

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Grief Support Group for Bereaved Parents
UC Davis Hospice
An 8-week educational grief program for parents who have lost a child age newborn to 21 years.
Contact Don Lewis at 916-734-1139 or email
Donald.lewis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

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Children’s Bereavement Art Group
Locations in Placer & Sacramento Counties Meets weekly
Free to any child 4-16 who has lost a significant family member within a year
www.checksutterfirst.org/children/services/pedprgms/childbereave.cfm

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Project Grace
A unique opportunity to develop friendships with bereaved families who have lost a child while traveling to countries to complete service projects.  Founded by bereaved moms Carole Mahoney and Catherine Bowen Stern in 2007.