Grief Support Groups

Local Grief Support Groups

Organization: The Gathering Place (A Trinity Care Hospice Program in partnership with Beach Cities Health District)
Contact: Patty Ellis-Program Director
Address: 5315 Torrance Blvd Suite B-1 Torrance CA  90503
Phone: 310-546-6407
Fax: 310-543-3433
Description: Bereavement support groups for children, teenagers, and adults including seniors addressing multiple losses, including the loss of a spouse, child, or parent as well as a general bereavement group. Reservations required. 

Organization: Survivors after Suicide, Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Contact: Rick Mogil
Title: Director
Phone: 310-895-2326
Description: Bereavement support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Groups are offered 15 times per year in the South Bay, West L.A. and San Fernando Valley area. Reservations required.


Organization: Neighborhood Church
Address: 415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274
Phone: 310-378-9353
Description: “Good Grief Support Groups” for those who have lost a loved one. 5-6 week sessions 7:30 – 9:00 PM


Organization: Compassionate Friends of South Bay / L.A.
Contact: Donna
Address: 415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274
Phone: 310-378-9353
Description: A self-help organization offering support to families who have experienced the death of a child.


Organization: St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church
Contact: Vivian Alvarado Lee, LCSW
Address: 1900 S. Prospect Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: 310-373-0597-Grief support for spousal loss
or call rectory 310-540-0329
Description: Bereavement Support groups for adults are held at various times throughout the year. The groups are closed, with a ten week cycle. The focus is on grief educational information and mutual support. Not limited to the Catholic faith.


Organization: Torrance Memorial Home Health and Hospice
Contact: Dana Hodgdon, M.A.
Title: Director of Bereavement Services
Address: Health Conference Center
3330 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: 310-784-3751
Description: Drop-in support groups held weekly 6:00 to 7:30 PM Mondays, 3:00 to 4:30 PM Thursdays. (except holidays) or Six week bereavement support / grief education small groups offered periodically, call for further details.


Organization: Gentiva Hospice
Contact: Luis Robles
Title: Bereavement Coordinator
Address: 225 W Hospitality Lane San Bernardino CA 902880
Phone: 800-797-2686
Description: Bereavement groups offered throughout the year, call for details.   


Organization: Bread of Life Church-Grief Share
Contact: Katherine Wong Ext 225
Address: 2780 Lomita Blvd Torrance CA  90505
Phone: 310-325-7777
Description: Bereavement support/ Please go to our grief share website


Organization: Ronald L. Attrell, MSW, LCSW, CT
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1504
Redondo Beach, CA 90278-0504
Office Addresses: 819 N. Harbor Drive
Suite 330
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
2401 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 106
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: 310-379-2999 or 310-750-7334
Fax: 310-379-7535
Description: Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Thanatologist (CT), a death and bereavement specialist, in private practice. Clients may be all ageas grieving any kind of death. Please call for more information.


Organization: Thresholds
Contact: Brad DeFord, PhD, MDiv
Address: 1107 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA. 90277
Phone: 714-369-2059
Fax: 714-369-2059
Description: Spiritual direction, end-of-life and grief consoling. Private practice setting. Also available to facilitate memorial services and bereavement support programs and/or groups.