Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Specific Support Groups

New Beginnings/ Monthly Bereavement Drop-in Support Sessions

  • Provided year-round | Facilitated by Spiritual Care Professionals
  • Registration is required. 
  • Please call Rev. Mark Oster at 216.444.9819

Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus
Miller Pavilion - J5 Conference Room
9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195
1st Tuesday of the month 
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Fairview Hospital - Wellness Center
Room 103, 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River, OH 44116
2nd Tuesday of the month
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112
3rd Tuesday of the month (Beginning January 16, 2018)
6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Cleveland Clinic
Business Operations Center
Main Conference Room
6801 Brecksville Road
Independence, Ohio 44131
2nd Tuesday of the Month
5:30 p.m. – 7 pm.

Cleveland Clinic - Growing Through Grief – 6 session intensive
Hillcrest Hospital Seidman Tower - 5th Floor Conference Room
1st and 3rd Thursdays
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session one: Jan – Mar (2018) 
Session two: May – July (2018)
Session three: Sept- Nov (2018)

Grief Recovery Program – Fairview Hospital

Moving Beyond Loss - Bereavement Support for Adults (Intensive)
If you have experienced one or more losses, and you wish to move beyond the pain, this program offers you the probability of a richer and more rewarding life.
For information and registration call the Grief Recovery Phone Line at 216.252.7901 or visit

Pregnancy and Early Loss – Fairview Hospital

FEEL (Family Experiencing Early Loss)  
Information and registration: call the Kathy Ballantine at 216.476.7120 or leave a voicemail at 216.476.6965 
Location: Fairview Hospital
First Thursday of the month | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Love Lives On – Hillcrest Hospital

For parents who have experienced pregnancy loss due to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy or for those who have lost an infant, twin, or triplet. Family members welcome. 
Location: Hillcrest Hospital 
Third Thursday of the month | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Phone: 440.312.4692

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

Gathering Place – Cancer Bereavement Support
800 Sharon Drive | Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 216.595.9546

Gathering Place – Cancer Bereavement Support
23330 Commerce Park | Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216.595.9546 

Robertson Bereavement Center- Hospice of Medina County
Support Groups: 330.725.1900

New Life Hospice - “Living Through Grief”
(eligibility 3 months following Date of Death)
5255 North Abbe Road | 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 
Phone: 440.248.4412 
25415 Lake Road | Bay Village, Ohio 44141 

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. 

For information and registration: 
Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44106
2nd Tuesday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: 216.844.8254 
Church Based Grief/Bereavement Support Groups with Trained Facilitators
Plain Dealer Grief/Bereavement Support – Education/Web Content/Groups
Local Bereavement Support Group Referral. Call 211 for personalized referral.

Akron Area Bereavement Support Groups

Akron General
Rochelle Sheppard, MA, LPCC-S, GC-C,CT, NCC
Spiritual Care & Bereavement Services Supervisor
3358 Ridgewood Road
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
Phone: 330.668.4662
Fax: 330.668.4670

Download the 2017 Akron General Support Group Calendar

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

Grief Care Place – Stow
Phone: 330.686.1750 

Parent Support Kelly’s Grief Center – Kent
Phone: 330.677.2000 

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