Welcome to Josie's Place grief support groups for children.

Resources: Grief Support for Children and Teens

San Francisco

Josie’s Place for Bereaved Youth and Families


mailing address: 3288-21st St. #139

San Francisco, CA 94110

Offers concurrent ongoing grief support groups at no cost for children, teens and the

adults in their lives.  Groups meet twice a month in the evening in the Sunset District.

Contact: Pat Murphy, Director

Hospice by the Bay

San Francisco and Marin locations

Bereavement information and registration line: 415.526.5699

Individual grief counseling for children and teens

Alameda County

Circle of Care

Program of the East Bay Agency for Children

2540 Charleston St

Oakland, CA 94602

510.531.7551 x3195

Counseling and peer support groups for children, teens and their families

San Mateo County

Oaktree Bereavement Center

1500 Perez Drive

P.O.Box #1827

Pacifica, CA 94044

Offers support groups for teens and adults and individual counseling.

Pathways Hospice

395 Oyster Point Blvd. #128

So. San Francisco, CA 94080


Individual counseling available to the community 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


Groups and individuals

Mission Hospice and Home Care

1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300

San Mateo, CA 94402


Individual counseling for children and teens

Santa Clara County

Kara/Palo Alto, CA

457 Kingsley Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 321-5272 

Counseling and peer support groups for children, teens and adults

Grief Camps for Children and Teens

Camp Erin

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 and

Community Hospice Modesto, CA


Camp Tawonga

131 Steuart Street, Suite 460 

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 543-2267 

(415) 543-5417 fax

Grief and Growing Bereavement Weekend.

Comfort Zone Camp

Offered their first No. California camp in January 2015

Camp Hope – California

Sierra Hospice Camp HUG

National Resources

The Dougy Center

Online bookstores - books and other resources for purchase

Compassion Books, Inc.

7036 State Hwy 80 South

Burnsville, NC 28714

To place an order for books:

Call: 1-800-970-4220

Compassion Books is a great resource for books for children, teens and adults to help them through serious illness, death and dying and bereavement.

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.