Support Groups


It is not uncommon for people to experience difficulty readjusting to life after the death of a loved one. Sharing your feelings of grief or anxiety is among the first steps to take towards adjustment to life after your loss.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of national, local, online and in-house bereavement support services and materials that we trust and recommend:

It is important that you find a grief counselor or support group that you feel comfortable with. If you are having trouble locating a good match for yourself or a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact us for our assistance.

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Recovery Services

Support Groups

Grief Library


Listed below are the community support groups Merrimack Valley Hospice is currently offering*.
 If you are interested in learning about additional bereavement options call (978) 552-4537
 *Pre-registration is required to attend all groups.


  • General Bereavement
  • Billerica Senior Center
    25 Concord Road, Billerica, MA
    2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Starting February 10th, 2016
    For information and to register call 978-552-4200

  • Beginning the Grief Journey
  • Co-sponsored by the Amesbury Council on Aging
    Senior Community Center
    68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA
    March 31st - June 2nd, 2016
    Thursday mornings 10:00 - 11:00 AM
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537

  • The Grief Journey
  • The Chelmsford Senior Center
    75 Groton Road, Chelmsford, MA

    Monday evenings 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Meetings resume February 24th, 2016
    For information and to register call 978-552-4128

  • The Grief Journey
  • Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Atrium
    140 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, MA
    Monday afternoons 1:30 - 3:00PM
    For information and to register call 978-552-4128
  • Learning to Live with Loss
  • Merrimack Valley Hospice
    Riverwalk Properties
    360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537
  • Learning to Live with Loss
  • Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare
    Sacred Hearts Church
    50 South Main Street, Bradford, MA

    Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, Mar.15th, Apr.19th, May 17th, June 21st
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537 or 978-374-9257
    Grief Support for Loss of Adult Child
    Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare

    Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA

    3rd Tuesday of the Month 2:00 - 3:30 PM
    Beginning January 19th, 2016
    for information and to register call 978-552-4537 or 978-374-9257

  • Grief Support for Substance Related Loss
  • Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare

    Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA

    2nd Wednesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Beginning January 13th, 2016
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537 or 978-374-9257
  • Beginning the Grief Journey ~ for Seniors
  • Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare

    Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA

    Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 12:00 NOON
    For information and to register call 978-552-4528 or 978-374-9257
  • Widow/Widowers Group ~ Moving on for Seniors
  • Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare

    Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA

    Tuesday afternoons 1:30 - 3:00PM  Ongoing
    For information and to register call 978-552-4528 or 978-374-9257
  • Pizza and...
  • A grief support program for kids ages 16 - 14
    Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill MA

    3rd Thursday of the Month 5:30 - 7:30PM
    Mar.17th, Apr. 21st, May 19th, June 16th
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537
  • Men's Grief Support Group
  • Merrimack Valley Hospice House
    360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA

    February 9th - April 12th
    6:30 - 8:00PM
    For information and to register call 978-552-4537

For information please call:  978-552-4537

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