Alive Grief Support Groups

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Alive Hospice Grief Support Groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one, regardless of whether the person you've lost was an Alive Hospice patient. In fact, 33% of our clients had no previous connection to Alive Hospice.

Registration required for all support groups.
Cost: $40 for 8 weekly sessions. Groups are currently filling; call as early as possible. (Please call to inquire about a reduced fee based on need.)

Grief Support Locations

Call for more information: 615-963-4732

  • Franklin: 1897 General George Patton Road, Franklin, 37067
  • Hendersonville: 230 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 150, Hendersonville, 37075
  • Lebanon: 205 W. High Street, Suite 102, Lebanon, 37087
  • Murfreesboro: 1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, 37129
  • Nashville: 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203

Groups currently offered or forming

Ongoing support groups

Support for Loss of a Child: Lebanon, 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Little Hearts Club: Franklin, 1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.   For children 3-6 and their caregiver(s) who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This group gives little grievers an opportunity to explore their experience using playful and creative activities, sharing circles, and storytelling. Adults will visit together to share strategies for grieving while parenting.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group: Franklin, First Thursday of each month, 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning March 7th.
This group is for adults who share in the experience of grief following the loss of a child during pregnancy through age two.

Family Group: Franklin, 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. For children 5-17 and their adult caregiver(s) who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or extended family member. Group begins with a shared meal and large-group activity or fame that fosters a fun, supportive environment. Participants are then divided into smaller group for discussion, providing an opportunity to explore their loss in an age-appropriate setting. Family group meets once a month, and a family may attend for up to 12 months.  

Support for Loss of a Loved One: Franklin, 4th Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 

For additional information or to register, email griefsupport@alivehospice.org or call 615-963-4732.

Young Adult Support Group

An on-going support group for young adults who have experienced the death of a relative, partner or friend.
Registration required, please call Dianne Castellano, LCSW Grief Counselor at 615-346-8510 or email: dcastellano@alivehospice.org

Nashville: Second Wednesday of each month  |  6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Murfreesboro: First Tuesday of each month  |  6:00 - 7:15 p.m.​

8-week therapeutic support groups

Groups currently forming
An 8-week discussion and support group for adults form each quarter. If you would like to be included in the spring series, call 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org. Groups will address either spousal loss or the loss of a loved one.

Grief 101

Offered year-round, this introductory workshop provides a safe space for bereaved adults to better understand grief, learn supportive tools, and gain insights for the grief journey. Participants will hear about the unique programs offered by The Grief Center at Alive and leave with practical resources specific to their needs. Pre-registration is required by calling 615-963-4732 or emailing griefsupport@alivehospice.org.


Hendersonville: 1st Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Franklin: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Lebanon: 1st Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                                 

Murfreesboro: 1st Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Nashville: 1st Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.