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Groups for Children and Adolescents

Camp Good Grief
A three-day camp for children and teens ages 10 - 16 years old who have had a sibling, parent, or significant other die. Meals, accommodations, and activities of the camp are provided free of charge. Reservations required.

  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
  • 11234 Anderson Street, Room 1801, Loma Linda, CA 92354
  • Contact: Dorothy Brooks, 909-558-4073

 

Camp Good Grief - Special Victims Program
A three-day camp for children and teens ages 10 - 16 years old who have had a sibling, parent, or significant other die due to a violent death (homicide or suicide). Meals, accommodations, and activities of the camp are provided free of charge. Reservations required.

  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
  • Contact: Dorothy Brooks, 909-558-4073

 

Camp Good Grief - Teen Retreat
A camp for teens who have already attended Camp Good Grief. A weekend for strengthening friendships formed at a previous camp. Reservations required.

  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
  • Contact: Dorothy Brooks, 909-558-4073

 

Mourning Star Center / VNA of Inland Counties
Grief support for children and teens with concurrent parent/guardian groups offered. Ages 3 - 18.

    Hesperia Location
  • 18169 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia, CA 92345
  • When: Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Sheryl Sullivan, sheryl.sullivan@vna-ic.org, 760-948-7249
    Palm Desert Location
  • 42600 Cook Street, Suite 205A, Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Contact: Pamela Gabbay, pamela.gabbay@vna-ic.org, 760-836-0360
    Riverside Location
  • 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite P, Riverside, CA 92507
  • Contact: William Cloak, wil.cloake@vna-ic.org, 951-413-1317
    Banning Location
  • 264 North Highland Springs Avenue, Building 4, Suite 4B,
  • Banning, CA 92220
  • Contact: Kelly Orchard, kelly.orchard@vna-ic.org, 951-845-8439
    Murrieta Location
  • 39815 Alta Vurrieta Drive, Suite C4, Murrieta, CA 92563
  • Contact: Lisa Whitesell, 951-894-5336

 

The Grove Community Church
Groups for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one.

  • 19900 Grove Community Drive, Room B-9, Riverside, CA 92508
  • When: Mondays in the summer and winter from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Call for specific dates.
  • Contact: Howard McKay, 951-662-7188 or Laura McKay, 951-622-4708

 

Homicide Bereavement Survivors

Families and Friends of Murder Victims (Bilingual)
Support groups for family and friends of homicide victims.

    West End Chapter, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
  • 2110 North San Antonio Avenue, Upland, CA 91784
  • When: Second Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Rita Marin, 909-215-7063
  • Bertha Flores, 909-952-8008
    Colton Chapter, Colton City Library
  • 656 North 9th Street, Colton, CA 92324
  • When: First Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Rose Madsen, Ffmv.je@verizon.net, 909-754-6969

 

Suicide Bereavement

Support group for those who have lost friends or relatives through suicide.

Pomona Valley Health Center

  • 2140 Grand Avenue, Suite 105, Chino Hills, CA 91709
  • When: First and third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Pat Harness-Overley, 909-393-2563