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Area Grief Support Groups and Programs** Current as of December 18, 2015 **PLEASE SUBMIT NEW SUPPORT GROUPS AND RESOURCES. Also, LET US KNOW CHANGES IN CURRENT GROUPS AND PROGRAMS so that we can keep our
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Area Grief Support Groups and Programs** Current as of December 18, 2015 **PLEASE SUBMIT NEW SUPPORT GROUPS AND RESOURCES. Also, LET US KNOW CHANGES IN CURRENT GROUPS AND PROGRAMS so that we can keep our data base of grief resources current. Call , or contact us through our website: General Grief Support Groups for Death of Loved One NOTE NEW LOCATION From Grief to Joy Support Group Offered by Center for Life Losses Sponsored and funded by Caughman- Harman Funeral Homes & Cemeteries 3 rd Tuesday of each month 7:00-8:30 pm. Free of charge NEW LOCATION: Family Life Center, Lexington Baptist Church 308 E. Main Street, Lexington Linda Gill, Leader Pathfinders- Downtown Sponsored by Palmetto Health Hospice 1 st Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm Supper is provided Palmetto Health Baptist Cafeteria, Taylor at Marion St., Karen Brazell or Peggy Downie (803) Ext 3331 or Pathfinders Newberry Sponsored by Palmetto Health Hospice 2 nd Tuesday of each month 3:00-4:00 pm Last Thursday of each month 5:30-6:30 p.m Camellia Ave, Newberry Erin Mills (803) or NEW GROUP: Sharing Hearts Sponsored by SC HPC Hospice and Palliative Care 2 nd Monday of each month 6:30 8:00 pm Free of charge 140 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 630, SC June Scruggs, Leader (803) Bereavement Support Group Sponsored by Chaplain s Office Lexington Medical Center 1 st Thursday of each month 7:00 pm Granby Room Lexington Medical Center 2720 Sunset Blvd., West Gloria Shull (803) Grief Support Group Sponsored by Regency Hospice Aiken 3 rd Thursday of each month 10:30-11:30 am Cumberland Hills Assisted Living Aiken Mark Hudson (803) **Call other Hospices to see if they offer Grief Support Groups in your area Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 1 of 7 Help when Grieving a Suicide Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group 1st Tuesday of each month 7:00-8:30 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church 1715 Broad River Road Cathy Neeley (803) NEXT CLASS STARTS JANUARY 2016 Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love Faith-based Grief Recovery Program for those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one; offered by Center A 9-week faith-based grief recovery program offered periodically. Pre-registration required. Group closed to new participants after the first week or to get on waiting list Center Help when Grieving a Murder or Homicide Parents of Murdered Children & Other Survivors of Homicide 3 rd Tuesday of each month 6:00 8:00 p.m. Washington Street United Methodist Church 3 rd Floor Youth Room 1401 Washington Street, Stephanie Whetstone (803) om Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 2 of 7 Help for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child NOTE DATE CHANGE for 2016 Gone too Soon Support Monthly support group for parents who have lost a child at any age (funded by a grant from Lexington Medical Center Foundation) 1 st Tuesday of each month 7:00 8:30 pm Group is open, free of charge, and pre-registration is not needed. East Lake Community Church Broad River Road Irmo SC Linda Gill, Leader GRIEF CLASSES for Winter 2016 Gone too Soon Grief Classes 9-week program will start in January For parents who have lost a child at any age. Led by licensed counselors. (funded by a grand from Lexington Medical Center Foundation) Weekly beginning in late January Classes are free, but preregistration is required to reserve your place. Group is closed to new participants after the first class. or to be placed on waiting list. Linda Gill, Leader Naomi s Circle Support groups for pregnancy and infant loss HOPE (Group for Loss) PAL (Group for Pregnancy after a Loss) Call or for more information 2 nd Thursday of each month 6:30-7:45 pm Child Care available Naomi s Circle Spring Valley Baptist Church 91 Polo Road, Kristi Bothur (803) Wee Remember Support Group (Pregnancy and very early infant loss) 4 th Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:00 pm Basement Chaplain s Seminar 1501 Sumter St. Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital Rosalee Blair (803) or (803) Memories Support Group (Pregnancy Loss) 2 nd Thursday of each month 7:00-8:15 pm North Entrance Outpatient Registration Area Lexington Medical Center West Corrine Barbian (803) Compassionate Friends of the Midlands 1 st Thursday of each month 6:30 pm First Presbyterian Church, Palmer Ministry Center, Room 107 Irene Stern (845) Compassionate Friends National Headquarters National Organization Call or check their website Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 3 of 7 Help for Grieving Children and Teens - Programs available at intervals during the year Good Grieving for Adult Caregivers of Grieving Children November 2, 2015 January 25, 2016 April 25, 2016 July 25, 2016 October 24, 2016 Palmetto Health Children s Hospital 7 Richland Medical Park, Richland Campus Lynne Bridges alth.org Good Grieving for Children and Teens Ages 5-18 years Children November 2, 2015 Palmetto Health Children s Hospital, Richland Campus 7 Medical Park Lynne Bridges alth.org Professional Art and Play Therapy Teens Children 5115 Forest Drive, Suite D Lyssa Harvey (803) Loss of a Pet NOTE NEW DATE AND LOCATION Pet Loss Support Group Sponsored and funded by Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital & Lake Murray Animal Hospital & Teens 3 rd Monday of each month 7:00-8:30 p.m. Free of charge NEW LOCATION: Senior Center, Lexington Leisure Center 108 Park Road Lexington, SC e r.org Loss of a Spouse A New Road 34 Bereavement Seminar for Widowed Persons First weekend in October Friday through Sunday Camp Kinard Batesburg-Leesville Dee Camp (864) Ann Simon (706) Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 4 of 7 Licensed Professional Grief Counseling Specialist Name Practice Information Office Location Contact Phone LLC Linda Gill, RN, MSN, MA in Counseling, LPC Specialist in Grief and Crisis related to illness, death, or life situation Private Grief Counseling Practice by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 6952 St. Andrews Rd., SC (Located in the Irmo area directly across the street from Crossroads Middle School) Linda Gill Healing Grief Using Art Art of Coping with Loss (Loss of a loved one) Sponsored by Dunbar Funeral Home NE 4 th Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:00 pm Vive Church 2620 Clemson Road, Delores Gulledge (803) or (803) Arts as Medicine Healing the Heart with God and the Arts Offered as needed Arts as Medicine Healing the Heart with God and the Arts 1929 Gadsden Street, SC Dr. Delores Gulledge Ph.D, FT, CCR Thanatologist (803) Teens Children 5115 Forest Drive, Suite D Lyssa Harvey (803) Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 5 of 7 Faith-Based Grief Programs offered at different times throughout the year: Grief Recovery Program at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church - Irmo area Grief Recovery Program at St. Andrews The journey through grief after the loss of a loved one often poses challenges along the way. While every loss is different, and every individual grieves in his or her own way, grief shares common characteristics of sadness and loss. Grief Recovery provides a place where participants can know they are not alone and can gain support and valuable tools to help while navigating the sometimes long path of grief. The Grief Recovery Program is open to anyone in the church or in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This 8-week program will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning January 13 and will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each week The program is free of charge and is open to new participants at any time during the 8-week cycle. Please call or check our website for more information. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 6952 St. Andrews Rd., SC (Located in the Irmo area directly across the street from Crossroads Middle School) Park in parking lot at the Church Office, and follow signs to Room 304 Linda Gill St. Andrews Presbyterian Church e r.org Church office: (803) Church website: es/griefrecovery/ The program is co-sponsored by Joy in the Mourning GriefShare Grief Support Offered by Local Churches GriefShare is a church-based 13-week Grief Recovery Program designed to help adults who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Go to to find a GriefShare location near you. Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 6 of 7 Organizations Providing Help for Specific Losses and Issues Related to Loss Organization Audience Date/Time Place Contact Phone Joy in the Mourning Center for Life Losses Faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people return to the joy of living after any life loss Families Individuals about support groups and grief recovery programs, or visit our website: Programs offered at various locations Website: Like us on Facebook: enter Center joyinthemourningcent Linda Gill-Founder AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) National organization AFSP South Carolina Chapter, SC Helen Pridgen, Director (803) AFSP office:(803) Post-Trauma Resources Provides specialized counseling and therapy for those who have experienced severe traumatic, life-threatening events and losses All ages Post-Trauma Resources 1709 Laurel Street Downtown (803) Family Connection Provides support for families who have children with special needs or the loss of a child with special needs Families Family Connection 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 103, SC (803) **This is not an exhaustive list of grief groups, resources, and grief counseling specialists in the Midlands. We apologize if we have left any of you out. If this has happened, it is simply because we do not know about your group, your organization, or about you as a professional grief specialist. We would be happy to add your information to this list if you will contact us. To contact us, call, or go to the contact button at the top of our home page: Joy in the Mourning is a faith-based non-profit organization registered with the IRS and the state of South Carolina as a public charity. All contributions are used in fulfilling the mission and ministries of the organization and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Last Updated December 18, 2015 Data base compiled by Joy in the Mourning Page 7 of 7
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