San Fernando Valley (including Burbank, Encino, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills)
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.
California Family Counseling Center
5445 Balboa Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
To provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents
and seniors. A variety of groups are also offered including grief and loss; teens;
anger management; women and men support groups; children and others. Counsleing
services are also provided to local schools and community groups.
H.O.P.E Unit Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 8034
Calabasas, CA 91372
Providing community support groups in the San Fernando Valley at Valley Beth
Shalom and in Los Angeles at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Widows and widowers support
groups for individuals in different stages of grief, and groups for general loss
of a family member other than a spouse. All groups are led by licensed therapists.
Small fee per session.
I Count Too!
Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Covina
An educational support group for children who face the life threatening
illness or death of a loved one.
Jewish Family Service
Central Access Intake Line
Jewish Family Service
12821 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Widows and widowers support groups for older adults (60+). Before beginning the
group, participants must first meet with the social worker leading the group.
Kaiser Permanente (Valleys Service Area)
Reseda, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Woodland Hills, Lancaster, Valencia
Dr. Roscoe Miller Bereavement Program: bereavement support groups for adults.
Open to the community and free of charge. Various days and times of the week.
Provided by Valleys Continuing Care Department, Kaiser Permanente.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Three bereavement programs are offered free of charge:
The Healing Journey
An 8-week workshop dealing with grief and loss. This program is held various times throughout the year. Please call (818) 885-8500 extension 4591 for dates and times.
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.
Bereavement Support Group/On Going
An opportunity to share feelings and concerns while gaining support from others who are experiencing loss. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm. Please call (818) 885-8351 for more details.
1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 255
Los Angeles, CA 90025
22801 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 112
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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.
Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St.
Mission Hills, CA 91346
Ten-week, grief recovery support groups for all community members, facilitated
by a licensed clinical social worker and chaplain, free of charge.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
501 S. Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505
Groups are open to all members of the community and are held in eight-week sessions three times a year.
Temple Adat Elohim
2420 East Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Please inquire about available groups.
Temple Judea Community Outreach Counseling Center
5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Widow/Widowers support group and individual counseling provided by volunteers
who have been through intensive training and are supervised by licensed professionals.
Please call for details.
Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Bereavement support groups for those who have experienced family loss or are
widows or widowers, offered by the H.O.P.E Unit Foundation. Please call for details.
Spark (Cancer Support Center)
13522 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Bereavement support group on Mondays at 7:00pm for loss through cancer. Flexible,
free services, for cancer patients, their families and friends. Adults only.
The Wellness Community
Locations in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Westlake Village and Orange
County (Santa Ana). A free program of support, education and hope for people
with cancer and their loved ones. Some locations, such as Santa Monica, Foothills
and Westlake, offer bereavement support services for family members and friends
of Wellness Community participants.