COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LISTfor San Antonio TexasListed by types of losses (including non cancer losses)IndexLoss of Infant/Children . Page 2Loss of Parent . .Page 3Loss of Spouse . .Page 4Loss of a loved one by Suicide . . Page 5General Loss/Support . Page 6-12Please call Ecumenical Center @ (210) 616-0885 for corrections or updates to the Community Bereavement Support list.Page1

THEECUMENICALCENTER(210)616- ‐0885LOSS OF INFANT/CHILDRENPROGRAM ist(March2014)CONTACTCHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SAN ANTONIOAngels Away Support Group for families whose Children’s Hospital of San Antoniobabies have died due to neonatal perinatal loss: 333 N. Santa Rosa St. San Antonio, TX 78207miscarriage, stillborn, ectopic pregnancy or3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:00 pminfant death.Peggy Huber, ChaplainCOMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - THEA self-help group offering friendship andAlzafar Shrine Auditoriumunderstanding to bereaved parents who have lost Cabiri Conference Roomchildren from any cause at any age.901 North Loop 1604 WestSan Antonio, TX 78232First Thursday of every month @ 7:30 P.M.(NO CHARGE)Cabiri Conference roomJanet ReyesPARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN ANDGENERAL LOSS/SUPPORTBereavement Support Group for families andfriends of Homicide Victims.12Balcones Heights Community Center107 GlenarmSan Antonio, TX 782012nd Monday of each month @ 7:00 pmExcept for the months of June and JulyeSept. 25th @ First Church of Nazarene on West Avewww.POMCSan Antonio.org3Page2Mary Jane Peterson

PORTER LORING FAMILY CARE SERVICES“Forever Loved” A very special group ofparents who have lost a child of any age(child or adult)St. Pius X Catholic Church3303 Urban Crest, Martins Hall, # 211San Antonio, TX 78209Tuesdays, from 7:00-8:30 pmCeleste Miller, Bereavement Coordinator4LOSS OF PARENTPROGRAM DESCRIPTIONPLACE/TIMESCHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENTGrief Support for Children ages 3-24205 W. Olmos Dr.CENTER OF SOUTH TEXASand their families. Individual counseling for San Antonio, TX 78212anyone experiencing a loss.Please call for more informationCONTACTMorgan Fenoglio&Tammy Cochranwww.CBCST.ORG5PORTER LORING FAMILY CARESix-week classes are conducted atFor more information about this program or toSERVICESvarious locations throughout the community. schedule one at your Church please call.These programs are particularly helpful tothose who have lost parents as well as allother type of losses.Celeste Miller,BereavementCoordinator6Page3


LOSS OF SPOUSEPROGRAM DESCRIPTIONPLACE/TIMESCONTACTPORTER LORING FAMILY CARE SERVICES"Men’s Grief Support Group" This group ofmen 65 years and older, invite you to jointhem for lunch and fellowship as you grievethe loss of your wife.Alamo Heights United Methodist Church825 E. Basse RoadSan Antonio, TX 78212Thursdays from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pmCeleste Miller,Bereavement CoordinatorPORTER LORING FAMILY CARE“Fellowship in Grief” is an ongoing supportgroup for men 25-66 years old who arefaced with challenges of living life withouttheir wives.Porter Loring Family Care Services2119 MannixSan Antonio, TX 78217The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month12:00 noon-1:30 pm.Celeste Miller,Bereavement CoordinatorPORTER LORING FAMILY CARE SERVICES“Grief Support for Women” Thisgroup is open to women 60 and older whohave lost a husband and would like to joinwith other women in a journey of sharing,comfort, and healing.Alamo Heights United Methodist Church825 E. Basse RoadSan Antonio, TX 78212Mondays, from 10am-11:30 amCeleste Miller,Bereavement CoordinatorPORTER LORING FAMILY CARE SERVICES“Younger Women’s Grief SupportGroup" is an ongoing support group forwomen 25-60 years old who face the specialchallenges of sosing their husband early inlife.Porter Loring Family Care ServicesCeleste Miller,2119 MannixBereavement CoordinatorSan Antonio, TX 78217The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 11am - 12:30 pm78910SAN ANTONIO AREA WIDOWED PERSONS’Services:SERVICE AND THE WIDOWED PERSONS TRAVEL - Referrals - Resources - Support GroupsGROUPSocials - TripsWidowed persons of all ages are welcomeDepends on the event or activity.Please call for information related to services or log on toWWW.SA-WIDOWED.COMMeet every Friday at 7:00 pm at10911 West Ave.San Antonio, TX 78216ST. MATTHEWS CATHOLIC CHURCHSt. Matthew’s Catholic Church10703 WurzbachSan Antonio, TX 78216Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 pmPlease call for more information.Susan Blumhorst, M.A.11Widowed & Widowers Support Group12Page5Terri Nanez

LOSS OF A LOVED ONE BY SUICIDEPROGRAM DESCRIPTIONPLACE/TIMESCONTACTSOLOSS.O.L.O.S. (Survivors of LovedEcumenical Center for Religion and HealthTony MataOnes’ Suicide) is a support group designed 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229to help families and friends of suicidevictims cope with the sorrow of the tragedyand the pain of survival.www.SOLOSSA.org1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at&7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.Angie Navarette13Page6

GENERAL LOSS/SUPPORTPROGRAM DESCRIPTIONPLACE/TIMESCONTACTAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYLife After Loss is a 6-week supportBereavement support groups varying dates, timesPatient Services program, without charge, to anyone who and locations, please call for information.has experienced the death of a loved one withinthe past two years, regardless of the loved one'sdeath.14AIRFORCE VILLAGE HOSPICE12 Week Grief Recovery ProgramAirForce Village HospiceChaplainfor any type of loss.12455 Freedom WayDr. Luis CarlosSan Antonio, TX 78238Sanchez4903 Golden Quail, Ste. 110ChaplainSan Antonio, TX 78240Charles Murray15A-MED COMMUNITY HOSPICE AND HOMEHEALTHOn going Bereavement Support16ALS ASSOCIATIONBereavement counseling for thoseALS Association Texas ChapterTEXAS CHAPTERwho have lost a loved to ALS.8600 Wurzbach, Suite 700Stephen MorseSan Antonio, TX 7824017ALAMO HOSPICEBereavement SupportBereavement classes in the Fall and Spring. Please call formore information. Bereavement counselor available for anyoneaffected by ALS.3201 Cherry RidgeSan Antonio, TX 78230Please call for more information.18Page7Chris Sitton

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATIONBereavement SupportHomewood Residence at Castle HillsYvonne Yeary1207 Jackson KellerSan Antonio, TX 78213Please call to find out more information about up- comingsupport groups.19BEGINNING EXPERIENCE OF SANRetreat for Widow, Divorced &Retreats held at the Shrine of Our Lady ofANTONIO MINISTRYSeparated to deal with grief after the loss of amarriage partner.Czestochowa in San Antonio.Patricia BatotNext Retreat date: July 12-14, 2013. Please call for moreinformation.20BEREAVEMENT/SOUL CAREProviding bereavement services,11703 Huebner Rd., Suite 106-505Jan Davis, D.Min,PROVIDERindividual and spiritual care forSan Antonio, TX 78230Certified Spiritualthose who are facing terminal illness and fortheir survivors.Care Director21CASTLE RIDGE MORTUARYBereavement Aftercare ProgramCastle Ridge MortuaryMichelle Jimenez8008 Military Dr. W. San Antonio, TX 78227Please call for more information22CENTER FOR FAMILY GROWTH ANDCounseling for individuals, familiesCenter for Family Growth & HealingKrystal ParhamHEALINGand children.6301 S. FloresKosubSan Antonio, TX 78214Call for appointment.23Page8

CHRISTUS-VNA HOSPICE ANDLife After Loss BereavementChristus HomeCarePALLIATIVE CARESupport groups available in English andSpanish.4241 Woodcock Ste. A 100Veronica IbarraSan Antonio, TX 78228Please call for more information24DIGNITY MEMORIAL- Lift Program for WidowsSunset Memorial- Grief Guidance Series1701 Austin HwySarai LajasSan Antonio, TX 78218Call for more information.25GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICEBereavement Support4241 E. Piedras, Suite 171W. Craig Pooser,San Antonio, TX 78228ChaplainCall for more information.26HARBOUR HOSPICEBereavement Support. Life After12915 Jones Maltsberger, Ste. 501ChaplainLoss classes twice a year (spring and fall)San Antonio, TX 78247Cleo KukeyaPlease call for dates and times27Page9

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCHBereavement Support group. LifeHoly Spirit Catholic ChurchAfter Loss classes twice a year8134 Blanco Rd.Spring and Fall.San Antonio, TX 78216Please call for more information, two sessions scheduled peryear.Ann HillestadOrRose CruzPlease call for dates and times28HOPE HOSPICE/NEW BRAUNFELSBereavement SupportHope HospiceJane Marie YoungFamily Support Groups611 N. Walnut Ave.Newly Bereaved GroupsNew Braunfels, TX 78130And Individual counseling for children andadults.Family Camp in April (whole family) Youth Camp (October)ages 7-17Parent Camp (October) ParentsTeen Camp (March) ages 13-17No charge for participants. Open to the Community includingSan Antonio residents.29HOSPICE COMPASSUSBereavement Support4204 Woodcock, Suite 240Alicia WillsSan Antonio, TX 7822830NEW CENTURY HOSPICEBereavement Support Program,New Century HospiceJackie Medina“Knot Forgotten” is a unique bereavement programemphasizing giving back to the community whileoffering support for one another.8207 Callaghan Rd., Suite 353OrSan Antonio, TX 78230Christina SchamburaPage10

We meet once a month on the last Saturday from10:00 am. – 12 Noon.31NORTH CENTRAL BAPTIST“Bridges Beyond Grief”Holy Trinity Catholic ChurchEmily Baril903 Hedgestone SA, TX 7825820423 Huebner Rd.Bereavement Support GroupSan Antonio, TX 78258Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noonIndependence Hill Retirement CommunityPrivate Dinning Room20450 Huebner RoadSan Antonio, TX 78258Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm32NURSES IN TOUCH HOSPICEBereavement Support.Floresville – Kenedy – San Antonio areasPlease call for more information.33Page11Chaplain Philip WilliamsandRechelle Ehlert

OAK HILLS CHURCH“Grief and Healing”Classes offered 2x per yr.Please call for scheduleOak Hills ChurchMary K. Griffin19595 IH 10 WestCare MinistrySan Antonio, TX 78257& Martie Noll Bereavement MinistryPlease call for information34ODYSSEY HOSPICEBereavement SupportPlease call for class scheduleOdyssey HospiceCamille Torrez4440 S Piedras Drive, Suite 125Chaplain and Bereavement CoordinatorSan Antonio, TX 78228Please call for information35OUTREACH HEALTH SERVICEBereavement Support1111 Babcock RoadSister Rosa Sanchez,San Antonio, TX 78201I.W.B.S.Please call for information36ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCHLife After Loss Support groups are4603 ManitouDeacon Robert Garza,offered twice a year in March and October. Thegroup is offered in English, however, whenrequested, support for Spanish speaker is alsoavailable.Pastoral Care(Between NW Loop 410 & Callaghan Rd.) San Antonio, TX78228Healing Hearts BereavementPlease call for more informationSupport Group37For additional Information, please call ParishOffice at (210)433-2777ext. 110Every Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12:00 noonPage12

ST. MONICA’S CATHOLIC CHURCHBereavement Support ClassLife after Loss for Mencall Syl Dew for informationSt. Monica’s Catholic ChurchMarie Gonzalez501 N. Street, Community RoomSan Antonio, TX 78259Please call for more information38SUMMIT CHRISTIAN CENTER GRIEFPastoral care and spiritual supportMeetings held at Summit Christian CenterCARE MINISTRYprovided to those grieving the death of a lovedone.2575 Marshall Rd.Michelle RamirezLife After Loss, workshops, and pastoral counseling asscheduled. Tear Soup Support Group, 1stThursdayat7:00pm.Pastoral care and support is also available to those facing aterminal illness by appointment.39UTHSC ALLOGRAFT RESOURCESGrief support on various topicPlease call for support group or workshop schedule2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pmWestage Medical Building5282 Medical Dr, Suite 605San Antonio, TX 78229Michelle RamirezMonthly grief support workshops on the 2ndTuesday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.For more information related to services log on to:www.change100lives.com40VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE8401 Innovative HospiceData Point DriveSan Antonio, TX 78229Bereavement Support Group.VITAS Inpatient Hospice UnitAt Morningside Manor602 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 782011st Saturday of each month41Page13Darwin HuartsonBereavement Services

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San Antonio, TX 78218 Call for more information. 4241 E. Piedras, Suite 171 W. Craig Pooser, San Antonio, TX 78228 Chaplain Call for more information. Bereavement Support. Life After 12915 Jones Maltsberger, Ste. 501 Chaplain Loss classes twice a year (spring and fall) San Antonio, TX 78247 Cleo Kukeya Please call for dates and times HARBOUR .