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By the Bay Health

Support Group Calendar

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.

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

Ongoing Grief Support Groups

Monthly Grief Conference Call

Join us for a one-hour conference call to meet with other grievers, 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

May 27

Friday

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

May 20

June 24

Friday

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jun 17

Aug 26

Friday

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug. 19

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 telephone call 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

(No group on July 4.)

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

Jun 13 - Aug 8

(skips Jul 4)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jun 6

Jul 21 - Sep 8

Thursdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jul 14

Aug 8 - Oct 3

(skips Sep 5)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Aug 1

Sep 19 - Nov 14

(skips Oct 31)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Sep 12

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

Jun 6 - Aug 1

(skips Jul 4)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

May 27

Aug 2 - Sep 20

Tuesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jul 25

Sep 13 - Nov 1

Tuesdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Sep 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

Jul 14 - Sep 1

Thursdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jul 7

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

Jul 25

Monday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jul 18

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

Jun 22

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jun 15

Sep 14

Wednesday

6 -7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Sep 7

Mindfulness & Grief

Join us to explore mindfulness as a supportive tool to find moments of ease in our grief. We’ll learn to be present with the many thoughts and feelings that accompany grief and practice cultivating compassion for ourselves as we adjust to life after loss. No previous meditation experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Aug 25

Thursday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug 18

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  bereaved 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

Jul 19

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jul 12

Aug 16

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug 9

Sep 20

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Sep 13

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

Aug 15

Monday

2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug 8

Youth Grief Support

NEW! It's okay that you're not OK: Teen Grief ages 13-17

As a teen, after a loss you may feel that no one understands what you’re going through, and you may wonder if it will ever get better.  Join us to explore what’s different about teen grief and how to feel supported after your person died. You might be surprised at how much it can help to talk with other teens who are grieving, too. Pre-registration required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Aug 17

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug 7

You're Not Alone: Connecting and Coping with Grief for Children ages 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

Sep 1

Thursday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Aug 25

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.

Click here for online camper application.

Click here for more information.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Location

Fee

Register by

Aug 5 - 7

Fri-Sun

Occidental, CA

Sonoma County

FREE

Open until full