Grief support groups and workshops

Mission Hospice professionals host free 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).  To keep our community safe during COVID-19, we have moved most of our bereavement support groups and workshops online.

*Virtual* drop-in grief support groups
Free; please email Christine Kovach with questions.
  • Tuesday evenings 6-7:30pm
  • Thursday afternoons 4-5:30pm
  • 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday mornings 10-11:30am
  • 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings 10-11:30am
*Virtual* specialized support groups
Free; registration is required. These semi-structured support groups meet for a fixed term, and schedules are subject to change. For more information on these specialized support groups, or if you are interested in a specific topic for a support group or workshop, please email Christine Kovach.
  • Suicide Loss
    First and third Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
  • End of Life Option Act Grief Support Group
    Thursdays, April 6 – May 25, 6-7:30pm
    This eight-week support group provides a safe, confidential space for exploring the grief experience of those whose loved ones chose the End of Life Option Act. We welcome all stories and perspectives.
  • Grief Book Club
    Monday, April 24, 6-7:30pm
    This group is for those who like to read and discuss how stories relate to their own grief experience.
  • Art for Healing
    Second Thursdays, May – October, 6-8pm, San Mateo office
    This monthly expressive arts support group offers adults and mature teens a creative outlet for expressing grief. No art experience necessary.
Free; registration is required, unless otherwise indicated. Please email Christine Kovach with questions or to register.
A community memorial service for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one
Sunday, May 21, 2-4pm, San Mateo