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Community Support Groups

Omaha and Council Bluffs Grief Support Groups

Adult Whose Family Member or Friend has Died

After Care Grief Support Group

Crown Point Retirement Center
2820 S 80th Street
Sponsored by Heafey- Heafey- Hoffman- Dworak- Cutler Funeral Chapel
Call Sharon Zehnder at (402) 391-3900
Generally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

After Care Grief

The Center
714 S Main St
Council Bluffs
Sponsored by Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Chapel
Call Rev. Dick Sladky at (402) 322-7779
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 4:30-6:00

6 Week Bereavement Support Group

St Andrews Episcopal Church
925 S 84th St
Sponsored by Methodist, Alegent and VNA Hospices
Call Sandy at Methodist, (402) 354-3200, or Ruth or Jessica at VNA, (402) 930-4261, or Jan or Mary at Alegent (402) 898- 8150
6 week sessions in the fall and spring
Pre-registration required
Please call for dates and times

Grief Support

John A Gentleman Mortuary
1010 N 72nd St. (Western)
Sponsored by John A. Gentleman Mortuary
Call Rosemary at (402) 691-8000
Wednesdays at 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
6 week sessions

Grief Support

John A Gentleman Mortuary
14151 Pacific Street
Sponsored by John A. Gentleman Mortuary
Call Rosemary at (402) 691-8000
Thursdays at 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
6 week sessions

Grief Support

Bellevue Sarpy Chapel
3402 Sampson Way (35th and Hwy 370)
Sponsored by John A. Gentleman Mortuary
Call Rosemary at (402) 691-8000
Tuesdays at 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
6 week sessions

Grief Recovery Outreach Program

Midlands Community Hospital
Sponsored by Papillion Kahler-Dolce Mortuary
Call Mary Pat Wolf at (402) 339-3232
12 week series
Starts in November on Tuesdays
Open seminar, followed by a 12- week program
Price per session
Call to Register

Surviving Bereavement: Life Continues

Holling Education Center, Immanual
6901 N 72nd Street
Sponsored by Alegent Health
Call Linda Dempsey at (402) 572-2768
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Spring and Fall
6 week series
$20.00

GriefShare

13 week video series in various locations in Omaha
www.griefshare.org to find locations and times

Walking through the Valley of Darkness

Crown Point Retirement Center-Lower Level
2080 S 80th Street (off W Center Frontage Rd)
Sponsored by Heafey Hoffman Dworak and Cutler Mortuaries
Call Sharon Zehnder at (402) 391-3900
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Coping

Call for location
Sponsored by Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Omaha
Call Pat Seier at 402) 551-9003 Ext 1304
Seasonal 4 - 5x per year
Six week educational and support group
Pre-registration not required

Widows

Care and Share Widows Group

2808 Ave. E
Council Bluffs, IA
Sponsored by Church of the Brethren
For more information call (712) 322-8449
3rd Friday 10:00 a.m.

Widows and Widowers

Beginning Experience Week-end

3214 N 60th Street
Sponsored by Family Life Office, Diocese of Omaha
Call Pat Seier at (402) 551-9003 Ext 1304
Week-end Support group for those who have already gone through the initial stages of grief
$95

Widowed, Separated and Divorced Catholics

(Open to all denominations)
St James Center, 9212 Tomahawk Blvd (Accessed from 90th St).
Sponsored by Family Life Office, Diocese of Omaha
Call Pat Seier at (402) 551-9003 Ext 1304
2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Other social events at various times

Wednesday Lunch Social Support Group

Venice Inn Restaurant, 6920 Pacific Street
(Ask for the Heafey group)
Call Sharon Zehnder at (402) 391-3900
Every Wednesday at 11:30 am
Support and Socialization for Widows and Widowers

Omaha Chapter of Living Information for Today (L.I.F.T.)

Lunch meeting at Venice Inn
6920 Pacific Street
Sponsored by Crosby-Burket-Swanson Funeral Chapel and Kahler-Dolce Mortuary
Call Dick Dickbernd (402) 339-3232
First Thursday of each month at 11:30 am

Theos (They Help Each Other Spiritually)

First Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 S 114th Omaha
Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of the Cross
Call Marge Torpey at (402) 399-0759 or Mary at (402) 393-3052
2nd Monday of each month 6 p.m.
For those beginning to socialize after loss – not for acute grief – suggested 1 year after loss

Children ages 5-19 who are adjusting to a death

Who Am I Now?

3214 N 60th Street
Sponsored by Family Life Office, Diocese of Omaha
Call for more information at (402) 551-9003 Ext 1304
6 week coping program held in the summer
Call for location
Open to all denominations

Living with Loss Too

Children’s Hospital
Call (402)955-5661
7 week program in the spring and fall
Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
For children who have experienced the loss of a sibling

Rainbow Program

Sponsored by Family Life Office, Diocese of Omaha
Call Pat Seier at (402) 551-9003 Ext 1304
Program that visits the schools
Public and private

Ted E Bear Hollow: A Center for Grieving Children (ages 4-19 years) and their families

Ted E Bear Hollow
347 N 76th Street
Omaha, Ne 68114
Call Sarah Flanagan at (402) 502-1773
www.tedebearhollow.org
Afternoon Day Camp – Saturdays
Spring/Summer

Ted E Bear Hollow: Biweekly Evening Support Group

Ted E Bear Hollow
347 N 76th Street
Omaha, Ne 68114
Call Sarah Flanagan at (402) 502-1773
www.tedebearhollow.org
Closed group
8 sessions; 6-7:30 pm

Ted E Bear Hollow Kamp Hope

Call for more information
Sponsored by Ted E Bear Hollow
Call Sarah Flanagan (402) 502-1773
Retreat for grieving teens
May and November

Children of Parent with Cancer

Just for Kids and Teen Connection

Bergan Mercy
Sponsored by Alegent
Call Cindy Bang at (402) 332-4420
Call for details

Parents Who Have Lost a Child

Compassionate Friends

www.tcfomaha.org
Call (402) 571-4011 or mail@tcfomaha.org for more information
Multiple groups throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs

Share: Miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death

Private residence
621 Arnold
Council Bluffs
Call Peggy Golden at (712) 322-4464
1st Wednesday of each month 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Adults Affected by Babies Who Have Been Shaken (Death or Severely Handicapped)

Progressions

Site rotates. Call for location.
Call Natalie (402) 332-4429
Monthly

Adults affected by Loss of Infant due to SIDS

SIDS Support Group

NE SIDS Foundation
No groups at this time
Kate Hegarty (402) 935-1911

Young Adults

Young Adult Beginning Experience

3214 N 60th St, Omaha
Sponsored by Family Life Office, Diocese of Omaha
Call Pat Seier at (402) 827-3738

Loss Due to Suicide

SOS: Survivors of Suicide

First Christian Church
6114 Franklin Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Call Fred Henninger at (402) 558-4816 or sos.omaha@yahoo.com
3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Please call before attending
Donations accepted

P.O.S.T. (Parents of Suicide Together)

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
84th and Pacific
Omaha, NE
Call Laraine Peck at (402) 496-0309 or lpeck@tcon1.com
2nd Tuesday at 7 pm
No cost

Pet Loss

Pet Loss Support

Humane Society
8929 Fort St.
Sponsored by Humane Society
Call Kerri Ecklebe (Director of Education, Humane Society) at (402) 444-7800 ext 214
10:00 AM, 1st Saturday of the month
KEcklebe@nehumanesociety.org

Resources on Grief

The Centering Corporation Grief Resource Center

7230 Maple Street
Call Joy or Marvin Johnson at (402) 553-1200 or (402) 553-0507
www.centering.org
Open to the public

Tree of Memories

Ritual of Remembrance

Crossroads
Sponsored by Omaha Grief Support Network
Call Kathy England at (402) 292-1312
November - December

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Call: 800.922.0000

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