Bereavement Support Groups

Jewish Family Services Of Ulster County Bereavement Groups


Kingston Group
First and Third Mondays of every month
From 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
At 280 Wall Street (JFS Offices Above Ulster Savings Bank)
JFS: Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Call (845) 338-2980 to register


Ellenville Group
Second and Fourth Thursdays 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
At 10 Health Way, Ellenville Hospital
JFS: Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Call (845) 338-2980 to register


Children’s Bereavement Support Group

Sponsored by Hospice, Inc., this group is for school-age children who have lost family members and are experiencing normal grief. This group is designed to help children address the tasks of grief in a supportive, therapeutic setting with other children who share their experience. They do this by participating in age-appropriate activities including music, movement, games, arts and crafts, writing, and grief education through literature and storytelling.

Groups meet in Kingston and Poughkeepsie
Contact (845) 473-2273 Ext.1129 for questions and registration
Hudson Valley Hospice Grief Support Services


Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

There peer led groups sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provide a safe space where survivors of suicide loss can share their experiences and support each other. Some survivors attend a support group immediately, some wait for years, others attend for a year or two and then go only occasionally – on anniversaries, holidays, or particularly difficult days.


Orange County Group
Meets on the first Monday of every month
From 7:00pm – 9:00pm
at Union Church 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY
Contact Rob Hennesey (845)542-4150 for questions, no registration required

Online support groups are also available, accessible through this listing made available through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click Here for Online Support


Survivors of Suicide Support Group

This group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Call ahead is not required but welcome.

4th Tuesday of the Month 7pm

Reformed Church

6386 Mill St. Rhinebeck NY


GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)

Grasp was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of a substance abuse or addiction. Pre registration is required. There is no charge for GRASP groups.

GRASP Mid Hudson Chapter
Poughkeepsie, NY
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
6:30-8:30 pm
Please call for registration and location.
(845) 227-4423


Bereavement Support for Grieving Families

The Mid Hudson Chapter is part of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This group is a self-help support group for parents and families who are learning to cope with their grief after the death of a child of any age. There is no registration or fee required to join our group.


This group meets on the first Thursday of every month, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
10 Children’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY
(near Marrist college) 
(845) 462-2825

Grief Support Group


For friends and families who have lost a loved one to addiction.

Family Services
250 Aaron Court
Kingston, NY


Hudson Valley Hospice Support Groups

Hudson Valley Hospice asks that a person set up an initial assessment appointment prior to joining a group. Call for assistance or more information.

Ulster County Groups

New Beginnings                        For: Sibling and Parental Loss Healing Circle                           For: Spousal Loss Woodland Pond                        For: All Bereaved

Dutchess County Groups

Moving through Mourning        For: All bereaved Journey through Grief                For: Spousal Loss Windows of Hope                      For: Spousal Loss Healing Hearts                           For: Spousal Loss   Pathways of Light                       For: All Bereaved Children’s Support Group          For: Ages 5-12 Calming Waters                          For: Parents

For more information about Ulster or Dutchess County groups please call please call 845-473-2273 Ext. 1179


The Compassionate Friends

This organization provides grief support to family members who have had a child die (at any age from any cause) and for helpers who are supporting those who have gone through this experience. Contact the National Office for a customized packet of bereavement materials and connect with the nearest chapter, which is located in Catskill, NY.

National Office: 1-877-969-0010
Greene County Chapter: (518) 622-4023 or (518) 610-3335

Online support is also available with “virtual chapters” through live chats with an Online Support Community. Click Here for Online Support


Death Cafe

Circle of Friends for the Dying invites you to come together and talk about death. Have some coffee or tea and a piece of cake, and in a relaxed safe environment increase your awareness of attitudes about dying and death with a view towards living the best life possible. There is no charge to attend, registration is not required, and all are welcome. Death Cafe meets monthly in various locations throughout Ulster County. Circle of Friends for the Dying’s mission is to bring compassionate, competent end-of-life care to the dying and their families by providing a home and a circle of support.

(845) 802-0970
CDF Death Cafe on Facebook