Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) Support Group
Location: Waypoint, 464 Chestnut St., Manchester NH
Day and Time: 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 PM
Facilitators: Lois and Jon Kesty
Contact information: Primary (1st) Lois 325-5211. 2nd contact, only if Lois cannot be reached, Jon 860-1877
Grief is difficult for everyone, but perhaps more so for children. Talking to others who have had a similar experience, in a safe and caring environment, often helps. “H20: Helping Heal with Others” is a new bereavement program for children ages 6-18 and their families. H20 provides bereaved children and their families with coping skills and peer support, enabling them to experience and process their grief freely.
The program begins Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord. The program will be held on the second Saturday of each month at the same time. Lunch is provided after each session. Accompanying adults may be asked to stay on site and are invited to participate in a concurrent, supportive program.
H20 is collaboratively offered by Concord Hospital, Concord Regional VNA, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord, and community partners and volunteers. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2828 or email Carmella.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home, Health & Hospice Care*, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
Good Grief serves bereaved elementary and middle school children. Sessions meet in the fall and spring. Groups are facilitated by trained hospice volunteers. There is no charge for attending. Teen Topics serves bereaved high school students. The program meets monthly through the academic year on Sunday afternoon. Each session has a topic as well as an activity such as jewelry making, yoga/relaxation, collage, low ropes course. No fee.
For more information call: (603) 882-2941
Rockingham/Essex County Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA is a self-help support organization. They are dedicated to assisting families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to providing information and education to help others be supportive.The group consists of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings who have grieved the death of a child. They are not professional counselors.
Meets 1st Tues of the month at 7 pm at the Atkinson Community Center. 4 Main St., Atkinson, NH
For more information call: (603) 887-4302
Stepping Stones through Grief
A bereavement group for children and adolescents ages 5-18. The groups will help explore and understand better topics such as the meaning of death, the feelings generated around loss and how to celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost. Parents are encouraged to stay for an informal support group. The groups meet weekly for 8 weeks. Stepping-Stones is held twice a year in the spring and fall.
For more information call: (603) 622-3781
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Monthly Meetings: Manchester & Nashua
Manchester Meetings – Gathers the 1st Thursday of each month
The Manning House at the Brookside Congregation Church
2013 Elm Street
Nashua Meetings – Gathers the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at:
St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church
500 West Hollis Street
Other chapters around the state:
♦ Madison, NH – (603) 662-6746
♦ Peterborough, NH – (603) 289-0153
♦ New London, NH – (603) 526-6511