TRU offers grief support groups to meet the many unique ways that people grieve. Each group is open to the community and most are free of charge. Registration is required prior to first attendance for all groups.
Several groups meet on an ongoing basis. Others are considered “structured groups” which are held in sessions as opposed to year-round. Structured groups provide education in a structured group format. Early registration is recommended as these groups fill quickly.
Register here or call us at (303) 604-5300 with any questions.
TRU Grief Services will be in contact to discuss availability of current group schedules. Group capacity at this time is limited to 10 participants for The Newly-Bereaved Group and 8-Week Group. All others will be placed on waitlist for future time-limited groups.
Available Groups (Currently on Zoom):
8-Week Bereavement Support Program
Support, information, and networking for people who have experienced a death loss. The group is recommended for people who are at least 6 months out from the loss. Evening and daytime groups are held throughout the year. Sessions run for eight consecutive weeks.
Bereaved Parents Support Group (drop-in group)
Support meeting with program and sharing for bereaved parents only, held the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Creative Expression Grief Support Group
Creative activities offer the opportunity to engage in building meaning from the loss of a loved one. Art-making activities help facilitate understanding and the expression of deep emotions that can otherwise be difficult to access. Each session will consist of time spent creating art and time for each member to process the meaning of their creation in a safe and supportive environment. There is no experience or “skill” necessary to participate in the group. Minimum art supplies suggested: one writing tool (such as pen or pencil) and blank paper. This group will meet Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Look for future programing soon!
Dementia Grief Support Group: After the Losses
Support for those who have lost a loved one to dementia. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
First Year Spouse/Partner Grief Support Group (drop-in group)
For spouses or partners whose loved one’s death has occurred within the past 12 months, held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hiking Group (May – October)
Support, exercise and a safe place for quiet reflection for anyone who has suffered a death loss, held on Wednesdays, May – October from 9:00 – 11:00 am (weather permitting)
Newly-Bereaved Support Program
Support, information, and networking for people who have experienced a recent death loss. The group is recommended for people who are between 1-4 months out from the loss. Sessions run for four consecutive weeks and begin each month.
Spouse/Partner Loss Grief Support Group (drop-in group)
For anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner, held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Substance Use Loss Group (drop-in group)
This group offers an environment to share the pain and suffering of addiction and the drug-related death of your loved one with others who understand and can identify with your experience. This is safe place to remember, honor, and share the loss of your loved one as you walk the journey of grief. This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month (online) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sudden Loss Grief Support Group (drop-in group)
The sudden, unexpected loss of someone we love is shocking and difficult to comprehend, often for a very long time. This ongoing group, meeting the 4th Monday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., offers a safe, supportive space in which to navigate the specific challenges and conflicting emotions that accompany sudden loss. The compassion and understanding of others sharing similar experiences is one of the most valuable ways to recognize and honor your journey.
Widowed Senior Grief Support Group (drop-in group)
For senior men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner, held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Through Grief Support Group
This group is offered periodically and will meet for six or eight consecutive weeks. Loss and writing are both very personal experiences. This class provides the opportunity to blend the two in a safe, non-judgmental setting. Through the use of weekly prompts, members will reflect on the provided writings as a group followed by time for their own individual written responses. Journaling is encouraged. No writing experience is needed. Writings will not be critiqued. Expressing grief through the written word is the intention of the class as members’ journey through loss using this creative form.
Yoga After Loss Support Group
A support group for those who wish to explore grief through the practice of yoga, using breath-work, poses and meditation. This group is offered periodically and will meet in Lafayette as an ongoing group. Offering a body of yoga techniques, this group will provide the opportunity to consciously connect with and experience your grief in a safe and supportive setting. As your practice unfolds, you may experience the gifts of increased strength, flexibility, and awareness. No yoga experience needed.
Look for future programing soon!