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. To register for any group, please call 330.668.4672 or toll-free 800.335.1455, ext. 84672.

Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Support Groups

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

To sign up for any group, please call 330.668.4672

Main Campus Monthly Group
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. The group is led by Rev. Amy Greene, Director of Spiritual Care for the Cleveland Clinic system. We ask you to sign up in advance if possible.

Topics are dependent upon attendees’ needs at the time.

Location: 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH
Room: Miller Pavilion – J5 Conference Room
Dates: 1st Tuesday of month
Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Moving Forward Monthly Groups
These drop-in groups address a different topic in grief each month and invite participants to explore and share the connections to their own grief journey.

Locations:

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
Location: 3035 Wooster Rd, Rocky River, OH
Room: 100
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center
Location: 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH
Room: Community Room
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Location: 13944 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland, OH
Room: Conference Room B
Dates: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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


Specialty Support Events/Groups

Loss of a Parent
This 6 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.
Location: 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH
Room: Community Room
Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 13 – Sep. 17
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 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.
Location: 3035 Wooster Rd, Rocky River, OH
Room: 103
Dates: Wednesdays, Sep. 2 – Oct 21
Time: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Growing Through Grief
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.
Location: 26900 Cedar Rd, Beachwood, OH
Room: Conference Room D
Dates: Fridays, Sep. 4 – Oct. 23
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Growing Through Grief
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.
Location: 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH
Room: Community Room
Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Men Tackling Grief
This 3 week group is for men working on a game plan following a loss. Join us as we build camaraderie and draw strength from one another while learning strategies to meet grief head-on.
Location: 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH
Room: Community Room
Dates: Mondays, Oct. 12 – Oct. 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.


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: support@cornerstoneofhope.org
Website: www.cornerstoneofhope.org

Gathering Place – Cancer Bereavement Support
Locations in Westlake and Beachwood
Phone: 216.595.9546
Email:info@touchedbycancer.org
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: HEAL@UHhospitals.org

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

Parent Support Kelly’s Grief Center – Kent
Phone: 330.677.2000
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: info@StewartsCaringPlace.org