Adult Bereavement Support Groups

Please click on the links below to learn more about these MetroWest programs or to pre-register.
Due to COVID-19, the following organizations are offering their grief support programs VIRTUALLY.  

Advocates/Jeff's Place

Grieving During Covid-19
Advocates, in collaboration with Jeff’s Place, offers virtual support group designed for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 crisis. This 12-week private program will focus on the grieving process and highlight the extraordinary challenges that a loss during this pandemic has created.
Groups will meet weekly for 1-hour.
Start date: TBD, pending enrollment.
To make a referral or for more information: | (508) 661-2038
Karen Katz |

Care Dimensions

Led by experienced bereavement professionals, these support groups bring people together to share feelings, console one another, or simply observe and listen. Groups include Coping with Grief and Loss; Adult Loss of Parent; Loss of Spouse/Partner; Loss of Sibling; Loss of Adult Child; LGBTQ Grief Support; Young Widowed; Suicide Bereavement; and Monthly Caregiver Support Group. Also offering interactive workshops to address specific issues and help participants find practical ways to manage grief.

The Children’s Room

Parenting While Grieving - An eight week, evidence-based, educational series for parents and/or caregivers who are parenting children and teens who have had a parent die. The way in which the surviving parent or caregiver is coping with the loss will help determine how well a child will cope over time.  Explore the impact of death and loss on children; developmental understanding of the grief process; strategies for managing the challenges of parenting; and for some, parenting while navigating their own grief. 

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd offers a variety of support groups which are free of charge and open to the community including but not limited to: Loss of a Parent, Loss of a Spouse or Partner, Caregiver Support. An opportunity for individuals to meet on a regular basis to discuss the experience of loss together and exchange mutual support. Support groups take place in a safe, confidential space and are facilitated by experienced members of the Good Shepherd Counseling Services Team.

The Journey - Living with Loss

A bereavement support group that focuses specifically on supporting individuals who are navigating the journey of life after the passing of a loved one due to substance use. In person meetings are currently suspended due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, however, online meetings are available.


Emotional and spiritual support for adults living with loss. Currently offering a virtual Bereavement Support Group on Mondays from 10:30 AM to noon. The Director of Spirituality and Aging is also available for phone conversations with people who are experiencing feelings of grief and loss.

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Childbirth Loss Support Groups - For families who have suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth. The groups, led by a licensed social worker, offer comfort and reassurance for both individuals and couples.

Young Widow/Widower Support Group –  A supportive atmosphere, grief education, and coping strategies to manage the loss of a spouse or partner. For ages 55 and younger.

Sponsored by NWH’s HEAL Committee (Helping Educate After Loss).

One step at a time

Monthly peer-led support group for families and friends dealing with the loss of a loved one from substance use disorder. The group offers understanding, acceptance, love and support as the members navigate through this experience together. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the Temple Room at First Church in Marlborough from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.


Free support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide.  Services focus on non-judgmental listening, compassion, and peer support. SafePlace group meetings are available (currently virtual) to connect people with others who have experienced a similar loss. If not ready to attend a support group, a pair of trained volunteers are available to offer support via Zoom or phone calls, in more individualized and personalized “visits.”

The Sun Will Rise

Grief support after a loss from substance abuse.  In addition to in person and zoom grief support for loss due to substance use or overdose for anyone 18 and over, The Sun Will Rise now also offers a special men’s only zoom grief support group.  Pre-registration required.

Temple Emanuel

The bereavement group at Temple Emanuel is for any adult in the temple and larger Jewish community who has experienced the loss of someone dear who would find it comforting to meet with others who have also experienced an important loss, whether it has been recent or in past years.

Trinitarian Congregational Church

A seasonal ministry for those walking through grief.  If you are in need of support, encouragement and understanding around the death of someone you love, please consider joining this group.