Grief Support

Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group

We are a group of survivors, together to offer support, comfort, and understanding. Our group provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources, and to provide and receive support through the long grief process. The groups are facilitated by a peer trained through the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Survivor of Suicide Loss facilitator training.

Meetings are on the 1ST and 3RD Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pm in Old Lyme. Please check our calendar for details.

Loss of Spouse or Partner Support Group

The loss of a spouse or partner is often one of the hardest losses we will encounter. Our lives turn upside down. You ask yourself, “How will I survive and feel all alone?” You are not alone. The Brian Dagle Foundation is offering two safe and private support groups for the loss of a spouse or partner with others who understand this loss. The groups are peer to peer support with a trained facilitator.

Meetings are on the 1ST and 3RD Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm, and the 2ND and 4TH Wednesday from 10-11:30 am. Please check our calendar for details.

Bereaved Parents USA

The loss of a child is a loss like no other. Isolation, guilt, fear, and anger are just some of the emotions parents experience. This free support group allows for the feelings to be validated and understood by others experiencing the loss of a child. Parents and Grandparents are invited to join us. Click here to learn more.

This group meets on the 3RD Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm in Niantic. Please check our calendar for details.

Understanding Your Grief – A Special Six Week Series

This six-week program is a compassionate guide to understand the multitude of feelings as we explore our own uniqueness with grief. Using Dr. Wolfelt’s Understanding Your Grief book and workbook, we hope that you will begin to find healing after your loss.

Program dates:
September 23
October 7 and 21
November 4 and 18
December 2

The cost of the program is $25 which includes the book and workbook. Pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

For more information and to register, please email [email protected] or call 860-451-8354.

Private Grief Counseling Sessions

As a Certified Grief Counselor, Ann offers the model of Companioning the Griever as taught by her mentor and grief expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Grief is not an illness and should not be treated as one. We cannot fix the griever however we can companion them.

With that in mind, Ann sits and listens to the individual who is grieving the loss of a loved one and validates their feelings of confusion, isolation, guilt, anger, or fear as she often tells them they are not going crazy but they are grieving.  Ann appropriately shares her experience of loss and hope towards healing a broken heart.

For more information and to register, please email [email protected] or call 860-451-8354.

All Support Groups and Counseling Sessions are free. Donations are accepted.