Virtual Grief Support Groups

 Virtual Grief Support Groups

Finding Strength in Grief

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unity’s in-person grief support groups for children, families and adults are suspended until further notice. While we are not able to support you at this time through one of our 10 face-to-face grief groups, know we are looking forward to providing virtual grief support options soon. Our commitment remains to create a safe space to grieve while you connect with others who have also experienced loss.

Finding Strength in Grief

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unity’s in-person grief support groups for children, families and adults are suspended until further notice. While we are not able to support you at this time through one of our 10 face-to-face grief groups, we are looking forward to providing virtual grief support options beginning September 2020. Our commitment remains to create a safe space to grieve while you connect with others who have also experienced loss.

Current Virtual Offerings

Each person grieves in their own way; therefore, Unity offers services designed to meet your unique needs. Registration is required by calling Unity.

Virtual Navigating Grief

This group meets on six consecutive Tuesdays. The group will be utilizing the Zoom platform which is free, safe, and user friendly to allow members to connect virtually “face to face”. This group is open to any adult member of the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings include topics such as common reactions to grief, memories, coping and adjusting to new roles, self-care, traditions and finding hope. The group is closed to new members after the first session. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249. We will be happy to set up an information session with you to share more about the group as well as the technology.

  • Tuesday, September 22 – Tuesday, October 27 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 22 – Tuesday, October 27 from  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Additional sessions will be offered based on interest
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Virtual Generations – Hope for Grieving Families

Virtual Generations is designed to provide grieving families with children and teens ages 4 -18 a safe place to explore and share their grief experience and is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:45 to 7:30 PM. The group is hosted on Zoom, a free, safe, and user friendly platform allowing members to connect virtually “face to face.” Parents and guardians meet from 5:45 – 6:30 PM and share their grief experience. Children and teens meet from 6:45 – 7:30 PM for activities tailored to their age specific group. Registration is required. To register, call  800-990-9249. We will be happy to set up an information session with you to share more about the group and the technology.

Virtual Grief Connect

This group provides a safe place of connection for those who are grieving and provides tools and insights into the grief process. The group will be utilizing the Zoom platform which is free, safe, and user friendly to allow members to connect virtually “face to face”. The group is open to any adult member of the community who has experienced a death. Please note: It is recommended, although not mandatory, that participants first attend a Virtual Navigating Grief. Beginning, October 15, Grief Connect is held on the first and third Thursday of the month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249. We will be happy to set up an information session with you to share more about the group as well as the technology.

Virtual Hope and the Holidays

This group meets on five consecutive Tuesdays in November and December. The group will be utilizing the Zoom platform which is free, safe, and user friendly to allow members to connect virtually “face to face”. This group is open to any adult member of the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings will include topics such as grief around the holidays, traditions, self-care and finding hope. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249. We will be happy to set up an information session with you to share more about the group as well as the technology.

  • Tuesday, November 10 – Tuesday, December 8 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 10 – Tuesday, December 8 from  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Additional sessions will be offered based on interest

Virtual Grief Groups – Coming Fall 2020
Details about additional virtual grief groups for adults and families will be shared here and on our Facebook page in coming weeks.

Grief Support Resources

Find articles, reading lists and links to other websites we recommend for adults and children who need help coping with grief after a death.

Resources and Information for Supporting Children and Teens through Grief

These resources include developmental information for each age group, ideas for supporting a child when someone is ill, ways to support the child when someone has died and suggested books that may be helpful.

Supporting Children and Teens through Grief

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Infants and Toddlers: 0-2

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Young Children: 3 to 5

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Children: 6 to 8

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Resources and Information for Adults Who are Grieving

These resources include information to support adults through the grieving process including Unity’s newsletters which are designed as a quarterly offering to provide information to grieving individuals during the first year after a death.

A Time to Heal – Volume One – What is Grief (3 months)

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A Time to Heal – Volume Two – Caring for Yourself (6 months)

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A Time to Heal – Volume Three – Finding Strength (9 months)

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A Time to Heal – Volume Four – Honoring the Memory (11 months)

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Youth & Funerals eBook in English
Youth & Funerals eBook in Spanish

Sesame Street: When Families Grieve

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Unity’s grief programs support the family and friends of Unity patients, as well as all members of the community. Experienced Grief Counselors and trained volunteers create a safe haven to learn about grief, share experiences and find hope. Generous donations allow Unity to offer compassionate grief support at no charge.

To register for a virtual grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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