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Grief Support Groups

Hospice of the Valley has grief support groups throughout Maricopa County that are open to anyone who has experienced a loss through death. Participants may attend whenever they wish. There is no fee.

Coping with loss is discussed in a supportive and confidential environment, facilitated by professional bereavement counselors. Topics include dealing with loneliness, understanding the grieving process, adjusting to life without the loved one, taking next steps and finding meaning and reinvesting in life.

Ongoing groups do not require registration. Just drop in. Special groups for certain kinds of losses, such as the loss of a mother, require registration. Social groups for adults are listed as resources, although they are not sponsored by Hospice of the Valley. 

The New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley, offers support groups Valleywide for children and families, as well as young adults. Click here for details.

Ongoing Support Groups
Central Phoenix

Hospice of the Valley
Administration Building 1
1510 E. Flower St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Map/directions
 

The Stratford Assisted Living
1739 W. Myrtle Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Map/directions

Healing Rainbows: Phoenix*
Hospice of the Valley
Administration Building 1
1510 E. Flower St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
For more information, call 602.530.6970.
See flyer for details. Map/directions

*Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community

East Valley

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
2540 W. Baseline Rd.,
Mesa AZ 85202
Fellowship Hall Rms C 2&3
Enter off of Baseline Rd.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call 602.530.6970 for more information.
See flyer for details. Map/directions

Hospice of the Valley
East Clinical Office, 
Lost Dutchman Room
2020 E. Woodside Ct.,
Gilbert, AZ 85297
 

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
See flyer for details. Map/directions
 

Fellowship Square Campus
Christian Care Center
118 S. 70th St., 1st Floor,
Mesa, AZ 85208

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Map/directions

Pecos Community Center
17010 S. 48th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Map/directions

Horizon Bay
2080 S. Ironwood Dr.,
Apache Junction, AZ 85120 
Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Group suspended during June, July and August. Reconvenes Sept. 8, 2014.

Map/directions

Healing Rainbows: East*
Hospice of the Valley,
East Clinical Office, 
Four Peaks Room
2020 E. Woodside Ct.,
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 602.636.5390.
See flyer for details. Map/directions

*Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community

 

Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
9248 E. Riggs Rd.,
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
(North corner of Riggs Rd., 2 miles east of I-10.)

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Map/directions 
 

 

 

 
West Valley

Hospice of the Valley,
West Clinical Office
9435 W. Peoria Ave.,
Peoria, AZ 85345

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Map/directions

CIGNA Office Building Sun City,
​Room 2
13041 N. Del Webb Blvd., 
Sun City, AZ 85351

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Map/directions

Spanish-Speaking Adult Support Group
Hospice of the Valley,
West Clinical Office, 
Juniper Room
9435 W Peoria Ave.,
Peoria, AZ 85345

Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
No registration necessary.
Click here for flyer.
For more information, call 602.636.5370.
Map/directions

Hospice of the Valley,
West Clinical Office
9435 W. Peoria Ave.,
Peoria, AZ 85345

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Map/directions
 

Hampton Inn and Suites
2000 N. Litchfield Rd.,
Goodyear, AZ 85395
(North of McDowell Road, next to Macaroni Grill)

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Map/directions
 

New Song Center for Grieving Children Bi-Monthly Support Groups
First Southern Baptist Church
1001 N. Central Ave.,
Avondale, AZ

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Registration is required, call 480.951.8985.
Map/directions
 

Northwest Valley

Wickenburg Community Support Group
R & R Adult Day Care Center
246 N. Washington St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Meets 4th Tuesday
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call 928.684.3480.
See flyer for more details.

New Group in Anthem
Anthem Civic Building
3701 W. Anthem Way
Anthem, AZ 85086

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For more information, call 602.530.6970.
See flyer for more details.

 
Northeast Valley

Fountain Hills Senior Activity Center (in the Community Center)
13001 N. La Montana Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Map/directions 

 

Scottsdale Senior Center at Granite Reef,
Room 8,
1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., 
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Map/directions
 

Virginia G. Piper Center,
Research Pavilion,
Educational Conference Room
10460 N. 92nd St., 
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Map/directions

Paradise Valley Community Center
17402 N. 40th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Map/directions

Pet Loss Support Group

Know someone who is grieving over the loss of a pet? Hospice of the Valley can help with our Pet Loss Support Group. Click here for flyer.

The group meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at 1510 E. Flower St., Building 2, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Map/directions. For more information, call 602.636.5390.

For more pet loss bereavement support resources, click here.

Special Support Groups - Scheduled Series
Registration required.
Special support group topics include: Mother Loss: Healing Support for Daughters; Picking Up the Pieces – When a Spouse or Partner Dies; Healing Rainbows for the LGBT Community; Life Cycle Interrupted – When an Adult Child Dies; and Coffee with the Guys – Men's Grief Support Group. Watch for new groups and dates to be posted.

Please register online for special groups. You may also call the information line at 602.636.5390 if you are interested in any of these groups. Leave your name, the group you are interested in and how to contact you. Spanish-speaking callers, please call: 602.636.5370.

Mother Loss: Healing support for daughters

Hospice of the Valley,
Northeast Clinical Office, 
16117 N. 76th St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Taliesin Room

Six Tuesdays, Oct. 14–Nov. 18, 2014
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 602.636.5390.
See flyer for details. Map/directions

Please register here by Oct. 7.

 

 

Social Groups
Hospice of the Valley provides the following listing of bereavement social groups as a community service. These groups are not sponsored by HOV or facilitated by HOV staff. HOV is not responsible for the operation or conduct of these groups, but simply lists them as a possible resource.
Widows/Widowers Northeast Valley
For those who had hospice care for their spouse and have moved through their grieving process. (This group is not for the newly bereaved.) Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 5 p.m. for dinner and socializing. Contact Bill: 602.242.1967.
Widows/Widowers Friday & Saturday
Don't sit home alone! New friends and activities help moving on. Informal, welcoming social group of widows/widowers get together Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner, movies, shows and fun. (This group is not for recently bereaved.) Contact Phyllis Rich: 602.300.3144.
The Next Step
This Northeast Valley group meets in the Education Room of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  

This group is for bereaved who have moved through their grieving process in the ongoing HOV grief groups and are now seeking more social interaction. (This group is not for the newly bereaved.) Call Debbie: 480.947.4980.