Postponing In-Person Support Groups Due to COVID-19

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person groups are currently postponed. Instead, all bereavement groups will be offered online through the use of a video meeting platform.

Cleveland Clinic Monthly Bereavement Support Groups

Our focus is caring for you through compassionate listening, quality grief and bereavement education, and the offering of group services for adults which support healing of mind, body, and spirit. These are all offered at no cost.

Groups are currently offered online through videoconferencing unless otherwise stated. To sign up for any group, please call 216.444.9819.

Child Loss Monthly
This monthly drop-in group brings together parents who are grieving the loss of a child and seeking to find hope in the process of grief.
DATES: 1st Thursday of each month
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Parent Loss Monthly
This monthly drop-in group is for adults who are working through the death of one or both parents and reflecting on the legacy they left.
DATES: 2nd Thursday of each month
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Partner/Spouse Loss Monthly
This monthly drop-in group is for adults who wish to connect with others who are experiencing the loss of a partner.
DATES: 3rd Thursday of each month
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Sibling Loss Monthly
This monthly drop-in group explores the unique place that our brothers and sisters have in our lives and the challenges presented after one passes away.
DATES: 4st Thursday of each month
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Monthly Topics
July: The Role of Humor in Grief
August: Healing Through Music
September: The Benefits of Journaling
October: Good self-care while Grieving
November: Reducing Holiday Stress
December: Grief, Loss, and the Holidays


2022 Bereavement Groups/Events

Main Campus Grief Groups
This is perhaps the most open-ended of all our offerings. There is no set agenda. There is no limit to how few or how many meetings you may attend. This group is good even if you aren’t ready to talk but just need the company of people who understand grief. We ask you to sign up in advance if possible.
DATES: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
TIME: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Partner/Spouse Loss
This 8 week series is for adults who wish to connect with others who are experiencing the loss of a spouse. Attendees can expect a caring and confidential environment and learn healthy and effective coping skills while meeting others.
DATES: Tuesdays, Aug. 9 – Sep. 27
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
6 week option:
DATES: Tuesdays, Nov 8 – Dec. 13
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Loss of a Parent
This 8 week group is for those who wish to learn what they might experience during the grieving process. Group members can share their stories and receive tools for handling grief responses.
DATES: Thursdays, Sep. 1 – Oct. 20
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Growing Through Grief
This 8 week group is for adults who are working through the death of one or both parents. Join us as we explore the lives of our parents, how we have changed since their passing, and the legacy they left.
DATES: Wednesdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 23
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Holiday Vigil Memorial Service
This service of remembrance is a chance to share memories and honor the lives of those who have passed away. A message of comfort and hope that is inclusive of all spiritual outlooks will be offered. Further details pending. Please call 216.444.9819 for more information.


Grief Support for Youth

Hospice offers a variety of grief support options for elementary, middle, and high school aged youth. Professional and skilled staff aim to provide a creative outlet for children through art, music, and movement. Youth can learn healthy ways of coping with difficult feelings of grief and find support and connection with their peers. If interested, please call 216.444.9819 or visit clevelandclinic.org/grief.

Middle/High School Group (7th – 12th Grade)
DATES: 2nd Tuesday of each month
TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Elementary School Group (K – 6th Grade)
DATES: 3rd Tuesday of each month
TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Education/Support for Caregivers of Grieving Children
DATE: Thursday, November 3rd
TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Camp Promise (K – 6th Grade)
DATE: August 9th-11th
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: To Be Determined


Greater Cleveland Area Bereavement Support Services

Cornerstone of Hope - Support Groups/Education Children and Families Northeast Ohio
5905 Brecksville Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216.524.3787
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cornerstoneofhope.org

Gathering Place – Cancer Bereavement Support
Locations in Westlake and Beachwood
Phone: 216.595.9546
Email:[email protected]
Website: www.touchedbycancer.org

Robertson Bereavement Center- Hospice of Medina County
Support Groups: 330.725.1900
Website: www.hospiceofmedina.org

New Life Hospice - “Living Through Grief”
(eligibility 3 months following Date of Death)
Lorain County VA Outpatient Clinic
5255 North Abbe Rd.
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
Phone: 440.934.1458

Joel’s Place
Twice Monthly Support Groups for children aged 5 to 18 who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives
Bay Presbyterian Church
25415 Lake Rd.
Bay Village, OH 44141
Phone: 440.248.4412
Website: www.joelsplaceforchildren.org

HEAL (Helping Each Other After Loss)
Our HEAL support group provides comfort, education, and guidance to individuals, couples, and adult family members who have experienced a pregnancy or early infant loss in a compassionate and comforting setting in which to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with those who understand.
Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Date: 2nd Tuesday
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: 216.844.8254
Email: [email protected]

GriefShare.org
Church Based Grief/Bereavement Support Groups with Trained Facilitators

211.org
Local Bereavement Support Group Referral. Call 211 for personalized referral.


Akron Area Bereavement Support Groups

Akron Children’s Hospital
Phone: 330.543.3343 (call for current session/program)

Grief Care Place – Stow
Phone: 330.686.1750

Kelly’s Grief Center – Kent
Phone: 330.593.5959
Website: kellysgriefcenter.org

Stewart's Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center
Stewart's Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center's mission is to provide a caring, relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs, free-of-charge, for individuals and families on their cancer journey.
Phone: 330.836.1772
Email: [email protected]