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Grief Support Group Meetings

OAfter the loss of a loved one, we experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions. The ever-changing emotions we experience with grief can catch us off guard, causing us to act out of character or differently than our typical personality or demeanor. We need a support system to help us move through our grief journey. We may think we can cope with the loss alone but that does not work.

 

GriefShare

A Christian ministry that involves video and discussion. It is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The purpose of it is to offer hope at a hopeless time.

St. John Lutheran Church
315 Rosewood Avenue
Boerne, Texas 78006

For more information, please call 830-249-3651.

Click here to visit the GriefShare website.

 

Seasons of Hope

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
202 W. Kronkosky Street
Boerne, TX 78015

For more information, please email seasonsofhope@stpetersboerne.com or call Jeanna Moravits at 830-816-5657.

 

Good Grief Group

First United Methodist Church Scout Hut
205 James Street
Boerne, Texas 78006

For more information, please contact Jenny at 423-504-4949.

 

Grief & Loss Group

If you are suffering the death of a loved one, let us mourn and celebrate the life of the loved one with you. Resources for grief and loss include counseling, coaching, grief support groups, Grief & Holidays workshop, and assistance with memorial and funeral planning at Oak Hills Church. Additional miscarriage support is available through our ministry partner Threads of Love.

Oak Hills Church 
19619 Summer Oaks
San Antonio, TX 78257

For more information, please contact Cassidy Tolopka at 210-698-4624.

 

Bereavement Ministries

The Bereavement Ministry at Oak Hills Church hopes to bring comfort and support to those who are grieving a loss through death. We try to offer many resources to help aid you through your grief and guide you toward healing. All of these are without charge. Please contact 210-698-6868 for more information on the seminar and workshop below.


Grief and Healing Seminar

Twice a year we offer a six-week seminar that will help you understand your pain and unanswered questions on grief. The class provides a safe place to share your feelings in an atmosphere of encouragement and understanding. It is available in January and September.

Grief and the Holidays Workshop

We recognize that losing a loved one can be very challenging during the holidays. This will provide you with coping skills to help you throughout the holiday season. It is held every November.

One on One Grief Coaching

Sometimes you might just need to talk to someone alone. Martie Noll is available by appointment to give you support as many times as you need it. For more information. please call 210-827-3703.

 

Compassionate Friends

A group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings that meets in Kerrville. 

For additional information, contact Sue Endsley at 830-928-7745.

 

Bridging the Gap

Emotional support for children and families who have lost someone significant in their lives.

Small group sessions are held for children, ages 5-18, and adults every other Tuesday from October-February. Each group is limited to seven children and is facilitated by a trained volunteer.

Click here for the Bridging the Gap Brochure.

 

Mo-Ranch - A Safe Place: Retreat for Bereaved Parents

Safe Place Retreat is an aid to help parents recover from the loss of a child.

For more information, visit A Safe Place: A Retreat for Bereaved Parents.

 

The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

Linking hearts, mending spirits, transforming lives.

Mission: To foster healing for grieving youth, their families and the community through peer support programs, counseling, training, education, and outreach.

205 West Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 736-4847

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

 

Camp Agape: Bereavement Camp for Children ages 7-12

A four-day summer camp located in Marble Falls that serves children between the ages of 7-12 who have experienced the death of a family member. Weekend retreats are also available to families of children who attend summer camp.

www.campagapetexas.org

 

GriefWorks

GriefWorks helps children ages 5–18 grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that brings them closer to answers they are seeking.

 

Journeys Through Grief

The Journey Through Grief Newsletter Blog provides resources for coping with grief, loss and traumatic stress with a focus on bereaved parents.

Listen to one grieving widow who tells her view of the benefit of these groups.

When my husband died three years ago, I knew I could handle it. My family had a history of burying feelings and emotions with the loved one. Three years later, after all my busy-ness, redecorating and traveling, I was a mess. I was emotionally stuck, unable to move on. My mother was dying and I was falling apart. My grief for my mother was intense but it was clear to everyone and finally me that I had not grieved for my husband and finally the cork was out of the bottle.

I never grieved. I never had done the work that I need to rediscover my emotional compass. After going to the grief recovery group, listening to others as they found their way, and doing homework, I am slowly piecing my old self back together as my new self. It takes a village is a saying that fits my new mantra. Leaning on others, finding strength in a common need, a journey of self-discovery through a supportive group has made all the difference in my life.

Alamo Hospice bereavement group member in Boerne, TX.


Benefits of joining a bereavement support group

  • Emotional, spiritual, educational, and physical support in a safe and non-judgmental environment
  • Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss
  • The opportunity to begin the healing process through sharing your own story and hearing others
  • Coping skills to help you through the most difficult days of your grief journey
  • The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep the loved one present in your life
  • Permission to grieve and to live a meaningful, productive life
  • To consider receiving multi-dimensional sources of help: spiritual, emotional, relational, and educational approaches to recovery
  • The possibility of adding new friends to your social life who completely understand the long-term healing that the loss of a loved one requires

Grief Groups are a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. You will learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. 

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