Grief is a normal and natural response when we deal with a loss. Each of us mourn a loss differently. Some might prefer to be by themselves and mourn on their own. Others might feel a sense of comfort in sharing their pain and emotions with others. Regardless, grief is a personal journey that each of us face. There are support groups and services that are available to you in your local region. Many hospice providers provide grief support, whether your loved one was on hospice or not. Below is a list of CHAPCA Hospice Provider Members who provide support. However, if you do not see one located in your area, please contact CHAPCA and we can assist you in locating a grief and support group in your area. Please contact our office at (916) 925-3770 or email us at [email protected]

Northern California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Grief Support Opportunities
VITAS Healthcare - San Francisco 1388 Sutter St Suite 700 San Francisco California 94109 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
VITAS Healthcare-San Mateo 3190 Clearview Way STE 100 San Mateo California 94402 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
VITAS Healthcare-Fairfield 2480 Hilborn Rd STE 105 Fairfield California 94534 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
VITAS Healthcare-Walnut Creek 355 Lennon Lane STE 150 Walnut Creek California 94598 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
VITAS Healthcare-Milpitas 670 Mccarthy Blvd STE 220 Milpitas California 95035 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
VITAS Healthcare-Sacramento 2710 Gateway Oaks DR STE 100 South Sacramento California 95833 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
NorthBay Healthcare Hospice 4520 Business Center Drive Fairfield California 94534 https://www.northbay.org/community/support/grief-support-groups.cfm?cssearch=49507_1
Hope Hospice 6377 Clark Ave Ste 100 Dublin California 94568 https://hopehospice.com/grief-support/
Pathways Home Health and Hospice 395 Oyster Point Blvd # 128 South San Francisco California 94080 https://pathwayshealth.org/grief-support/

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care

7677 Oakport St STE 500 Oakland California 94621 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care

400 Race St Ste 101 San Jose California 95126 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support

Hospice of San Joaquin

3888 Pacific Ave Stockton California 95204 https://www.hospicesj.org/services/caregiver-support

Hinds Hospice

410 West Main ST Merced California 95340 https://www.hindshospice.org/patients-caregivers/center-grief-healing/

Hospice Services of Lake County

1862 Parcellel Drive Lakeport California 95453 https://www.lakecountyhospice.org/patient-family-services/

Hospice of Humboldt

3327 Timber Fall CT Eureka California 95503 https://www.hospiceofhumboldt.org/bereavement/#groups

First Call Hospice

6929 Sunrise Blvd Suite 180 Citrus Heights California 95610 https://www.fchosp.com/resources.html

Sanctuary Hospice

6608 Mercy Court, Ste. A Fair Oaks California 95628 https://sanctuary-hospice.com/hospice-care/#Families

UC Davis Hospice

3630 Business Center Drive STE G Sacramento California 95820 https://health.ucdavis.edu/homecare/hospice/bereavement.html

Interim HealthCare Hospice

2233 Watt Ave Suite 330 Sacramento California 95825 https://www.interimhealthcare.com/sacramentohospice/our-services/bereavement-and-grief/

Mercy Hospice

Sacramento 9912 Business Park Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento California 95827 https://seriousillness.org/sacramento/emotional/grief/

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care

2295 Gateway oaks Drive STE 165 Sacramento California 95833 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support

Hospice of the Foothills

11270 Rough and Ready Hwy Grass Valley California 95945 https://www.hospiceofthefoothills.org/grief-support

Dignity Health Mercy Hospice

1544 Market Street Redding California 96001 https://seriousillness.org/sacramento/emotional/grief/

Intermountain Hospice

43563 HIGHWAY 299 EAST Fall River Mills California 96028 https://www.mayershospice.com/getpage.php?name=Hospice_Grief_Support&sub=Programs

Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta

914 Pine Street Mount Shasta California 96067 https://seriousillness.org/sacramento/emotional/grief/

Honey Lake Hospice

P.O. Box 1166 Susanville California 96130 http://honeylakehospice.org/grief-support-group.html

Topkare Hospice Inc

1811 W Katella Ave STE 229 Anaheim California 92804-6658 https://www.topkare.com/home-1

Anchor Health LLC

505 San Marin Drive Suite 100B Novato California 94945-1309 https://www.anchorhpc.com/

Central California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Grief support Opportunities
American Care Hospice 5323 W Hillsdale Ave Visalia California 93291 https://thebonesurgeonshddotcom.wpcomstaging.com/emotional-and-spiritual/
Hoffman Hospice 4325 Buena Vista Road Bakersfield California 93311 https://www.hoffmannhospice.org/grief-support-groups/
Dignity Health Hospice 124 South College Drive Santa Maria California 93454 https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-coast/locations/marianregional/classes-and-events/home-health-hospice-infusion
VITAS Healthcare-Lancaster 44444 16th St W STE 205 Lancaster California 93534 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Hinds Hospice 2490 West Shaw Ave Suite 101 Fresno California 93711 https://www.hindshospice.org/patients-caregivers/center-grief-healing/
Hospice of the Central Coast 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Ste. D-120 Ste D-120 Monterey California 93940 https://www.montagehealth.org/patient-family-resources/

Southern California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Grief support Opportunities
Compassus 3637 Motor Ave, STE 360 Los Angeles, California 90034 https://www.compassus.com/for-caregivers/hospice-grief-support
Tranquil Care Hospice 3250 Ocean Park Blvd Suite 355 Santa Monica California 90405 https://tranquilcarehospice.com/grief-support/
VITAS Healthcare |Torrance 990 W 190th Street STE 550 Torrance California 90502 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Providence Trinitycare Hospice 5315 Torrance Blvd. Suite B1 Torrance California 90503 https://www.providence.org/locations/st-joseph-hospice-anaheim/resources/grief-support-services?scref=globalsearch
Agape Hospice & Palliative Care 3711 Lomita BLVD STE 120 Torrance California 90505 https://agapehospicepc.org/care-services/social-services/
Providence TrinityCare Hospice | Cerritos 17315 Studebaker Rd Suite 101 Cerritos California 90703 https://www.providence.org/locations/st-joseph-hospice-anaheim/resources/grief-support-services?scref=globalsearch
Hospice and Palliative Care of California 1575 N Lake Ave Suite #100 Pasadena California 91104 https://www.california-hospice.com/contact/
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 320 Arden Ave STE 100 Glendale California 91203 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support
South Valley Hospice Services Inc. 30851 Agoura Rd Ste 105 Agoura Hills California 91301 https://southvalleyhospice.com/
Gentle Touch Hospice 15600 DEVONSHIRE ST STE 207 GRANADA HILLS California 91344 http://gentletouchhospiceinc.com/index.html
Supreme Hospice Inc. 28312 Constellation Road, Suite B Valencia California 91355 https://www.supremehospice.com/home-health-care-services
Loving Home Hospice for Children 31200 Via Cdinas STE 101 West lake Village California 91362 https://www.lovehomehospice.org/
VITAS Healthcare-Encino 16830 Ventura Blvd STE 315 Encino California 91436 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Living Waters Hospice 6030 Riverside Dr Suite F Chino California 91710 https://www.livingwatershospice.com/services/
VITAS Healthcare-Covina 1343 N Grande Ave Ste. 100 Covina California 91724 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 8686 Haven St STE 300 Rancho Cucamonga California 91730 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support
St. Carmen Health Provider, Inc. 2060 E. Route 66 #204 Glendora California 91740 https://www.stcarmenhospiceandpalliativecare.com/
Starlight Hospice 4959 PALO VERDE ST 102B Montclair 91763 http://starlighthospice.page/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral#details
VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California 2151 E Convention Center Way STE 100 Ontario California 91764 https://vnasocal.org/griefsupport/
Sharp Hospice Care 8881 Fletcher Parkway STE 336 La Mesa California 91942 https://www.sharp.com/health-news/how-to-help-those-coping-with-grief-and-loss.cfm
Hospice of the North Coast 2525 Pio Pico Drive, Ste. 301 Carlsbad California 92008 https://hospicenorthcoast.org/services/hope-bereavement-center/
The Elizabeth Hospice 500 la Terraza Blvd Suite 130 Escondido California 92025 https://elizabethhospice.org/grief-support/
Mission Hospice 2385 Northside Drive, Suite 200 San Diego California 92108 https://homewithmission.com/services/hospice/bereavement-support/
The Elizabeth Hospice 8989 Rio San Diego STE 190 San Diego California 92108 https://elizabethhospice.org/grief-support/
Interim HealthCare the Gift of Hospice 5625 Ruffin Road STE 110 San Diego California 92123 https://www.interimhealthcare.com/sacramentohospice/our-services/bereavement-and-grief/
VITAS Healthcare-San Diego 9655 Granite Ridge Drive STE 300 San Diego California 92123 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 16745 West Bernardo Dr STE 240 San Diego California 92127 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support
Reliance Hospice Inc. 74130 Country Club Drive, Suite 103 Palm Desert California 92260 https://www.reliancehospice.net/hospice-services
Hospice of Imperial Valley 137 S. 8th Street El Centro California 92243 https://ivhospice.org/pages/caregivers
Compassus Hospice 1461 E Cooley Dr STE 220 Colton California 92324 https://www.compassus.com/for-caregivers/hospice-grief-support
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 12550 Hesperia RD STE 250 Victorville California 92395 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support
VITAS Healthcare-Riverside 7888 Mission Grove Parkway STE 200 Riverside California 92508 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Hospice of the Valleys 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 120 Murrieta California 92562 https://hospiceofthevalleys.org/patients-and-families/#griefsup
The Elizabeth Hospice 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 120 Murrieta California 92562 https://elizabethhospice.org/grief-support/
VITAS Healthcare-Irvine 310 Commerce STE 200 Irvine California 92602 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Silverado Hospice-Irvine 6400 Oak CYN STE 150 Irvine California 92618 https://www.silveradohospice.com/services/patient-support-programs/
Salus Hospice 630 Rosevelt Irvine California 92620 https://www.salushomecare.com/
Compassus-Orange County 2401 Katella Ave STE 440 Anaheim California 92806 https://www.compassus.com/for-caregivers/hospice-grief-support
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 750 The City Drive South STE 120 Orange California 92868 https://www.seasonshospice.org/grief-support
VITAS Healthcare-Camarillo 400 W Ventura Blvd STE 145 Camarillo California 93010 https://www.vitas.com/family-and-caregiver-support/grief-and-bereavement
Perpetual Care Hospice Inc 1985 Yosemite Ave Suite 250 Simi Valley California 93063 http://www.perpetualcarehospice.com/hospice-care-bereavement-program

Grief Support Resources and Publications

CHAPCA provides publications for grief support on our CHAPCA RESOURCES LIBRARY page. There, you will find helpful booklets on the following topics:

Talking to Kids About Death: A Guide For Grownups helps readers talk to kids about death, whether they are a parent or any adult who knows a child facing loss. The information can apply to an expected loss or a death that has already occurred.

Heart-Shaped Pickles: Gentle Grief Support for Kids and Grownups is a true story about little Jenny’s continued connection to her grandpas through her discovery of heart shapes all around her. Invites kids to color, encouraging creativity. Includes a discussion guide and “8 Things Kids Can Teach Grownups About Grief.

Seasons of Grieving: A Guide to Grief at the Holidays validates that holidays can be particularly difficult for those who have lost a loved one. This booklet provides helpful coping strategies for special occasions, with sections devoted to winter holidays, other major holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.

Grieving for Your Pet: A Guide to Understanding Pet Loss gently yet clearly explains the often disenfranchised grief process for those who have lost a pet, helping them understand their grief, find comfort, and move forward with hope. An affordable resource for pet hospice programs and veterinarians.

Sudden Loss: A Guide to Understanding Traumatic Grief defines traumatic grief and provides practical advice for survivors on what to expect and how to cope. Tips are also provided for those who want to support a survivor of sudden loss. Questions and checklists throughout invite readers to record their own experiences, if they choose.
When You Are Grieving: A Guide to Understanding Loss helps the bereaved understand grief, find comfort, and move forward with hope. Sections include “Emotional Effects of Grief,” “Remembering Your Loved One,” “Grieving Children and Teens,” and more. Each section has practical “What You Can Do” bullet points.

When Teens Are Grieving: A Teen-to-Teen Guide to Understanding Loss this booklet shares teen author Jenny’s grief story, validating that teens have the right to grieve in their own ways. Grief counselors provide professional insights throughout. Based on the award-winning book, Weird Is Normal When Teenagers Grieve.