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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 experienced grief specialists. 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.

Grief support questions? Call us at 602.530.6970.

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.

Ongoing Support Groups
Phoenix

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

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
6:30–8 p.m.

Map/directions

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

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
3–4:30 p.m.

Map/directions

Healing Rainbows: Phoenix
(Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community)
Hospice of the Valley
Administration Building 1
1510 E. Flower St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
6:30–8 p.m.

For more information, call 602.530.6970.
See flyer for details. Map/directions

Anthem Civic Building
3701 W. Anthem Way
Anthem, AZ 85086

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30–8 p.m.

Map/directions

La Siena Retirement Community
909 E. Northern Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
2:30–4 p.m.

Map/directions

 

 

East Valley

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

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6–7:30 p.m.

Map/directions

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

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
6:15–7:45 p.m.

No group 12/26

Map/directions

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 Thursdays
1–2:30 p.m.

Map/directions

Pull into parking lot behind church on north side and park.
Enter Multipurpose Education Bldg.
Meeting space is down the hall on the left.

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

Meets every other Wednesday
6–7:30 p.m.

2016: Dec 21

2017 dates:
January 11, 25  •  February 8, 22
March 8, 22  •  April 5, 19
May 3, 17, 31  •  June 14, 28
July 12, 26  •  August 9, 23
September 6, 20  •  October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29  •  December 13, 27

Map/directions

Healing Rainbows: East
(Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community)
Hospice of the Valley
East Clinical Office 
2020 E. Woodside Ct.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Every other Monday
6–7:30 p.m.

No group 12/26

For more information, call 602.636.5390.

2016 Dates:
Oct 3, 17, 31  •  Nov 14, 28  •  Dec 12

2017 Dates:
January 16, 30  •  February 13, 27
March 13, 27  •  April 10, 24
May 8, 22  •  June 12, 26
July 10, 24  •  August 7, 21
September 18  •  October 2, 16, 30
November 13, 27  •  December 11

San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home
21809 S. Ellsworth Rd. 
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Meets 2nd Monday
5:30–6:30 p.m.

No group 12/26

Map/directions

West Valley

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

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
2–3:30 p.m.

Map/directions

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

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
6–7:30 p.m.

Map/directions

 

Benevilla
13576 W. Camino Del Sol, Ste. 22
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Starting September 10, 2015
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays
3–4:30 p.m.

Map/directions

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

Meets every other Wednesday
6–7:30 p.m.

2016: Dec 21

2017 dates:
January 11, 25  •  February 8, 22
March 8, 22  •  April 5, 19
May 3, 17, 31  •  June 14, 28
July 12, 26  •  August 9, 23
September 6, 20  •  October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29  •  December 13, 27

Map/directions

 

 

 

Northeast Valley

Fountain Hills Senior Activity Center
13001 N. La Montana Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
1–2:30 p.m.

No group 12/26

Map/directions

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

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
1:30–3 p.m.

No group 12/26

Map/directions

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

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
3–4:30 p.m.

Map/directions

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

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30–8 p.m.

Map/directions

Mayo Clinic
Residence Inn by Mariott, on the Mayo Clinic campus
5665 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
5th floor conference room

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
3–4:30 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, 9–11 a.m. at 1510 E. Flower St., Building 1, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Map/directions. For more information, call 602.636.5390.

For more pet loss bereavement support resources, click here.

Social Groups
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 Tuesdays 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 4:30–6 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.