Local Grief Support Groups Information 2018-09-23T15:01:49+00:00

Grief Support Groups

Our listing of local support groups can lead you to the warmth of open arms and understanding hearts.

Aliso Viejo

Coast Hills Community Church
Grief Support Groups
Where: Church Campus
5 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo | 9265
For more information please call: (949) 362-0079

Anaheim

St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church
Grief Support Group – 6 week sessions
Where: Church Campus
2050 West Ball Road
Anaheim | 92804
For more information please call: (714) 774-2595
www.rcbo.org

Dana Point

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Grief Support Group for Parents who Have Lost Children
Where: Church Offices
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point | 92629
For more information please call: (949) 361-0878
www.rcbo.org/resource/parish-grief-support-groups/

Fountain Valley

Heartland Hospice
Bereavement Support Group
Manor Care
11680 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley | 92708
Every Wednesday | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For more information please call: (714) 558-2377
www.heartlandhospice.com

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Bethany Support Ministry
Where: Church Campus
17270 Ward Street
Fountain Valley | 92708
For more information please call: (714) 531-8088
www.rcbo.org

Garden Grove

First Baptist Church of Garden Grove 
Survivors of Suicide – S.O.S Support Group
For those who have lost a loved one to Suicide

Where: Church Campus, Crosby Hall
12761 Euclid Ave
Garden Grove | 92840
When: 1st & 3rd Sunday of Every Month | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
For more information please call: (714) 539-1429
www.survivorsofsuicide.us

Umbrella Ministries
Grief Support for Moms
Where: Garden Grove
For more information please visit their website:
umbrellaministriesocla.blogspot.com

Huntington Beach

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
Grief Support – Weekly Sessions
Where: Church Campus
16400 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach | 92649
For more information please call: (562) 296-5671
www.rcbo.org

St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
Grief Support – 8 week sessions
*Registration Required
Where: Church Campus
20444 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach | 92646
For more information please call: (714) 962-3333, extension 236
www.rcbo.org

Irvine

Compassionate Friends
Grief Support Groups for Families who have lost a Child
Where: Alton Senior Center
20 Lake Road
Irvine | 92614
When: 1st Wednesday of every month | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information please call: (714) 504-7042
www.compassionatefriends.org

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Grief Support Group
Where: Irvine Offices
1 Federation Way, suite 220
Irvine | 92603
When: Every Tuesday | 2pm – 3:30pm
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359
www.familyservicesoc.org

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Support Group for Family Caregivers | $10 Per Session
Where: Irvine Offices
1 Federation Way, suite 220
Irvine | 92603
When: First Wednesday of each month | 12:30pm – 2pm
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359
www.familyservicesoc.org

Journey Coaching & Counseling
Facing Grief and Loss Group
*Equine Assisted (no riding)
Conducted in Silverado Canyon
Thursdays | 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information please call:
Cherie Cassada | (714) 468-2512 or
Audrey Grider | (949) 280-3331

Kids Konnected
Grief Support Groups for Kids, Teens & Parents (age groups meet separately)
Where: Susan G. Komen Center
2817 McGaw Avenue
Irvine | 92614
When: 1st and 3rd Monday of every month | 6:30pm – 8pm
Please RSVP to (949) 582-5443
www.kidskonnected.org/support-group

Pacific Church of Irvine
The Stephen Ministry – Informal Counseling / Buddy System
15 Orange Tree
Irvine | 92618
For more information please call: (949) 552-6774
www.pacificchurch.com

St. John Neumann Church
Bereavement Support Group
Where: Church Campus
5101 Alton Parkway
Irvine | 92604
For more information please call: (714) 667-2341
www.sjnirvine.org

St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
Bereavement Support Group
4949 Alton Parkway
Irvine | 92604
2nd Tues. of Each Month | 7:00 pm
For more information please call:
Mrs. Stephanides | (949) 733-2366
www.stpaulsirvine.org

VITAS Hospice
Grief 101 – for those whose loved ones have died in the last 12 weeks.
220 Commerce | Suite 100
Irvine | 92602
For more information please call: (714) 734-2753
www.vitas.com

Laguna Beach

Laguna Presbyterian Church
Bereavement & Support Groups
Where: Church Campus
415 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach | 92651
For more information please call: (949) 494-7555

Mission Hospital
Living Life Again”
Where: Laguna Beach Campus
31872 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach | 92651
For more information please call: (949) 499-8641
www.mission4health.com

Laguna Hills

Kids Konnected
Grief Support Group
Where: Breastlink
23961 Calle De La Magdalena Suite 130
Laguna Hills | 92653
When: 2nd Monday of every month | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please RSVP to (949) 582-5443
www.kidskonnected.org

Christ Community Church of Laguna Hills
Grief Share Support Group
Christ Community Church
25382 MacKenzie Street
Laguna Hills | 92653
For more information and to register please email:
Ken Bergstedt | kbergy17@gmail.com

Laguna Niguel

St. Timothy Catholic Church
Grief Support Group
Where: Church Campus
29102 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel | 92677
For more information please call: (949) 309-6055
www.st-timsrc.org

Laguna Woods

Saddleback Church, Laguna Woods Campus
Grief Share Support Group – 13 Consecutive Weeks
Where: Laguna Woods Village Towers Key Club Room
For more information please call: (949) 609-8574
www.saddleback.com/lagunawoods

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Grief Support Group
Where: Laguna Woods
When: Every Monday | 10am – 11:30am
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359
www.familyservicesoc.org

Lake Forest

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest Campus
Grief Share Support Group – 13 Consecutive Weeks
Where: Church Campus
For more information please call: (949) 609-8392
www.saddleback.com/lakeforest

Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church
Grief Support Group – Healing from Loss
Where: Church Campus
21682 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest | 92630
For more information please call: (949) 472-0962
www.rcbo.org

Mission Viejo

Mission Hospital
Living Life Again”
Where: Mission Viejo Campus
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo | 92691
For more information please call: (949) 499-8641
www.mission4health.com

Mt. of Olives Lutheran Church
“The Grief Recovery Method” Support Group
Where: Church Campus
24772 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo | 92691
For more information please call: (949) 874-2996
www.moochurch.org

Mt. of Olives Lutheran Church
Stephen Ministry
Where: Church Campus
24772 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo | 92691
For more information please call: (949) 874-2996
Email: stephenministry@moochurch.org
www.moochurch.org

SOLACE
Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse or currently struggling with a loved one’s addiction.
Where: Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo | 92692
When: Every Wednesday | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For more information please call: (949) 264-2015
www.solaceorangecounty.org

Presbyterian Church of the Master
Grief Share Support Group
26051 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo | 92692
Offered 3 times per Year
For more information please call:
Karen Carson at (949) 768-7652 or Karen Wilkinson at (714) 813-6460
www.mypcom.org

Monarch Beach

South Shores Church
Grief Share Support Group
32712 Crown Valley Parkway
Monarch Beach | 92629
www.southshores.org

Newport Beach

Hoag Hospital
Various Groups Offered, some with pre-requisites, see list below
Where: Hoag Hospital (see website for specific rooms)
1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach | 92663
Facilitator: Marilyn Kaplan, LCSW
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358
www.hoag.org

Facing Forward Grief Support Group (1st of 3)
General Grief Group for adults who have lost a loved one
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358
*Must be 18 or older

Life Goes On Grief Support Group (2nd of 3)
Time limited group – 10 week sessions

For more information please call: (949) 764-8358
*Must be 18 or older

Growth Through Grief Support Group (3rd of 3)
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358
*Must be 18 or older

Cancer Bereavement Support Group
Grief Support for adults who have lost a loved one to cancer
For more information please call: (949) 722-6237

Our Lady Queen of Angels
Grief Support Group – 6 Week Sessions, dates vary
Where: Church Campus
2046 Mar Vista Drive
Newport Beach | 92660
For more information please call: (949) 219-1406
www.olqa.org

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Growing in Christ Through Grief6 Week Sessions
Where: Church Campus
600 Andrews Road
Newport Beach | 92663
For more information please call: (949) 673-5725
www.sapres.org

The Compassionate Friends
Bereavement Support Groups for Families who have lost a Child
Where: Oasis Senior Center
801 Narcissus Avenue
Newport Beach | 92625
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358
www.compassionatefriends.org

Orange

CHOC
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Grief Support Groups for Families who have lost a Child – *Available in Spanish & English
Where: Hospital Campus (see website for specific room locations)
455 S. Main Street
Orange | 92868
For more information please call: (714) 509-8521
www.choc.org

Holy Family Cathedral
Grief Support Group – 8 week sessions – $20 registration fee *(no one will be turned away)
Where: Church Campus
566 South Glassell Street
Orange | 92866
For more information please call: (714) 639-2900, extension 210
www.rcbo.org

Mariposa Women and Family Center
Where: Orange Campus
812 W. Town and Country Road
Orange | 92868
For more information please call: (714) 547-6494
www.mariposacenter.org

San Clemente

San Clement Presbyterian Church
GriefShare
Where: Church Campus
119 North Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente | 92673
For more information please contact: (949) 412-2987
www.scpres.org

San Juan Capistrano

South Shores Church
GriefShare
Where: Church Campus
32032 Del Obispo Street
San Juan Capistrano | 92675
When: Every Thursday | 1pm – 3pm
For more information please call: (949) 496-9331 ext.122
www.southshores.org

Yorba Linda

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church 
Grief Support Group
Where: Church Campus
19767 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda | 92886
For more information please call: (714) 996-3415
www.rcbo.org

Specialized Resources

Forever Footprints
Pregnancy or Infant Loss
Where: Newport Beach
For more information please call: (562) 882-7901
www.foreverfootprints.org

Forever Footprints
Pregnancy or Infant Loss
Where: Orange
For more information please call: (213) 324-6063.
www.foreverfootprints.org

Crime Survivors Resource Center
Advocacy Through Action
Where: Serving Southern California
For more information please call: (844) 853-HOPE or (949)-872-7895
crimesurvivors.org