West Los Angeles Area (including Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina del
Rey, Santa Monica, West L.A.)
Center for Healthy Aging
2125 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-576-2554, ext. 373
General bereavement and widow/widowers support groups for adults 55 and over,
facilitated by peer counselors trained by the center; sliding scale fees.
The Chai Center
Providing individual bereavement support services from a traditional Chassidic
perspective to affiliated and unaffiliated community members experiencing loss.
Nationwide bereavement support groups for families after the death of a child,
at any age, from any cause.
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230-4888
Survivors After Suicide support group. This program offers support groups
for people who have lost a family member or friend to suicide, including 8-week
groups, monthly drop-in groups and telephone counseling.
20001 S. Barrington Ave. #216
Brentwood, CA 90025
Part of Antioch Counseling Center, specializing in Farsi and English language
counseling. Counseling is also available in Spanish, Hebrew, French, Arabic and
Russian. Individual counseling provided by licensed psychologists and interns.
Fees are charged on a sliding scale.
Jewish Family Service
West Los Angeles Counseling Center
2050 South Bundy Drive, Suite 270
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Coping with Living Alone - For older adults who have been grieving for over
one year. Bereavement support for adults under 40 who have lost a parent.
Maple Counseling Center
9107 Wilshire Blvd., Lower Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-271-9999 Ext 254
Support groups for loss of spouse or parent, as well as individual counseling.
Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. Hospice
1900 W. Garvey South Suite 200
West Covina, CA 91790
Also Garden Grove, Santa Ana and San Bernardino locations.
Occasional, general bereavement support group for adults, free of charge, open
to community members, facilitated by spiritual counselor.
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.
5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, California 90230
Bereavement support groups for those who have lost a parent, spouse, friend or
child. Open to the community, no fee. Facilitated by licensed practitioner. Please
call for more details.
Support groups provided by the Westside Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
11960 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Support groups for parents who have lost children or for siblings who are in
mourning. Please call for details.
10523 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Rabbis available for individual counseling and kaddish minyanim.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
11661 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bereavement group for adults who have lost a spouse, led by Jewish Family Service
West Los Angeles. Please call 213-388-2401 for more information. Ongoing bereavement
support for individuals who have lost a spouse, either in the first or second
year after a loss. Offered by the H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation. Please call 818-788-HOPE
for further information.
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.