SUPPORT GROUPS FOR BEREAVED PARENTS
Bereaved Parents of the USA – Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter
Monthly meetings for Moms & Dads.
Moms in Sacramento/Roseville/Placer County: First Thursday of each month (except July meeting held on 2nd Thursday).
Dads: First Saturday morning of each month at Window Box Café in Rocklin.
Email to BPWingsOfHope@gmail.com for details about our monthly meetings.
The Compassionate Friends – Sacramento Valley Chapter
Contact: 916-457-4096 (message line) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Discussion Group for newly bereaved parents: First Tuesday every month.
Large gathering for all bereaved parents with speakers or discussion on topics of grief.
Grief Support Group for Bereaved Parents sponsored by UC Davis Hospice: An 8 week educational grief program for those who have lost a child age newborn to 21 years. Email to Donald.Lewis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu or call 916-734-1139.
Sharing Parents Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups: For those who have lost a baby from conception through early infancy (up to 6 months of age). Call 916-392-0664 or email to SharingParents@yahoo.com. Visit www.sharingparents.org.
FAITH BASED GROUPS FOR BEREAVED MOMS
Moms of Hope: A weekly gathering for bereaved moms on Monday evenings at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville. Email to email@example.com.
Twin Cities Church in Grass Valley hosts a weekly grief support group for moms on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 pm. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-548-4497 (Cyndi) or 530-432-6714 (Elsie).
WEEKLY RADIO BROADCAST ON KFIA SACRAMENTO
HOPE, HEALING & HELP Grief Ministries
Over 300 recorded interviews with people who have experienced grief.
Additional resources include books, articles, support groups, conferences, websites.
Radio show host Ron Harder of Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, Rocklin, CA.
A ministry of HOPE for your future, HEALING for your grief, and HELP on your journey.
“Listening to Hope, Healing and Help is like having a weekly support group right in my own home any time of the day or night. I’ve learned so much! It’s been so very helpful.”
EDUCATIONAL GRIEF SUPPORT SERIES
GriefShare: Visit www.GriefShare.org to learn about this 13 week series and to find a location near you.
GriefCare: An 8 week series held at Bayside Church of Granite Bay, facilitated by Pam Brubaker. This series begins in January, April and October. Email to PamBrubaker@comcast.net for details.
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
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.
Bereavement Network Services of Sacramento Community Bereavement Resource Directory: an extensive list of grief support resources in the Sacramento, California area published by the Bereavement Network Services of Sacramento.
INTERNET RESOURCES (non-profit)
GrievingMen.com is a website for dads who have lost a child, developed by Ron Kelly.
115 Helpful Websites on Grief & Bereavement
A very thoughtful and extensive list of grief resources to help you cope with your loss.
HOPE, HEALING & HELP Radio Program – On the air since 2012.
A radio program designed to give you HOPE for your future, HEALING for your grief, and HELP on your journey.
Grieving Dads Project
Committed to helping grieving dads. Read Kelly Farley’s blog for grieving dads. Share your story as you interact with others who join in the conversation.
Open to Hope
Inspirational stories, radio programs, & videos. Offering support for bereaved seeking hope. Their new book, “Open to Hope,” is available on
their website. The companion book, “Hope for the Holidays,” is also an excellent resource.
GRASP (Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing)
Grief Resource Center & On-line Book Store. The Grief Digest Magazine available in hard copy and on-line.
Lighting the path through suicide loss. Founded by Tina Morris, mother of Christopher Baker.
A support ministry reaching out to the hurts and
hearts of mothers who have experienced the loss of a
View weekly devotionals at
http://umbrellaministriesocla.com To subscribe,
email to BLeckie@sbcglobal.net.
Wings, A Grief Education Ministry
Founded by Nan & Gary Zastrow
Alive Alone, Inc.
Bi-monthly periodical for bereaved parents with no
Email to AliveAlon@bright.net
SIDS Alliance of Northern California
Support groups and information