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Support Groups

Hope Bereavement Center Grief Support Groups

Support groups provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can process your grief with others who are on the same difficult journey. Often, members can provide one another with practical problem-solving advice and helpful strategies for moving through grief. Led by trained facilitators, our groups are designed to help you cope with loss and feel less alone. We invite you to attend any of our support groups listed here.


Open To Everyone In The Community

All groups are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are graciously accepted.


Healing Grief through Faith

Many find strength and renewed faith as they work through their feelings of loss. Facilitators of this group are trained in grief and faith, and members of all faiths are welcome.

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month,
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Option to attend in-person or online.
No registration required.

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Coping with the Loss of a Spouse

The death of a spouse can create unique experiences that can be difficult to discuss with others, including those close to you. This group provides a sense of inclusion to those specifically dealing with spouse loss.

Every Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.
Option to attend in-person or online. No registration required.

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Cultivating Resiliency

A Caregiver Support Group

It is important for caregivers to take time for self-care to maintain their own health. This support group provides a safe environment for those who are currently caregiving, or who have lost a loved one for whom they were in a caregiving role.

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Starting January 4th. No registration required.

Zoom Meeting Info

Walking Through Grief

Support Group

Nature puts us in touch with the larger meanings of life. This rejuvenating group offers fresh air, connection, and light exercise. A basic level of fitness is required for the half-mile walks on uneven terrain, which are conducted at a gentle pace.

Thursdays,10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Every Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm

In-person only, Carlsbad walking trails. Registration required. Full location details provided upon registration.

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Healing Your Grief

This ongoing, open-ended, drop-in support group is for anyone experiencing loss.

Every Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online only. No registration required.

Zoom Meeting Info

Empty Cradle

Parents who have lost a child to in-utero or neo-natal death can face complex feelings that others may not understand. This group offers a reprieve and a safe, supportive environment for those dealing with this loss.

3rd Monday of every month,
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Attend In-person only. No registration required.

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Moving Forward through Expressive Arts

This support group offers participants a creative way to naturally process and express grief that is often too painful or complex to verbalize. No art experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.

Dates TBA
In-person only; indoor and outdoor venues in Carlsbad. Full location details provided upon registration. Registration required.

To register:
Please call 760.431.4100.