Jewish bereavement
specific needs
Individual Counselors
Bereavement Support Groups by Location

San Fernando Valley (including Burbank, Encino, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills)

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.

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
E-mail: info@hopeunit.org
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
Valley Storefront

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.

Our House
1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 255
Los Angeles, CA 90025
22801 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 112
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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.

Providence/Holy 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
E-mail: D'vorah.McDonald@providence.org
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
E-mail: adatelohim@earthlink.net
Please inquire about available groups.

Temple Judea
Temple Judea Community Outreach Counseling Center
5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
E-mail: info@templejudea.com
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.

We Spark (Cancer Support Center)
13522 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
E-mail: infor@wespark.org
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.

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