By the Bay Health
Bereavement information and registration line: 415.526.5699
Individual grief counseling for children and teens in San Francisco and Marin locations.
Oaktree Bereavement Center
1500 Perez Drive, P.O.Box #1827, Pacifica, CA 94044
Offers support groups for teens and adults and individual counseling.
For individual support, contact Tom May at 408-773-4329.
For group information, contact Linda Woodsmall at 408-773-4319
Individual grief counseling and virtual and in-person grief support groups available to the community in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Western Contra Costa Counties at no charge for up to a year following a death.
Sutter VNA and Hospice- San Mateo
700 S. Claremont Street, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA 94402
Grief support for groups and individuals
Mission Hospice and Home Care
1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402
Free, virtual grief support groups open to family members of Mission Hospice patients in California, and to all bereaved individuals living in Mission Hospice’s geographical service area (the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay). Individual grief counseling for youth and adults for fee as well.
457 Kingsley Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Counseling and peer support groups for children, teens and adults, as well as summer grief camps.
The Dougy Center
National Alliance for Children's Grief
The NACG is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions, and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming, and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families. Their website offers excellent resources for grievers and folks providing bereavement support.
Leaves from Stella
Leaves from Stella’s mission is to help bereaved young adults thrive by providing financial assistance and peer-to-peer support to facilitate education attainment.
Provides free, weekly, virtual grief support groups.
Riley Children's Health Grief Support Guide
This app is designed to help grieving parents, siblings and those who want to support a grieving person navigate grief resources, as well as offer a secure space to journal throughout their grief journey. Resources can be accessed by anyone, and a free account must be created to journal, release memory lanterns, and create a hope chest.
The Dinner Party
A platform for grieving 21-45 year olds to find peer community and build lasting relationships; groups continue to meet virtually.
Wonders and Worries
Supports families experiencing parental illness and anticipatory grief through resources and a helpline for advice on how to talk about parental illness with kids and teens.
Weekend camp for grieving children and teens – provided by both Hospice by the Bay (held in August) and Kara.(held in July) See their contact information above – as well as:
Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Mt. Herman Redwood Camp 841.430.3000
Community Hospice www.hospiceheart.org Modesto, CA
131 Steuart Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 543-5417 fax
Grief and Growing Bereavement Weekend.
Comfort Zone Camp www.comfortzonecamp.org
Offered their first No. California camp in January 2015
The Centering Corporation
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
Toll-Free Number: 866-218-0101
The Centering Corporation is another great resource for books, dvds for children, teens and adults to help them through serious illness, death and dying and bereavement.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
3735 Broken Bow Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526
Online bookstore. Dr. Wolfelt, Founder and Director, is the author of several books on grief available for purchase.