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Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

General

 


At Home Care:

Bon Secours Hospice – Bereavement Services:

Crater Community Hospice Grief Support Workshop:

  • Meets every Wednesday from January 26th - March 2nd from 5pm - 6:30pm; Chesterfield Community Church, 7110 Woodpecker Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838

Eunice’s Circle of Friends:

Full Circle Grief Center:

Grief Share – 13 week, Christian based:

  • https://www.griefshare.org/
  • In-person group begins Sunday, January 30th
    • Meets every Sunday from 2-4pm for 13 weeks at Fairmount Christian Church, 6502 Creighton Road
    • 804-559-8070
  • Southside, Peggy’s group
    • January 10 to April 11, 2022
    • Mondays from 7-9 pm in person
    • Stony Point Church, 2330 Buford Road (Bon Air)
    • Register through griefshare.org and type zip to find the class
    • Call Peggy at 804-301-4166
  • Another Grief Share group: St. Paul’s Baptist (predominantly African American Church), https://www.myspbc.org/services/bereavement
  • Another GriefShare group: Nayar Healthcare and Hospice Bereavement Groups “Sharing our Grief”
    • Alternating Thursdays starting January 20 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom
    • For more information about Grief Share, including Nayar’s zoom group and in person options near you, please contact Chaplain David Cummings, dcummings@nhc.life or Chaplain Gina Maio, gmaio@nhc.life or Nayar Hospice offices, 804.330.5433
  • Another Grief Share group: Woodlake United Methodist Church in Midlothian
    • Thursdays from 6:30-8 pm; January 27-March 31, 2022; in person
    • Contact Jill Perrin at jperrin@woodlakeumc.org; more info on the Grief Share web site

Hospice of Virginia:

  • Meets every Thursday from 3-4:30PM beginning January 13th - March 17th (no meeting on February 24th). To register contact vpowell@addus.com

James River Hospice:

Journey Christian Church’s ‘Chapter 4’ group:

  • MMeets from 12:00pm-2:00pm on the second Saturday of every month on the Journey Campus. click to register.

St. John Neumann Church (Powhatan):

Resilience Counseling (Glen Allen, Midlothian, Fredericksburg):

Spouse Loss

 


Bon Secours Hospice – Bereavement Services:

Men’s Grief Discussion Group (Widowers 55+) at Bliley’s Funeral Home:

  • First and Third Tuesday of the month from 1-2 pm.
  • In person; sometimes online
  • Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Ave, upstairs training room
  • Informal walking group also
  • Guest speakers; Bob Schaeffer is one of the facilitators
  • Register by contacting jmoss@blileys.com

Young Widows or Widowers:

  • Support and social outings for ages 25–65 on second Tuesdays.
  • Contact Tammy Smith at Richmond YWOW, 201-5741. ywow.org

Widow’s Tea Talk at Bliley’s Funeral Home:

  • Fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-3 pm.
  • In person; sometimes online
  • Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Ave, upstairs training room
  • Facilitated by Ajai Blue-Saunders; peer led
  • Register by contacting jmoss@blileys.com

Morrissett Funeral Home:

  • https://www.morrissett.com/resources/grief-support/
  • Widowed Support Group [WSG]: This group is for those who have lost a spouse. The WSG meets on 6-8 - week intervals at the Bella Italia Restaurant on Iron Bridge Road and is facilitated by Leslie Alsing. To register contact Greg Webber (804-275-7828, greg@morrissett.com) or Leslie Alsing (804-363-7405).

Suicide Loss

 


Full Circle Grief Center:

  • Eight week in-person groups; May 2-March 8, 2022 Tuesdays 6-7:30.
  • Winter group is full; spring group begins May 2, 2022
  • https://fullcirclegc.org/
  • 10611 Patterson Ave, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23238
  • Contact Karen Kennedy at 804-912-2947 Ext. 114 or email SLG@fullcirclegc.org.

Morrissett Funeral Home:

  • https://www.morrissett.com/resources/grief-support/
  • Survivor of Suicide Grief Support Group [SOS]: This group is for those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Times and dates TBD. To register contact Greg Webber at (804) 275-7828 or greg@morrissett.com.

RVA’s Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group:

  • Available to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or loved one to suicide.
  • Peer-facilitated setting meaning that no mental health professionals guide the group. The goal for the group is to provide a safe grieving environment free of stigma and judgment. It is a forum to connect with community members suffering from suicide loss as a place to receive emotional support.
  • Meets the Third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm.
  • Hybrid format (online or in person)
  • Physical location is Pusey House at First Baptist Church, 2705 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220 (free parking available in Mulberry Street parking lot and on the street).
  • To get on the list for email reminders go to:SOSL RVA | (annemoss.com)
  • To register, contact Anne Moss Rogers at am@annemoss.com

Child Loss

 


Bryan’s Oasis:

  • Retreat cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains for grieving parents. Hosted by Hank and Peggy Graeser to offer rest and hospitality. Contact Graeserh@comcast.net

Perinatal Loss Group at Full Circle Grief Center:

Pregnancy After Loss Group at Full Circle Grief Center:

Parenting After Perinatal Loss:

  • 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:30-8:30 PM; held virtually
  • Contact Carrie Schaeffer at 804-912-2947 Ext. 115 or carrie@fullcirclegc.org.

The Compassionate Friends RVA:

  • Peer support group for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents after the death of a child, no matter the age.
  • Local chapter of national organization.
  • Meets the last Tuesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 pm - sometimes in-person, sometimes on Zoom.
  • When in-person, meets at St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church (on Huguenot in Midlothian).
  • Physical location is Pusey House at First Baptist Church, 2705 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220 (free parking available in Mulberry Street parking lot and on the street).
  • or information, contact (804) 458-9000 or tcfrva@hotmail.com
  • Chapter website:www.compassionatefriendsrva.org

Dementia/Alzheimer’s

 


Dementia/Alzheimer’s Survivors Group at Bliley’s Funeral Home:

  • For bereaved who were a caregiver to a patient who had dementia.
  • Mondays from 10-11 am; January 2022, six weeks.
  • Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Ave, upstairs training room.
  • Peer led by Mary Ann Johnson.
  • Register by contacting jmoss@blileys.com

Children, Youth and Families

 


Kids and Family Programs – Comfort Zone Camp:

Kid and Family Programs – Hands on Healing Group at Full Circle Grief Center:

  • https://fullcirclegc.org/
  • 10611 Patterson Ave, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23238.
  • Open to ages 3-17 and their adult caregivers .
  • January 12-March 2nd on Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm at office .
  • Winter group is full; spring group begins April 12, 2022
  • To register call 804-912-2947 Ext. 113 or HOHgroups@fullcirclegc.org

Homicide Survivor Support Groups

 


Homicide Survivor Support Groups (HSG) through Virginia Victim Assistance Network:

  • Intended to promote healing and create a supportive network from close friends or family members of someone who lost their life due to homicide. Contact Dina Blythe, HSG Coordinator at 804-331-4057 x 103 or email dina.blythe@vanetwork.org to find out what groups are available.

Other Specialty Groups

 


Overdose Group at Full Circle Grief Center:

  • https://fullcirclegc.org/
  • 10611 Patterson Ave, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23238
  • Eight week in-person groups; January 6 to February 24 2022; Thursday nights 6-7:30 (Winter group is full, date for next session TBD)
  • Contact Stacia Macklin at 804-912-2947 Ext. 104 or stacia@fullcirclegc.org.

Young Adult – Bon Secours Hospice – Bereavement Services:

  • Ages 18-30
  • March 14 to April 18, 2022; Mondays from 6:30-8 pm on zoom
  • Register by contacting bereavement@bshsi.org 804-433-4710

Support for Professionals

 


National Association of Social Workers – Virginia Chapter:

  • Five part grief series; live virtual training; 1.5 CEUs available per training
  • Cost $22.50 for NASW member or $37.50 for non-member
  • There are five workshops being offered in this Superhero Grief Series. You may choose to take 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 workshops in the series. You must register separately for each workshop.
    • Friday, January 28 - Superhero Grief: What Social Workers Can Learn from the Life and Service of Captain America, Jim Martin, PhD, ACSW, LICSW (Ret.) - Registration link hereRegister by January 26
    • Friday, February 25 - Exploring Grief in the Black Community through the Eyes of the Black Panther, Tashel Bordere, PhD Registration link here
    • Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss, Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, LCSW - Date TBD
    • Being Your Own Neighborhood Spiderman: Bereavement and Advocacy Efforts, Joyal Muhleron, MS - Date TBD
    • Art-Informed Grief Therapy and How the Flash Could Benefit from Restorative Retelling, Sharon Strouse - Date TBD

 

CENTRAL

3801 Augusta Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

804-355-3800

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CHIPPENHAM

6900 Hull Street Road

Richmond, VA 23224

804-545-6900

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STAPLES MILL

8510 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, VA 23228

804-523-8510

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CREMATION CENTER

6900 Hull Street Road

Richmond, VA 23224

804-545-6900

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