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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.

Note: As a courtesy to your fellow group attendees, please log in promptly.

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. Call (415) 526.5699.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Apr 29

Friday

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Cancelled

FREE

Apr 22

May 27

Friday

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 20

Jun 24

Friday

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jun 17

Virtual Weekly Grief Support Groups

Want to see what grief support is all about, without the multi-week commitment? Then this group is ideal. Pre-registration required. Call (415) 526.5699.

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.

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.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Ongoing

First Thursday of Month

11 a.m. - Noon

Virtual

FREE

Call Cecelia Luna, LPCC, at (415) 318.7566

Monthly Pet Loss Group

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. 

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Ongoing

First Monday of each month

(May 2 group is 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 hospice patients who received By the Bay Health’s care, the fee for one group series is waived during the first 13 months after the loss.

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

Apr 21 - Jun 9

Thursdays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

$185

Apr 14

Apr 27 - Jun 15

Wednesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Apr 20

Jun 13 - Aug 8

(skips Jul 4)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

$185

Jun 6

Parental Loss for Adults

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

May 10 - Jun 28

Tuesdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

May 3

Jun 6 - Aug 1

(skips Jul 4)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

May 27

Sibling Loss

NEW! The loss of a sibling is a unique, life-changing event. Join other bereaved adult siblings navigating the loss of friendship, support and affection that can accompany sibling loss. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Apr 13 - Jun 1

Wednesdays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Apr 6

Exploring Grief Through Writing

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 and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

May 5 - Jun 30

(skips Jun 16)

Thursdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Apr 28

One-time Groups, Classes & Workshops

Coping with Sudden Loss Due to Covid-19, Suicide 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

May 23

Monday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 17

Exploring the Inner Landscape of Grief

Grief can involve many different and unexpected thoughts and emotions. Your grief journey is unique to you. Join us in exploring the inner landscape of grief through guided meditation, art process and journaling, grief education and sharing in a supportive environment. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Mar 30

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Mar 23

Jun 8

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jun 1

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

Apr 19

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Apr 12

May 17

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 10

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

May 9

Monday

2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 2

Youth Grief Support

You're Not Alone: Connecting and Coping with Grief for Teens age 13-17

Grieving as a teen can be lonely. You may feel like no one understands you and you may often wish grief would just go away. Join other teens who have lost someone close to them as we explore what has changed, what helps, and ways to find support. Sharing is optional.  Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Jun 22

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jun 15

You're Not Alone: Connecting and Coping with Grief for Children age 7-12

Especially for young persons, grieving can be lonely. You may feel like no one understands you and you may often wish grief would just go away. Join others who have lost someone close to them as we explore what has changed, what help, and ways to find support. Sharing is optional. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

May 11

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 4

By the Bay Camp for Grieving Children & Teens

Join us for this year’s weekend retreat for bereaved youth ages 7-17. This exciting program, provided in partnership with Comfort Zone Camp, features icebreakers, age-based support groups, and camp fun such as games, crafts, a ropes course, archery and swimming.

Online camper applications are open now.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

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