Grief can be a difficult journey. If you are struggling, or feel you could use some extra support, there are a variety of local services to fit all needs. You don’t have to grieve alone.


the kite network’s grief presentations

Grieve Well: Understanding Grief

Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this presentation you will learn about grief and the effects it has on one’s physical and emotional health. You will receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey in a way that leads toward healing. This presentation is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief

October 4, 2016, 7-8 pm.

Location: Red Cross Building: 4624 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


the kite network peer to peer program

Are you looking for someone who understands what you are going through? Let the kite network connect you with a peer counselor who understands. Through its’ peer support program, the kite network matches adults in grief with trained volunteers who have themselves traveled a grief journey and have acclimated to their grief. This approach recognizes that each grief journey is unique, and emphasizes compassionate listening to help navigate  individuals towards healing. The program is conducted under the direction of a licensed professional and is provided at no cost to individuals in Washtenaw county and the surrounding communities. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, click here so that we can learn more about you and match you to the right counselor.


Grief Support Services

Many local organizations offer grief support ranging from support groups to individual therapy:


General Grief Support

the kite network

4624 Packard St. (In the Red Cross Building), Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 975-0238
Peer Counseling – Free
Serves Washtenaw County and surrounding area

Arbor Hospice

(800) 997-9266
Support groups and workshops on grief and loss
Services all of SE Michigan

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Bereavement Services

Ann Arbor: 734-712-3800 or Livingston: 517-540-6368
Bereavement counseling (individual, group and phone)

Cancer Support Community- Ann Arbor

2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Support groups for those who have lost a loved one to cancer

Open to Hope

Online support services

Twinless Twins

PO Box 980481, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(888) 205-8962
Online and local support groups for people who have lost a twin

New Hope Center for Grief Support

(248) 348-0115
315 Griswold – Northville, MI 48167
Support groups and workshops for all types of losses
Serves all of SE MI with groups held at various locations

Good Mourning Catholic Grief Support                

47650 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI  48170
(734) 453-0326
Workshops in multiple locations in surrounding cities

Grief Share

Locate Support groups by zip code


Loss of a Child

Miscarriage and Newborn Loss Support Group

Lamaze Center of Ann Arbor: 2855 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 973-1014
No need to register – our free support group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.

Compassionate Friends

(877) 969-0010
Grief Support after the death of a child
Online and local chapters (Ann Arbor, Pinckney, Livonia)
Ann Arbor Chapter
Mike (734) 707-8141 or (734) 998-0360
Meeting Info: 3rd Sunday of each month 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Meeting Address: First Presbyterian Church (Vance Room), 1432 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tomorrow’s Child

(800) 331-7437
Online and local support groups for families that have lost a child
Serves all of Michigan


Perinatal Hospice of Washtenaw County

Services for those who are carrying a dying baby to term
Call for information
Janet Holtz, 734-395-0400


For Children Who are Grieving

Ele’s Place
1582 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 929-6640
Support groups for children (preschool – young adult) in grief
Programs in Washtenaw County as well as Lansing and Grand Rapids, and Flint area

Gabby’s Ladder
431 E. Elm Ave., Monroe MI 48162
(734) 242-8773
Various programs and services for grieving children and families
Serves Monroe Co. and surrounding area
Grief Counselors can also be found at most funeral homes, hospice organizations, hospitals and places of worship.