Find a Support Group

HopeHealth's Center for Hope & Healing offers a diverse, extensive array of grief support groups in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Led by specially trained facilitators, these mutual support groups provide a safe, confidential and supportive setting for anyone experiencing a loss.

All groups are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (888) 528-9077.

If you’re interested in a referral to a mental health clinician, please call (888) 528-9077 and ask to speak with a grief support counselor, who will assist you.

The Center for Hope & Healing Grief Support Schedule

Hope For the Holidays

Coping with grief during the holiday season: a time for reflection, education and support

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
November 14, 2018

Newport, RI

Hambly House, 30 Red Cross Avenue
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
November 14, 2018

Massachusetts

Buzzards Bay, MA

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay, 218 Main Street
Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 14, 2018

Brewster, MA

Brewster Council on Aging, 1673 Main Street
Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 21, 2018

Falmouth, MA

Atria Woodbriar, 339-389 Gifford Street
Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
December 6, 2018

Please RSVP to the Center for Hope & Healing at (888) 528-9077. Registration required.

General Grief Support Groups

MASSACHUSETTS

Brewster, MA

Brewster Council on Aging, 1673 Main Street
Monthly, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
September 26, October 17, November 21, December 19

Brockton, MA

HopeHealth, 1324 Belmont Street, Suite 202
Monthly, Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
August 21, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Fall River, MA

Family Resource Center at Family Service Association
45 Rock Street

Monthly, Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
August 20, September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10

Falmouth, MA

Atria Woodbriar, 339-389 Gifford Street
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Six-Week Series
First Six-Week Session:
September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Second Six-Week Session:
November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

Hyannis, MA

HopeHealth, 765 Attucks Lane
Monthly, Mondays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10

Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, MA

Tisbury Senior Center, 34 Pine Tree Road
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
August 30, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

North Attleboro, MA

The Branches of North Attleboro
40 Robert F. Toner Boulevard

Monthly, Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
August 27, September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3

RHODE ISLAND

Cranston, RI

Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27

East Greenwich, RI

Atria at Harborhill, 159 Division Street
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Six-Week Series
First Six-Week Session:
September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23
Second Six-Week Session:
November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18

East Providence, RI

Evergreen House Health Center Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1 Evergreen Drive
Monthly, Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Six-Week Series: October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3

Tockwotton on the Waterfront, 500 Waterfront Drive
Monthly, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
August 29, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19

Lincoln, RI

Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Highway
Monthly, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 31

North Kingstown, RI

Beechwood North Kingstown Senior Center, 44 Beach Street
Monthly, Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
September 14, October 19, November 16, December 14

Wakefield, RI

143 Main Street
Monthly, Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
August 23, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

General Grief Support Group with Guided Imagery

Rhode Island

East Greenwich, RI

1 St. Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
September 13, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 13

General Grief Support Group in Spanish

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, 60 Valley St #104
Monthly, Fridays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17

Loss of Spouse

MASSACHUSETTS

East Sandwich, MA

McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16

RHODE ISLAND

Newport, RI

Hambly House, 30 Red Cross Avenue
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18

Providence, RI

Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street
Two sessions will run concurrently for this group. One session will be for newcomers and the other will be for those who previously attended.
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Six-Week Series:
First Six-Week Session: September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23
Second Six-Week Session: November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18

Providence, RI

Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Six-Week Series:
First Six-Week Session: September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23
Second Six-Week Session: November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18

Wakefield, RI

143 Main Street
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Six-Week Series:
First Six-Week Session: September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25
Second Six-Week Session: November 8, November 15, November 29. December 6, December 13, December 20

Warwick, RI

Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Six-Week Series:
First Six-Week Session: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17
Second Six-Week Session: November 7, November 14, November 28 December 5, December 12, December 19

Loss of Parent

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard
Monthly, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

Loss of Sibling

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard
Monthly, Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

Loss of Child

Rhode Island

For those grieving the loss of a child of any age.

Providence, RI

Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street
Monthly, Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

Mindfulness Grief Support Group

Rhode Island

Meditation and discussion for those working through their grief journey.

Providence, RI

Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street
Monthly, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 10, October 15, November 5, December 3

Children and Teen Grief Support Group

Massachusetts

Hyannis, MA

Child and Family Service, 100 Independence Drive, Unit 8
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
October 2, November 6, December 4

New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Child and Family Service Inc., 1061 Pleasant Street
Monthly, Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 17, October 22, November 12, December 10

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
October 29, November 19, December 3

Coffee and Connections: An Informal Gathering of Grief Support

Rhode Island

Warwick, RI

Starbucks, 25 Pace Boulevard
Monthly, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 6, October 4, November 8, December 6

Soulful Signs: Exploring Beyond the Loss

Rhode Island

Warwick, RI

Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

Caregiver Support Group

Rhode Island

This special group provides an encouraging and non-judgmental environment for caregivers to freely share their experiences, concerns and solutions. In this group, you'll learn new information and skills, find friendship, empathetic listening, humor and examples of grace under pressure. This group is open to anyone caring for someone living with an illness.

Providence, RI

1085 North Main Street
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6

Yoga for Grief and Healing

Rhode Island

Pawtucket, RI

Shri Yoga Studio, 172 Exchange Street *
Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., starting September 5
*New participants only, first eight sessions are free. This is a safe group setting for gentle yoga and meditation practices
(in chairs and on the floor) with group activities. Journals and other materials are provided during class.

Providence, RI

1085 North Main Street, Providence
Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 17, October 22, November 12, December 10

Complementary Approaches to Grief Support

Rhode Island

For those who have lost a loved one within the past year, this experiential group will include complementary approaches to grief support including different types of writing, music, and art.

Providence, RI

Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12

Dementia Support Group

Massachusetts

Discovering who you are…when caregiving ends. A special grief support group for those who have cared for a loved one with dementia.

Mashpee, MA

Council on Aging, Mashpee Senior Center, 26 Fran E. Hicks Drive

Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13

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