Community Groups and Resources
Bereavement Support Groups in the Richmond, Virginia Area
Updated April 2018
At Home Care
Adult support groups and educational in-services
facilitated by bereavement counselors. Three eightweek
sessions meet on Wednesdays beginning on
5/2, 8/1, and 11/7; 3-4:30 p.m. at 2922 W. Marshall St.,
Richmond. To register, call 358-3480.
Eight-week support groups facilitated by counselors
in various locations. Specialty groups (young adults,
LGBT), workshops, and other programs available.
433-4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreat cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains for
grieving parents. Hosted by Hank and Peggy Graeser
to offer rest and hospitality. email@example.com
Free week-long summer camp for kids ages 6-18
who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent
undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is
a cancer survivor. Coordinated by trained college
student leaders at the University of Richmond.
Comfort Zone Camp
Bereavement camps serving kids (ages 7-17) from all
over the country; young adult programs (ages 18–25);
Saturday family programs (ages 5 to adult). 377-
Crater Community Hospice
Adult support groups in Petersburg, Chester, and
surrounding counties. Contact Patti Cox at 526-4300
or 840-6454; cratercommunityhospice.org
Eunice’s Circle of Friends
Monthly grief support group and social events. Fourth
Thursdays from 6–7 p.m. at Care Advantage, 10041
Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Contact Breanoh at
Full Circle Grief Center
Eight-week support groups for children (ages 3-17)
and their parent(s)/guardian(s); community and
educational programming; loss-specific groups.
Contact Britt Cowart, LCSW at 912-2947, x107 or
Twelve-week Christian video series and holiday
programs with discussion groups at local churches.
Find specific locations at griefshare.org.
Grief Support Group
First and third Mondays, 7–8:30 p.m. at Huguenot
Road Baptist Church. 272-2072; hrbcrichmond.org
Eight-week adult grief support group facilitated by
staff. 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Call
201-5957 for more information.
Homicide Support Group
For loved ones who’ve had someone die by homicide
or a violent death. First Wednesdays, 5:30–7 p.m.
at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W.
Graham Rd., Richmond. Contact Officer McClarin at
Hospice of Virginia
Short-term grief groups three times a year at 2235
Staples Mill Rd., Richmond. Contact Andrea at 887-
2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James River Home Health and Hospice
Adult support groups. Contact Alane Cameron Ford,
The Fan: Every Tuesday, 5:15 p.m. at the Robin Inn,
2601 Park Ave., Richmond.
Midlothian: Fourth Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s
Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane, Midlothian.
Sandston: Second Mondays at 6 p.m. starting in May
at Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston.
West End: Fourth Thursdays at 2 p.m. at Tuckahoe
Library, 1901 Starling Dr., Henrico.
Monthly bereavement support group for families on
second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Hawthorne
Cancer Resource Center (located in Sarah Cannon
Cancer Institute/Johnston-Willis Hospital). Contact
Sandra at 483-5078 or sandra.tan@hcahealthcare.
Monthly grief group using Grief Share materials at
Cool Spring Baptist Church. Contact Jerry and Patsi
Deans, who are bereaved parents at 559-7622.
Eight-week bereavement support groups in Glen
Allen facilitated by staff counselors. Contact Sam
Maye at 282-4301.
Petersburg – Southside Regional
Adult support group meets on the second and fourth
Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at Southside
Rehabilitation Services, Colonial Heights Medical
Park, 430 Clairmont Court, Suite 120, Colonial
Heights. Contact Don Phelps at 765-5593.
Powhatan - St. John Neumann Catholic Church
Adult support group led by clergy and lay ministers
who have experienced a loss. Meets on first Sunday
of the month after 11 a.m. mass in Father Val Hall.
Monthly drop-in support group on fourth Fridays
from 10–11:30 a.m. Occasional day-long grief retreats.
Church Hill area. Contact Sandy Gramling at 783-
Tappahannock Grief Group
Bereavement group open to any grieving individual.
Wednesdays 1–2 p.m. River Fitness Center, 1025
Hobbs Hole Dr., Tappahannock. Contact Kim Barker
at Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 443-6130.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Offers grief support for those grieving the loss of
a military loved one. Retreats, seminars, children’s
programs, and online resources. 24/7 Helpline: 800-
959-8277; email@example.com; taps.org
Full Circle Grief Center
Eight-week grief support group for parents who
are grieving the death of a baby due to late-term
pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or prematurity. Facilitated
by counselors with concurrent remembrance
program for children. Contact Carrie at 912-2947, x115
MISS Foundation – Early Miscarriage
For women seeking support after the loss of a baby in
early pregnancy. First Wednesdays from 6:30–8 p.m.
at Healing Circle Counseling Office. Contact Linda at
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Monthly support group for parents and adult family
members grieving the loss of a baby. First Thursdays
from 6-7 p.m. at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Sarah
Cannon Cancer Institute, 7607 Forest Ave., Suite 110.
977-5862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasons of Grief by family.extended.
Seasonally offered perinatal loss grief support
resource, which includes memento making. This
activity is for all members of families grieving a
pregnancy/infant loss. Children are welcome. Light
refreshments and all supplies are provided. For
information about workshop dates and times, contact
DEATH OF A CHILD
Monthly support group and resources for parents,
siblings, and grandparents who have experienced
the death of a child (any age). Annual candle lighting
service and remembrance walk. Facilitated by
bereaved parents. Meets on the last Tuesday of the
month, 7 p.m. at St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, 11300
Huguenot Rd., Midlothian. 458-9000, tcfrva@hotmail.
com; compassionatefriendsRVA.org, or call 877-969-
0010 for individualized resource packet.
Support for mothers and fathers enduring the death
of a child of any age, from any cause. Third Mondays,
7–8:30 p.m. Contact karla.helbert@missfoundation.
org. Online resources at richmond.missfoundation.org.
Sisters of Hope
A group of bereaved Christian moms gathering to
offer support, encouragement, and hope. Monthly
support group on second Tuesdays from 7–9
p.m. at Village Church, 233 N. Courthouse Rd., N.
Chesterfield. Contact Kathy Brundage at 405-3001.
DEATH OF A SPOUSE
Healing Hearts Club
Social group for widows and widowers with
monthly events at Huguenot Road Baptist Church.
Call for dates or check calendar online. 272-2072;
Support for Widowed Spouses
Nine-week bereavement program held evenings
two times per year. Spring Group starts in March
in Westover Hills. For more information, contact
Belinda Early at 513-5772 or belinda.early@gmail.
com. Fall Group starts in October in Bon Air. For more
information, contact Elaine Nowinski at 272-7787 or
Widowed Support Group
Six-week support group in Chesterfield for those
who have faced the death of a spouse. For more
information and to register, call Morrisett, 275-7828.
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
DEATH BY SUICIDE
Full Circle Grief Center
Eight-week grief support group for adults grieving
the death of a loved one by suicide. Facilitated by
counselors with possible concurrent remembrance
program for children. Contact Maryse at 912-2914,
x114 or email@example.com. fullcirclegc.org
James River Home Health and Hospice/NAMI
Support group on first Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.,
Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument
Ave., Richmond (second floor, first door on right).
Contact Alane Cameron Ford, 801-4511; amiles@
Survivors of Suicide
Monthly support group on fourth Thursdays, 7–8:30
p.m. at Iron Bridge Church, 10900 Iron Bridge Rd.,
Chester. To register, contact Greg Webber from
Morrissett at 275-7828.
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Monthly support group on third Thursdays, 6:30–8
p.m. at the Pusey House, 2705 Park Ave., Richmond.
This is an open group, all are welcome, no registration
needed. Call peer facilitator Ren Bell at First Baptist
with questions, 548-6670. soslrva.wordpress.com
DEATH BY OVERDOSE
Full Circle Grief Center
Eight-week grief support group for individuals who
are grieving the loss of a loved one by overdose.
Facilitated by counselors. For more information,
contact Stacia at 912-2947, x104; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereavement Resource Manual
This resource has been created and produced
by professionals from Full Circle and brings
together all of the available local resources as
well as age-appropriate grief education. Geared
toward professionals, grieving families, and people
supporting those who are grieving.
HelloGrief.org by Comfort Zone Camp
Articles on this online forum discuss the impact of
loss, ways to help grieving persons cope, and how to
build a community of support for those living with
grief. Teen friendly.
Grief Anonymous (GA) & Grief Resource
GA and GRN are online grief resources looking
to connect individuals with others who’ve had a
loss or are experiencing anticipatory grief. GRN
connects individuals to local groups and professional
resources, and houses a grief resource library,
archive of grief research, and a database of national
crisis hotlines. GA is also on Facebook with a
Family Hub that offers multiple specific groups,
including loss of spouse/partner, child, or parent.
This web site promotes grief education, exploration,
and expression in both practical and creative ways.
Pet Loss Program at VCU
Overdose Loss Support Group (GRAPLE)
Support group for anyone who has lost someone to
substance abuse or addiction. Tuesdays from 7–8
p.m. at the McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Rd.,
3rd floor conference room, Richmond. Contact Tracy
Grow at 229-5024 or email@example.com.
Bereavement Coalition of Central Virginia
A network of counselors, chaplains, hospice
professionals, bereavement volunteers, and
support group leaders who meet on the second
Friday of the month from 8:30-10 a.m. to discuss
current bereavement services in the area and
professional educational resources. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to
the email list for upcoming meeting information and
other program announcements.
Mind-Body Art Therapy Groups for Self-Care
Offered by Zoe Therapy Services – Becky Jacobson,
MA, ATR, LMT
These groups are great for caregivers, and those
who have lost a loved one and are in need of
extra support. The groups combine meditation,
mindfulness techniques, and creative selfexpression.
Each group enables participants to
reconnect with the Self, to rebuild inner-resilience,
and offers a quiet and therapeutic space to
regroup and heal. email@example.com;
RVA Death Café
All faiths and cultures are invited to this open
discussion about death and dying. The dialog is
casual and group led. Please note this is not a specific
bereavement support group. Info about death
cafes at DeathCafe.com. Upcoming info posted on
facebook group: RVA End of Life Network.
Contact Shelby with Peaceful Passings at 502-3667.
Grief Support in Hampton Roads
Bon Secours has a Bereavement Center serving the
Hampton Roads area providing support groups,
programs, and referrals; programming for children
and young adults. 757-947-3420 or bshr.com/
Bon Secours Hospice
1133 Old Bon Air Road
Richmond, VA 23235
8580 Magellan Parkway
Richmond, VA 23227