Tucson Support Groups-Grief and Loss
Meeting with others who are in the same situation offers a unique opportunity to share feelings and gain valuable tips. Some groups meet for a set number of weeks, others are drop-in. Check for daytime and evening offerings. As a rule, support groups are offered free of charge, however you should call ahead to find out the particulars.
Grief Support: Casa de la Luz Hospice
Although it is common to want to find our own way through grief and avoid seeking help, grief support can make a remarkable difference. Experiencing the death of a loved one can overwhelm our ability to cope; some things are simply bigger than we are and require more resources in times of need. Most people feel strengthened, encouraged, and supported when they learn about grief. Understanding how grief affects us, identifying coping strategies and learning new methods to help ourselves through the grief experience become invaluable.Tucson, AZ 85704
Open group for newly bereaved and other grieving individuals. Offers support and discussion of topics of immediate need in a safe environment with a facilitator. Meets each Friday. Participants may attend the morning group from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or join the afternoon group from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. No registration required. Please call for directions.
Appropriate for individuals whose loss is two or more months. An 8 week structured group program for support and education. Session utilizes Understanding Your Grief, by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt. Groups meet at Casa De La Luz offices and other locations around Tucson. Materials provided. Day and evening groups are available. Dates, times and locations vary. Registration is required.
Special opportunities for men grieving the loss of a loved one. Meetings held periodically throughout the year. Please call for information.
Appropriate for individuals who are living with a loss by suicide of a loved one. A six session structured group for support and education will be offered periodically throughout the year. Please call for information. Registration is required.
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Tu Nidito Children and Family Services is Southern Arizona’s resource for children and families whose lives have been impacted by serious illness or death. The organization offers emotional, social and educational support programs to:
- Children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one
- Children and teens who are diagnosed with a serious medical condition, and their families
- Children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer, and their families
- Young adults who are grieving the death of a loved one
Tu Nidito provides comfort, hope and support to hundreds of children every year.3922 North Mountain Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization with local chapters, offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. The group is run by "seasoned grievers" who reach out to the newly bereaved. National website includes link to chat room and online brochure for siblings, as well as the ability to find out current contact information for the chapter leader in your area.
A national website with over 50 facilitated e-mail support groups covering topics such as loss of a parent, loss of a spouse/partner, loss of sibling or friend, spiritual aspects of loss, etc. Each topic has subtopics, such as young widowed, widowed with children, grief moving on, etc. Enjoy the flexibility of 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access. Some people often find the anonymity of an internet support group more healing.
Please Note: Casa de la Luz Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.