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 our bereavement support groups and workshops online, until further notice.

*Virtual* Community Memorial Service
Season of Remembrance: Honoring our Loved Ones Together
Sunday, May 22, 2-3pm
An online community memorial service for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Please register in advance.
*Virtual* drop-in grief support groups
Free; please contact facilitator for details.
  • Tuesday evenings 6-7:30pm, led by Christine Kovach, LCSW & Jeff Hylton, LCSW
  • Thursday afternoons 4-5:30pm, led by Julie Stroud & Melissa White
  • 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday mornings 10-11:30am, led by Tracie Pyers, MSW
  • 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings 10-11:30am, led by Tracie Pyers, MSW (focused on spouse/partner loss)
*Virtual* specialized support groups
Free; registration is required. These semi-structured support groups meet for about 8 weeks, 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.
  • Parent Loss
    Fridays, April 1 – May 20, 12-1:30pm
  • Grief Support Book Club
    Fourth Monday of the month, April 25 – June 27, 6-7:30pm
    This monthly group is for those who like to read and discuss how stories relate to their own grief experience.
  • Art for Healing
    Second Thursday of the month, May 12 – October 13, 6-8pm
    This monthly expressive arts group offers adults and mature teens a creative outlet for expressing grief. No art experience necessary.
  • Suicide Loss
    First and third Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
*Virtual* workshops
Free; registration is required, unless otherwise indicated.
  • New to Grief
    Thursday, April 7, 3-5pm
    An overview of what to expect in the grief process, including tips for proactive coping. Please register in advance.
  • National Sibling Day: Sibling Loss Gathering
    Sunday, April 10, 2-3:30pm
    On National Sibling Day, connect with other bereaved siblings, share your memories, and reflect on your grief. Please register in advance.