Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Specific Support Groups

Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Specific Support Groups are provided year-round and facilitated by doctoral and master's level professionals

New Beginnings/ Monthly Bereavement Drop-in Support Sessions

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

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

Location: Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
Room 100
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Conference Room B
13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Bereavement Support Sessions
Intensive Grief Groups

Registration is required. To register, please call 330.668.4672 or toll-free 800.335.1455 ext. 84672.

Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Seidman Tower - Fifth Floor Conference Room
6780 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Session Details: 6 Session Group - 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Date: September 5 - November 21
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
Room 100
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Session Details: 6 Session Group - Weekly on Wednesdays
Date: August 7 - September 11
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center
Community Room
3358 Ridgewood Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
Session Details: 8 Session Group - Weekly on Thursdays
Date: September 26 - November 14
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Session Details: 6 Session Group - Weekly on Thursdays
Date: August 8 - September 12
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Additional Groups

Camp Promise

A free camp for children, ages 6 – 11. Creative child – friendly activities are used to assist children in expressing their grief reactions after the death of a significant loved one. Children learn to manage and understand their significant loss through creative play.

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 – Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To begin pre-registration, please contact David Bon at bond@ccf.org or call 330.668.4657.

Men Facing Grief
Location: Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center
Community Room
3358 Ridgewood Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Session Details: 3 Session Group - Weekly on Mondays
Date: November 4, 11, 18
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Men Facing Grief
Location: Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
Room 100
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Session Details: 3 Session Group - Weekly on Mondays
Date: October 14, 21, 28
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Grieving Family Memory Walk - Special Event
Location: Rocky River Nature Center
24000 Valley Parkway
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2 p.m.

Pregnancy and Early Loss

FEEL (Family Experiencing Early Loss)
Location: Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital
First Floor Conference Room
18200 Lorain Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Date: First Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
For information, please leave a voicemail at 216.476.6965 .

Love Lives On

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
6780 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Date: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Phone: 440.312.4692

Cleveland Clinic Children's Compassionate Hearts

Cleveland Clinic Children's Compassionate Hearts program was created in 2012 by the Pediatric Palliative Medicine and Child Life teams as a bereavement program to help grieving families with the loss of their child.


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
800 Sharon Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 216.595.9546
Email:info@touchedbycancer.org
Website: www.touchedbycancer.org

Gathering Place – Cancer Bereavement Support
23330 Commerce Park
Beachwood, OH 44122
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)
Location: 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
Location: 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.
Location: 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

Legacy.com
Plain Dealer Grief/Bereavement Support – Education/Web Content/Groups

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