Bereavement Services are provided free of charge to all community members in need. All groups and classes, except our drop-in group, require pre-registration, please call (925) 887-5681 to register! Class locations are listed below. Our calendar is also available for download as a pdf.


Support Groups 


The Bridge 

A bi-weekly support program for grieving children and teens using art, play, journaling, music and conversation. Support is also available for parents/guardians. Runs during the school year. (Pre-registration is required.)

Location: Valhalla Elementary School, 530 Kiki Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
6:00 - 7:30 pm
October 2016 - June 2017


Parent Loss Support Group

This eight-week support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of one or both parents. The group seems to be the most helpful if you are at least three months past the death of your parent(s). A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.

In Pleasant Hill:
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
May 30 - July 25, 2017

Note: No meeting on July 4th.


Spouse & Partner Loss Support Group
This eight-week support group is for men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The group seems to be the most helpful if you are at least three months past the death of your spouse. A short phone assessment is required before registration is complete.

In Pleasant Hill:

Monday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 10 - June 5, 2017

(No meeting on May 29)

In Brentwood:
To be determined


Pet Loss Support Group
In a nurturing small group, you are encouraged to process natural feelings of grief resulting from the loss of a beloved animal. No registration required.

In Walnut Creek:
2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek


Drop-In Grief Support Group
This ongoing group meets twice per month to provide support for anyone grieving the death of someone close to them. No registration required.

In Pleasant Hill:
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 

In Brentwood:
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
4:30 - 6:00 pm


Drop-In Grief Support Group for Seniors

Offered at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, this group will meet on six consecutive Thursdays, in the Game Room. Please join us, all seniors are welcome to attend.

In Pleasant Hill:
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
April 6 - May 11, 2017

Pleasant Hill Senior Center:
233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523



Grief Classes


Understanding Grief
A class for people who are bereaved, experiencing grief after a death, and people who want to support a friend. Pre-registration is required.

In Pleasant Hill:

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM


Spirituality & Grief: Exploring the Intersection

Class: Through an informative presentation, discover new ways to recognize and understand your grief experience from a spiritual perspective.

Pleasant Hill:

Coming in 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Discussion Group: Join in a discussion about how grief impacts your spiritual life, and, in turn, how your spirituality affects your grief journey.

 

Pleasant Hill:

Coming in 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

These are welcoming and inclusive gatherings - all spiritual views are invited.

Pre-registration is required. Attending the class is encouraged but not required for participation in the discussion group.


Creative Arts & Grief Workshops for Adults

This monthly workshop in Pleasant Hill is designed for individuals grieving the death of a loved one to support the expression of grief in intuitive and creative ways. The group format allows for time to engage grief through symbolic expressions and to share experiences.

Soul Collage

The depth of our grief and its impact on us may feel impossible to describe in words. Join us as we engage our grief through collage and symbolic expression. Inspired by the Soul Collage process of self-discovery, this intuitive and imaginative process utilizes collage in a powerful way to explore and express your many inner voices. No previous artistic experience is required.

Pleasant Hill:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (Register by June 14, 2017)
2 - 4 PM

 

 

Locations


Pleasant Hill location:
Hospice East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Brentwood location:
John Muir Urgent Care Center (Large Conference Room)
2400 Balfour Road, Suite 223, Brentwood, CA 94513

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek