Grief Support Groups

If you are in need of support, contact one of the Grief Support Groups located in the Central Michigan area below. The groups are listed by county.

Tea and Talk at the Toni &Trish House Grief Support Group
meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1pm to 2:30pm
(some holiday exceptions)   4699 11 mile Road, Auburn , MI
Contact: Jo Ellen at 989-662-6400.

ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT- Standish St Mary’s of MI Hospital
1st & 3rd Mondays at 6pm.  CONTACT: Renee Diener 989-274-5029

CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER—Bay City: 4th TUES: Jan-May 2019
6:30-8:00pm. Bay City Community Center, 800 John F. Kennedy Dr.
CONTACT: Camille Gerace Nitschky: 989 495-9335

GRACE HOSPICE—Adult Grief: 6 Week Series: 6:30 pm Thursdays:
Grace Hospice (VPA Building) 1484 Straits Dr (Mackinaw at I-10)
CONTACT: Jennifer Shobe–686-9866 to pre-register

GRIEF SHARE: Tuesdays 6:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran-Amazing Bookstore 1901 Broadway Bay City
CONTACT: Barb McCray 894-5536

JACOB’S LADDER—parent/family loss of a child of any age.
In His Presence Church, 4521 Monitor Road: 2nd Tu at 6:30 PM
CONTACTS: Cindy: 697-3438 or Debi: 239-8963

 NEW DAWN GRIEF SUPPORT—Gephart’s Funeral Home
201 W Midland Rd: 1st Thursdays 10-11:30 am. CALL: 686-2291

NEW TOMMOROWS: 8-week Grief Education Series
McLaren-Bay. CONTACT: Amy K 316-4353

SOUTHERN CARE GRIEF SUPPORT—10:30 AM: 1st Thursdays.
Canteen Activity Center:
800 Livingston Ave. Bay City 48708
CONTACT: Chaplain Don Killey: 790-7533

GRIEF SHARE (13-week series: Spring & Fall)
Clare Church of the Nazarene
, 10160 S. Grant Ave.
CONTACT: Dee N or Darlene W  989-386-3381.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stephenson-Wyman GRIEF SUPPORT
Meets 2nd Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Mulberry Café, 120 E 5th St, Clare
CONTACT: LAURA RUHLE: 800-884-3335

CARO

GRIEF SUPPORT–3rd Sundays: 2:00-3:30 PM
Wellspring Lutheran Hospice
100 Mayer Road
CONTACT: JANE OLIVIER 989-652-4663

 

GRIEF SHARE 13-week series – Spring/Fall
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 140 Churchgrove
CONTACT: Gaylene 989-652-6141

 

Tea @ 5 (widows group) Silver Creek Apt Clubhouse,
11886 Sliver Creek Dr.
CONTACT: LUANN PERIARD 624-5103

MOUNT PLEASANT

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Woodland Hospice-2597 S. Meridian Rd.
Meets 1st Tuesdays: 6:00-7:30 PM & 3rd Thurs.: 2:30-4:00 pm
CONTACT: Jennifer 773-6137

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (loss of child) 1st Tuesdays 7pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 206 W. Maple Street
Contact: Donna 989.330.2255

 

GRIEF SUPPORT–Charles Lux Funeral Home CALL 773-5616
2300 S. Lincoln Rd. 3rd
Mondays: 6:30-8:00 PM

 

GRIEF SHARE—Jan 2019
TBD Mt Pleasant Community Church
1400 W. Broomfield
CALL: 989-773-3641

CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER (6:30-8:00pm)
1st & 3rd MONDAYS @ Messiah Lutheran (1550 Poseyville Rd)
CONTACT: Camille Gerace Nitschky: 989 495-9335

 

FAMILY GRIEF SUPPORT October 24  6-7:30 pm
West Midland Family Center, 4011 W Isabella Rd, Shepherd, MI
GRIEF SERIES (bi-annual 6-week) 7-8:45 pm: Wednesdays
Memorial Presbyterian Church
, 1310 Ashman St.
CONTACT: NAN SPENCE 791-7879

 

GRIEF SHARE—Mondays 6:30 pm Midland Nazarene Church
5700 Jefferson Ave
CONTACT: Janet Fryman 859-0669

 

HEARTLAND BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Grief share
11AM: 2nd & 4th Mondays
The Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Rd.
CONTACT: SUE AT HEARTLAND 1-800-275-4517

 

GRIEF SUPPORT–MidMichigan Homecare 800-862-5002
4000 Wellness Dr. Rm 1128. Adult Groups: 1st Thursday 6-7:30 pm
2nd Monday 6-7:30 pm (Men); 3rd Monday 2:30-4 pm (Women);

A & D MONTHLY GRIEF SUPPORT (2 groups)
1st Wed: 6:00-8:00 PM OR 3RD Wed 6:00-8:00 PM

 

A & D Hospice
3375 Carver St (west on Enterprise off Bay Rd)
CONTACTS: Laura Ruhle & Sarah & David: 800-884-3335

 

AFTER-CARE GRIEF SUPPORT: VNA: 2nd Tue: 2:00-3:00 PM
500 S Hamilton; 1st floor Conf. Rm: [Monthly Topics with Discussion]
CONTACTS: Nicole Springer & Dave Keller 799-6020

 

CHILDREN’S GRIEF CENTER– SAGINAW (6:30-8:00pm: Oct-May)
(Kids Ages 5-18 + a parent figure group: must preregister)
2nd & 4th WEDS @ Sag Children’s Museum (315 W. Genesee Ave)
CONTACT: Camille Gerace Nitschky: 989 495-9335

 

GRIEF SHARE Tues. 2-3pm Zion Lutheran Church,
1209 Hancock & Court St. 13-week open rotating series
CONTACT: Pastor Sue Hand 859-4491

 

GRIEVING PARENTS—after a child loss of any age
Nearest group is Jacob’s ladder in Bay City

 

INTRO TO SPOUSAL LOSS @ COVENANT (6-week series)
5400 N. Mackinaw- 3rd Floor Conf. Rm–Thursdays 10:15-11:30 am
Must preregister in advance for a specific 6-week series
CONTACTS: Alison 583-5268 or Gerry: 583-5267

 

SOUTHERN CARE-GRIEF SUPPORT– 3rd Thursdays 6 pm
Southern Care Hospice
6272 State St, Saginaw
CONTACT: Chaplain Don Killey 264-4726

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: 1ST & 3rd Thursdays at 7:00PM
State Street United Methodist, 3617 Mackinaw @ State
CONTACT: 781-5260 BARB SMITH Suicide Resource & Response

 

SAGINAW DIOCESE-GRIEF RECOVERY (6-session series)
(By Regions: listed on p.4)

CALL: FAMILY MINISTRY–797-6660

 

TENDER TEARS Outreach (pregnancy loss, stillbirth, newborn death)
(parental loss support, resources & periodic memorial services]
CONTACT CHRISTINA RN: 583-4274 or PASTORAL CARE 583-6042

 6 session series
Dates & Times & Locations vary—by regions listed below
CONTACT: FAMILY MINISTRY OFFICE–797-6652 or 797-6660

Bay City area parishes
Chesaning area parishes
Harrison area parishes
Midland area parishes
Saginaw area parishes

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BAD AXE

MacAlpine Funeral Home Grief Support—6 week series TBA
CONTACT Abigail Rocherfort 989 269-2472

United Hospice DINNER GROUP: Widows/ Widowers/Singles
Franklin
Inn, 1060 E. Huron Ave. Meets: Last Thursday’s 6pm.
CONTACT: Elise Kelly (989) 635-4134 OR (800) 635-7490 EXT. 4134

CARO

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (child/grandchild loss)
Community Christ Church, 2081 Deckerville Rd.
Meets the 2nd Monday at 7:00PM
CONTACT: DAVE 810-376-2801 OR DIANE 989-673-7192

 

Southern Care GRIEF SUPPORT—6 PM:  4th Thursdays
Heritage Hill Senior Living
1430 Cleaver Rd, Caro, MI 48723
CONTACT: Chaplain Don Killey 989 790-7533

CASS CITY
NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

LEXINGTON
NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

MARLETTE
NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

 

PIGEON

A & D Grief support—2nd Tues: 5:30-7:00pm
Pigeon Library 7236 Nitz Rd
CONTACT: David Wachowich: 855-624-1521

 

Heartland Grief Share—13 weeks Starts in March
Country Bay Village 161 Country Bay Rd
5:30-8:00 pm Tuesdays
CONTACT: JEFF KEEN 877-486-6617 Heartland

Heartland Grieff and the Holidays- Country Bay Village
161 Country Bay Rd.
CONTACT: JEFF KEEN 877-486-6617
October 30, 2018: 6-8 pm:
November 17, 2018: 6-8 pm:

SANDUSKY & HARBOR BEACH
NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

VASSAR
NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

Butterflies in the ParkTBD
MidMichigan Home Care
Cities include Alma, Midland, Clare, Mt Pleasant, Gladwin
CONTACT:  MIDMICHIGAN Homecare 1-800-862-5002

An Evening of Remembrance
Mt Pleasant—Thursday, November 1st 7 pm
First United Methodist Church
400 S Main St, Mt Pleasant

 

Midland—  Thursday, November 8th  7 pm
New Life Vineyard Church
1014 E Ashman, Midland

 

Beaverton—Thursday, November 15th   7 pm
Church of the Nazarene
540 Lang Rd, Beaverton

FLINT

FOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS IN THIS AREA CONTACT:
Home & Hospice Advantage:
LYNN (810) 733-9975
Heartland Hospice: LYNETTE 1-888-427-6818
Avalon Hospice: CANDY (810) 733-7250

 

Grief Support
Martin funeral Home
, 1194 Mt Morris Rd, Mt Morris, MI 48458
1st Wednesday  10-11:30 am
CONTACT: SUSAN 877-823-8621

 

OWOSSO

NO CURRENT GROUPS AVAILABLE

CAMP CARING HEARTS -Children’s Bereavement Camp June  2019 :10-4pm.
Greater Midland North Family Center
A free one-day camp for grieving children and youth
Free Transportation: 8:30am from Saginaw Twp. Meijer’s
CONTACT: SUE 1-800-275-4517–Preregistration required.

 

CAMP HEALING HEARTS— Saturday 1-day grief retreat
For grieving children + family, held at Seton Cove in Saginaw
Date: TBD Saturday in Spring or Fall
Hosted by Ascension- St. Mary’s & Heartland Hospice
CONTACT: SUE at Heartland 1 800-275-4517 or 667-3440

 

 

CAMP HOPE—3-day Grief Camp for kids ages 6-17

Dates: Aug 14-16th 2019 (Includes transportation & 2-night stay)

Location: TBD (varies by year)

CONTACT: Wellspring Hospice (989) 652-4663

 

 

CAMP WARM HEARTS -Family Grief Day Camp

Community of Christ Campground–3500 W. River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657

A free one-day camp for bereaved families with children

CONTACT: DIANE MSW 1-800-862-5002–Preregistration required.