Bereavement Support Groups

Check our classes and events calendar for upcoming Support and Discussion Groups.

Bayada Hospice, Norwich, Vermont

Bayada Hospice provides ongoing support for family and friends of those whom we have served as hospice patients. This includes memorial services for individuals and special times of remembrance that include patients and the community. In addition, Bayada provides education and outreach through short-term, one-on-one counseling and occasional groups.

Contact: Constance Moser by phone at 802-526-2380 or email at

Compassionate Friends of the Upper Valley, West Lebanon, New Hampshire

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. This group currently meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH.

Contact: or call Denice at 413-374-4585

Connecticut Valley Homecare and Hospice, Newport, New Hampshire

Connecticut Valley Homecare and Hospice offers one-on-one bereavement services to its clients and their families. A bereavement support group is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am and is open to the entire community.

Contact: Gary MacIntosh, 603-543-6800

Aging Resource Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

The Aging Resource Center offers one-on-one bereavement support, periodic 8-week support groups, a lending library and assistance finding ongoing bereavement support in the Upper Valley.

Contact: Contact Deadra Ashton by email at or by phone at 603-653-3461

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services offers a virtual bereavement support group via Zoom on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Registration is required.

Contact: To register, contact Shana Weaver at or 603-352-2253

Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, New London, New Hampshire

Lake Sunapee VNA provides "New Hope Journeys: Grief & Bereavement Services" for 14 months. These services include person-to-person visits, phone calls, time-sensitive mailings and literature, a lending library, support groups and referral support. Support groups are open to all people grieving a death.

Contact: Hospice Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator by email at or by phone at 603-526-4077

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)

In addition to the grief support offered to the families of hospice patients, VNH offers grief support through individual counseling and through grief support groups, both short-term and ongoing.

A grief support group is held every Thursday at 4:30 pm in the First Congregational Church in Springfield, Vermont, and is open to the entire community.

Contact: Heidi Smith via email at or by phone at 888-300-8853

Also, a grief support group is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 pm in the East Corinth Congregational Church in East Corinth, Vermont, and is open to the entire community.

Contact: Lava Mueller via email at or by phone at 888-300-8853