Local Grief Support Groups Information 2020-05-01T22:07:32-07:00

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 Church
Grief Support Groups
Website: coasthillschurch.org
For more information please call: (949) 362-0079

VITAS Hospice
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group
Website: www.vitas.com
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273
*Registration Required

Anaheim

St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church
Grief Support Group – 6 week sessions
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (714) 774-2595

Cypress

VITAS Hospice
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group
Website: www.vitas.com
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273
*Registration Required

Dana Point

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Grief Support Group for Parents who Have Lost Children
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (949) 361-0878

Fountain Valley

Heartland Hospice
Bereavement Support Group
Website: www.heartlandhospice.com
For more information please call: (714) 558-2377

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Bethany Support Ministry
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (714) 531-8088

Fullerton

VITAS Hospice
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group
Website: www.vitas.com
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273
*Registration Required

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

Website: www.survivorsofsuicide.us
For more information please call: (714) 539-1429

Umbrella Ministries
Grief Support for Moms
Website: umbrellaministriesocla.blogspot.com

 

Huntington Beach

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
Grief Support Group
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (562) 296-5671

St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
Grief Support Group
*Registration Required
Where: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (714) 962-3333, extension 236

Irvine

Irvine Senior Services
Loss of a Spouse Support Group
Website: www.cityofirvine.org
For group information call: (949) 724-6924

Compassionate Friends
Grief Support groups for families who have lost a child
Website: www.compassionatefriends.org
For more information please call: (714) 504-7042

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Grief Support Group
Website: www.familyservicesoc.org
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Support Group for Family Caregivers
Website: www.familyservicesoc.org
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359

Journey Coaching & Counseling
Facing Grief and Loss Group
*Equine Assisted (no riding)
Website:  Silverado Canyon
For more information please call:
Cherie Cassada | (714) 468-2512 or
Audrey Grider | (949) 280-3331

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

St. John Neumann Church
Bereavement Support Group
Website: www.sjnirvine.org
For more information please call: (714) 667-2341

St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
Bereavement Support Group
Website: www.stpaulsirvine.org
For more information please call: (949) 733-2366

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

Laguna Beach

Laguna Presbyterian Church
Bereavement & Support Groups
Where: www.lagunapreschurch.org
For more information please call: (949) 494-7555

Mission Hospital
Living Life Again”
Where: www.mission4health.com
For more information please call: (949) 499-8641

Laguna Hills

Christ Community Church of Laguna Hills
Grief Share Support Group
Email: kbergy17@gmail.com

MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
Bereavement Support Group
Website: www.memorialcare.org

Laguna Niguel

St. Timothy Catholic Church
Grief Support Group
Website: www.st-timsrc.org
For more information please call: (949) 309-6055

Laguna Woods

Saddleback Church, Laguna Woods Campus
Grief Share Support Group
Website: www.saddleback.com
For more information please call: (949) 609-8574

Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County
Grief Support Group
Website: www.familyservicesoc.org
For group information call: (949) 435-3460, extension 359

VITAS Hospice
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group
Website: www.vitas.com
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273
*Registration Required

Lake Forest

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest Campus
Grief Share Support Group
Website: www.saddleback.com
For more information please call: (949) 609-8392

Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church
Grief Support Group – Healing from Loss
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (949) 472-0962

Mission Viejo

Heritage Pointe Senior Living
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273
*Registration Required

Mission Hospital
Living Life Again”
Website: www.mission4health.com
For more information please call: (949) 499-8641

Mt. of Olives Lutheran Church
“The Grief Recovery Method” Support Group
Website: www.moochurch.org
For more information please call: (949) 874-2996

Presbyterian Church of the Master
Grief Share Support Group
Website: www.mypcom.org
For more information please call:
Karen Carson at (949) 768-7652 or Karen Wilkinson at (714) 813-6460

Monarch Beach

South Shores Church
Grief Share Support Group
Website: www.southshores.org

Newport Beach

Hoag Hospital
Various Groups Offered
Website: www.hoag.org
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358

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
Website: www.olqa.org
For more information please call: (949) 219-1406

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Growing in Christ Through Grief6 Week Sessions
Website: www.sapres.org
For more information please call: (949) 673-5725

The Compassionate Friends
Bereavement Support Groups for Families who have lost a Child
Website: www.compassionatefriends.org
For more information please call: (949) 764-8358

Orange

CHOC
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Grief Support Groups for Families who have lost a Child – *Available in Spanish & English
Website: www.choc.org
For more information please call: (714) 509-8521

Companion Hospice 
6 Week Grief Support Group Workshop
Website: www.companionhealthgroup.com
To register please call: (714) 560 – 8177
or email: KellyF@companionhospice.com
*Registration Required

Holy Family Cathedral
Grief Support Group 
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (714) 639-2900, extension 210

Orange

Mariposa Women and Family Center
Website: www.mariposacenter.org
For more information please call: (714) 547-6494

San Clemente

San Clement Presbyterian Church
GriefShare
Website: www.scpres.org
For more information please contact: (949) 412-2987

San Juan Capistrano

South Shores Church
GriefShare
Website: www.southshores.org
For more information please call: (949) 496-9331 ext. 122

Yorba Linda

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church 
Grief Support Group
Website: www.rcbo.org
For more information please call: (714) 996-3415

Specialized Resources

ALS Association Group
VITAS Hospice Sponsored Support Group for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Loss
For more information please call: (714) 921-2273

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

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