All of Yolo Hospice’s 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 that any community member is welcome to attend as often as they wish.
We also offer periodic groups that run for a set number of weeks and require pre-registration and an intake. To register please call us at 800-491-7711 or 530-758-5566. Support groups do not meet on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
For Children’s Bereavement Support, please see our Stepping Stones webpage.
Ongoing Drop-In Support Groups
Evening Adult Drop-In Bereavement Support Group
Thursdays, 6 p.m. 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. Participants may attend as frequently as they prefer. No pre-registration is required.
Daytime Adult Drop-In Bereavement Support Group
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m
This group is for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is an open group with a support/conversation format. Participants may attend as frequently as they prefer. No pre-registration is required.
Anticipatory Loss Drop-In Support Group
Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This drop-in group is for anyone whose life is or has been affected by a significant illness, whether a personal illness or that of a loved one near or far who is ill. Each week, an aspect of anticipatory loss is explored, along with opportunities to share, discuss and examine what each participant is experiencing.
Spouse/Partner Loss Drop-In Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
This group is an opportunity in the company of others to acknowledge, engage in and navigate the experience of the world without your spouse/partner and to begin a process of finding an enduring connection with those you have lost while embarking on reinventing your life.
Child Loss Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This drop-in group offers support to anyone whose child has died at any age, at any time. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In addition to a check-in/discussion format, each week the group explores an aspect of child loss as identified in the book The Unspeakable Loss by Nisha Zenoff, Ph. D.
The death of a child can also impact siblings. For children’s and teens’ bereavement support, please see our Stepping Stones webpage.
The Eighteen to Thirty-five Drop-In Bereavement Support Group
First Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A caring and supportive setting for those aged 18 to 35 to talk about loss and learn new ways to cope. We also encourage attending our afternoon and evening adult drop-in bereavement groups
For Children’s Support Groups, please see our Stepping Stones link at right.
Pet Loss Support Group for Adults
1st Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm
Support for adults grieving the loss of a beloved pet to recognize, honor and process the significance of pets in our lives.
Friends & Families of Suicide Loss Support Group
Presented by Suicide Prevention Yolo County at Yolo Hospice
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This group provides a place for people who have lost someone to suicide. With the aid of a professional facilitator, group members help each other through the painful grief associated with a suicidal death. It is free and open to anyone.
If you or someone you know has lost someone to suicide and would like to participate in our free support group, please contact the Suicide Prevention Yolo County business office at 530-756-7542 for details.
Senior Peer Counseling
Would you like to talk with someone about the way your life is changing?
As you grow older you may face new challenges including the death of a spouse, illness, loss of a job, family conflicts or feeling sad, angry, helpless or isolated. You may need someone to talk with who understands and accepts you as you are right now. With Senior Peer Counseling, we offer a unique, supportive relationship based on trust, compassion and understanding. You talk with someone of a similar age and with related life experiences and values. Someone who can help you work through your feelings or make decisions about the challenging issues associated with aging.
Interested in becoming a peer counselor?
Peer Counselors are compassionate men and women, age 55 and older, who are dedicated to providing support in a one-on-one setting or through support groups. For more information about becoming a peer counselor, contact us at 530-758-5566.
Life Transitions Support Group Meetings
Senior Peer Counseling is a Yolo County program administered by Yolo Hospice. There is no fee for any aspect of this program which is operated by Yolo Cares under the umbrella of Yolo Hospice, and funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of Yolo County Prevention and Early Intervention.
In addition to individual counseling, we also offer drop-in support groups at the following times and places:
Woodland Senior Center
2001 East St., Woodland
1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly
Woodland Senior Center
2001 East St., Woodland
2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly
Davis Senior Center Library
646 A St., Davis
First Thursday of the month