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Adult Support Groups

What is a grief support group?

It’s not easy to understand or accept the death of someone we love. A grief support group is a group of people who come together to help each other through their grief journeys. A group can be either open ended or time limited. All groups facilitated by Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice have trained leaders with master’s degrees in counseling.

What's the benefit of attending?

  • Connection with others who have gone through a similar situation.
  • Association with people who will listen without judgment.
  • Time to focus on how the loss is affecting you.
  • New ideas to help you cope and heal.
  • Acceptance of how you really feel.
  • Time to share memories of the person who died.
  • Understanding of what responses are natural and normal during grieving.
  • A place to give as well as accept comfort.

Will I have to talk if I don’t want to?

It can be frightening and overwhelming to take that first step to go to a support group. A good support group allows you the choice of what you share and when you share it. In most support groups, you can share as much or as little of your story as you want. Give yourself two or three sessions to decide if one is right for you.

How do I find a support group?

Support groups are offered at several times and locations. We’ve listed them below, along with phone numbers to call to get more information. And you can always call us – Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice – at (360) 493-4684 or (877) 620-3286 if you want to talk about your needs or concerns, and to get referrals to private counselors.

If you are in crisis, please call the Thurston/Mason County Crisis Line at (360) 586-2800 or the Lewis County Crisis Line at (360) 748-6696.

Thurston County Family Grief Support Groups

The SoundCareKids program welcomes families with children age 5 to 19. Kids, teens and parents meet in small groups according to age range: 5-7 years, 8-12 years, 13-19 years, parents/guardians. When in session, SoundCareKids meets on Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Spring Session begins April 21st - May 26th.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to reserve your space in an upcoming session, call (360) 493-5928 or (877) 620-3286.

Thurston County Adult Grief Support Groups and Classes

What: Grief Support Group
When: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10:00-11:30 am.
Where: Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road SE, Olympia
Phone: (360) 493-4684 or (877) 620-3286 (Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice)

What: A Mindful Approach to Grief (six-week series)
When: Currently on hold, please call (360) 493-4684 for additional resources.
Where: Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice, 3432 South Bay Road NE, Olympia
Phone: (360) 493-4684 or (877) 620-3286 (Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice)

What: Loss of Child Support Group (The Compassionate Friends)
When: 1st Monday of each month, 7-8:30
Where: Providence St. Peter Hospital (Executive Meeting Room), 413 Lily Road NE, Olympia
Phone: (360) 402-6711 (Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice)

Mason County Adult Grief Support Groups

What: Grief Support Group
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 1:30-3:00 pm.
Where: Shelton Fire Department Building, 122 W. Franklin St., Shelton
Phone: (360) 493-4684 or (877) 620-3286 (Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice)