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8 Northeast Ohio Grief Support Groups That Provide Bereavement Care and Comfort

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northeast-ohio-grief-support-groups.pngThere’s no linear path or timeline set for grief. While each of us grieves in our own unique way, we can all benefit from expressing our emotions in a safe and comfortable environment together.

To help individuals and families get the bereavement care they need, we outline eight Northeast Ohio grief support groups, plus resources and more, below. 

Please note: The following is not in any particular order and is not a comprehensive list of all Northeast Ohio support groups. Visit our grief support page for additional group options. 

1. Cornerstone of Hope   

Guided by compassion and service, Cornerstone of Hope is dedicated to providing support, education and hope for the grieving. The Cleveland office offers a number of adult support groups for individuals who have lost a spouse, parent or child, as well as those who have lost a loved one to murder, suicide or accidental overdose. Additionally, Cornerstone of Hope provides cinema and phototherapy support groups, as well as running/walking and multi-media groups. Find the complete list of support groups here.

Phone number: (216) 524-4673
Location: 5905 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio 44131

2. Hospice of Western Reserve 

Hospice of the Western Reserve offers monthly support groups for young widows and widowers (ages 55 and younger). Several of their groups offer bereavement services for individuals adjusting to life after the death of a spouse, partner or significant other in the past two years. Find more information about the group, and how to get involved here.

Phone number: (216) 383-2222
Location: 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110

3. Cleveland Clinic  

The Cleveland Clinic provides free comprehensive grief and bereavement services to promote healing and positivity for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Professionals, caregivers and volunteers work with you on your journey through grief. The Cleveland Clinic focuses on listening and bereavement education, through the offering of individual and group services—every service is tailored to your needs. Find more information about the bereavement services offered here.

Phone number: (216) 444-9819
Location: All support groups are held online or via conference call.

*Note: The individual support is only open to Cleveland Clinic Hospice families.

4. River’s Edge

River’s Edge offers end-of-life counseling for individuals, couples and families to help navigate life transitions. Services aim to improve relationships, transform negative energy and promote self-understanding and acceptance. Licensed counselors address a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger and grief to help you heal in a safe and peaceful setting. Find more information about the programs and classes offered here.

Phone number: (216) 688-1111
Location: 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111

5. GriefShare

GriefShare offers seminars and support groups led by a group of caring professionals. GriefShare promotes optimism with weekly meetings and valuable resources to help you recover from your loss. With groups located all throughout Ohio, you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one here.

Phone number: (800) 395-5755
Location: Groups offered all throughout Northeast Ohio.

6. Parents Together

Parents Together is a four-week support group offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve for parents coping with the death of an adult child. The program offers understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children. Find more information about the program here.

Phone number: (216) 486-6973
Location: 4670 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

7. Survivors of Suicide Support Group 

The Lorain/Elyria Survivors of Suicide Support Group is a safe haven for individuals to come together as they learn to cope with the loss of a loved one’s suicide. With a wide range of resources and services, members can take comfort in talking with others that have experienced the emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. Find more information about the group, as well as meeting times and locations here.

Phone number: (800) 395-5755
Location: 1165 North Ridge Road, Lorain, Ohio 44055

8. Joel’s Place for Children

Joel’s Place for Children is a bereavement center that offers grief support for children and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. With multiple support groups, children can participate in age-appropriate discussions, crafts, games and books, while parents navigate their own grief journey with other adults. Find more information about the support groups for children and adults. 

Phone number: (440) 248-4412
Location: 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Get Access to Even More Grief Resources & Bereavement Care 

For more information regarding grief support groups and resources, check out our listing of upcoming events or resources page. Additionally, we invite you to contact us for accompanying insights on grief, preplanning, cremation, burial and more.


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