Local Grief Groups & Support Events
 A death in the family is, for most people, among the most serious events in their family history. The difficult changes -- emotional, spiritual, social and practical -- are not adjusted to "overnight." For most families, the funeral marks the end of a life and the beginning of a new life, adapting to the changes that loss and grief occasion.  Lynch & Sons recognizes the ongoing challenges of a death in the family and has always provided follow-up services to the bereaved among us. We serve as a referral agency to a variety of bereavement programs, from Widow-to-Widow groups, Bereaved Parents groups, Survivors of Suicide, Parents of Murdered Children, Compassionate Friends and others. In concert with church, civic and health care groups, Lynch & Sons also provides regular programming for the newly bereaved as well as outreach programs for local schools, churches and civic organizations that want to educate and inform their members on the dynamics of grief, death and bereavement. Additionally, Lynch & Sons maintains a complete lending library of books, tapes, and videos for those interested in these topics.  There are a number of grief support groups in the local area to offer support and courage. We have listed a few of the local support groups to the side of your screen and below. Meeting times and places and more detailed information on each support group can be found by clicking on their links. 

Grief Support Group sponsored by Lynch & Sons, facilitated by Brigid G. Lynch, MA, LPC, Grief Counselor.  The group will meet the 1st and 3rd  Tuesday of the month from 11:30am-1pm in the Bingham Office Park, 30300 Telegraph Road (East side of Telegraph, South of 13 Mile Road), Suite 125, Beverly Hills.  There is no charge and registration is not required. This is an open group and all are welcome. For questions or information, please call Brigid at 248-330-2474.

 Loss & Grief Support Group St. Mary Catholic Church 1955 E. Commerce,  Milford
Contact: Marisa Vitali, LMSW      248-676-0885
8 Week Sessions  -   Thursday 10:30 am to Noon
Room 9,
No Registration required
On Our Own Monthly Meeting: 4th Monday of each month (except December), at 7:00pm
Location: Milford United Methodist Church 1200 Atlantic Street, Milford Social Activities:  A variety of social activities and events for seniors are held throughout each month with schedules published in our monthly newsletters.  Contacts: Marilyn 248-685-2462    Pat: 248-444-0177 Kathy: 248-486-5750



Grief Share and Divorce Care Support Groups Are you hurting and in need of the loving support of those who understand? Our experienced leaders offer free weekly meetings and free childcare in a confidential, caring atmosphere. The Grief Share and Divorce Care Support Groups meet on Monday evenings. Meetings will be held in the two end rooms in the East Wing of the church at 7:00pm.

Location: Highland United Methodist Church 680 W. Livingston Road, Highland, Michigan  · Free ongoing weekly sessions   · Confidential · Co-ed group and facilitators who share similar experiences  · Free child care provided  · Christ-based sessions & videos featuring experts in their fields For more information, please contact the following people...  Grief Share:   Bob Spear - bospear@humc.us OR  Bev Spear - bespear@humc.us  Divorce Care:   Deb Matson - dmatson@humc.us OR Donna Hubbard - dhubbard@humc.us  Or call the Highland United Methodist Church at 248-887-1311 for more information.

 Angela Hospice Bereavement Care & Grief Support Services Arbor HospiceWith offices in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Woodhaven and Monroe, Arbor Hospice offers an extensive range of grief support programs. Phone 1.888.992.2273 for further information. 

New Hope Center for Grief Support dedicated to providing grief support services to adults and children who are grieving after the death of a loved one. New Hope for Kids & Teens -  3 to 18 years. Circle of Hope-Young widows and widowers. Starting Again - widows & widowers who are facing an empty nest.Wayfarers - Semi-retired or retired widows and widowers. Parents of Hope - Loss of a Child. New Hope Center for Grief Support,  315 Griswold, Northville, Michigan 48167 phone: 248-348-0115  email: griefhelp@newhopecenter.netNew Hope Grief Support groups and Seminars meet locally at: First United Methodist Church of Brighton 400 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton

The Kite Network 
The kite network is a peer support organization. Our counselors are volunteers from the community who have traveled on their own personal grief journeys, and who have been trained to provide a supportive presence to our clients.
The American Red Cross Building,  4624 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108  734-975-0238


 Compassionate Friends
Supporting Family After a Child Dies Ann Arbor Chapter #1382 Valerie: 734-769-0496 Meeting Info: 3rd Sunday of each month 2:30 pm   First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave,  Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Common Ground Survivors of Suicide Open Group This open support group offers comfort, strength and hope to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.  The group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from 7-9 PM, at Royal Oak Beaumont's Administration Building.  For additional information please contact Shawn Force at 248-456-2611 or email: sforce@commongroundhelps.org CRISIS LINE: 800-231-1127

Beaumont Hospice
1200 Stephenson Hwy., Troy,  1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 1-2:30pm.  Drop-in support group meeting,  no need to register in advance.  For further information please call, 248-743-9415 

A Healing Center for Grieving Children

A group for children and youth between 5 and 18 years of age who have experienced the death of a loved one. ASHLEY’s Friends – Birmingham Location  First United Methodist Church 1589 W. Maple Rd, Birmingham

ASHLEY’s Friends – Howell Location  Kenedy Center
1875 N. Eager Road Howell, MI 45897, north of M-59
Contact: Dr. Dawn Koger 248-797-6923

Cornerstone Church of Highland
4995 North Hickory Ridge Road  Highland, MI 48357 248-887-1600
GriefShare Seminars and Support Groups 
Groups meet
within Cornerstone Fellowship Hall

Local Grief Support Events
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