Support Groups

Grief Support

Sharing and Healing

Though grief and healing has its own pace, professional support can facilitate this difficult journey. Care Dimensions offers one of the most comprehensive grief support programs in New England. Our licensed bereavement counselors and child life specialists provide support groups and workshops for children and adults.

In a calm and supportive setting, we will help you understand the grieving process and teach you ways to manage grief and find the strength to heal. Most services are provided free of charge to anyone in the community, regardless of whether their loved one received care from Care Dimensions.

Support Groups

Led by experienced bereavement professionals, our support groups bring people together to share feelings, console one another, or simply observe and listen. Visit our calendar for current offerings. Groups include:

  • Living After Your Losses – monthly, drop-in support group
  • Empty Arms – for parents who have lost a child
  • Loss of Spouse/Partner
  • Adult Loss of Parent
  • Loss of Adult Child
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Young Widowed
  • Suicide Bereavement
Hands-On Workshops

Interactive one-time workshops address specific issues and help participants find practical ways to manage grief. Visit our calendar for current offerings or download a copy here. Topics include:

  • Newly bereaved – For a loss within last three months
  • Mending Hearts – Loss of a difficult relationship
  • Continuing Bonds – Loss of a friendship
  • Healing Hands and Hearts – Support for caregivers
  • Yoga for Living with Loss
Children’s Support Groups

Our child life specialist helps children who have experienced the death of a family member, a friend or even a pet. Visit our Bereavement Calendar for current offerings. Our Children’s Program groups run for 6 – 8 weeks at a time (one session per week).  Led by experienced child life, expressive arts, and bereavement professionals, these groups provide children ages 4 – 12 with support, a sense of community, and an opportunity to express themselves. Children are divided into two age groups (typically ages 4 – 8 and 9 – 12), and a concurrent “Raising Grieving Children” program is offered to parents/guardians. We are also planning special programming for teenagers. Please call 855-774-5100 for more information.

Camp Stepping Stones combines children’s activities with parent workshops in a casual summer retreat setting.

Where You Need Us to Be

Our bereavement program provides grief workshops and support groups at:

Grief Support Sponsored by Donors

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Care Dimensions provides grief support free of charge to anyone who needs our help. Consider supporting us as a volunteer or with your tax deductible donation. With your help, we can continue our mission of healing.

Honor your loved one through one of Care Dimensions’ commemorative fundraising efforts such as our Memorial Gift and Brick Tribute programs. To learn more, visit Ways to Give.

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Call Today

For more information or to register for a grief workshop or support group, please call 855-774-5100, email Grief@CareDimensions.org or pre-register online through the Calendar listings. Advance registration is required for groups and dates and times are subject to change.


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.