Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis.  Funded in part by Alameda County Behavioral Health (Proposition 63).

Individual, Group & Family Grief Counseling services are provided by counselors in training supervised by licensed therapists.  There is a sliding scale fee based on income; no one is turned away for inability to pay.

24-Hour Crisis Line : 1-800-309-2131

Grief Counseling: low-fee counseling to adults  1-800-260-0094

Contact: (510) 420-2460 , Business Office to learn more about this organization.


Sometimes it is hard to put our grief into words.  Gentiva is sponsoring a grief support group in Pleasanton.  The group is open to the public and free.  Contact Gentiva's Bereavement Coordinator for details and questions.  Drop ins are welcome.

When: 1st Monday of the Month - 4:00 PM -5:3o PM

Where: 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175, Pleasanton

Contact: Bereavement Coordinator, Rev. Christina Graham at 925 737 0203 


Although there is no right or wrong path, there are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey.   Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  Sessions open to all regardless of faith affiliation.  A one-time $15 donation is requested.

When: Eight consecutive Thursday nights at 7:30 PM:  September 8th - October 27, 2016

Where: St Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton

Contact: (925) 846-8708 for more information


A GriefShare Support Group is held at CrossWinds Church in Pleasanton .  The class will start with a video on one of the aspects of grief.  It is hoped that the discussions and sharing will help move your grief journey from mourning to joy.

When:   10:30 AM- Noon (and continues  for 13 Saturdays ) - Start date of September 17, 2016

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton (CR4 in the red barn)

Contact: (925) 560-3800 for information


Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd - September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

Contact: Grief Support Services at (925) 829-8770, Jamie Schellenberg

Location: 6377 Clark Avenue, Ste. 100, Dublin, CA



The Ministry of Care at St. Raymond Church provides support for members of the community who are grieving a  loss through death or divorce.  All support facilitators have been trained by Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister and counselor with the Oakland Diocese, and a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved.  Meetings held in the Kids Club room, to the left of the church.  Classes run year round.

St. Raymond has a very supportive Spanish speaking community.  Many of our facilitators are Spanish speaking.

When:        Saturday mornings at 11:00AM

Where:       St. Raymond Church,  11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin

Contact:     Matt & Denise Troiano at [email protected]

or call St. Raymond's Church at (925) 828-2460