Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes and, at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.
In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links above or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.
Grief Support Resources
Your Journey from Mourning to Joy!
New groups starting quarterly.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 350 Pearl Street; Cadillac, MI
Facilitator: Janet Matero, LPC
Information: (231) 775-9821
Grief and Loss Support Group
When: 1 – 2:30 p.m., second Tuesday of each month
Location: Hospice of Michigan, 932 N. Mitchell St.; Cadillac, MI
When: 2–3:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month
Location: Baked Beans Café, 103 Main St.; Lake City, MI
Information: (231) 779–9570 or (800) 553–1924
Mercy Homecare & Hospice
When: 9–10:00 a.m. every Tuesday
Location: Cadillac Big Boy Restaurant meeting room
Information: (231) 779–9550
Bereaved Parents Support Group
When: 7:30 p.m., last Monday of each month
Location: The Dublin Room, McAuley Center, Mercy Hospital; Cadillac, Michigan
Your own Church and Clergy
Don’t forget your own place of worship. Your Pastor or church staff will counsel and help you.