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:
Kathy Leonard
(978) 875-0606
Coping Today Grief Brochure

Independent Grief Groups

H.A.L.O. 34

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

 

The Sun Will Rise

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

Boston Grief Group

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

Coping Addiction Loss

EAST LONGMEADOW
Joanne Sullivan
(413) 781-7750
Forastire Funeral Home – Grief Library
220 North Main. St.
7:00-8:30 pm
First Wednesday of every month

H.A.L.O. 15

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

Zack’s Team Grief Support

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

 

One Step at a Time

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

Rise Up

MILFORD
Katie Truitt
(774) 248-4526
Crystal Room
49 Cedar Street 
7:00-8:30pm
First Wednesday of the month

The Journey- Living with Loss

NATICK
Kathryn Stygles Peirce
774-286-9986
Natick Senior Center 2nd floor
117 E. Central St.
7:00-8:30 pm
Last Tuesday of every month

HEAL

NEWBURYPORT
(Honoring Endings After Loss Grief and Bereavement Services)
Gale Brunault, ,LHMC
(978) 360-1915
Immaculate Conception
42 Green Street
5:30-7:00 pm
will begin starting up again every other Tuesday starting January 23, 2018

BMC Bereavement Support Group

PITTSFIELD
Ann O’Neil
(413) 447-2251
Berkshire Medical Center
725 North St
6:00-7:00 pm
Second Monday of every month

We are their Candles

PLYMOUTH
Mary Peckham
781-294-1545
Cynthia Wyman
617-688-5314
South Shore Community
Action Council Building
71 Obery Street
7:00-8:30pm
Second Thursday of each month

The Sun Will Rise

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

Alicia's Angels

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

Learning to Cope with Grief

SALEM
Colleen Bullard
(508) 641-9054
Salem Hospital
Davenport 101
81 Highland Avenue
7:00-8:30 pm
Meets last Tuesday of each month

Consoling Partners

EAST SANDWICH
Jeanne Doherty Flynn
Corpus Christi Parish Hall
(508) 360-3659
324 Quaker Meeting House Rd.
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Wednesday of every month

Our Angels Wings

SAUGUS
Doreen Clark
(857) 201-9446
Diane Restaino
(617) 513-6567
54-58 Essex St. (MEG Bldg)
6:30-8:00 pm
Third Thursday of every month

H.A.L.O.

(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.
7:00-8:30 pm
First Monday of every month

Other Grief Groups

GRASP South Coast Chapter

SOUTH DARTMOUTH
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
Salem Hospital
81 Highland Ave.
Davenport 101 Conference Room
1st Thursday of every month
7:00–8:30 pm
978-354-2660 or 781-593-5224
GRASPNorthShoreMA@gmail.com

Hope Floats

KINGSTON
4 Elm Street
781-585-4221