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Support Groups for Caregivers — Bereavement

Bereavement Cancer Drop-in Group: Morristown
For those who cared for loved ones with cancer. Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in Morristown.
Information: 973.971.6299

Bereaved Catholics
Referrals to groups for emotional, spiritual support and social activities for bereaved men and women. Sponsored by various churches.
Information: Call Family Life Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Paterson at 973.377.1004 ext. 417 or click here and choose "Family Life" and "Bereavement".

Bereavement Support Group: Sparta
Christ-centered group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Meets various days and times at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 427 Stanhope Rd., Sparta. 
Information: Call Laura Entwistel at 973.726-8978.

Bereavement Support Group: Verona
Meets 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the Chilton Health Network building, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains.
Information: 973.831.5367

Bereavement Support Group by Telephone
Tuesdays at 5:00pm. For caregivers who have suffered the loss of a loved one and are seeking a supportive place to grieve and heal.
Information: Resource Line: 212.769.2850 or toll-free at 877.819.9147 or click here

Caregiver Support and Bereavement Support Group: Verona 
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 10 Fairview Avenue, Verona. 
Information: 973.239.2902

Coping with Loss Support Group: Augusta 
Mutual support and education for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm-2:00pm; 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm-2:00pm, and 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, 5 Plains Rd., Augusta.
Information: 973.948-2283 or 1.800.882.1117 or email

Mondays at 7:30pm in Montclair and Rockaway, through Christ Church USA. A support group for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one, facilitated by people who understand the hurt that is experienced during this difficult time. Weekly videos feature interviews with leading experts in grief recovery followed by group interaction that brings healing, comfort and encouragement. Free and open to the community.
Information: 973.783.1010

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
A sample of support groups in New Jersey dealing with different types of loss and grief.
Information: 800.367.6274
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Pet Loss Support Group: Augusta
Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 12:30pm-1:15pm at Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, 5 Plains Rd., Augusta. Pre-registration required.   
Information: Before attending call Diana Sebzda at 973.948-2283 or email

Northern NJ Motherless Daughters Group
Provides an opportunity for women to share stories, experiences and strategies for coping with the loss of their mother. Meets Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic Sussex and Union counties.
Information: Click here

Rainbows for All Children: Sparta 
For children (K-14) who are grieving a loss of a parent or guardian. Groups run for six-week sessions, offered several times a year. Meets Thursday evenings, Sparta Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave., Sparta.
Information: Before attending please call Pat Johnson 973.729.3233

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