Grief Resources

We want to express our deepest sympathy to anyone who has lost a loved one to the disease of addiction. The feelings we go through after such a devastating loss may seem unbearable at times, and it is important to seek the support of others so that we can begin to heal.  The Learn to Cope members and those Coping Today are “family” and we are here to help.

Everyone goes through the process of grief differently.  The stages of grief do not necessarily go in order, and there is no specific timetable for the length or timing of each stage.  It can be a complicated process.  It is important to be patient with yourself and to work through these intense emotions in your own way.

Please contact group leader before attending first meeting.  For questions or further information please contact Cheryl Juaire at (978) 375-4941 or

“Coping Today” Independent Grief Support groups

The Sun Will Rise – BRAINTREE

Robyn Houston-Bean
(781) 789-4604
Braintree Town Hall, 2nd floor
1 JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree, MA 02184
7:00-8:30 pm
First Wednesday of every month

The Sun Will Rise – QUINCY

Robyn Houston-Bean
(781) 789-4604
New Way Recovery Center
85 Quincy Ave., Quincy, MA 02169
7:00-8:30 pm
Third Tuesday of every month

Matthew’s Candle – HANSON

Mary Peckham
(781) 294-1545
Calvary Baptist Chruch
429 Monponsett St., Hanson, MA 02341
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Tuesday of every month

Alicia’s Angels – READING

Mary DeMarco
(781) 838-2330
St. Agnes Lower Church Hall
186 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867
7:00-8:30 pm
Second Monday & Last Thursday of every month

Consoling Partners – EAST SANDWICH

Jeanne Doherty Flynn
(508) 759-9420
Corpus Christi Parish Hall
324 Quaker Meeting House Rd.
East Sandwich, MA 02537
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Wednesday of every month

The Journey- Living with Loss -NATICK

Kathryn Stygles Peirce
Natick Senior Center 2nd floor
117 E. Central St.
Natick, MA 01760 Every other Wednesday

Boston Grief Group – BRIGHTON

Rhonda Lotti
(781) 254-1280
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
736 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135
7:00-8:30 pm
Second Wednesday of every month

One Step at a Time – MARLBOROUGH

Kathy Leonard
(508) 460-2002
First Congregational Church
37 High St., Marlborough, MA 01752
6:30-8:00 pm
First Thursday of every month

Zack’s Team Grief Support – LOWELL

Louise Griffin
(978) 257-5971
Reilly School, Library
115 Douglas Rd., Lowell, MA 01852
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Tuesday of every month


(Healing After Loss from Overdose)
Michelle MacDonald Dunn
(978) 314-7889
Fitchburg CHC
326 Nichols Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Tuesday of every month

Our Angels Wings– SAUGUS

Doreen Clark
(857) 201-9446
Diane Restaino
(617) 513-6567
54-58 Essex St. (MEG Bldg)
Saugus, MA 01906
Third Thursday of every month

Next Step Surviving the Loss from Addiction – WORCESTER

Aileen Lovejoy
(508) 755-5041
Deb Dowd-Foley
(508) 248-5622
Our Lady of the Angels Church
(The Parish Center)
1222 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603
7:00-8:30 pm
First Monday of every month

Billerica Grief Group – BILLERICA

Nancy Maiullari
(781) 844-2127
Billerica Town Hall
365 Boston Rd., Billerica, MA 01821
7:00-9:00 pm
First Tuesday of every month


(Healing After Loss from Overdose)
Lin Kelleher
(617) 699-7702
St. Eulalia Parish
50 Ridge St., Winchester, MA 01890
6:30-8:00 pm
First Sunday of every month


(Honoring Endings After Loss Grief and Bereavement Services)
Gale Brunault
(978) 360-1915
Newburyport Public Library
94 State St., Newburyport, MA 01950
5:30-7:00 pm
Every Tuesday

We are their Candles – PLYMOUTH

Mary Peckham
Cynthia Wyman
South Shore Community
Action Council Building
71 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00-8:30

Other Grief Resources

GRASP South Coast Chapter

Smith Neck Friends Meetinghouse
594 Smith Neck rd. South Dartmouth
1st Tuesday of every month
6 – 7:30 p.m.   6:30 – 8:00 pm
Darleen Berg at 774-202-6330

GRASP North Shore Chapter

Salem Hospital
81 Highland Ave.
Davenport 101 Conference Room
Salem, MA 01970
1st Thursday of every month
7:00 – 8:30
978-354-2660 or 781-593-5224

GRASP South Shore Chapter

Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant St., East Bridgewater
2nd Thursday of every month
7 – 8:30 pm     781-585-4221
Amanda Sandoval 508-742-4405

LET IT OUT Fitness Together

Emotional Release Boxing Program
15 Farrar Farm Road
Norwell, MA 02061
2nd Tuesday of every month


4 Elm Street
Kingston, MA 02364