Grief & Loss Support Groups

Synagogues/Temples
Hospices
Private Agencies
Healthcare Agencies

Synagogues/Temples

Adat Shalom Synagogue

www.adatshalom.org

  • Day and Time: Call for information
  • Contact: Caren Harwood – 248 851-5100, ext. 231
  • Facilitator: Rabbi Rachel Shere – 248 851-5100
  • Location: Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Rd.,
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

  • Grief and Loss Support Groups
  • Name of the Group: Bereavement Support for Individuals who have Lost a Spouse or Partner
  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, October 18 through November 22, 2011 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
  • Location: Congregation Shaarey Zedak 27375 Bell Road, Southfield
  • Miscellaneous: No Charge, Donations Appreciated, Registration Required
  • Contact: National Council of Jewish Women / Greater Detroit Section (NCJW/GDS) / SPACE for Changing Families 248.355.9936.

Temple Israel

temple-israel.org

  • Name of the Group: Grief and Loss Support Group
  • Day and Time: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
  • Location: Temple Israel 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Facilitator: Barbara T. Gordon, LMSW, ACSW
  • Contact: Kari K. Provizer LMSW, ACSW 248.661.5700.
  • Name of the Group: Daily Minyan Service
  • Day and Time: Monday through Thursday at 7:30 AM; Sundays and Holidays at 9:00 AM
  • Location: Temple Israel 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Misc.: Coffee, Bagels and Juice after services
  • Contact: Kari K. Provizer LMSW, ACSW 248.661.5700.

Temple Beth El

tbeonline.org

  • Name of the Group: Loss of a Loved One
  • Day and Time: Call for Information
  • Location: Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Facilitator: Rabbi Syme and Ms. Judith Burdick, MA, LLP
  • Contact: Temple Beth El 248.851.1100 ext 3143.
  • Grief and Loss Support Groups
  • Day and Time: Call for Information
  • Location: Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Contact: Temple Beth El 248.851.1100 ext 3143.

Temple Emanu_El

emanuel-mich.org

  • Grief and Loss Support Groups
  • Name of the Group: Nechamah – Bereavement Support Group
  • Day and Time: Call for further information
  • Location: Temple Emanu El 14450 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park MI
  • Miscellaneous: Open to the community. No charge but reservations are required.
  • Contact: Jennifer Wolin Patterson 248.967.4020

Birmingham Temple

  • Name of the Group: No groups scheduled at this time.

Hospices

Angela Hospice

www.angelahospice.org

  • Name of the Group: General Bereavement – 2 groups
  • Day and Time: Second and fourth Tuesday, one group at 1:00 pm and the second group at 6:30 pm.
  • Contact: 734.467.7423
  • Name of the Group: Loss of Spouse – 2 groups
  • Days and Times: First and third Tuesday of the month, one group at 1:00 pm and a second group at 6:00 pm
  • Contact: 734.467.7423
  • Name of the Group: Parents grieving over lost children through illness
  • Days and Times: First Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
  • Contact: 734.467.7423
  • Name of the Group: Children (children are divided into ages 5-7 & 8-12)
  • Days and Time: Call for information
  • Contact: 734.467.7423
  • Name of the Group: Woman’s Grief and Loss group
  • Days and Times: Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Contact: 734.464.7810

All groups are free of cost and open to the public. 14100 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, 48154

Arbor Hospice

www.arborhospice.org

Grief Support Services – 800.997.9266

  • Name of the Group: New Pathways (all loss)
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: Maryjane Bottonari 800.997.9266
  • Name of the Group: Adult Loss of a Parent
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: Maryjane Bottonari 800.997.9266
  • Name of the Group: Loss of Spouse/Life partner
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: Maryjane Bottonari 800.997.9266
  • Name of the Group: Survivors of Suicide
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: Maryjane Bottonari 800.997.9266
  • Name of the Group: Grief Support for Children
  • (children and parent/caregiver meet in age-related groups)
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: Dan Morris 800.997.9266

Beaumont Hospice

www.beaumonthospitals.com/services-programs/support-groups?tid=338

  • Name of the Group: Bereavement
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Contact: 248.743.9400

Compassionate Care Hospice

  • Name of the Group: Grief and Loss
  • Day and Times: Call for information
  • Location: Compassionate Care Hospice 5820 N. Lilley Rd., Ste. 1, Canton
  • Contact: Ann Christensen, BSW 888.983.9050

Hospice of Michigan

www.hom.org

  • Name of the Group: Living On – Ongoing Support Group
  • Day and Time: First and Third Tuesdays of the month 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Location: Hospice of Michigan Oakland Resource Center 43097 Woodward Ave. Suite #102 (North of Square Lake)
  • Contact: Claudia Been 248.334.1323

Hospices of Henry Ford

www.henryford.org

  • Day and Time: Second Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm
  • Location: Fairlane Center, Dearborn, MI
  • Contact: 800-436-7936
  • Day and Time: Third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Fairlane Center, Dearborn, MI
  • Contact: 800-436-7936

Odyssey Hospice

www.odsyhealth.com

  • Name of the Group: Adult Grief Support Group
  • Day and Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month 3:00 – 4:00 PM (evening time by request)
  • Location: Odyssey Hospice 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite 102 Southfield MI
  • Restrictions: Please call to RSVP
  • Contact: Sara S. Griffin or Shelly Raitz at 248.356.6292

St. John Health System Home Services Hospice

www.stjohn.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Private Agencies

National Council of Jewish Women / Greater Detroit Section (NCJW/GDS) / SPACE for Changing Families

www.ncjwgds.org

  • Name of the Group: Bereavement Support for Individuals who have Lost a Spouse or Partner
  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, October 18 through November 22, 2011 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Congregation Sharrey Zedak 27375 Bell Road Southfield, MI 48034
  • Miscellaneous: No Charge, Donations Appreciated, Registration Required
  • Contact: National Council of Jewish Women / Greater Detroit Section
    (NCJW/GDS) / SPACE for Changing Families 248.355.9936.

Common Ground Sanctuary

www.commongroundsanctuary.org

  • Name of the Group: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
  • Day and Time: Call for dates and times
  • Location: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
  • Contact: 248.456.0909 or 800.231.1127 – crisis line available

Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home

www.donelsonjohnsandevans.com/helpfulinfo.html

  • Name of the Group: Living With Loss
  • Day and Time: The second and fourth Tuesdays, in the evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Central United Methodist Church 3882 Highland Road (M-59) (between Cass Lake & Pontiac Lake) Waterford, MI 48328
  • Facilitator: Dr. James Bolin 248.673.1213
  • Name of the Group: Suicide Survivors
  • Day and Time: The first and third Tuesdays, in the evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Central United Methodist Church 3882 Highland Road (M-59) (between Cass Lake & Pontiac Lake) Waterford, MI 48328
  • Facilitator: Dr. James Bolin 248.673.1213

David C. Brown Funeral Home of Belleville

davidcbrownfh.com

  • Name of the Group: Groups for widows, widowers, bereaved parents & adult children.
  • Day and Time: Call for information.
  • Location: Brown Family Center 678 E. Huron River Dr., Belleville, MI 48111
  • Additional Information: Mary Martinez also provides one-on-one grief support and is available at no charge.
  • Contact: Mary Martinez, Grief Management Coordinator 734.697.5090

Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

www.centerforhospice.org

  • Name of the Group: Various Bereavement
  • Day and Time: Call for information.
  • Location: Call for information
  • Contact: 574.935.4511 or 800.774.2784

Sullivan Funeral Home

sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

  • Day and time: Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Location: 705 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Contact: 248.541.7000

Pixley Funeral Home

  • Name of the Group: “You are not alone” for families and caregivers
  • Day and Time: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
  • Location: 322 W University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307
  • Contact: 248.651.9641

Gildas Club – Metro Detroit

www.gildasclubdetroit.org

  • Days and Times:
    • First and third Monday at 6:00 pm for spouses
    • Second and fourth Tuesday 6:00 pm for family
    • Fourth Saturday at 12:30 general
  • Location: 3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Contact: 248.577.0800
  • Misc: Must be a member of the Gilda’s Club to attend sessions. There is no charge to be a member. New member meetings are on Wednesday and Saturdays at 1:30 pm

Royal Oak Senior Community Center

www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us

  • Name of the Group: Navigating Life Losses – dedicated to working with adults who want to overcome losses in their lives
  • Days and Times: Call for dates and times
  • Location: 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Contact: Sylvia Hartsoe 248.246.3900

Waterford Senior Center

www.waterford.k12.mi.us

  • Name of the Group: Senior Grief Support Group
  • Days and Times: Call for information
  • Location: 6455 Harper, Waterford, MI 48329
  • Contact: 248.623.6500

Healthcare Agencies

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

www.sjmh.com

Pre-registration is required for all groups. Please call 734.327.3409.

Henry Ford Health System

www.henryfordhealth.org

  • Name of the Groups: Bereavement
  • Day and Time: Second and third Tuesday of every month
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Contact: 313.874.6000
  • Day and Time: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month
  • Location: Grosse Point Farms, MI
  • Contact: 313.343.6051
  • Day and Time: Third Tuesday of every month
  • Location: Warren, MI
  • Contact: 810.759.0874
  • Day and Time: First and third Monday of every month
  • Location: Wyandotte, MI
  • Contact: 734.246.6963
  • Day and Time: First Wednesday and third Friday of every month
  • Location: Plymouth, MI
  • Contact: 734.354.3372
  • Day and Time: Second and forth Tuesday and Wednesday of every month
  • Location: Clinton Township, MI
  • Contact: 810.263.2840
  • Name of the Group: Grief support for children and teens (SandCastles)
  • Days and Times:
    • Clinton Township – Twice a month on Mondays
    • Downriver – Twice a month on Tuesdays
    • Rochester – Twice a month on Wednesdays
    • St. Clair Shores – Twice a month on Thursdays
    • Southfield – Twice a month on Tuesdays
    • Detroit – Twice a month on Mondays
    • Livonia – Twice a month on Thursdays
    • Contact: 313.874.6881

    Childrens Hospital of Michigan

    www.chmkids.org/chm

    • Name of the Group: Sunrise Sunset Healing Through Grief
    • Days and Times: Call for dates and times
    • Contact: 313.745.5391
    • Location: 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201

    Bi-County Community Hospital

    www.henryford.com

    • Day and Time: Third Thursday of the month
    • Location: Contact hospital for locations
    • Contact: 586.759.0874

    Bon Secours Cottage Health Services

    www.bonsecourscottage.org

    • Days and Times:
      • First Thursday of the month at 1:30 – 3:30 pm
      • Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
      • Groups are for 5 months, only offered a couple of times through the year. Call for dates and times
      • Contact: Spiritual Care Department 313.640.2153
      • Location: 159 Kercheval Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236