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Bereavement Support

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Grief crosses all boundaries. When you are ready, it will be very helpful for you to be among other people who have also suffered the loss of a loved one. Being with others who have shared a similar loss can feel like a gift. It will allow you to learn from each other and find ways in which your lives can be made less painful. Other people who have experienced loss may have gained knowledge of acceptance and can offer support and comfort, while sharing in your grief. Reluctance to commit to a support group is understandable. Chances are that by attending a few times, you will make friendships and connections with people who identify with what you are going through. Often, great relief can be found among those who know the road we are on, the rugged terrain over which we are traveling and what is required to make that journey.

Grief Support Groups
Providence Grief Support Group
Providence Hospice offers grief support groups from time to time.  Please call to confirm when the next scheduled group will begin at 212-4400.

GriefShare
There are several groups in the Anchorage and Eagle River areas who meet regularly as part of the GriefShare program. Please visit their website at griefshare.org and enter your ZIP code to find a meeting location near you. Their website explains that GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through​ and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
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Hospice of Anchorage Adult Grief Group
Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hospice of Anchorage. Please call before planning to attend a meeting at 561-5322 for more information.

Loss of Son or Daughter

Parents Reaching Out
​(Ongoing group assisting greiving parents and partners through miscarriage or any type of pregnancy loss) - Currently meeting in conjunction with the "Forget Me Not Grief Program") For more information, call Hospice of Anchorage at 561-5322.

Grief Support for Children and Youth

Forget Me Not Grief Program - Hosted by Hospice of Anchorage​
“For children, teens, and the adults who love them.” Meets regularly on scheduled Thursdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. during the school year (summer schedule varies). Call to set up an orientation and register. It is an ongoing support group for children up to 18 years of age and their families. Workshops, support groups or educational sessions tailored to special needs held throughout the year. For more information, call Hospice of Anchorage at 561-5322.

Grief Support for Young Adults

The Young Adults Greif Group
This group is peer-facilitated by and for young adults (18+, peer-facilitated) who have experienced the death of a special person.  The group meets 2 evenings a month to support each other through grief and is co-sponsored and supervised by UAA School of Nursing and Hospice of Anchorage.  If you or someone you know would like a safe place to talk about living with loss, please contact Hospice of Anchorage 561-5322 for more information.

Suicide Support

Survivors of Suicide
First and third Tuesdays of each month at 2221 E. Northern Lights, Suite 137
For more information, call Chaplain Diane Peterson at 301-0949

Denaa Yeet's Suicide Grief Suppotr Group
Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, Raven Room, 4320 Diplomacy Dr., 729-5260. Meets Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Open group for any adult (18 and over) who would like grief support for a loss due to suicide.

Fairbanks Area

 
Bereaved Parents' Support Group
For parents who have experienced the deaths of children.  Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairbanks Public Health Clinic, 1025 W. Barnett.  Contact Jane Smith, 455-6562 for information.
 
Hospice of the Tanana Valley
Support for those who have experienced a loss through death.  Contact Bereavement Coordinator, Sally Fenno, at 474-0311 for more information and meeting schedule.  Located at 706 Third Ave., Fairbanks.