Our support groups are free of charge, and unless otherwise noted take place at the Yolo Hospice offices in Davis (1909 Galileo Ct., Suite A). We offer ongoing drop-in groups which any member of the community is welcome to attend as-needed.
We also offer periodic groups which will run for a set number of weeks, and require pre-registration and an intake. To register for a group, call us at (800) 491-7711 or (530) 758-5566.
Ongoing Drop-In Groups
Adult Drop-In Support Group (for any loss)
Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm
This group provides a place to talk about loss, receive information about the grief process, and gain support from others grieving the loss of a loved one.
Anticipatory Loss Drop-In Support Group (for any loss)
2nd and 4th Mondays, 7 to 8:30 pm
Patients and their loved ones anticipate certain losses when dealing with a serious or life-limiting illness. We explore aspects of anticipatory loss, strategies to make adjustments, and a safe place to talk and learn.
Young Adult Support Group (ages 18-30)
Alternate Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm (check calendar for dates)
A caring and supportive setting for young adults to talk about loss and learn new ways to cope.
For Children’s Support Groups, please see our Stepping Stones link at right.
Pet Loss Support Group for Adults
1st Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Support for adults grieving the loss of their beloved pet.
These groups run for a set number of weeks, and require registration beforehand.
Processing Loss through Guided Imagery, Meditation, Poetry and Art, 5-week group
Mondays, June 18 – July 16, 1 to 2:30 pm
This group is being offered as a means of using guided meditation and guided imagery as a gentle, self-soothing means to assist group members to better access states of relaxation as they process grief in their daily lives. Use of journaling, personal insights, art, poetry and silences will be utilized. For those at least 6 months from their loss. Please register by Thursday, June 14th.
Healing through Yoga, 4-week group
Wednesdays, July 11th – August 1st, 6 to 7:30 pm
Wednesdays, October 10th – 31st, 6 to 7:30 pm
Experience the use of gentle, basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to support the healing of grief. Some grief education and discussion are incorporated into the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Exploring Your Grief, 8-week group
Wednesdays, September 5 – October 24th, 1 to 3 pm
Through discussion, education and expressive arts, receive the benefit of sharing with and learning from others how to navigate the grief process. For those at least 3 months from their loss. Please register by August 31st. Space is limited.
Moving Forward: Reinvesting in Life After Loss, 6-week group
Mondays, November 12 – December 17, 1 to 3 pm
Moving Forward does not mean forgetting our loved ones. It’s about holding close to our hearts the beauty and the brilliance of the love held and embracing the experience of a love shared. It’s about remembering and honoring who they were and the gifts they gave to us. Moving Forward does not mean we are done with the grief; it’s about allowing ourselves the opportunity to reinvest in life after our loss. Moving Forward is about discovering new meaning in a world without them in it. It is about allowing for the potential of new possibilities to emerge. Moving Forward is about offering compassion and the patience we need, even in the midst of pain, and even in the midst of confusion. Moving Forward is whatever you choose it to mean.
This 6-week group is centered in discussion, self-reflection and personal insights. This support group is recommended for those at least 6 months from their loss.
Please register by November 7th. Contact Yolo Hospice at (530) 758-5566 to register. Space is limited. Services are offered at no charge.