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Denver Area Grief and Bereavement Facilities and Groups

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Agape Hospice Services

6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220
Greenwood Village, 80111
Call (720) 482-1988 or 1-888-482-1988 for information
http://www.agape-hospice.com/

  • Grief support available by calling Judith Wimpee
  • Also provides a wide range of services for terminally ill patients and families

Centura Health at Home

(Incorporating St. Anthony Hospice and Porter Hospice)

1391 Speer Blvd, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80204
Call (303) 561-5100 (Open to the community)

http://www.centurahealthathome.org/

  • Grief suport groups; information and referrals; retreats; monthly community education programs open to the community.
  • Contact Andrea Helsel, Bereavement Co-Ordinator

The Denver Hospice

Bereavement Support and Education
501 Cherry Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 321-2828

http://www.thedenverhospice.org/

 

The Denver Hospice (formerly Hospice of Metro Denver) offers a variety of support groups to bereaved adults, adolescents and children. Daytime and evening series available.

  • Bereavement Education - A monthly educational program open to adults who are dealing with grief due to the death of a family member or friend.
  • Daytime Drop-In Groups - For adults dealing with grief due to the death of a family member or friend.
  • Newly Bereaved Support Group - A four-week, time-limited support group for adults who have lost a family member in the last 3-4 months.
  • Grieving our Parents - For adults who have experienced the death of one or both of their parents.
  • Younger Bereaved Spouses & Partners - For people 59 and under who have experienced the death of a spouse of partner.
  • Men's Grief Group - A drop-in group for men grieving a loss due to death.
  • Children and Adolescent Groups - For young people 3 to 18 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Parent/Guardian groups meet simultaneously.
  • Adult Grief Support Groups - Eight or nine-week, time-limited support groups for adults grieving a death loss and seeking to work intensely on their personal grieving process.
  • Caregiver and Family Groups - For friends, relatives and others dealing with a terminal illness prior to death.
  • Friends of Hospice - Social support group for surviving family members or friends of a person cared for by Hospice of Metro Denver.

*Groups are date, time and location specific and some require advanced registration. Please call to find out more information.

Exempla Lutheran Hospice at Collier Hospice Center


8300 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge 80033

Contact Katie Ford, MA, LPC-facilitator
(303) 755-2679
kford@idcomm.com

 

Ken Wiig, co-facilitator
Group meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Call (303) 425-8000

http://www.exempla.org/

 

Provides grief support groups following death loss; grief education series for adults. Daytime and evening series available to the community.

Dragon Fly Program - grief support for young people

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care


6455 S. Yosemite Street, 6th floor
Englewood, CO 80111
(303) 502-5106
1-877-315-0197

Full bereavement program: one-on-one, groups, etc.

Heartlight Center Bereavement Education and Grief Support


11150 E. Dartmouth Avenue
Aurora 80014
Call (720)748-9908

http://www.heartlightcenter.org/

 

Programs and support for individuals and professionals addressing a wide range of topics. Resource library and referral to area support groups.

 

Check website or call for latest programs.

 

The Heartlight Center offers a wide selection of support groups, including:

  • The Woman's Grief Group
  • Widowed Baby Boomer's Group
  • Loss of a parent Support Group, and more.

Hospice of Boulder County Bereavement Support Group "Healing Circles"

Call (303) 449-7740 or Jen at (303) 604-5330 or Pam at (303) 604-5254
Family Support for Children, Teens, and Adults

 

Children (5-12)

  • Dates: Second and fourth Monday every month
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont/Boulder (Call for directions)
  • Dates: Second and forth Tuesday every month
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont/Boulder (Call for directions)

 

Teens (13-18)

  • Dates: First and third Tuesday every month
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont/Boulder (Call for directions)

 

Hospice at Home (VNA) Bereavement Group


390 Grant Street
Denver 80203
(303) 698-2121

 

Provides community grief support to all ages. Contact Chaplain Robert Crump-Bertram.

 

Hospice of Saint John


1320 Everett Court
Lakewood 90215
(303) 232-7900

http://www.hospiceofsaintjohn.org/

 

Provides a variety of support groups for bereavement. Groups are open.


Groups A-L

Angel Eyes

(Formally Colorado SIDS Program)
425 S. Cherry Street, Suite 890
Denver 80246-1235
(303) 320-7771

 

Outside Denver 1-888-285-7437

http://www.angeleyes.org/

 

Provides information, education and family support for those who have suffered the death of a child by SIDS, including all sudden, unexplained infant deaths.

Contact: Susan Backus

Assistance with Grief (Swedish Hospital)

501 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 788-5677

http://www.swedishhospital.com/

 

Support groups offering seven free evening sessions for parents grieving the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death; also available is a subsequent pregnancy group call A NEW BEGINNING. Registration required. Contact: Natalie Wurzer

Bereavement Support Group for Widows (women only)

Call (303) 666-7400, x622

 

Potluck Meeting/ Guest speaker every other month

  • Dates: Every second Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 12:00 Noon
  • Location: Louisville Senior Center

Bereavement Support Group for Men

Call Dick Gormley at (303) 776-8203

  • Dates: Every first Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Location: Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield County (Call for directions)

Bereavement Group at Colorado AIDS Project

Sponsored by Hospice of Metro Denver, Hospice of Peace and CAP
701 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 212
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 837-0166

 

Provides a weekly supportive and caring atmosphere for family members, life partners, and friends who have experienced the loss of someone to AIDS.

Care Ministry Mile Hi Church

9077 West Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
www.milehichurch.org/
(303) 237-8851

 

Beyond Loss and Grief Support Workshops are offered 3 or 4 times a year.

Caregiver Support Group - Circle of Support

Call (303) 467-8884, x50029 or Suzan Payne at (303) 425-2929 or (303) 425-8000

 

Circle of Support: a support group for those who are caring for a chronically or seriously ill person.

  • Dates: First and third Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 3400 Lutheran Parkway at West Pines, Wheat Ridge
  • Dates: Second and fourth Thursday of every month
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette
  • Date: Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kaiser Rock Creek Medical Office Building in the Plum Creek Room

Children's Grief Education Association

http://www.childgrief.org/


2379 S. High Street
Denver, CO 80210
303-722-2319

Support and counseling for grieving children and their families.

Compassionate Friends


303-281-8452 (24 hour hotline)
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/

 

Self-help group for parents and others who have experienced the death of a child. Support groups meet regularly.

Grief Support Group - Lakewood


Call (303) 232-7900

 

  • Dates: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hospice of Saint John, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO 80215

Grief Support Group - Littleton

Call Lew Root at (303) 403-3603

  • Dates: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Littleton United Methodist Church

Grief Support for Parents and Children

Call (720) 941-0337

  • Dates: (Please call, dates and programs vary)
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Judi's house, 1741 Gaylord St., Denver CO 80206

Heartland Hospice Services


Bereavement Support Group
Broomfield Senior Center
280 Lamar
Brromfield, CO 80020

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.


303-926-1001

http://www.heartlandhospice.com/

Provides individual and group support for members of the community who have experienced the death of a loved one. Daytime and evening groups available. Contact: Sally Carey

Heartlight Center

www.heartlightcenter.org

 

(720) 748-9908

 

Provides grief support and education for individuals, families, and professional caregivers in the Denver area. Service is free.

Judi's House

1741 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 941-0331

http://www.judishouse.org/

 

Facilitated support groups for children ages 3 to 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Groups meet every other week for one to two hours. Parents and caretakers also have the option to meet in a facilitated support group to share feelings and receive ideas for helping their children.

The Lighthouse


2379 S. High St.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 722-2319

 

www.childgrief.org

 

The Lighthouse provides support and counseling for grieving children and their families. Master’s level interns from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work provide the counseling. Fees are based on family’s income and number of family members.

Littleton Adventis Hospital Grief Support


7700 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 730-5884

 

Provides community grief support for adults. Group meets at Littleton United Methodist Church (5894 S. Datura St Littleton) from 7 to 8:30 pm. Call Lewis Root at (303) 791-6287 for details.


Groups M-Z

Mental Health Association of Colorado


www.mhacolorado.org/
6795 East Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425
Denver, CO 80224
(303) 377-3040, Ext. 40

 

Provides referrals, counseling and support groups for those affected by death.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

444 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-425-5902

www.madd.org/co

 

Trained victim advocates, guidance through the judicial process, support groups and memorial programs.

Mt. Evans Hospice

3081 Bergen Peak Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-6400

http://www.mtevans.org/

 

Provides individual and group support for those experencing loss through death.

Namaste Hospice Care Group

1633 Fillmore Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 860-9915

www.namastehospice.com

 

Individual, family and group counseling as well as pastoral support, community memorial services, ritual development workshops, seasonally appropriate programmin and intensive weekend retreats.

National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved


PO Box 16353
St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 638-2638

http://www.griefwork.org/

 

We envision a compassionate Catholic ministry which will lead to the transformation of the bereavement ministry. We will ensure services and education which will respond to the needs of people throughout the grief process. North Metro Hearbeat Support Group

Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays


P.O. Box 18901
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 333-0286

 

Bereavement support for family and friends of those who have died as a result of AIDS.

Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims


Front Range Chapter
PO Box 375
Littleton, CO 80160-0375
(303) 798-2841(Tom & Nancy Rasser)

http://www.colorado-pomc.org/

 

Monthly meetings in Denver for homicide survivors and or parents of children who have been murdered and other victims of homicide.

Rafael Spiritual Healing Center (Jewish Family Service)

3201 S. Tamarac Dr. Suite 240
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 597-5000 x392

 

Offers spiritual counseling and an 8 week Jewish spiritual bereavement support group. Groups provide spiritual and psychological support and foster connection with self, faith, and community by integrating Jewish traditions and rituals. Registration required. Contact Cynthia Heller, Director

cheller@jewishfamilyservice.org

Rainbows for All God's Children, Inc.


2100 Golf Road, Suite 370
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

1-800-266-3206 x18 - Jennifer Harris

http://www.rainbows.org/

 

Weekly peer support for children/adolexcents for single-parent familes following parental death. Various metro Denver locations. Please call the 800 number and Rainbows will find the closest group to where you are located.

Senior Hub


2360 West 90th Avenue
Federal Heights, CO 80260
(303) 426-4408

http://www.seniorhub.org/

SHARE (Aurora Regional Medical Center)

1501 South Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 695-2895

 

Support group for grieving parents following a miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or newborn death.

Society of Military Widows

Denver Metro Area Chapter 22
(303) 745-5830

http://www.militarywidows.org/

 

Monthly daytime meetings, support and friendship group.

Solace (Exempla Lutheran Medical Center)

Women's and Family Services
8300 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 425-2229

 

Support for parents grieving after miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

VistaCare Hospice

1355 South Colorado Blvd, Suite C-120
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 639-9243

 

Please call Ken Atherton for information.

Widowed Men's Club


Call Eldon Smith at (303) 756-0029

All widowed men invited and encouraged to attend.

 

  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: 7:00 a.m.
  • Location: Village Inn Pancake House, 222 Columbine, Denver CO
  • Date: First Saturday every month
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Location: Symposium Restaurant, 819 W. Littleton Blvd.
  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Location: International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 5280 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada CO