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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

Grief Support Group 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

Feb 27

Monday

1 - 2 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Feb 20

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

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

Jan 18 - Mar 8

Wednesdays

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jan 11

Feb 6 - Apr 3

(skips Feb 20)

Mondays

6 - 7:30 pm

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jan 30

Mar 9 - Apr 27

Thursdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Feb 27

Parental Loss for Adults

The death of a parent can greatly impact us. In this group, meet with others who can relate to your grief experience while obtaining practical tools and helpful grief education. . Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Feb 28 - Apr 18

Tuesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Feb 21

Mar 13 - May 1

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Mar 6

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. We recommend allowing at least eight months after the death of a loved one to attend this group. Pre-registration and telephone intake required.

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

Location

Fee

Register by

Jan 25 - Mar 15

Wednesdays

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual

8 sessions/$185

Jan 18

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

Jan 30

Monday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jan 23

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

Feb 23

Thursday

10 -11 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Feb 16

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

Mar 22

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual

FREE

Mar 15

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

Dec 20

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Dec 13

Jan 17

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Jan 10

Feb 21

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Feb 14

Mar 21

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

FREE

Mar 14