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 – RESUMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Please call to express your interest in these groups.

Partner Loss (spouse or significant other)
Sunnyvale, Monday midday
Sunnyvale, Wednesday evening
Los Altos Hills, Wednesday evening

Parent Loss
Sunnyvale, Thursday evening

Adult Child Loss
Sunnyvale, Thursday evening

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

Daughters Grieving Their Mothers
Oakland, TBD evening

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

Moving Forward:
2nd Year Partner Loss:
Group runs from Sept. 2015 – June 2016
Sunnyvale, Monthly – 2nd Saturday morning

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

Pathways through the Holidays
October, 2016 (dates TBD)

Summer Bereavement Workshops
Download the Flyer

Collage Making
Sunnyvale: Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Watercolor Expression
Sunnyvale: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Garden
Sunnyvale: Thursday, June 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Oakland: Sunday, July 17, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Embodied Grieving
Redwood City: Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Origami Cranes
Sunnyvale: Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Journal Making Workshop
Sunnyvale: Saturday, July 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

You’re Not Alone: Reading, Sharing & Grief
Sunnyvale: Thursday, July 21, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Chapters 1 and 2)
Sunnyvale: Thursday, August 4, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Chapters 3 and 4)

Healing with Nature
Sunnyvale: Saturday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Moving through Grief with Writing
Sunnyvale: Thursday, July 28, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Helping Grieving and Overwhelmed Families Organization and Life Changes
Sunnyvale: Friday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Be Here Now
Sunnyvale: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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

Pathways through the Holidays
Tues., Oct. 20, 2016: South San Francisco
Wed., Oct. 21, 2016: Oakland
Thur., Oct. 22, 2016: Sunnyvale

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

Memorial Services

Celebration of Light
Dec. 2016 (Dates TBD)
San Mateo
Skylawn Mem. Park

Afternoon of Remembrance
May  2017 (Dates TBD)
San Mateo
Skylawn Mem. Park

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.