Local Bereavement Support Groups

Support Groups in the Merrimack Valley

Loss of a Child


A Butterfly's Journey to a New Normal

“Helping individuals and families struggling with grief after the loss of a child, or other traumatic loss, to find hope and a new normal.”

Offering group or 1 to 1 sessions with 7 or 8 week programs.

Contact: Barbara Hopkinson (617) 410-6309
PO Box 872, Newburyport, MA 


Perinatal Bereavement Services

“Providing compassionate care to families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy or infancy and continued support to bereaved families throughout their reproductive and parenting experience.”

Contact: Care Coordination at 603-595-5300, Ext. 63850 or Krystal Sieradski at Ext. 66049
Location: St. Joseph’s Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH


Childbirth Loss Support Group

“For families who have suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth, or shortly after birth. These meetings provide information, education, resources, and the support necessary to heal from the grief experience.  The groups, led by a licensed social worker, offer comfort and reassurance for both individuals and couples.”

Sponsored by: Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s HEAL Committee (Helping Educate After Loss)
For more information, call 617-243-6221


The Compassionate Friends of Greater Newburyport

For people who have lost a child, grandchild, or sibling.
Offered the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 PM

Location: Immaculate Conception Parish Center
Room 209, 42 Green St (Corner Green & High St.),
Newburyport, MA  

Contact: Barbara Hopkinson 978-697-1349
http://www.tcfnewburyport.org


The Compassionate Friends of North Shore

Assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Offered the 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM 
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Park St. (Route 62), North Reading, MA

Contact: David Paul 978-771-6345
http://www.tcfnoshore-boston.org

Special Programs for Adults


Men's Grief Support Group

Offered the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 PM
May 23-June 27, 2017
Additional sessions to be held July 11th and August 8th 

Location: High Pointe House (Formerly Merrimack Valley Hospice House), 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA

For information and to register, call 978-552-4510

Substance


Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing
Merrimack Valley GRASP Chapter

Offered the 1st Tuesday each month from 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica, MA

Contact: Nancy Maiullari 781-844-2127
http://grasphelp.org


Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing
Merrimack Valley GRASP Chapter

Offered the 3rd Tuesday each month from 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: Reilly School, 115 Douglas Road, Lowell, MA

Contact: Louise Griffin 978-257-5971


A Butterfly's Journey to a New Normal

“Helping individuals and families struggling with grief after the loss of a child, or other traumatic loss, to find hope and a new normal.”
Offering group or 1 to 1 sessions with 7 or 8 week programs.

Contact: Barbara Hopkinson (617) 410-6309
PO Box 872, Newburyport, MA 

Suicide


Safe Place

Offered the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Amesbury Council on Aging, 9 School Street, Amesbury, MA 

Contact: Debbie Helms, 978-327-6671
samaritans@familyserviceinc.com


A Butterfly's Journey to a New Normal

“Helping individuals and families struggling with grief after the loss of a child, or other traumatic loss, to find hope and a new normal.”
Offering group or 1 to 1 sessions with 7 or 8 week programs.

Contact: Barbara Hopkinson (617) 410-6309
PO Box 872, Newburyport, MA 

Widow/Widower


Young Widowed

For under age 60

Offered the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6:00-7:30 PM   July 20th – August 17th 
Location: High Pointe House (Formerly Merrimack Valley Hospice House), 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA

For information and to register, call 978-552-4128


Young Widow/Widower Support Group

For ages 55 and younger

“A supportive atmosphere, grief education, and coping strategies to manage the loss of a spouse or partner.”

Sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 214 Washington Street, Newton, MA

For information, call 617-243-6221

General Bereavement Groups


The Grief Journey

Offered the 2nd & 4th Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM
July 10-August 28, 2017

Location: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, N. Chelmsford, MA 

For information and to register, call 978-552-4128


General Bereavement

Offered 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Afternoons 3:00-4:30 PM
Evenings 6:00-7:30 PM
July 12-August 23, 2017

Location: High Pointe House (Formerly Merrimack Valley Hospice House), 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA

For information and to register, call 978-552-4510


The Grief Journey

Offered the 1st Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:00 PM

Location: Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA

For information and to register, call 978-552-4510


Circle Home Health & Hospice

Offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM
Or the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM

All ages welcome

Location: Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA

To register, call the Bereavement Care Coordinator at 978-459-9343, Ext. 85883