Eastern Virginia Support Groups

Comfort Zone Camp Sponsored grief website, very teen friendly –http://www.hellogrief.org/

Bereavement Support Group
Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High Street, Portsmouth, Va. 23707.
Contact Irene Whitfield at 398-2452 for additional information and meeting times.

Bereavement Support Group
Open to anyone suffering a loss. Offers workshops throughout the year such as Journaling, Art, Holidays and Grief, along with a free 7 week course that is offered 3 times a year.
Riverside Regional Hospice Center 12420 Warwick Blvd., Suite 6E, Newport News, VA 23606.
Contact Linzy Laughhunn at 757-594-2745.

Rainbows
Provides grief support services and education for children ages 5-14 and their parents.
Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23322.
For more information contact Jean Dilday at 757-482-3805. Email rainbowshrva@cox.net, www.rainbows.org

Surviving Suicide: Out of Darkness
For those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide.
Cornith United Methodist Church, 23 West Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150
Contact: Brenda Mula/Paula Tate at (804) 980-1506

Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group
For those who have experiences the death of a loved one by suicide.
Meets at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 4811 W. High St., Portsmouth, VA 23703.
Contact Christine Gilchrist, LCSW,PC,Icc. 3802 Poplar Hill Rd., Suite B, Chesapeake, VA 23321 at 757-483-5111 to register before meeting.

StillStanding is a Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide
Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Age 21 and above. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00pm to 9:00pm
For more information, please call Elaine Roberts at (Intl: 001)-757-464-9289 http://stillstanding2.org/

Chesapeake Widowed Persons Service
For surviving spouses. Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 Battlefield Blvd. Open to all ages. Sponsored by AARP. Contact 757-545-4911.

Virginia Beach/Norfolk Widowed Persons Service
For surviving spouses of all ages. Group meetings at First Baptist Church, 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. Virginia Beach.
Also at Virginia Beach Christian Church, Great Neck Road and Rosehill Drive.
For more information, call 461-9457.

Widowed Persons Service
Open to all ages. Hotline 757-461-9457. Call for times and locations.

Young Widows or Widowers
For those who have lost their spouses early and later in life. Call Tammy Worden at 757-421-9969, 800-876-YWOW, E-mail info@ywow.org, website:www.ywow.org

Empty Arms Support Group
Led by a certified Grief Counselor for those experiencing the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or pregnancy loss and newborn loss.
Sentara Women’s Health Source, 713 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
Contact: Ann Prescott, Bereavement Counselor at 757-545-2667.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital – Grief Support
3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. 757-827-2438

Parent Support Group
Support for parents who have lost a child.
Meetings are held Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact Christin West at 757-479-1704.
The Parents’ Group is not affiliated with any particular group. It has been providing support to parents for about 30 years with a few different facilitators to help the members when needed.

Share Support Group
For parents who have experienced the loss of a newborn, including stillbirth and miscarriage.
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane, Norfolk, Virginia 23505.
Contact Nancy Goldman at 757-889-5300.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center
Counseling services now available at Hope & Healing Center.  Individual and family counseling offered. Complimentary at no cost. Call 757-947-3420 Ext. #1 to make an appointment.
Office: 757-947-3420 Cell: 757-354-6872 Fax: 757-947-3210
Nathaniel_Milton@bshsi.org

Parents Bereavement Support Group
For parents who have lost a child under the age of 21 years old.
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23507.
Call for meeting dates and times at 757-668-7129

Perinatal Loss Support Group
For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby, in pregnancy, or in the first year of life.
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center
716 Denbigh Blvd. Suite B3, Newport News, VA 23602
Contact: Shannon Renfro (757) 947-3371 or Shannon_Renfro@bshsi.org.

“Kidz-N-Grief”
Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2 Bernadine Dr., Newport News, Va. 23602.
A bereavement support program of Bon Secours Hospice at Mary Immaculate Hospital is a unique program for grieving children and their parents or caregivers.  It provides grief support for children ages 3 – 18 who have lost a loved one.

Mikey’s Camp provides a supportive environment for children and teens ages 7 – 17.  The camp is staffed by professional grief facilitators and trained volunteers.
Contact Beth Pile at 757-737-2287.

Compassionate Friends – Hampton Roads Chapter
For parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age.
Meets at the Kempsville Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, 805 Kempsville Road.
Contact Maureen & Bill Harmon at 757-484-8161.

Compassionate Friends – Peninsula Chapter
Grafton, Va. Call 757-898-7399.
Meets at the St. Marks Church on Ella Taylor Road in Grafton.

Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg
4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Individual Support and Monthly Groups.
Peer-Facilitated Groups for The Compassionate Friends and Survivors of Suicide Loss.
For more information contact Hannah Creager, Chaplain at 757-253-1220 or bereavement@williamsburghospice.org  
Website: www.williamsburghospice.org
Newsletter: http://williamsburghospice.org/newsletters/hospice-house-blog/ 

Virginia SIDS Alliance
Meetings are held at the St. Marks Catholic Church in Kempsville. Call Terri Neumann at 757-523-1062 or Carolyn Walker at 757-382-0584.

American Guild for Infant Survival SIDS Support Group
301 Eastwood Circle, Virginia Beach, VA. Contact: Scott or Eileen Hesseck at 757-463-3845. Meetings are held at 536 Aragona Blvd, Va. Beach.

Edmarc Hospice for Children
Peace by Piece: For grieving children and teenagers, offered by Edmarc Hospice for Children in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Tidewater. E-mail: bereavement@edmar.org or call 1-800-668-0266 or 757-967-9251.

Grief support group for any parents in the community who have experienced the death of child. We meet at Edmarc in Olde Towne Portsmouth, 516 London Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704.
Two groups, one for mothers and one for fathers, will be held simultaneously in separate rooms. Contact Anne Chisman Abraham at 757-967-9251 or chismana@edmarc.org

Heartland Hospice Bereavement Support Groups
Virginia Beach: Meet at Old Donation Episcopal Church, Alfriends Trail off of North Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary. Contact: Nancy Becker at 757-493-1148 for information.
Newport News: 11835 Fishing Point Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. 757-594-8215 for information.

GriefShare Support Groups
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Contact Kay Dezern 757-312-9171.

Grief Support
Sponsored by Lutheran Family Services of VA
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 4811 High Street West, Portsmouth, VA 23703.
Contact Kay Dezern 757-312-9171.

Bereavement Support Group
St. Stephen Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA.
A Time to Mourn ~ A Time to Heal is an eight-week long close-ended grief program beginning on Friday evening, March 7, 2014. This group is offered without charge and one need not be a member of St. Stephen’s to attend.
For registration or further information, contact Support Group Facilitator, Mary Williams, M.S.Ed., NCC at MourningsGrace@aol.com, 757-439-2590, or church office: 757-421-7416. The group is limited to 10 participants, so reserve your place now.

“My Friend, I Care”
Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice.
Meets at Old Donation Episcopal Church, N. Witchduck Road, Va. Beach, VA. For more information, please contact Patty Hendrix, Bereavement Coordinator/Grief Facilitator at 757-461-0600. Free and open to the public. Walk-ins welcome!