Jewish bereavement
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Individual Counselors
Bereavement Support Groups by Specific Type of Service

Bereavement Services for Children/Teens

The Bereavement Counseling Center
16255 Ventura Blvd., Suite 308
Encino, CA 91436
Specializing in individual adult, teen, family and group counseling, focusing on bereavement and loss issues. Groups include Survivors After Suicide and Trauma and Loss. Licensed workers and lay trained facilitators. Culturally specific factors incorporated into treatment.

Beyond Loss, A Bereavement Ministry in partnership with Glendale Adventist Medical Center
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale, CA 91206
Grief support groups for adults and young widow/widowers surviving the suicide of family/friend. One time charge of $25.

The Center for Grief and Loss for Children
E-mail: jether547@msn.com
Support groups for children, teens and their parents who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Citrus Valley Hospice
820 North Phillips Avenue
West Covina, CA 91791
E-mail: jthompson@mail.cvhp.org
General grief support groups.

The Gathering Place
514 N. Prospect Ave. Suite 115
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
A partnership between Beach Cities Health District and Trinity Care Hospice. Grief support groups for adults, children and adolescents. Kids Can is a grief support group for
children 3-8 and 9-13 and their parents.

Hospice of the Conejo
80 East Hillcrest Dr., Suite 204
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: hospice@adnetsol.com
Bereavement groups, including general adult, children and teen, women’s support group for pregnancy & infant loss, senior widow and widowers group and youth bereavement “Family Night” with groups running on the same evening for parents, teen and youths. Groups are facilitated by licensed counselors and are free of charge.

I Count Too!
Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Covina
E-mail: hospiceofpasadena@picf.org
An educational support group for children who face the life threatening illness or death of a loved one.

Jewish Family Service
Aleinu Family Resource Center (Orthodox Counseling Program)

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Individual bereavement counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and qualified interns who are Orthodox. All work is in strict accordance with Halachah.

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Loss of Little One
An 8-week workshop for those dealing with the loss of a pregnancy, infant or child. This program is held three times per year. Please call (818) 885-8500 extension 4550 for dates and times.

Our House
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
21860 Burbank Blvd., Suite 195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
E-mail: ourhouse@ourhouse-grief.org
Providing grief support services, education, resources and hope. All groups are fee based with a sliding scale. Groups co-led by highly trained volunteers. The adult program offers groups for young widows/widowers, mid-life loss, later-life loss, parents grieving the loss of a young or adult child, adults grieving the loss of a parent. The children’s program offers support groups for death of a parent or sibling that are age appropriate and loss appropriate, and use various methods of grief expression, including art, music, play and poetry; school-based grief support groups are also available.

Pathways Volunteer Hospice
3300 E South Street, Suite 209
Long Beach, CA 90805
Ongoing bereavement support groups. The Changes program is for children and parents/caregivers who have suffered a loss – parents are in an adult group and children are in age-appropriate groups. The program also includes school-based grief education.
Other groups for adult and senior groups through the Journeys program, a group widowed men, and periodic training seminars for parents of preschoolers facing a death in the family or coping with grief.

Trinity Kids Care
2601 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
E-mail: gaylekirma@providence.org
Grief and loss counseling with an emphasis on the loss of a seriously ill child.

© 2006 The Jewish Bereavement Project. Designed by Karin Mueller. Supported by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.