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Grief Resources

This list was compiled by Barb Petsel who is an amazing resource for the North Texas Community. If there are any questions or requests to update this list please reach her at 214-384-9272 or at barb@barbpetsel.com . Collin County and the Medical Examiners are not affiliates of any of these organizations, this list serves as a resource to our community for Grieving individuals. 

Adult Grief Support Groups 

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano 6200 W. Parker Rd Plano TX  6 week grief support groups (adults) for death related grief- limited in number- please make reservation Barb Petsel LPC, FT, RN, CDWF 214-384-9272 Barb@BarbPetsel.com (Next one begins Nov 6 , 2019 for 6 Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 PM (skipping Thanksgiving week)

VNA Grief Support groups- Dallas- Sue Rafferty 214689-2922, Collin County Susan Bryan 214-733-5500, Denton County-Jerald Garner 940-349-5900, Kaufman County Kevin Moore 972-962-7500

Collin County VNA: Grieving Hearts (loss of spouse group) at First United Methodist Church Allen 601 S. Greenville Allen upstairs library, usually 1st Tuesdays 10-11:30 AM 214-733-5543 bryans@vnatexas.org (Sept 3, Oct 1, etc.)   

VNA- Sharing the Journey: Coping with Grief: 6 wk. group begins at 10 AM-11:45 AM Upstairs library at First United Methodist Church Allen (601 S. Greenville, Allen) RSVP. ahead –space limited 214-733-5543 bryans@vnatexas.org   Susan Bryan LPC Next one begins Sept 26

Motherless Daughters free support group for women First meeting will be Friday Sept 20 (then they will decide regular meeting day) of each month 11:30 AM -1 PM 8105 Razor Blvd. Plano TX 75024 Led by counselor Christy Doering, MSSW, LCSW Christy.sagecounseling@gmail.com 972-696-9207

Grief and Loss Center of North Texas Misc. Grief groups (widow, traumatic loss, homicide loss, young adult group, young widows group, mom's group for older adult child loss, etc.) Call 214-452-3105 or email hope@mygriefandloss.org  Meets inside Wilshire Bapt. Church 4316 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214

Christ United Methodist Church 3101 Coit Plano (chapel) 972-596-4303 2 groups: Journey of grief, faith and hope monthly group : 3rd Monday of the month 7-8:30 PM and 6 wk. group 2x/yr. on Tuesdays 7 PM  in spring and fall Registration needed. (fall 6 week group begins Oct 29- Dec 3, 2019) 

Faith Presbyterian Hospice Monthly Grief Support Once a month group www.faithhospice.org adults (many locations) Check website for details www.faithandgrief.org

The Other Side of Loss Adult Grief Support Group 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11:30 AM RSVP at 469-404-5239 www.faithpreshospice,orf T Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center Conference Rom 2

Christian: Prince of Peace Catholic Church Adult Grief Support 1105 W. 15th St. Plano Contact Angela Gwinn a.gwinn2@popplano.org or 972-380-2100 will begin Sept 10 at 9:30-11 am

St. Elizabeth Seton 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.(Seton Formation Center is 3100 W. Springcreek Pkwy)  Plano TX 75023 972-596-5505  Monthly meetings  (daytime and evening time meetings alternating months) Also 6 week group offered several times a year.

Christian Care Hospice Adult Grief Support Christian: Contact Danny Mack www.DannyMack.org 972-679-2354 DannyMack@aol.com Various locations and times for 5-6 week groups

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 1111 West Danieldale  Duncanville TX 75137 Held in RM. 211 in the Community Center behind the Church ongoing group Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm  Call for info. Tammy Marceleno 972-298-4971 x 320 tammiemarceleno@holyspiritcc.org 

Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church Coping with Loss 5 week grief support group, 6101 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound TX  Next one begins Oct 10, 2019  Thursday 7-9 pm –call office to register 972-539-8547 jeanettet@tmumc.org

Griefshare- www.griefshare.org- check for locations and times-

Jewish Family Services 5402 Arapaho Dallas Carolyn Brasswell 972-437-9950 

The Other Side of Loss Monthly  2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11:30 am RSVP at 469.404.5239 www.faithpreshospice.org Location: T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Ctr. Spiritual Care Center, 12477 Merit D Dallas TX 75251 jbrookshire@prescs.org (Jessica)

Medical City Plano Healing Matters group Loss of spouse 3901 W 15th Plano, TX 75075  972-519-1588 Ginny Robinson RN Ginny.Robinson@MedicalCityHealth.com

Methodist Charlton Med. Center –Monthly support groups  3500 Wheatland (near Desoto TX) Dallas, TX 75237 check room location  on  2nd Thurs/month 11:30-1 PM. RSVP required 214-947-4628.Loss of spouse 9:30-10:30 and general grief support 11-12 noon  

Methodist Dallas Medical Center 1441 N. Beckley Ave. Dallas, TX 75203 Weatherford conf. Rm 4th Thursday /month 11:00-12 RSVP 214-947-4628 In collaboration with Generation jerrilocke@mhd.net

Methodist Hospital Richardson 2831 E. Pres. Geo Bush Hwy. Education rm. C Richardson TX, 2nd Wednesday of each month 11-12 noon methodistgenerations@mhd.com

First Presbyterian Church Richardson 271 Walton St Richardson TX 75081 972-235-2316 monthly grief support on 3rd Thursdays Christian Ed Bldg. at Heritage Hall 12noon- lunch included lisa@fpcrichardson.org and put attention grief ministry

Friendship West Baptist Church Comforters Community monthly grief support 2020 W. Wheatland Dallas TX 75232 972-228-5200 www.friendshipwest.org   comforters@friendshipwest.org    4th Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Lake Pointe Church – Rockwall 701 E. I-30 Rockwall TX 76087; 469-698-2250  room A103 ongoing group Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Christian Care Center Mesquite- 900 Wiggins Pkwy, Mesquite, TX 75150; 4 week grief support group Led by Dany Mack  972-686-3753 Sept. 11-Oct. 2 Wednesdays 3-4 p.m.

St. Michael & All Angels Dallas TX 6 week grief workshop Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18-Oct 23  www.faithandgrief.org/gatherings/workshops 

First United Methodist Church Plano 3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM www.faithandgrief.org/gatherings/workshops  6 week group Begins Sept. 10, 2019


Events, Lunch & Learns, Talks 

VNA Luncheons with speaker Free Allen at First United Methodist Church Allen (601 S. Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002 Fellowship Hall - usually 3rd Tuesdays 11:45AM -1 PM  – call 214-733-5543 or email bryans@vnatexas.org  (RSVP 48 hours ahead)

Luncheons with speaker and discussions- www.faithandgrief.org monthly, various locations in Dallas, Plano, McKinney

Grief Support seminars Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church 9800 Preston Rd Dallas TX Paula Kirby 214-368-6384 x 113 pkirby@phpc.org (groups, counseling, lunch meetings)


Young Adult Support Group

Young Adult Group – various locations- www.thedinnerparty.org

Coffee and Conversation A Young Adult Grief Support Group 4th Thursday of the month 7-8:30 PM Reservations required 469-404-5239 at Faith Hospice 12477 Merit Drive Dallas TX 75251 Café at the Harold Simmons Inpatient Center www.faithpreshospice.org

Young Adult Group Grief and Loss Center of North Texas Young adult group Call 214-452-3105 or email hope@mygriefandloss.org (at Wilshire Bapt. Church Bldg. on Abrams in Dallas )

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CHILDREN/TEENS & THEIR FAMILIES

Journey of Hope - Plano , Frisco and Dallas (Dallas begins Sept 4) locations – Children Ages 3 -18 AND their guardian/parent   (972) 964-1600    www.johgriefsupport.org Twice a month groups offered for 3-18 year olds and their parent/grandparent or guardian. Dinner provided Call for intake appointment (Also have groups for Spanish speaking adults- call for more info)

GriefWorks - Dallas  - Ages 5-18   (972) 960-9981 x109 Janet  www.GriefWorks.org    Tuesday and Thursday evening groups

The Warm Place - Fort Worth    (817) 870-2272  www.thewarmplace.org   809 Lipscomb Ft. Worth TX 75104

Sam's Place at Grief and Loss Center of N TX ages 4-18 214-452-3105 Dallas

Lighthouse for New Hope – Mesquite www.lighthousefornewhope.org

Faith Kids - Dallas – Ages 3– 18  Call for info (972) 239-5300 or  faithkids@prescs.org at 12467 Merit Dr. Dallas TX 75251  Support group for children and families who have experienced a loss of a parent or grandparent. Safe, supportive environment. (Groups for traumatic loss as well as illness)


Camps

CAMP FAITH ages 3-18 yrs. plus parent/grandparent  Peer to peer support. Free one day event allows children and grandchildren and their surviving parents /grandparents to express their grief in a safe environment & develop creative ways to heal after loss of a loved one. 972-239-5300. (held twice yearly)

CAMP SOL  Weekend camps for families that are grieving the loss of a child 214-456-8119  www.campsol.org  Lisa Jones  lisa.jones@childrens.com Spanish speaking groups for the adults

CAMP ERIN weekend camp for children and teens who are grieving 972-960-9981  www.christian-works.org/works/camperin  1 (800) 375-2229

SPANISH SPEAKING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Journey of Hope –(Dallas, Frisco & Plano Groups) Spanish speaking group  Centro de apoyo para la pena  (972)964.1600  www.johgriefsupport.org    Para poder participar en el grupo de apoyo, debe tener un niño menor de edad activo en el programa. Por favor llame a la oficina para programar una cita de admisión. Un voluntario que habla español le llamará para que le brinde información y responda cualquier pregunta que tenga sobre el programa. Esta persona también asistirá a la cita de admisión para ayudar a traducir.    Thursday at Plano Location.  Call to schedule intake appointment.  In order for an adult to be eligible, they must have a minor-aged child active in the program.   A Spanish speaker will call back to give information, answer questions and schedule the intake appointment, which the translator will then attend to help

Vitas has Spanish Speaking Group at Pilar Funeral Home 650 W. Ave D Garland TX 75040 972-276-5100 7 PM Wednesdays 

 MEND:  Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death Loss of a child during pregnancy or 1st year of life   (972) 506-9000  www.mend.org or email Rebekah@Mend.org (Christian group) Spanish Speaking group) ** mother's group and a father's group


Pregnancy / Infant Loss

MEND:  Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death Loss of a child during pregnancy or 1st year of life   (Has mother's and also has Dad's groups)   (972) 506-9000  www.mend.org or email Rebekah@Mend.org (Christian group) (also has a Spanish Speaking group) Monthly support group, bimonthly newsletter/magazine, 3 yearly memorial events (including a Memorial walk to remember) , on line support for dads, also Parenting after a loss group meets in Plano

Tea and Talk Support GroupDallas (214) 345-2613   PatriciaThresher@texashealth.org   Monthly support group for early pregnancy/early infant loss     Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Healing Hearts Perinatal Bereavement Support Group – PBSG Dallas    Free Monthly Gathering (support for Pregnancy/early infant loss) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas .  Meets first Tuesday of each month 7-8 PM. RSVP PatriciaThresher@texashealth.org or call 214-345-2613

Healing Hearts Perinatal Bereavement Support Group – PBSG Dallas 7-8 pm for 6 weeks No more than 2 members from each family and a limit of 6 families per group. And limited to 6 families per group. Groups formed as needs arise. Groups formed as needs arise free PatriciaThresher@texashealth.org or call 214-345-2613 free, open to community, facilitated by team caregivers especially trained in pregnancy/early infant bereavement.

Compassionate Friends (Loss of a child)   Plano (214) 537-5460  Fort Worth (817) 991-9121

Compassionate Friends (Understanding Grief – When Your Child Dies)    Wylie United Methodist Church (972) 442-5835    Meets 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm

Healing Matters:  Medical Center of Plano  (972) 519-1588   Pregnancy loss – 4th Monday at 7:30pm 

Forever Moms
This ongoing support group is for moms who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Participants are invited to share their stories and experiences of loss, as they are ready and able, within a confidential and nurturing group. For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243. mayc@hpumc.org2nd Wednesday of each month, 12-2, Highland Park United Methodist Church,3300 Mockingbird, (room 241) Dallas TX 75205

A Memory Grows Retreats and support for parents who have experienced the death of young or adult children www.amemorygrows.og  

WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICES  Counseling, meetings, newsletter, social activities 9027 Midway Rd. Dallas TX 75209 214-358-4155      https://widowedpersonsdallas.org

Widowed Persons Support Group www.widowedpersonsdallas.org   214-358-4355 Get up and out for breakfast Saturday morning RSVP not necessary. Café de France 2nd Sat. 8:30 am 17370 Preston Rd               JJ's Café Dallas first and third Saturdays 8:30 am 10233 E. Northwest Highway, corner of Ferndale and Northwest Hioghway Shorty's Country Cooking Irving 8:30 am 603 S. Beltline Rd Irving


Cancer-related Loss

Life after Loss:  American Cancer Society  (214) 819-1200   www.cancer.org

Cancer Support Community  Plano Location: 6300 W. Parker Rd., MOB 2, Suite 129A  Plano, TX 75093; (972) 981-7020, Dallas Location: 8196 Walnut Hill Dallas TX 75231 214-345-8230 www.cancersupporttexas.org 


Crisis

24 hour crisis line 214-828-1000 Dallas  ( 1-800-273-8255 national crisis center for veterans, etc.)


Suicide-related Loss

Anyone with a crisis should call: (214) 828-1000

Christian Survivors of Suicide Support Group- Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood, Dallas TX 75220, 1st Thursday of the month. Contact for room number. This ongoing support group is for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. We tell our stories, support each other, and discuss a different topic related to suicide grief each time we meet. Facilitator: Dawn Anderson, danderson@llumc.org or 214.706.9639

Suicide and Crisis Center   (214) 824-7020   SOS@sccenter.org  www.ssccenter.org Loss of loved one or friend  

Touched By Suicide:   www.touchedbysuicide.net (groups in Lewisville, Denton and Flower Mound) Main Phone number dedicated to these groups: 972-595-8124

Touched by Suicide Denton- St. Mark Catholic Church, Religious Education Building, Room 105 6500 Crawford Road Argyle,Texas76226,  first Thursday of each month call Carol Walker
940-367-1313 touchedbysuicidedenton@gmail.com Larry Walker 940-367-1170

Touched by Suicide Flower Mound- Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound,Texas75028 first Monday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. LaNelia Ramette 972-595-8124  jlram1@verizon.net 

Touched by Suicide Lewisville  Vista Ridge United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall 2901 Denton Tap Road Lewisville,Texas75067 third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Christie Carney  940-304-6085  clcarney13@icloud.com

Grant Halliburton Foundation  6390 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100  Dallas, Texas 75240 972.744.9790. (Formed in memory of Grant Halliburton who died from suicide) 

Suicide Support Group- Dawn Anderson Lover's Lane United Methodist Church

(POLM) Christian Survivors of Suicide Loss Grief Group Richardson Texas www.fumcr.com/caring_points-of-light   Meeting Place: First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson,Texas75080, The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the fourth/last Monday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from January to October, excluding May (Memorial Day).Contact Terri Hartmanterri1913@gmail.com 

Suicide and Crisis Center/Survivors of Suicide  Dallas Texas www.sccenter.org

Meeting Place Please contact us for location details. The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held in 8-week group sessions. call for information. Jenyce Gush 214-824-7020 jenyceg@sccenter.org  This group is closed, which means that new members may join only at specific times or under certain circumstances. Facilitator Mental health professional and fellow loss survivor. 

Suicide Loss Christian Care Keller Texas www.fbckeller.org/suicideloss or www.fbckeller.org Meeting at First Baptist Church Keller 225 Keller Parkway
Keller,Texas76248-2204 The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This group is open, which means that new members may join at any time. Registration Please contact the facilitators, Bob and Sally Anderlitch, by calling 817-431-2545 ext. 114 or emailing suicideloss@fbckeller.org for more information. Bob and Sally are suicide loss survivors, having lost their son in 2009. They are fellow loss survivors. 

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group Frisco Texas frontlinecrisisresponse.com/index.php/survivors-of-suicide-loss-program/  frontlinecrisisresponse.com  Meeting Place: Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main Street
Frisco,Texas75033, The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact Cheryl Evans
214-865-6710 cheryl.evans@ifoc.org or Dodi Jackson 214-865-6710  fcrsfrisco@gmail.com Adults 18 and up. This group is open, which means that new members may join at any time. Registration This is an open group, no registration is required Facilitator Mental health professional and fellow loss survivor 


Grief from Death with Substance Abuse         
                  

  Missing Pieces for anyone grieving a loss related to substance abuse second Thursday monthly, 7-8:30 PM, organizer- Winning The Fight- 972-467-7704 Faith Lutheran Church Flower Mound  6000 Morriss Rd Flower Mound TX 75028 Kathy@missingpiecesgroup.org 


Traumatic Violent Deaths

Victims Outreach Support for crimes, homicide support group 214-358-5173

Trauma Support Services of N TX 972-709-4904 www.tssnt.org

**Call your city's Police Dept. for their Victim's services


Caregiver Support Group

Wellness Center for Older Adults    Plano Senior Center    (972) 941-7335 - info@wellctr.org in Plano Sam Johnson Sr Ctr 401 W 16th St Plano Tx 75075         3rd Tuesday monthly 6:30-8:30 wellnesscenteronline.org

McKinney Sr Center 1400 S. College St McKinney Tx2nd Wed monthly 1:30-3 pm

Caring for Ourselves: The Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton       (214) 473-7717 - www.eseton.org   Linda Kahn A support group for family and friends caring for a loved one    Meeting times and location vary.