Local Support

LA Support Groups:

MISS Foundation

Email: miss.tcf@gmail.com

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

Our House


E-mail: ourhouse@ourhouse-grief.org

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.

LA City

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

(310) 828-7530


Grief Therapist

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/