LA Support Groups:
Monthly support group meeting for bereaved parents enduring the death of a child.
Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M
Providing grief support services, education, resources and hope. All groups are fee based with a sliding scale. Groups co-led by highly trained volunteers. The adult program offers groups for parents grieving the loss of a child. The children’s program offers support groups for death of a sibling that are age appropriate and loss appropriate, and use various methods of grief expression, including art, music, play and poetry; school-based grief support groups are also available.
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
San Fernando Valley
21860 Burbank Blvd, Suite 195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
The Compassionate Friends Network
Verdugo Hills Chapter Facilitator for Pregnancy and Infant Loss - Susan Hawkes
Contact: Mary - (323) 347-9469
This organization has many local chapters and offers grief support groups. These groups, specifically for parents who have lost a child, meet approximately once a month
Meeting Info: 4th Thursday of each month 7:30 pm
Verdugo Hills Hospital (4th floor Council Room)
1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
Forever Footprints (Orange County)
The Balancing Life & Loss: Parenting After Loss Group is a free support group that addresses the needs of bereaved parents who, after a tragic loss, need to continue living and parenting their surviving children.
Meetings are free to attendees and meets every 2nd Monday from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. It is facilitated by Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW, and meets in her office at 408 Westminster Ave., Suite 9, Newport Beach, 92663. Please call Laura at (562) 882-7901.
Angels Born Still
Dr. Ivy Margulies is a clinical psychologist that runs several support groups for couples who have endured a miscarriage, experienced a stillbirth, or face the challenges of infertility (each of the three groups meet separately).
2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lauren Allenberg, LCSW & MISS Facilitator
Lauren is a licensed clinical social worker who has a private therapy practice that specializes in grief counseling for individuals and couples. It is rare to find a supportive professional who understands the unique qualities of the grief experience first-hand. You can find more information here: https://www.laurenallenberg.com/