Grief & Healing

Support Groups

Our listing of local support groups can lead you to the warmth of open arms, and understanding hearts.

Aliso Viejo

  • | Coast Hills Community Church
    Grief Support Group
    5 Pursuit
    Aliso Viejo | 92656

Anaheim

  • | Hospice Care of the West
    Grief Support Group
    505 N. Euclid St. Suite 400
    Anaheim | 92801
    Fridays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Shannon Ford | (714) 316-7469 www.hospicecareofthewest.com

Costa Mesa

  • | Costa Mesa Senior Center
    Grief Support Group
    695 W. 19th Street

    Costa Mesa | 92627
    Wednesdays | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    (949) 645-2356 www.costamesaseniorcenter.org
    | Kids Konnected
    For Adults & Children 5 -18              OC Susan G. Komen Office
    3191-A Airport Loop Drive
    Costa Mesa | 92626
    Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each Month
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    For more information please call: Terry | (949) 582-5443 or
    (800) 899-2866
    www.kidskonnected.org
  • | Jewish Family Services Center
    Grief Support Group
    250 E. Baker | Suite C
    Costa Mesa | 92626

Dana Point

  • | St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
    Grief Support Group for Parents who Have Lost Children  
    33926 Calle La Primavera

    Dana Point | 92629
    Spring & Fall Sessions
    For more information please call:
    Celine Miller | (949) 361-0878 www.stedward.com
    • | St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
      Stephen Ministry - Free & Confidential Individual Grief Support
      33926 Calle La Primavera

      Dana Point | 92629
      *Spanish speaking female Stephen Ministers available
      For more information please call:
      (949) 496-1307 ext. 2503 or email stephenministry@stedward.com
  • | South Shores Church
    Grief Support Group                     32712 Crown Valley Parkway
    Dana Point | 92629
    Thursdays | 2:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Lenox Palin | (949) 496-9331 ext.122  www.southshores.org

Fountain Valley

  • | Heartland Hospice
    Bereavement Support Group         Manor Care
    11680 Warner Avenue
    Fountain Valley | 92708
    Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    For more information please call: Chaplain Chris Strutt |
    (714) 558-2377                             www.hcr-manorcare.com

Garden Grove

  • | Shepherd's Grove (Former Crystal Cathedral)
    Survivors of Suicide - S.O.S              For those who have lost a loved one to Suicide                                             Classroom 17
    12921 S. Lewis Street
    Garden Grove 92840
    1st & 3rd Sunday of Every Month 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm                               For more information please call:  Jeri Livingstone | (714) 539-1429 

    www.survivorsofsuicide.us

  • | Umbrella Ministries
    Weekly Grief Share Support for Moms                                                 12831 Olive Street
    Garden Grove
    For more information please call:  (714) 892-1520 www.umbrellaministries.com

Huntington Beach

  • | St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
    Grief Support for Widows/Widowers 20444 Magnolia Street
    Huntington Beach | 92646                  *Dates May Vary
    *Registration Required
    For more information please call: (714) 962-3333 | www.ssj.org

Irvine

  • | Compassionate Friends
    Death of a Child Bereavement Support Group                                 20 Lake Road
    Irvine | 92614
    Meets 1st Wednesday of Month  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    For more information please call: Vickie Schneider | (714) 504-7042 www.compassionatefriends.org
  •  | Jewish Family Services of Orange County
    Bereavement Support Group
    1 Federation Way | Suite 220
    Irvine | 92603
    Tuesdays | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    For more information please call: Call Clein | (949) 435-3460 or (714) 445-4950



  • | Journey Coaching & Counseling Facing Grief and Loss Group        *Equine Assisted (no riding)
    Conducted in Silverado Canyon
    Thursdays | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Cherie Cassada | (714) 468-2512 or Audrey Grider | (949) 280-3331

  • | Pacific Church of Irvine
    The Stephen Ministry - Informal Counseling / Buddy System                    15 Orange Tree
    Irvine | 92618
    For more information please call:
    Scott Foster | (949) 552-6774 www.pacificchurch.com
  • | Silverado Hospice
    Bereavement Support Group
    6400 Oak Canyon Road Ste. 250
    Irvine | 92618
    For more information please call:
    Gayle Heuser | (888) 245-4338 www.silveradosenior.com
  • St. John Neumann Orthodox Church
    Bereavement Support Group
    5101 Alton Parkway
    Irvine | 92604
    Tuesdays at 9:30am and  7:00 pm 
    For more information please call: Jane Rochmann| (714) 667-2341 www.sjnirvine.org
  • | St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
    Bereavement Support Group
    4949 Alton Parkway
    Irvine | 92604
    2nd Tues. of Each Month | 7:00 pm
    For more information please call: Mrs. Stephanides | (949) 733-2366 www.stpaulsirvine.org
    • | VITAS Hospice
      Grief 101 – for those whose loved ones have died in the last 12 weeks. 220 Commerce | Suite 100
      Irvine | 92602
      For more information please call:
      (714) 734-2753 | www.vitas.com

    • | Woodbridge Community Church
      Grief Share Support Group           5000 Barranca Parkway
      Irvine | 92604
      Thursdays | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
      For more information please call:
      (949) 552-1101  www.woodbridgechurch.org

Laguna Beach

| Laguna Presbyterian Church
Spring & Fall Groups
415 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach | 92651
For more information please call:
Jackie Pearson, LMFT 
(949) 494-7555 

Laguna Hills

  • | Hospice of Saddleback Valley
    Grief Support Group
    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
    24451 Health Center Drive Basement Conference Room #4
    Laguna Hills | 92653
    Tuesdays | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Donna Farris | (949) 460-1600 www.memorialcare.org
  • | Silverado Hospice
    Grief Support Group
    O'Connor Mortuary
    25301 Alicia Parkway
    Laguna Hills | 92653
    3rd Tuesday of Every Month  | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Sharon Driessen | (949) 240-7744 www.silveradocare.com

  • | Christ Community Church of Laguna Hills
    Grief Share Support Group
    Christ Community Church
    25382 MacKenzie Street
    Laguna Hills | 92653
    For more information and to register please email:
    Ken Bergstedt | kbergy17@gmail.com

Laguna Niguel

  • | St. Timothy Catholic Church
    Coping with Grief and Loss
    8-10 Week Group | January - March
    29102 Crown Valley Parkway
    Laguna Niguel | 92677
    Mondays | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    For more information please call:
    Terri Loquericio | (949) 309-6055 www.st-timsrc.org

Laguna Woods

  • | Saddleback Church, Laguna Woods Campus
    Grief Share Support Group - 13 Week Session
    Laguna Woods Village
    Clubhouse 1 | Room 3
    Laguna Woods | 92637
    Thursdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
     - Join at Any Time -
    For more information please call:
    Shannon | (949) 388-3165 www.saddleback.com/lagunawoods

Lake Forest

  • | Saddleback Church
    1 Saddleback Parkway
    Lake Forest | 92630 www.saddleback.com

    Empty Arms Support Group
    For families who have suffered the loss of a child
    8 Week Session Meeting on Sundays
    For more information please call:
    (949) 609-8370

    Grief Share Support Group - $20
    13 Week Sessions Meeting on Mondays | Join at any time
    For more information please call:
    Elaine | (949) 609-8392

Mission Viejo

  • | Gary’s Place for Kids
    At Mission Hospital Conference Center

    Grief Support Group for children
    ages 3 – 18 years. Adult group meets concurrently with children’s group.
    26726 Crown Valley Parkway
    Mission Viejo | 92692                          September - May | 1st & 3rd Mondays | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    For more information please call: (949)348-0548
     www.gpfk.org
  • | Mission Viejo Christian Church
    Pastoral Care
    27192 Jeronimo Road
    Mission Viejo | 92692
    For more information please call:
    (949) 465-1940 | www.mrcchome.org

 




  • | Mt. of Olives Lutheran Church
    Grief Recovery Support Group
    24772 Chrisanta Drive
    Mission Viejo | 92691
    7 Week Program offered 3 times per Year
    For more information please call:
    Karen Carson at (949) 874-2996 or Karen Wilkinson at (714) 813-6460 www.moochurch.org
  • | Presbyterian Church of the Master
    Grief Share Support Group
    26051 Marguerite Parkway
    Mission Viejo | 92692
    Offered 3 times per Year
    For more information please call:
    Karen Carson at (949) 768-7652 or Karen Wilkinson at (714) 813-6460 www.mypcom.org
  • | S.O.L.A.C.E.
    Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse or currently struggling with a loved one's addiction.
    Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
    24932 Veterans Way
    Mission Viejo | 92692
    Meets Every Wednesday | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    For more information please call: Margie Fleitman at (949) 874-1047 Patty Leavitt at (949) 257-6010 or  Elaine Werner-Hudson at (303) 817-8682
    www.solaceorangecounty.org
  • | Soul Chat
    Grief Support Group for Teens & Young Adults who have lost a loved one to substance abuse or currently struggling with a loved one's addiction.
    Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
    24932 Veterans Way
    Mission Viejo | 92692
    Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    For more information please call: Margie Fleitman at (949) 874-1047 Patty Leavitt at (949) 257-6010 or  Elaine Werner-Hudson at (303) 817-8682
    www.solaceorangecounty.org
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Monarch Beach

  • | South Shores Church
    Grief Share Support Group
    32712 Crown Valley Parkway
    Monarch Beach | 92629 www.southshores.org

Newport Beach

  • | Hoag Hospital Presbyterian
    1 Hoag Drive
    Newport Beach | 92663
    *REGISTRATION REQUESTED FOR ALL GROUPS
    Facilitator: Marilyn Kaplan, LCSW
    For more information please call:
    (949)764-8358 | www.hoag.org

    Facing Forward Bereavement Group
    Conference Center Bldg. Room 6
    Wednesdays | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    *Must be 18 or older

    Growth Through Grief Support Group
    Conference Center Bldg. Room 6
    *Attending Life Goes On is a Pre-Requisite for this group
    Fridays | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Life Goes On Support Group
    Conference Center Bldg. Room 3
    Regular Attendance Required
    10 Week Course
    Fridays | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • | Our Lady Queen of Angels
    Grief Support Group - 6 Week Sessions
    2046 Mar Vista Drive
    Newport Beach | 92660
    When in Session, Class Meets
    Sunday | 1:15 pm | Staff Lounge
    Facilitator | Dr. Victoria Dendinger
    For more information please call:
    (949) 219-1408 | www.olqa.org
  • | St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
    Growing in Christ Through Grief - 6 Week Sessions
    600 Andrews Road
    Newport Beach | 92663
    When in Session, Class Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays
    For more information please call: Betty Atkinson | (949) 673-5725 www.sapres.org

Orange

  • | CHOC
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County

    Bereavement Support Groups for Parents, Children & Teens who have lost a Child - All Groups run Concurrently  - Available in Spanish & English
    455 S. Main Street
    Orange | 92868
    Clinic Building | 2nd Floor
    Meets 1st Wednesday of Every Month | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Dinner Served between 6 - 6:30
    For more information please call: Social Services | (714) 532-8521 www.choc.org
  • | Mariposa Women and Family Center
    812 W. Town and Country Road
    Orange | 92868 www.mariposacenter.org

    Loss of a Spouse
    For Participants 55 and Older
    Wednesdays | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loss of a Spouse
    For Participants 55 and Younger
    Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    General Grief Support Group
    Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


  • | Kaiser Permanente
    Bereavement Support Group
    200 N. Lewis Street
    Orange | 92868
    1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Facilitator: Jane McGlocklen, MSW
    For information please contact:
    Jane Clough | (714) 734-4514

Placentia

  • | Hospice Care of California
    Healing Broken Hearts Grief Support Group
    377 E. Chapman Avenue | Suite 280 Placentia | 92870
    Tuesdays | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    For more information please call:
    Rose Allen | (714) 577-9656 or (800) 889-3227    www.hospicecareofca.org

San Clemente

  • | San Clement Presbyterian Church
    Grief Support Group
    119 North Avenida de la Estrella
    San Clemente | 92673
    Mondays | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Fireside Room
    For more information please contact: Sue at (949)492-6158 www.scpres.org

Tustin

  • | Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    Grief Share Support Group
    1201 Irvine Boulevard
    Library | Tustin | 92780
    Meets Every Wednesday
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    For more information please call:
    (714) 544-3653  www.tustinaumc.com

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