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. To register, please email Bereavement Manager Mark Oster at or call him 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 - 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

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. Learn more.

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 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
Phone: 440.248.4412
25415 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 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

Cleveland Clinic Hospice/Akron - Justin T. Rogers Center
David Bon
Spiritual Care & Bereavement Services
3358 Ridgewood Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333
Phone: 330.668.4657

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

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 31st – Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
To begin pre-registration, please contact David Bon at or call 330.668.4657.You may also fill out our pre-registration interest form here.