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.
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
Please note, there will be no January Pet Loss group, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.
Support for adults grieving the loss of their beloved pet.
These groups run for a set number of weeks, and require registration beforehand.
Exploring Your Grief, 8-week group
Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 14, 1 to 3 pm
Series repeats on Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23, 1 to 3 pm
Through discussion, education and expressive arts, receive the benefit of shar-ing with and learning from others how to navigate the grief process. For those at least 3 months from their loss. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Reinvesting in Life After Loss, 6-week group
Mondays, Jan 22 – Feb 26, 1 to 3 pm
Series repeats on Mondays, April 16 – May 21, 1 to 3 pm
Feeling ready to move forward? The early phases of grief are consumed with feelings of numbness, disbelief, confusion, fatigue, deep yearning, and waves of grief. As time passes and the intensity of grief lessens, a sense of possibility, feeling of hope and ability to imagine ways that one can start to move forward begin to set in. The questions for many become: “What’s next?” “How do I do this?” “Where do I go from here?” “Who am I now?”
This six-week group aims to provide support for the bereaved as they begin reinvesting in life. Due to the group’s focus, we recommend that at least a year has passed since the participant’s loss.
Contact Yolo Hospice at (530) 758-5566 to register. There is no fee to participate but space is limited.
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.