Support Groups

Grief Support Groups

The Ecumenical Center - Life After Loss

Life After Loss is a program of The Ecumenical Center designed to help people better understand the process of grief and how to live through it in a way that is healing. It provides a place to share experiences and to support one other. Each six-week session is a combination of teaching, discussion, and learning activities. Led by trained facilitators with knowledge of bereavement and grief support, the sessions are open to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and there is no charge for the program.

Sessions cover the physical, emotional, spiritual and social implications of grief; the process of grief; memories and how to use them to heal; how to take care of yourself while you grieve; holidays and anniversary dates and planning for the future. Attending all six sessions is most beneficial, therefore no new participants are accepted after the second session.

For a list of San Antonio area bereavement support groups, please click here.

If you are interested in becoming our Life After Loss Facilitator, please complete the form: LAL Facilitator Application 

The completed form must be emailed to: Lcenanovic@ecrh.org 

Next Facilitators Training is Scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020. 2020 March LAL Training Info Link to the Application

 

2020 Dates Location  Facilitator Contact
Tuesdays
(every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
January 28 -March 35:15 pm-6:45 pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Mel McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955
Tuesdays YOUNGER WOMEN’S CLASS 
(for those 25-60 who have lost a husband)
(every other Tuesday for 6 weeks)
February 4, 18, March 3,17 Apilr 7,21 May 5,19
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Porter Loring Family Care
2119 Mannix, San Antonio, TX 78217
Celeste Miller
Bereavement Coordinator
Celeste Miller
Bereavement Coordinator (210)227-8221
Tuesdays
(every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
March 10 – April 215:15pm-6:45pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Mel McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955
Thursdays
(Every Thursday for 6 weeks)
March 12-April 23
9:30 am-11:am
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
16075 North Evans Road
Selma, TX 78154
Celeste Miller
Bereavement Coordinator
Sister Leonita (210)651-6913
Tuesdays
(every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
June 23-July 285:15 pm-6:45 pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Me. McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955
Sundays
(every Sunday for 6 weeks)
June 7 – July 12
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Emanuel’s Lutheran Church
206 North Travis Street
Seguin, TX 78155
Darwin Huartson, M.Div. BCC
Community Coordinator
Donna Simmons (830)379-5046
Tuesdays
(every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
August 4-September 9
5:15 pm -6:45 pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Me. McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955
Tuesdays
(every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
September 15 – October 20
5:15 pm- 6:45 pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Me. McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955
Tuesdays
(due to the Holidays some weeks are skipped)
October 27, Nov.10, 17, 24 December 22 and 29
5:15 pm- 6:45 pm
Gentle Partners in Hospice
2929 Mossrock, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chaplain Me. McGee
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Chaplain Mel McGee (480)599-9955