Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Specific Support Groups

Provided year-round | Facilitated by doctoral and master's level professionals

New Beginnings/ Monthly Bereavement Drop-in Support Sessions

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.

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

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

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Conference Room B
13944 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, OH 44112
3rd Tuesday of the month
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.

Hillcrest Hospital
Seidman Tower
5th floor Conference Room
6780 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Heights
6 Session Group - 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
January - March | May - July | September-November
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
Room 103
3035 Wooster Rd., Rocky River
6 Session Group - Weekly on Wednesdays
January 23 - February 27 | August 7 - September 11
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center
Community Room
3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron
8 Session Group - Weekly on Thursdays
January 10 - February 28 | May 2 - June 20 | September 26 - November 14
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6 Session Group - Weekly on Thursdays
March 14 - April 18 | August 8 - September 12
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
Community Room
3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron
3 Session Group - Weekly on Mondays
March 4 – March 18
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Men Facing Grief
6801 Brecksville Rd., Independence
3 Session Group - Weekly on Mondays
April 1 - April 15
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Grieving Family Memory Walk
9999 Liberty Rd, Twinsburg
Special Event | Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

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
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)
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
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.

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
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

www.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.
Email: info@StewartsCaringPlace.org
Phone: 330.836.1772