Grief Support

We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 

A Healing Heart…After an Addiction

A bereavement groupfor those who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction. Meets the 1stand 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30PM to 9:00PM at St. VincentDe Paul Roman Catholic Church, 979 Avenue C, Rectory basement on 46thStreet off Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002. Call Franca Kirsch at (201) 577-8264 oremail Franca at or Aurora Chiarella at (917) 696-7935or Aurora at

Christ Hospital Bereavement Weekly Support Group

Support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  Meets every Monday 4:30 to 6pm at Christ Hospital Chapel, 176 Palisades Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306.  Call Pastoral Care first: (201)795-8397 or email Sue Eberheardt at

Jersey City Medical Center Monthly Bereavement Support Group

Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a bereavement support program for those individuals coping with the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held the thirdWednesday of each month (at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) in conference room 5 at the hospital (355 Grand Street, Jersey City).

“The program is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member or close friend,” said Nancy Pain, a nurse practitioner who works in the hospital’s palliative care unit. “We suggest, however, that people wait four to six weeks after suffering a loss to give them a better perspective.”

Licensed clinical social workers at Jersey City Medical Center who are trained in this role will serve as facilitators with the support group. Anyone who has suffered such a loss can participate, there is no charge and individuals and families can utilize the support for as long as they need it.

“When people are grieving, they very often don't know where to turn, who to turn to, or what's appropriate,” said Pain. “Our program is intended to help them cope during this very difficult time. Our experts will be providing support, not therapy.”

For more information call (201)915-2058 or (201)915-2897.

Hudson Hospice Bereavement Support Group

A professionally run supportive environment for those grieving the recent death of someone close. The overall goal of the group is to help people move toward the reconciliation of grief.  Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday, 6:30pm. at 93 Clerk St., Jersey City, NJ 07305.  For meeting information call Hospice at (201)433-6225 email:

Crisis, Grief and Healing, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

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