Local Groups & Internet

LOCAL RESOURCES

An extensive and growing list of resources, including articles and books, is available at www.hopehealinghelp.com.

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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 tcfsacvalley@gmail.com.
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.

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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 lizshelstad@gmail.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 cyndifellman@comcast.com or call 916-548-4497 (Cyndi) or 530-432-6714 (Elsie).

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WEEKLY RADIO BROADCAST ON KFIA SACRAMENTO

HOPE, HEALING & HELP Radio Program
KFIA 710AM Sacramento
Saturday mornings, 11:00 til Noon Pacific Time
All programs are archived on the website.
 www.hopehealinghelp.com/
Radio show host Ron Harder of Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, Rocklin, CA.
A radio program designed to give you 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.”

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 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.

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 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.
http://www.checksutterfirst.org/children/services/pedprgms/childbereave.cfm

Camp Hope – Livermore, CA
A weekend camp for children ages 6-17 who have lost a significant loved one.
http://www.camphopeca.com/

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.

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INTERNET RESOURCES (non-profit)

NEW: GrievingMen.com
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.

GriefHaven
A helpful website for bereaved parents.  Be sure to access their newsletters for Parents AND Siblings!

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.

All programs are archived online at www.hopehealinghelp.com/.
Radio show host Ron Harder of Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, Rocklin, CA.

The Grief Toolbox
A place to find tools for your journey…Articles, artwork, support groups, and books.
http://thegrieftoolbox.com/

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.
http://www.grievingdads.com/

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.
http://www.opentohope.com/

GRASP (Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing)
www.grasphelp.org

Centering Corporation
Grief Resource Center & On-line Book Store.  The Grief Digest Magazine available in hard copy and on-line.
www.centering,org

Christopher’s Candle.com
Lighting the path through suicide loss. Founded by Tina Morris, mother of Christopher Baker.
www.Christopherscandle.com

Umbrella Ministries
A support ministry reaching out to the hurts and
hearts of mothers who have experienced the loss of a
child. www.umbrellaministries.com
View weekly devotionals at
http://umbrellaministriesocla.com  To subscribe,
email to BLeckie@sbcglobal.net.

Wings, A Grief Education Ministry
Founded by Nan & Gary Zastrow
www.wingsgrief.org

Alive Alone, Inc.
Bi-monthly periodical for bereaved parents with no
surviving children
Email to AliveAlon@bright.net
www.alivealone.org

SIDS Alliance of Northern California
1-877-938-7437
Support groups and information
www.sidsnc.org