Grief Support Resources

Colorado Springs Area - Grief Support Groups

VOICES OF GRIEF SUPPORT AND EDUCATION CENTER: Grief support groups are offered throughout the year. For information on dates and time please contact Sarah Lee or Kathy Sparnins or visit the website: 

     CONTACT: Sarah Lee 719-505-2257, Kathy Sparnins 719-659-0447     Website:

PIKES PEAK HOSPICE: Grief support groups are led by professional grief counselors and volunteers. Formats include structured groups that may meet weekly or monthly, as well as informal gatherings.  Current grief support groups include:  Grief Journey Adult Support Group — A six-week group, facilitated by a counselor offered throughout the year. Women’s Group — Social in nature, meets monthly, Men’s Group —  An informal men’s only get together, led by a volunteer. 

     CONTACT: 719-633-3400    website:

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:  Grief and Loss are major concerns for many individuals. Our Grief and Loss group first and foremost provides a supportive environment in which members find comfort knowing they are not alone. It also provides an educational framework for the process of grief which helps to normalize the symptoms that often accompany loss. This group is meant for individuals who have suffered any kind of loss that has generated symptoms of grief.  Groups are every Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  $30+ for adults

     CONTACT: Erika Johnson 720-523-0114      Website: 

RECONCILING LOSS, LLC: Small groups provide healing, connection, and education about the effects of grief and trauma on the brain and body. Groups meet for 8 weeks with 8 to 10 participants.  Please visit the website ( for more details on each group offering and to complete the interest form if desired.  Fall Groups:   Teens (15-18),     Bereaved Parents,      Young adults (19-30),    Youth (11-14)

     CONTACT:  Amy Ruesche 719-215-9286       Website:  

Colorado Springs Area - Survivors after Suicide

HEARTBEAT: Survivors After Suicide: A peer support group offering empathy, encouragement, AND direction following the suicide of a loved one.  Survivor support group meetings take place the 1st Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (in person meeting) and 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  (Zoom meeting) of each month.  

     CONTACT: Kevin & Betty Thournout, 719-229-9657 or Chuck Smith 719-238-2289                                                                 Website:

PIKES PEAK SUICIDE PREVENTION: Support groups for survivors of suicide:  Groups: Children's grief group (6-13) Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Teen grief group (13-19) Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Adult grief group (18+) Fridays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

     CONTACT: Call 719-573-7447    Website:

Colorado Springs Area - Infant and Child Loss

UNEXPECTING – INFANT LOSS GRIEF GROUP:   This group is for parents who have experienced infant loss to include miscarriage, still birth, SIDS, and other loss that occurred prior to the first year of life. In the group art materials are used as a means of exploring emotions, memorializing your little one, and connecting with others in the group. No artistic experience is needed. This group is a pay as you can group. Suggested donation of $20 per couple to cover art supplies.  Groups are the 2nd Tuesdays 7:30 pm 

     CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen 719-888-3767     Website:

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION:   This is a group for family support after a child dies.  Groups meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm  and are open to parents, grand-parents, and adult siblings. 

     CONTACT: Stewart Levett 719-534-0350     Website:

SHARE - PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS SUPPORT:  Share is a community for anyone who has experienced the death of their baby. They serve parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families.

     CONTACT: Kate Cronenwett 269-370-0265   Website:  Facebook:  Share of COS

Colorado Springs Area - Faith-Based Support 

GRIEFSHARE:  GriefShare is a nation-wide organization offering a Christian based support program.  The groups are hosted by various local churches who have individuals to facilitate the groups and share their faith perspective in grief support.  Each week, for 13 weeks, your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar on grief. After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week's video seminar and what is going on in your lives. Groups: Dates, times and location varies.   Go to to locate churches in the area offering their program. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GRIEF WORKSHOP:  The Grief Workshop is a way to explore your grief from a Christian perspective. In this seven-week workshop, you'll learn tools for dealing with loss, share your own story and hear from others who understand - all in an emotionally safe environment. Groups:  Contact Sue Hayward (Below) for information on dates and time of groups.

     CONTACT: Sue Hayward 719-884-6140     Email:

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:  St. Gabriel's 10-week Grief Support Group for the bereaved uses as its foundation a 9-video program entitled "Walking Through Grief." Each grief support group meeting begins and ends with prayer and includes a Scripture Reflection from the Bible that deals with grief. Groups: Contact Linda Popolano (see below) for information on dates and times.

     CONTACT: Linda Popolano 719-528-8407   Email:

Books that inspired the Voices of Grief film

  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart, Alan D. Wolfelt. Ph.D.
  • Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart, Stephen Levine
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold S. Kushner
  • Giving a Voice to Sorrow: Personal Responses to Death and Mourning, Steven J. Zeitlin and Ilana Beth Harlow
  • A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
  • Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, Marianne Williamson
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler
  • Gift of the Red Bird: The Story of a Divine Encounter, Paula D’Arcy
  • Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality, Thomas Lynch
  • Entering the Healing Ground: Grief, Ritual and the Soul of the World, Francis Weller

Other recommended readings

For the extensive collection of books by Alan D, Wolfelt, Ph.D, visit the Center for Loss Bookstore.

It's OK That You're Not OK by Megan Devine.

Red Bird Foundation books by Paula D'Arcy books by David Kessler

Colorado-based Grief Support organizations

Heartlight Center in Aurora, CO.

Colorado VNA in Arvada, CO.

Community Grief Center in Greeley, CO.

The Denver Hospice Grief Center

Grief and Loss Counseling Center at Pathways Hospice in Northern Colorado

HopeWest Grief Support in Western Colorado

The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado in Durango, CO

Counselors in the Colorado Springs area

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National Organizations

The Compassionate Friends, Supporting Family After a Child Dies

GRASP, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing

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