By the Bay Health

Support Group Calendar

All of our grief support activities are open to the community at-large. Call (415) 526.5699 to register or for more information.

Although grief is a uniquely personal experience, many people find a sense of comfort, strength and hope by coming together with others to remember loved ones. These groups are open to California residents whose loved ones were under the care of By the Bay Health, and members of the community in our service area. For privacy and to receive a Zoom link, pre-registration is required for all groups. A brief phone intake is also required for 8-week groups.

Note: We recommend allowing yourself at least three months after the death of your loved one before attending one of our 8-week support groups, as it can be especially difficult to take in other people’s losses during the early stages of grief. We offer individual grief counseling at any time throughout your grief process.

Ongoing Grief Support Groups

Monthly Conference Call Grief Support Group

Join us for a one-hour Grief Support conference call to receive caring and compassionate grief support and to learn about the unique and universal elements of grieving the death of a loved one. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 24

Friday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Sept 17

Oct 29

Friday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Oct 22

Dec 31

Friday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Dec 24

Virtual Weekly Grief Support Groups

Want to see what grief support is all about, without the multi-week commitment? Then this group is ideal. Call (415) 526.5699 and we’ll provide you with the password-protected zoom link for the meeting. As a courtesy to your fellow group attendees, please log in promptly.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Ongoing

Tuesdays

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

By 5 p.m. day prior to group.

Ongoing

Wednesdays

Noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

By 5 p.m. day prior to group.

Monthly Grief Support Group for Bereaved Parents

Life is forever changed after the death of a child of any age. Join us to gently explore emotions, find comfort in the company of other bereaved parents and transform grief into healing. Pre-registration required. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees, please arrive on time.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Ongoing

First Thursday of Month

11 a.m. - Noon

Virtual

FREE

Contact Michelle Miller, LMFT, at (415) 444.9830

Pet Loss

Our pets are much more than simply companions. If you have experienced the loss of a loved animal, please join us for this free monthly support group offered in collaboration with Marin Humane. Pre-registration at least three days in advance required. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees, please arrive on time.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Ongoing

First Monday of each month

September 6 has been cancelled.

6 - 7:30 pm

Virtual

FREE

Call Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW at

(415) 444.9205

8-week Groups

The fee for 8-week groups may be waived for those who qualify. For family members of patients who received Hospice by the Bay’s care, the fee for one group series is waived during the first 13 months after the loss.

Art & Grief

Whether your loved one has died from a lengthy illness or from an unexpected cause, grief can upend the life we’ve known. Join with others as we use a variety of materials to visually and metaphorically explore the multi-faceted dimensions of our grieving process. Intended for those who are six months or more after their loss.  No previous art experience needed. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 28 - Nov 16

Tuesdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Sept 21

Sept 29 - Nov 17

Wednesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Sept 22

Parental Loss

Whether anticipated or not, the death of a parent can greatly impact us. In this group for adults, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who can relate to your experience. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Oct 7 - Dec 2

(skips Nov 25)

Thursdays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Sept 30

Nov 3 - Dec 22

Wednesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Oct 26

Parental Loss in Your 20s and 30s

Grieving the death of loved one can be an unwelcome life challenge at any age. When loss occurs in your early adult years it can affect every aspect of the life you’ve been building. Meet with others who understand your grief while obtaining practical tools and helpful grief education. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Dec 2 - Jan 20

Thursdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Nov 25

Spousal/Partner Loss

The death of a spouse or partner can find you unprepared to face the future alone. Join with others to share your grief and learn new skills to cope with the profound changes in your life. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 23 - Nov 11

Thursdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Sept 16

Oct 5 - Nov 23

Tuesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Sept 28

Nov 8 - Dec 27

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

$185

Oct 30

Dec 15 - Feb 9

(skips Jan 5)

Wednesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Dec 8

Spousal/Partner Loss 2: Re-imagining the Future

We will continue our discussion of how self-identity changes following the death of a loved one and explore adjusting to new ways of being and living. NOTE: Intended for those who have completed our Spousal/Partner Loss group, with at least one year after the loss. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 21 - Nov 9

Tuesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Sept 14

One-time Groups, Classes & Workshops

Coping with Sudden Loss Due to Covid-19 and other Unexpected Causes

Not being able to prepare for the loss of a loved one can affect us in unique ways. Join with others to learn how we can cope with the devastation of sudden loss. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Oct 18

Monday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Oct 11

Writing Through Grief

NEW! Whether your loved one has died from a lengthy illness or from an unexpected cause, grief can impact us in a myriad of ways. We will use the writing process as a tool to examine loss and the transformative aspects of grief. No previous creative writing experience is necessary. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Nov 5

Friday

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Oct 28

Coping Through the Winter Holidays

Holidays often intensify feelings of grief and loss. Get practical advice on preparing yourself, plus opportunities to express grief though art and the sharing of memories. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Nov 9

Tuesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Nov 2

Children/Teens - Coping Through the Winter Holidays

NEW! Especially for young persons, holidays often intensify feelings of grief and loss. Get age-appropriate practical support on how to cope with winter holidays through a brief art activity and the option of sharing holiday memories of your loved one. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Nov 18

Thursday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Nov 11

Grief & Transition in Aging for Seniors 60 and Older

Grieving the death of a loved one is often one of many losses we experience as we age. Join with other seniors to consider ways of finding strength and resilience, as we continue to rediscover ourselves and our evolving identity. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 21

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Sept 14

Oct 19

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Oct 12

Nov 16

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Nov 9

Dec 21

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Dec 14

What Now? Practical Tools for the Newly-Bereaved

The loss of a loved one can have a profound impact on our day-to-day lives. Join us for this one-hour class to receive practical tools, ideas and coping suggestions. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Sept 13

Monday

2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Sept 6

Nov 1

Monday

2 -3 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Oct 25