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Local Bereavement Support Groups

Amedisys Hospice Care (Call for information)
Chaplain Roy Williams
250 Commonwealth Drive
Greenville, SC 29615;

American Sudden Infant Death Institute
Medical personnel available for support 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Someone on call 24 hours a day.
509 Augusta Drive
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 800-232-7437

American Cancer Society
154 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 864-627-1903

Breast Cancer Support Group
First Monday of Each Month
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Ark Hospice
101 Grace Drive
Easley, SC 29640
Terrell Jones, Bereavement Coordinator

Brookwood Church
Call for Information
580 Brookwood Point Place
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Call the church for times of the grief group.

The Buddy Club for Grieving Children (ages 4-17)
Meets every other Thursday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The McCall Hospice House located on 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680
Cost is free. For more information call 864-517-8734

Cancer Society of Greenville County
Jenny Eastin, LMSW, facilitator
Second and fourth Thursdays of each month:

  • 11 AM Group: those who have passed the first anniversary of their loved one’s death
  • Noon Group: those in their first year of grief

Free individual counseling for cancer patients, family members and bereaved in community
113 Mills Ave.
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: 864 232-8439

The Chat and Chew
Embassy Suites
First Tuesday of each month for lunch

Contact Sherrill Howayeck, 864-271-2987; or Mary Nickerson,

The Compassionate Friends (For anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age resulting from any cause of death) Second Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM, Pelham Road Baptist Church Family Life Center Julia Muirhead, Chapter Leader
PO Box 25573
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 864-990-1061
Chapter website:

Edwards Road Baptist Church
Grief Share - Support for anyone who has lost a loved one.
A thirteen-week program meeting Mondays at 7:00 PM
Eddie and Gail Turner, Facilitators
1050 Edwards Road
Greenville, SC 29615

Gentiva Hospice
Chaplain Deon Louw, Bereavement Coordinator
15 Brendan Way
Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29615

Grief Support for the Death of a Child – The Unexplained Loss (For parents who have lost children)
First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Clemson-Central Library on Hwy. 93.
Paul and Melanie Prichard
Phone: 864 654-8726

Heartland Hospice
Chaplain Dave Garner, Bereavement Coordinator
421 S. East Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: 864-963-0045
Call about groups and times.

Hospice Compassus
Toni Sanders, Bereavement Coordinator
1924 E. Main Street
Duncan, SC 29334

Hospice of the Upstate
Call to register for the listed groups:

  • Grief Series: A support group for people whose loss is less that a year old. Five week sessions held quarterly meetings on Mondays at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM.
  • First Year Groups: Upon completion of the Grief Series attendees are invited for further education and support. Meets first Tuesday at 10:00 and Tuesday at 6:00 of each month.
  • Men’s Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM.
  • Activity Group: Activities that support the grief journey for persons in any stage of grief. Third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM.
  • Grief Support Drop-in: Persons in any stage of grief are invited to drop-in on Thursdays between 10:00-11:00 AM beginning Oct. 4.
  • Potluck Lunch: Anyone in any stage of grief is invited at 11:00 AM on the second Thursday of each month. Bring a favorite food to share for the meal.
  • Regional Groups: Greenville on the fourth Monday of the month at 3:00 PM at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 1800 E. North Street, Greenville. Easley on the fourth Thursday at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 300 East First Ave., Easley.
  • Service of Remembrance: Held once each quarter.
  • Camp Sunburst: Camp for grieving children, ages 6-teens held at the Clemson Outdoor Lab in April of each year.
  • Expressing Ourselves: Children’s Grief workshop at the Anderson County Arts Center. “Art to Heal Your Heart” for ages 5-16. Applications are available by contacting Heather Kline-Schaffer at 864.224.3358.

Donna Davis, Bereavement Coordinator
1835 Rogers Road
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 1.800.261.8636 or 864 224.3358

Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills
Third Thursday Chats for Grief – A monthly support group that offers a focused topic about which participants can share confidentially and openly.
Contact: Shannon Slater
260 Fairwinds Road
Landrum, SC 29356

Interim Hospice
      For further information contact the Bereavement Coordinator for Interim
      775 Spartan Blvd.
      Spartanburg, SC 29301
      Phone: 864- 587-9798

Journey Hospice
Chaplain Jim McManus – Greenville Office
665 North Academy
Greenville, SC 29601

Chaplain John Elmore – Spartanburg Office
1983 S, Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Call for times

Lutheran Hospice
429 N. Main Street, Suite 3
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864- 848-1777

Medi Home Hospice Care of Greenville
213 E. Butler Road
Bldg. D2
Mauldin, SC 29662-2172
Phone: 864-627-4270

Mental Health Association of Greenville County
24 hours, 7 days a week numbers:

  • CRISISline: 864 271-8888
  • TEENline: 864 467-TEEN (8336)

Oconee Hospice of the Foothills
390 Keowee School Road
Seneca, SC 29672
Phone: 864 882-8940
Groups Offered:
      General Bereavement
      Bereaved Parents
      Caregiver Support Group
      Bereavement Group for Children and Teens
      Savannah’s Friends – A Support Group for those who have lost a child
      during pregnancy and/or as an infant.
      Surviving the Holidays
      Camp Sunburst – Overnight Camp for children grades 1-6.
      Individual Counseling is also offered.

Open Arms Hospice, a Ministry of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
They have an Ongoing Group and special groups throughout the year.
1836 West Georgia Road
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Teresa Lewis, Bereavement Coordinator

Regency Hospice
Contact: Jeff Grant, Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator
880 South Pleasantburg Drive, Suite A & D
Greenville, SC 29607

Renfrew Baptist Church
Grief Support (for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one)
Wanda Marseglia, Facilitator
951 Greer Hwy. Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Home – 864-631-4771
Church – 864-834-4200

Share Upstate Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2619 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605
Tanika Dillard at 864-905-5193,
Hope Lienau at 864-991-8114,
No fee to attend

SouthernCare Hospice
Third Thursday, 4:00 PM at SouthernCare office
Sandra Smith, Chaplain
6000 Pelham Road
Suite B
Greenville, SC 29615,

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

  • Grief Support Groups (Call for time and date)
    Requires Registration, call 577-4044

    Services of Remembrance at Cleveland Park, Spartanburg
    Christopher’s Camp: Helping children along the journey through grief.
    Light Up a Life Ceremony - at the Regional Hospice Home
    Call 560-3900 for information

Survivors of Suicide
St. Michael Lutheran Church
2617 Augusta Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Open meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 7:00-8:30 PM
A Closed Group is offered
Call Becky Kay, 864-616-9413 or call CRISIS line at 864-271-8888 for information

Taylors First Baptist Church
Two eight-week sessions (Sept.-Oct., March-April) on Mondays at 7:00 PM.
Grief Support One – Loss of a Spouse,
Grief Support Two – Continued Healing from Loss of a Spouse,
200 W. Main Street
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-244-3535

The Fifth Season
A Center for Loss, Grief & Transition
4006 E. North Street, Ste. A
Greenville, SC
Offering individual, family and group support services.
Pattie Broderick, 864-404-5070


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