Mission Park Grief Resources: Grief Support Groups
San Antonio Grief Support Groups
- American Cancer Society Life After Loss
Six-week support group program, without charge, to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, regardless of the loved one's death. Bereavement support groups, varying dates, times and locations, please call for information. Patient Services Department, 614-4211.
- AARP San Antonio Area Grief Sessions
Available to anyone who has lost a parent, spouse or other family members. St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 4222 S.W. Loop 410, at the parish center room #4, San Antonio, TX 78227. First and third Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM; Maria A. Morales, 645-9518.
- Americare Hospice Ongoing Grief Support Group
For anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Americare Hospice, 4742 Shavano Oak, San Antonio, TX 78249. Every other Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Linda Trains, 408-0890.
- Any Baby Can Of San Antonio, Inc. And Center For Infant And Child Loss
A Program of Any Baby Can of San Antonio/Infant and Child Death, Family and Individual Counseling, SIDS, and Peer Support. Any Baby Can, 217 Howard Street, San Antonio, TX 78227. Please call to set up an appointment. Katherine Ratcliff, Coordinator, 227-0530; Center, 227-0170.
- ABC Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church And Nurses In Touch Community Hospice
Ongoing Grief Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Family Center, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Sister Mary Theresa Fritz, (830) 216-7111 Metro Line.
- Blue Bonnet Hospice Of Texas
Bereavement counseling & Pastoral Ministry; 4204 Gardendale, #210 San Antonio, TX 78229. Harry Miller, 692-0949.
- Children's Bereavement Center Of South Texas
Grief Support for Children ages 3-24 and their families; 332 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, TX 78212. Please call for information. Susan Smith, 736-4847.
- Beginning Experience of San Antonion
Beginning Experience is an outreach ministry of the Catholic Church but is open to people of all faiths and offers a Christian-centered approach to healing for people who are divorced, widowed or separated. This international ministry has chapters around the world and throughout the United States. Phone: 210-478-0690, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christus-Vna Hospice And Palliative Care Bereavement Support Group
Available in English and Spanish. Christus Homecare, 4241 Woodcock, Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78228. Please call for information. Hector Rivera-Velez, M.Div, 581-5252.
- Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Angels Away Support Group
For families whose babies have died due to neonatal perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillborn, ectopic pregnancy or infant death. Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, 333 N. Santa Rosa St., San Antonio, TX 78207. Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Chaplain Peggy Huber, MA, BCC, 704-2181.
- Compassionate Friends
A self-help group offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. Convenant Presbyterian Church, 211 Roleto, San Antonio, TX 78213 (between Blanco Rd. and West Avenue, northside access road of Loop 410). First Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Marti Amos, 490-8855.
- Encouragers Grief Support
By phone and referrals for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Myrna Dozier, 641-7001 or e-mail: email@example.com.
- Forever In Our Hearts Bereavement Support Group
For families that are grieving the loss of a child. Goldsbury Children & Family Center at Christus Santa Rosa. Every 2nd Thursday of the month except for December, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lona Roll, RN & Rev. April Coldsmith, 704-2929.
- Holy Rosary Catholic Church Bereavement Support Group
Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 159 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228. Every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Tim Cox. M.Ed. MA, 432-1333.
- Holy Spirit Catholic Church Bereavement Support Group
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 758 W. Ramsey, San Antonio, TX 78216. Please call for information. Ann Hillsteador, Family Life Coordinator, 492-3877 or 341-1395.
- Hope Hospice Community Bereavement Program
Available to anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one. Open to children as young as 3 (depending on the service/activity), 5 for Family Camp and 7 for youth camp, teens and adults. Services available include individual and family counseling, support groups, social activities, Children’s Grief programming, memorial services and camps throughout the year. Services are free to Hope Hospice patient family members and offered to the community regardless of ability to pay. Those with the resources available are encouraged to pay on a sliding scale. For more information, contact us at (830) 625-7500 or online at www.hopehospice.net.
- Methodist Healthcare System
Bereavement Support Group. Methodist Healthcare System Office, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. NE Methodist Hospital, Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., Metropolitan Health Hospital Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Ann Hillsteador, Pastoral Care Office, 492-3877 or 575-6834.
- Nurses In Touch Hospice
Bereavement Support Group. Floresville - Karnes City - San Antonio, Please call for information Rev. Chuck Jennings or Sr. Mary Theresa Fritz, 1-800 441-9938 or 1-800 867-1668.
- Odyssey Hospice
Bereavement Support Group, Odyssey Hospice, 4415 Piedras West, Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78228. Please call for information. Miranda Key, 733-1212.
- Outreach Health Service
Bereavement Support Group. Outreach Health Service, 1111 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78201. 12:00 noon (lunch provided); Sister Rosa Sanchez, I.W.B.S., 736-1812.
- Parents Of Murdered Children And Other Survivors Of Homicide Victims
Bereavement Support Group for families and friends. Balcones Heights Community Center, 107 Glenarm, San Antonio, TX 78201. Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Doris Thompson, 344-7451.
- Sacred Circle Of Friends/Work In Progress
A social support group for widowed men and women who feel 65ish and younger, who are ready to reconnect, socialize and begin to re-define themselves. Alegria Day Spa at La Cima Apartments, 8331 Fredericksburg Rd, Suite 1604, San Antonio, TX 78229. Every Friday at 7:00 p.m. Susan Blumhorst, M.A., 416-0112.
- SOLOS Survivors of Loved Ones Suicide Support Group
SOLOS meets the first and third Wednesday evening of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, 8310 Ewing Halsell Drive, San Antonio, Texas. Meetings that fall on a Federal holiday are not held. The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is in the Medical Center area in Northwest San Antonio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. See website for current contact information.
- St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church
Widows or Widowers Support Group. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Lori Mulady Burdick, LPC, 492-4600 ext. 118.
- St. Joseph Church Spanish Bereavement Support
535 New Laredo Hwy, Carmen Arredondo, 924-4383.
- St. Luke's Catholic Church Bereavement Support Group
4603 Manitou Loop 410 at Callaghan, San Antonio, TX 78228. Please call for dates & times, Marty, 433-2777 or 521-5202, ext. 110
- St. Luke's Episcopal Church Bereavement Support Groups
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 St. Luke's Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209. Please call for dates & times. Gretchen Bealer, 824-6191.
- St. Matthews Catholic Church
For Individuals, families and groups who have lost a loved one. Widows Support Group: counseling ministry with funerals and through the grieving process. St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78216. Meets on Tuesday evenings. Please call for information, Sr. Lucille Gardner, OP, 478-5036 or 478-5000.
- Trinity Baptist Church Grief Support Group
For those who have lost a spouse by death. Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio, TX 78212. Every Thursday, Room 205 at 10:00 a.m. Shirley Vanhorn, 738-7780 or 733-6201
- Vitas Hospice Bereavement Support Groups
Mockingbird Plaza Towers, 5430 Fredericksburg, Suite #200, San Antonio, TX 78229. First Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Darwin Huartson, 348-4300.
- Widowed Persons Services Bereavement Support Group
Call for more information, 262-5960.
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