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
  • Solo Parenting after the Death of a Spouse/Partner
    Wednesdays, September 14 – November 2, 5:30-7pm
    Solo parenting after the loss of a spouse/partner is especially challenging. This eight-week support group offers a safe, supportive place to share your thoughts and feelings with others who have experienced a similar loss. 
  • Writing through Loss
    Wednesdays, September 21 – November 9, 6-7:30pm
    This eight-week support group offers adults an opportunity to explore how creative writing can help express grief. No writing experience necessary.
  • Art for Healing (waitlist)
    Second Thursday of the month, October 13, 6-8pm
    This monthly expressive arts group offers adults and mature teens a creative outlet for expressing grief. No art experience necessary.
  • Grief Book Club
    Monday, October 24, 6-7:30pm
    This group is for those who like to read and discuss how stories relate to their own grief experience.
  • Coping with the Holidays
    Mondays, November 14 – January 9, 5:30-7pm
    This nine-week support group helps grieving adults manage the holiday season.
Free; registration is required, unless otherwise indicated. Please email Christine Kovach with questions or to register.