Grief Support Groups and Workshops

flowerIf you or someone you know needs grief support, Pathways Home Health & Hospice offers individual counseling and group support. Most grief support groups are held the 2nd week of September through early June. Groups generally run for six weeks, break, and then resume with new and continuing participants. The Los Gatos group runs year round, as staffing allows, and meets twice a month. All bereavement support is available to anyone in the community, and there is no charge for any of our services thanks to generous contributions to Pathways Home Health and Hospice. Donations are always welcome.

Download a print-friendly schedule of our Summer Workshops.

Group Support
Please call to register for a six-week session. (See right-hand blue bar for contact information.)

Partner Loss (spouse or significant other)
Sunnyvale, Tuesday morning
Sunnyvale, Wednesday evening
Redwood City, Tuesday evening

Parent Loss
Sunnyvale, Thursday evening

Adult Child Loss
Sunnyvale, TBD

Children’s HeARTful Art – Ages 7-13
Sunnyvale, TBD early evening

Daughters Grieving Their Mothers
Oakland, Wednesday evening

General Loss
Oakland, Wednesday evening
Albany, Friday afternoon
San Francisco, Thursday midday

Moving Forward:
2nd Year Partner Loss:
Group runs from Sept. 2016 – June 2017
Sunnyvale, Monthly – 2nd Saturday morning

Ongoing General Grief Support
Los Gatos, 2nd & 4th – Thursday afternoon

Sunnyvale Workshops

  • Pathways through the Holidays
    Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
  • Summer Bereavement Workshops
    Download the Flyer
  • Collage Making
  • Watercolor Expression
  • Memorial Garden
  • Embodied Grieving
  • Origami Cranes
  • Journal Making Workshop
  • You’re Not Alone: Reading, Sharing & Grief
  • Healing with Nature
  • Moving through Grief with Writing
  • Helping Grieving and Overwhelmed Families Organization and Life Changes
  • Be Here Now

Oakland Workshops

  • Pathways through the Holidays
    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
  • Memorial Garden

South San Francisco Workshops

  • Pathways through the Holidays
    Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016


Contact Us / RSVP

Contact Pathways Bereavement Program for more information and to RSVP.

You can email us at or call:

  • For South Bay workshops: 408-773-4241
  • For South San Francisco workshops: 650-808-4603
  • For East Bay workshops: 510-613-2092

A minimum of four sign-ups are required to hold a workshop.


Memorial Services

Celebration of Light
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
San Mateo
Skylawn Mem. Park

Afternoon of Remembrance
Sunday, May 21, 2017
San Mateo
Skylawn Mem. Park

Oakland (TBD)
Chapel of the Chimes

Contact Us:

Peninsula, South Bay including Sunnyvale and Redwood City: 
For group, workshop or memorial service information please call Vivian Shults at 408-773-4241
For individual support contact Tom May at 408-773-4329.

San Francisco or East Bay:
For individual or group support contact Dave Rutschman at 650-808-4603 or 510-613-2092.