Grief Support Groups Registration

January, February, and March 2024 Grief Support Groups

Dealing with grief can be a difficult and emotional experience. The Capital Caring Health team is here to help you on this journey. Our grief support program offers compassionate care and a wide range of services to individuals and families struggling with loss. For more information or to speak directly with a team member, call 844-4-GRIEVE (844-447-4383).

Educational Grief Groups 

The Grief Journey Presentation 

Dates/Times (Choose 1 Date):

Tuesdays, January 30, February 27, or March 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Saturdays, January 20, February 17, or March 16 from 10:00 – 11:30 am

You will learn about some of the common reactions to grief, how grief affects you, the tasks of grief and taking care of yourself in your grief journey. This presentation is recommended for persons whose loss was at least six weeks prior.

Grief Education and Support Series for the Newly Bereaved:  

3 Sessions Series evening times only Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

January 9, 16, and 23; or February 6, 13, and 20; or March 5, 12, 19

Learn about common grief symptoms, theories to help you understand the process, and healthy ways of coping. These are educationally focused support groups for adults. This series is recommended for persons whose loss was at least six weeks prior.

General Grief and Loss Group Support (In-Person)

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Location: Capital Caring Health, 3180 Fairview Park, Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042

A closed grief group for people who would like to gather in-person to be in community with other grievers. There will be education and open discussion about the tasks involved in grieving using Alan Wolfelt’s 6 Tasks of Mourning as a guide.

Participants must attend an educational presentation or series before enrolling in other services. Registration is complete once you’ve spoken to a Grief Intake Counselor, submitted consent forms, and registered 48 hours in advance. Sessions may be canceled if registration is low. Grief support groups and workshops are offered at no cost to the entire community, not only hospice recipients.


Drop-In Groups 

Loss of Spouse/Partner- (choose 1)

1st & 3rd Wednesdays monthly 11:00 am – 12:30 pm;

2nd & 4th Mondays monthly 6:30 – 8:00 pm;

2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly 11:00 am – 12:30 pm;

1st & 3rd Wednesdays monthly 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Adult Loss of Child up to age 30

2nd Thursday monthly 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Caring for yourself and their siblings as you grieve together.  

Parents will have the opportunity to talk about their child, find meaningful conversations with other parents who have experienced the loss of a child and find different ways to cope with the loss. For registration, contact, 

These drop-in groups offer a supportive environment for widowed persons to share their grief experiences and emotions, listen to and support others in their grief, and learn coping strategies to help them move forward in their grief journey. Recommended for persons whose loss is at least three months prior. 

Adult Loss of Parent 

1st & 3rd Mondays monthly 6:30 – 8:00 pm;

1st & 3rd Tuesdays monthly 6:30 – 8:00 pm;

1st &3rd Wednesdays monthly 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Adult General Grief  

2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly 12:30 – 2:00 pm

A Man’s Grief – Part 2  

2nd Wednesdays monthly 6:30 – 8:00 pm

January 3, 17, February 7, 21, March 6, 20

This group is for those whose wives died in the past two years and is open to all who have completed the six-session “A Man’s Grief” series. It provides the opportunity to continue connecting with those that were a part of their group and meet others who were in other groups. Attendance is optional each month. The current experiences of those in attendance will direct conversation. The group leader will share additional materials as needed and explore what is working and what has been helpful for those who join.


Grief Workshops

Exploring Grief Through Photography (2 Part Workshop)

Thursdays, February 15 & 22, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (6 Participant Limit) This adult workshop will use photography to explore grief through each individual’s unique lens. Participants need to be able to upload pictures for sharing and have access to a digital camera or smartphone. No photography experience is needed.

Book Club

The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love & Loss By: Mary-Frances O’Connor (Book or Audio Book) Saturday, February 10 & 24, 10:00 – 11:30 am Please purchase the book before the first session.

Exploring & Affirming Personal Identity During Grief

Wednesday, January 31, 6:00 – 7:30 pm This workshop will explore how grief can affect our identity and values, and provide a technique for connecting with self, family, and community.


Additional Grief Supports 

Dates TBD. Please inquire if you are interested in any of the groups listed below. 

Social Impact of Grief 

Explore and acknowledge how grief can impact social experiences and result in a refinement and reconfiguration of social networks and relationship values. 

Continuing Bonds 

Learn how our deceased loved ones can continue to teach us about life and self. 

Grief and Stress 

We are a ‘stressed out’ culture. Grief takes it to a new level. Come and look at ways to identify grief stressors that are active in your life and explore ways to reduce that stress meaningfully. 

Growth through Grief 

Support grievers in owning how grief changes us by using the following lenses: 1) ability to navigate uncertainty (trust); 2) facing fear (courage); 3) claiming values and needs (self-respect). Participants will engage in short exercise on each theme and are invited to reflect on their unique evolution through grief. 

LGBTQ+ Grief Support  

This group offers a supportive and safe environment for LGBTQ+ persons to share their grief experiences and emotions, listen to and support others in their grief, and learn coping strategies to help them move forward in their grief journey. 

Death Anniversaries 

Learn how to honor and normalize the strong emotions and memories that reemerge around death anniversaries. For persons whose loss is at least nine months prior. 

Meditations through Grief – Guided Meditation 

Using your breath and relaxation techniques; decrease stress, increase compassionate responses, and regulate your body. 

Creative Writing- Processing Grief with Haiku 

Using simple writing prompts, explore your grief through words and the act of putting these words on paper. Processing Grief with Haiku 

Paws to Remember: Pet Loss Support 

A companion animal can play a very important role in our lives, and their loss can be profound.  Join this compassionate and empathetic space to be supported as you grieve your beloved pet.  Share your story and connect with others who understand your grief.   This workshop is intended to offer comfort to all grieving animal lovers who have experienced the loss of a pet in the last six months.  

Our Grief support groups and workshops remain available to anyone in our community who has experienced the death of a loved one – not only hospice recipients. They are also offered at no charge. 

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