Bereavement Support Groups

The following is a list of local and national organizations and support groups available to assist individuals and families during the grieving process.  Please feel free to contact them to set up an appointment and to access their program schedules.


Adult Grief
(support to grieving families)
DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, MO
(314) 344-6873

Bereaved Parents USA (Loss of children, grandchildren, or siblings)
St. Louis Chapter 947-9403

Grief Share (Adults-Loss of a family member or friend)
Cornerstone Ministry Center – Alton, IL
(618) 465-4357

Grief Share (Adults-Loss of a family member or friend)
Eden UCC – Edwardsville, IL
(618) 656-4330

Grief Share (Adults-Loss of a family member or friend)
Good Shepherd Lutheran – Collinsville, IL
(618) 344-3151

Grief Support (Support Group designed to help to rebuild your life)
Evangelical United Church of Christ - Highland, IL

(618) 654-7459

Grief Support (Adults who have recently lost loved ones)

St. Anthony’s Hospital – Alton, IL

(618) 463-5636

Grief Support (Loss of a spouse, parents, child, significant other)
St. Anthony’s Medical - St. Louis, MO
(314) 525-1999

Grief/Loss/Change Support Group (Loss through death, divorce, or other crisis)
Alton, IL
(618) 463-7117

Healing Hearts Grief Support, Inc. (Families, Children, and Adults)
Spouse Loss Groups, Bereaved Parent Group, Family Group (children ages 4-17 yrs.)
Executive Director:  Mary Schrader
Kirkwood, MO
(314) 810-4055; Website

HeartLinks (Free grief support groups for all ages)
 "Compassionate Friends"
support group - St. Clair County, IL: Adult group for those suffering the loss of a parenting partner. Addiction Loss group: For parents and adult siblings who have lost a loved one due to addiction.  HeartLinks provides professional counseling, trauma counseling, anticipatory counseling, and many other services. 

Family Hospice of Belleville Area
(618) 277-1800; Website

Hospice Grief Workshops (Adults–Topics vary)

Gateway Regional Medical Center – Granite City, IL
(618) 798-3200

Mercy Friends Grief Support (Adults who have lost a family member or friend)
St. Louis, MO
(314) 251-6470

Mercy Heart Prints (Loss of a baby)
St. John’s Mercy Medical Center – St. Louis
(636) 239-8656 / (636) 239-8500

National Share Support Group (Children lost by miscarriage, stillborn, newborn)
St. Charles, MO
(800) 821-6819

New Day Program (Adults who have lost a family member or friend)
St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland
(618) 651-2980
New Day Program Calendar

SIDS (Loss of an infant to S.I.D.S.)
Kirkwood, MO
(314) 822-2323

Southwestern Illinois College Senior Programs (Adults – Topics vary)
Belleville, IL
(618) 234-4410 Ext. 7031

Starting Over (Loss of a spouse)
Our Lady of the Snows – Belleville, IL
(618) 394-6270 / Call for program dates

The Compassionate Friends (Support after the death of a child)
Madison County – Edwardsville, IL
(618) 656-4359



Loss in General:
Hospice Foundation of America
(800) 854-3402

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

(800) 959-8277

National Hotline for Surviving Friends & Relatives of AIDS Victims (CDC Info)
(800) 232-4636

Rainbows (Loss of a Child of Sibling)
(847) 952-1770 

Loss of a Child through Homicide:
Parents of Murdered Children
(888) 818-7662

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

(877) 275-6233