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Support Groups in Arkansas

Spring 2018 Grief Support Groups

The next series of Good Mourning Grief Support Groups will be held each Tuesday from March 27, 2018, through May 15, 2018, with a Parent Orientation on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

All meetings are 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the East Campus Building at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Good Mourning Grief Support Groups are for children Pre-K through high school with optional groups for parents and caregivers of participants. Call 501-364-7000 or email goodmourning@archildrens.org for more information.

 

For grief support groups for children outside of Arkansas, go to National Alliance for Grieving Children.

Dignity Memorial LIFT provides support programs in central Arkansas. Contact is Maria Roark at 501-847-0265. For meeting locations, go to www.dignitymemorial.com/en-us/community/lift.page.

GriefShare is a thirteen-week support group program offered in churches and include religious content from the Christian tradition. For a list of GriefShare groups, go to www.griefshare.org.

Grief Support Groups in Arkansas

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Centers for Good Mourning offer help and support to those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Please contact the listings below before attempting to attend sessions to ensure that the times and locations are still accurate.

(All have no charge and are for any adult unless otherwise noted)

This resource list was compiled by the Center for Good Mourning:

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Slot 690
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-364-7000

goodmourning@archildrens.org

Additions or revisions to the list are appreciated.

Batesville

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets second Friday of every month, 11:00 am-Noon
Faith Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church
3895 Harrison Street
Simone Brock: 501-748-3342

Bella Vista

  • Highlands United Methodist

13-week series
371 Glasgow Road
Bella Vista, AR
479-855-2277

Bentonville

Bryant

  • Saline Memorial Hospice Widower's Support Group

Second Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am
Saline Memorial Hospice Conference Room
23157 Interstate 30
Bryant, AR 72022
Gail Nickerson and Rev. Kim Hammer 501-315-0136

Conway

  • Beacon of Hope

For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one
1115 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
Kathy Kordsmeier 501-269-1998

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - Conway Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets fourth Monday of every month, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
2310 East Oak Street
Conway, AR 72032
Elaine Holmes 501-205-8417
elainehoward2008@gmail.com

  • Hospice Home Care

Meets first and last Tuesday of every month, 5:15 pm
821A North Creek Drive
Conway, AR 72034
Kathy Marsden 501-336-9172
1-800-479-8233
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am
Arkansas Hospice
1105 Deer Street, Suite 10
Conway, AR
Cullianne Foster 501-328-5400

Dumas

  • Compassionate Friends-Desha County Chapter

For parents who have had a child die
Meets third Saturday of every month, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dumas Branch Public Library
120 E. Choctaw
Dumas, AR 71639
Hattie Watts 870-382-4375
hwattsus@yahoo.com

Fayetteville

  • Washington Regional Hospice

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
224 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Every quarter starting in Feb, May, August & November; call 1-888-611-1094 for exact time and dates.
http://www.wregional.com/hospice/hospice.aspx

  • Grieving Parents Support Group of NWA

Rolling Hills Baptist Church
1400 East Rolling Hills Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703-3657

Meets every second Monday each month. Contact Steve Sheely at 479-521-2660 for more information.

Fort Smith

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - Western Arkansas Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets third Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm
Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
3324 South M Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Toni Holohan 479-474-9773
479-420-9634

  • St. Edward Mercy Hospice Bereavement Support Group

Mercy Hospice Bereavement Support Group
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Corner of Waldron and Free Ferry
Fort Smith, AR
Mike Jones 479-314-6606

Harrison

  • Hospice of the Hills

Meets every Tuesday, 10:00 am
825 N. Spring
Harrison, AR 72601
476-365-2100
1-800-368-7408

Hot Springs

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - South Central/Hot Springs Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets first Tuesday of every month, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Leonard Street Baptist Church
625 Leonard Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Diane and Mike Rima 501-627-8585
chapterleader@bereavedparents-scac.org

  • Hospice Home Care

Meets first and third Tuesday of every month, 3:00 pm
3955 Central Avenue, Suite 6
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Brother Jim Freeman 501-321-4014
1-800-479-0599
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets second Monday every month, 11:00 am
Arkansas Hospice
628 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Darlene H. Sellars 501-318-9992

  • While We're Waiting

Christian faith-based support group for bereaved parents
Meets last Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm
1685 South Moore Road
Hot Springs, AR
Jill Sullivan 501-881-8851

Jonesboro

  • ShareHope

For families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth or within the first few months of life.
(NEA Baptist Women's Clinic)
4208 E. Johnson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-936-8400

  • St. Bernard's Hospice

Meets second Thursday of every month, 5:30 pm

Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House
1148 East Matthews
Jonesboro, AR 72401
St. Bernard's Hospice office: 870-207-7655
Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House: 870-336-4200

Little Rock

  • Baptist Health Hospice

Meets third Thursday of every month
11900 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72210
501-202-7474

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - Central Arkansas Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets third Monday of every month, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene, Fellowship Hall
1200 N. Mississippi
Little Rock, AR 72207
Debby and Kevin Hunsaker
Chapter phone 501-944-9007
kevdeb91@aol.com
www.bpusa-centralar.com

  • Faith & Grief Luncheon

Third Tuesday of each month, Noon-1:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR 72227
Karen Akin
501-227-0000
www.faithandgrief.org

  • Good Grief Support Group

For caregivers of those who have died with Alzheimer's Disease
Meets fourth Wednesday of every month, 2:00 pm
10411 W. Markham, Suite 130
Little Rock, AR
Priscilla Pittman 501-224-0021
www.alzark.org

  • Good Mourning Grief Support Groups for Children and Parents

Eight-week program for children Pre-K through high school offered in the spring and fall of each year. Optional group for parents and caregivers of participants.
Center for Good Mourning, Arkansas Children's Hospital
East Campus, 1621 W. 10th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Greg Adams 501-364-7000
www.goodmourningcenter.org
goodmourning@archildrens.org

  • Hospice Home Care

January - Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
February - Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
March - Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
April - Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
May - Tuesdays 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
June - Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
July - Tuesdays 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
August - Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
September - Tuesdays 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
October - Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
November - Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
** Contact for date of special December Coping with the Holidays session**

Little Rock Inpatient Care Center
2200 South Bowman Road
Little Rock, AR 72211
501-221-3338
1-800-479-4478
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Kaleidoscope Grief Center Children's Bereavement Programs

Kaleidoscope Grief Center, a program of Methodist Family Health, conducts bimonthly grief support groups on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm for children age 5 and up and their adult caregivers. The groups are free and are located at 1600 Aldersgate Road in Little Rock at their office in the Methodist Family Health Building. Contact - Janet Breen, LPC, Program Coordinator, at 501-661-0720 x 7166 or jbreen@methodistfamily.org for more information and/or to set up an intake.
www.kaleidoscopekids.org
New children are always welcome

  • Mending Hearts—Bereaved Parents’ Grief Support Group

For parents coping with the death of a child following serious illness (ages birth to 21 years)
Arkansas Hospice
For more information and registration contact: Jeana Jucha, Bereavement Specialist
501-748-3422
jjucha@arkansashospicel.org

  • SHARE

For losses of miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, and ectopic pregnancy
Meets fourth Thursday of each month (except Nov. and Dec.), 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Baptist Health Medical Center
9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-202-1717
1-800-455-7760

  • UAMS Love Lives Bereavement Program

A support group of caring staff and parents who meet monthly giving you an opportunity to share your experience with others. All meetings are free of charge and open to adults in your family who have dealt with the loss of your precious child.
Contact Women & Infant Service Line Bereavement Coordinator, Misty White at 501-251-5996 or Patient Educator, Emily Gordon at 501-686-7791 for more information.
2nd Tuesday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm
Family Home of Little Rock
4300 West Markham Street (UAMS hospital)

  • Walking the Mourner's Path

Has significant religious content
Call Joanna Seibert for schedule. Eight weekly sessions with sliding scale fee for participation
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
20900 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72223
Joanna Seibert (501) 225-4203
www.stmargaretschurch.org

Memphis, TN

  • Baptist Trinity Center for Good Grief

Ongoing grief support groups for families and adults.
Call for schedule
6141 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN
901-767-6767
www.baptistonline.org/

  • Compassionate Friends

For parents who have had a child die
Call (toll-free) for meeting location and times.
Memphis, TN
1-877-969-0010

Monticello

  • Hospice Home Care

Meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:00 PM

455 W. Gaines Street
Monticello, AR 71655
870-367-9008
1-800-479-0756
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets second Thursday of every month, Noon - 1:00 PM

Southwest Arkansas Regional Library
114 West Jefferson Avenue
Reba Gaines 501-748-3393

Mountain Home

  • Growing Through Grief

Meets Mondays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (tends to be spouse losses).
Meets Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (tends to be child losses).
Hospice of the Ozarks
701 Burnett
Mountain Home, AR 72653
870-508-1771

  • Compassionate Friends-Twin Lakes Area Chapter

For parents who have had a child die
Meets first Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm
Hospice of the Ozarks (Administrative Office Building)
701 Burnett Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Chapter Phone Line 870-508-1789
cfriendsoftwinlakesarea@yahoo.com

North Little Rock

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - North of the Arkansas River Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets second Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Baptist Health Hospital
3333 Springhill Road
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Becky Russell, 501-831-5200
Becky.russell@live.com

  • Kindred Hospice

Meets Wednesdays, Noon-1:30 pm
47th Street Baptist Church
4700 Pike Ave.
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-764-1626 or 501-753-4827

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets fourth Sunday of every month, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Arkansas Hospice
14 Parkstone Circle
North Little Rock, AR
Jeana Jucha 501-748-3422

  • While We're Waiting

Christian faith-based support group for bereaved parents
Meets the fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm
Baptist Medical Center - Third Floor
3333 Springhill Drive
North Little Rock,  AR
Debbie Russell 501-831-6830

  • Widow and Widower Support Group

Meets second Thursday of every month at Noon
Cost of lunch is $5.00.
Park Hill Baptist Church
201 East "C" Avenue
North Little Rock, AR 72116
501-753-3413

Pine Bluff

  • Hospice Home Care

Meets every Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm
3801 W. 28th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
870-540-0727
1-888-479-7496
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets 4th Wednesday of every month, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1301 Ridgeway Rd. Suite 2A;  Pine Bluff AR 71603
Reba Gaines 501-748-3393

Rogers

Meets second Tuesday evening of every month
Fellowship Bible Church
1051 Pleasant Grove Road
Rogers, AR 72758
Kristin Piston
479-659-8884
missingmotherhoodnwa@gmail.com

Russellville

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets first Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am
Arkansas Hospice
2405 E. Parkway Drive, Suite 3
Russellville, AR
Cullianne Foster 479-498-2050

  • Widowed Person Service Grief Support Group

Co-sponsored with AARP and Senior Specialist
Meets fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Hughes Center
Corner of East Parkway and Knoxville Streets
Russellville, AR
479-229-1675
1-800-467-2171

Searcy

  • Arkansas Hospice Searcy

Meets second Tuesday of every month, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
410 North Apple St
Searcy, AR 72143
Contact: Simone Brock
501-748-3342

  • Hope for Grieving Hearts

For parents and caregivers who have had a child die
Meets second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm
Downtown Church of Christ
900 North Main
Searcy, AR
Glenda Brooks 501-281-2841
Bill and Betty Johnson 501-230-4729
Steve and Tammy Ghent 501-207-2599

  • Hospice Home Care

Meets first and third Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm
106 South Spring Street
Searcy, AR 72143
501-279-7955
1-800-479-8951
www.hospicehomecare.com

  • Survivors of Suicide

Meets first Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm
White County Medical Center South
Porter Rodgers Room, 1200 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143
501-278-4357
drrelliottfdn@hotmail.com

  • Transitions Grief Support Group

A community service of Arkansas Hospice
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
410 North Apple Street
Simone Brock: 501-748-3342

Springdale

Earlene Howard Hospice Home
901 Jones Rd.
Springdale, AR 72762
A support group for parents or caregivers who have experienced the death of a young child. Meets every Monday 5:30-7:00 pm.
For information call 479-872-3338

  • While We’re Waiting—Christian faith-based support group for bereaved parents

Meets the second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm
1709 Johnson Road
Springdale, AR
Missy Pile 479-640-1171

Springfield, MO

  • Lost and Found: A Place for Hope through Grieving

Ongoing support groups for children ages 3-19 and their parents or caregivers
1201 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO 65802
417-832-9423

Texarkana

  • Compassionate Friends-Texarkana Chapter

For parents who have had a child die
Meets second Saturday of every month, 1:00 pm

Williams Memorial Methodist Church Welcome Center-Classroom 103
4000 Moores Lane
Texarkana, AR 75503
Portia, AR
Cindy: 903-280-4130

Van Buren

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA - Western Arkansas Chapter

For parents who have had a child die of any age
Meets third Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
3324 South M Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Toni Holohan:
479-474-9773
479-420-9634
hoopihan@gmail.com

Walnut Ridge

  • Compassionate Friends-Lawrence County Chapter

For parents who have had a child die
Meets second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm
Main Street Church of Christ Annex Building
319 East Main Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Dana 870-759-1299
tcflawrencecoar@hotmail.com