Peer support group programs bring together youth and families with similar death loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a parent, sibling or close family member. Peer support programs are open-ended and are offered at no cost to families. There are five groups: elementary, middle school, high school, college/young adult, and their parents. 

The Compassionate Friends

3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm

Parents, Siblings, Grandparents: anyone who lost a child is welcome to come. There is no fee for this group, and you may show up to any meeting.

For more information, visit the BCS Compassionate Friends website.

Children's Bereavement

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (Sep- Dec and Jan-May)

You must complete the assessment before attending this group's sessions.

Children who attend groups engage in therapeutic activities to help process feelings of grief. If you are interested in children's bereavement support, call the center to set up a time for the intake process.

Grief Share

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

For all persons 18+ who have lost a loved one

Go to: for next upcoming group

Young Adult Peer Support Group

1st and 3rd Thursday @ 6:30 pm

You must complete the assessment before attending this group's sessions.

For ages 18-24 who have lost a loved one

Camp Mending Hearts

July 15-19 | 8:45 am-Noon

Children who are experiencing grief and loss struggle with identifying how and what they are feeling, as there are often no words to describe the emotions they experience. Oftentimes, they feel isolated and alone in their pain and confusion. Camp Mending Hearts gives young children the experience of healing together with other children who have also suffered loss and are trying to process their feelings of grief. Join us for a week of play, laughter, and healing.

Click here to register

Tails of Loss (Pet Grief)

2nd Saturday @ 10:00 am

Dr. Bonnie Beaver


For more information on programs and services, please call 979.704.6406.