Grief Support Groups

New Groups Starting August, 2018 – December, 2018
To register please call Shirley Sapena (831) 430-3078

    Loss of Parent Group

    When you lose a parent, it doesn’t matter how old you are.  The loss can be jarring.  You may reach for the phone or drive past their home, only to face the realization that they are no longer there.  This supportive group offers a safe space to open up, share memories, and connect with others who have lost a parent.

    Registration required

    Loss of Spouse/Partner Group

    Life changes overnight when a spouse dies, whether from sudden tragedy or a long-term illness.  There is an immediacy to everything that must be done, handling logistics and the complexities of legal matters, all while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy at a time that is far from normal.  How does one go through the trauma of losing a spouse or partner and grocery shop, pay the bills, and go to work?  In this group, we openly discuss how to get from day-to-day and learn practical ways to address symptoms of grief such as:  insomnia, fear, anxiety, and more.

    Registration required

    Loss of Adult Child Group

    • Aptos
    •  10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018
    • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    No one assumes that they will outlive their children.  This loss often feels contradictory to life’s order for parents of all ages.  This group was created for adults who have lost an adult child and are struggling without having them to love and care for.  Through compassionate support, we will help you honor their memory, and find safe and healthy outlets to heal.  This group is a gentle step toward regaining your sense of the world again.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  10/19/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  10/26/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/02/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Coping with Grief through the Winter Holidays

    This weekly grief group offers a safe and caring space to share and receive support from those grieving the death of someone special.  Find connectedness through sharing, receiving support, or simply listening.  Learn helpful tips on how to cope during the winter holidays.  Participants are invited to bring a photo or a keepsake of their loved one to share with the group.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/09/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/16/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/23/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/30/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/07/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/14/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/21/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/28/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required