Grief & Loss

Grief is a normal response to significant loss, such as the death of a spouse or other loved one. These programs provide support for those experiencing grief and loss. See also Mental Health.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

This non-profit organization provides a referral service and publishes the Community Bereavement Resource Directory that can be ordered through its website.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: P. O. Box 660365, Sacramento, CA 95866

Phone: (916) 557-5882

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://griefhelpsacramento.com/

This Sacramento-based national non-profit organization offers peer support services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, including monthly grief support and education meetings, informational resources, and the suicide loss helpline (800) 646-7322.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone who has lost a friend or family to suicide

Address: P. O. Box 214463, Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: (916) 392-0664 or (800) 646-7322

Email: info@friendsforsurvival.org

Website: https://friendsforsurvival.org/

This program offers bereavement groups for all community members and additional supportive services for those who had a loved one on Sutter Hospice.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may participate in bereavement groups; survivors of former Sutter Hospice clients may receive additional support services

Phone: (916) 388-6215 or (916) 388-6255

Website: https://www.sutterhealth.org/services/home-health-hospice/grief-support-sacramento

Note: can search for bereavement support groups on the website; Spanish-language bereavement support groups may be available (contact Isabel Tellier at (916) 800-9880 or TellieI@sutterhealth.org)

This monthly support group offers a safe and compassionate space to share grief, discuss coping skills, and hone the lives of beloved pets after they pass away. The group meets virtually via zoom on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone who has lost a pet; participants must complete a participant consent form

Address: 6201 Florin-Perkins Rd., Sacramento, CA 95828

Phone: (916) 383-7387

Website: https://www.sspca.org/petloss

This non-profit hospice provider offers several grief support groups. Currently, these groups are meeting on-line.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone who has experienced a family member's death in the past 18 months

Address: 100 Howe Ave. Suite 240N, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 817-2338 (additional numbers are listed on the website for specific support group leaders)

Website: https://snowlinehospice.org/our-services/grief-services/grief-support-groups

UC Davis offers a 6-week bereavement support group open to any adult who has experienced a loss.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: any adult

Address: 3630 Business Dr., Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: (916) 731-6867

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/homecare/hospice/bereavement.html#:~:text=For%20more%20information%20on%20any,our%20hospice%20bereavement%20team%20members.&text=General%20Bereavement%20Support%20Group%3A%20This%20group%20is%20a%20six%20week,loss%20of%20a%20loved%20one.

This membership organization helps widowed individuals overcome grief after the loss of a spouse through grief recovery programs, written resources, and social activities.

Cost: annual membership is $120, some programs and workshops are free and do not require membership

Who Is Eligible: widows and widowers

Address: 2628 El Camino Avenue Suite D-18, Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: (916) 972-9722

Email: wpac1@sacwidowed.org

Website: https://sacwidowed.org/

This non-profit hospice provider offers bereavement services to anyone in the community. Although located in Davis, they serve Sacramento and several other counties.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Yolo Hospice serves Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties

Address: 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis, CA 95618

Phone: (530) 758-5566

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://yolocares.org/our-services/center-for-loss-hope/

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This page was created by Catheryn Koss. Last updated 7/5/2022