Helpful Places to find Grief Support

Local Parishes

Various parishes have existing Grief Support groups. If yours does not, let us help you start one at your parish.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

Central Intake Helpline

General Information

Emergency Assistance

Counseling/Addictive Service

Marriage/Family Life Office

1-800-860-7373

216-334-2900

216-781-8262

216-391-2030

216-332-2974

United Way First Call for Help

Dial 211 for 24/7 Helpline

18,000+ Government, health and social programs

Certified Community Response Specialist (Includes grief support)

Frontline Service

216-623-6888 24/7 Crisis Hotline

Reaching out to adults and children in Northeast Ohio to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma.

Ohio Care Line

24/7 Mental Health Crisis

Confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives

When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers.

Cornerstone of Hope

216-524-HOPE (4673) or 3787

Independence OH, Lima OH, and Columbus OH

Individual, Group, Telehealth (Virtual) Grief Support Services- Grief support groups have a specialized curriculum according to the type of loss experienced and are designed to support the unique needs of the grievers.

Holy Family Hospice (St. Augustine Health Ministries)

440-888-7722 – Erin or Carrie

Cleveland (West)

  • Up to 13 months of grief counseling and support to spouses, family members and close friends of a loved one
  • Supportive phone calls to family members who have lost a loved one
  • Eight-week grief support groups
  • Monthly on-going support groups
  • Education resources

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Cleveland (East) 216-486-6838, Medina 330-725-1900, or 800-700-4771, available on-site, in home, and other locations.

Services available to the entire Northern Ohio region.

The Gathering Place

Cancer Support

(Beachwood and Westlake) 216-595-9546

Stewart’s Caring Place

Cancer Support

(West Akron) 330-836-1772

The Compassionate Friends

Loss of a child

877-969-0010 to find closest location

Parma chapter 440-327-8678, Gates Mills chapter 216-586-7144, Mentor chapter 440-479-0225

Joel’s Place

For grieving children ages 5-18;

Support group for parents and caregivers meets simultaneously.

440-248-4412 Avon, Bay Village (Cleveland-West)

Becky Verner “Yoga to Remember”

A remembrance-themed yoga practice that consists of gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation.

Kelly’s Grief Center

Kent, OH

330-593-5959

The Grief Care Place

Stow, OH

330-686-1750

HEAL (Helping Each Other After Loss)

Pregnancy/Early infant loss

216-884-8254 Cleveland

NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Peer to Peer Support | Family Support | Counseling | Support Groups | Education | Advocacy

GriefShare

Weekly 13-week program based on video classes, group discussion, and personal study reflection.

Cleveland Clinic

330-668-4672 or 800-335-1455 ext. 84672 or Hotline 844-20-GRIEF (47433)

Monthly drop-in groups, and weekly 6-8 week Intensive support group sessions

Virtual Grief Support signup= 216-444-9819

Main Campus (Cleveland – East)

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center (East Cleveland)

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center (Rocky River)

Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Hts.)

Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center (Akron)

Online Grief Resources (Articles, education, interviews, blogs, etc.)