Peer Grief Support

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Sharing Kindness leads grief-focused, trauma-informed peer support programs for specific age groups, relationships and types of loss. Each group is led by a clinician and volunteer who have been trained in our peer grief support model. 

Please note: all of our peer grief support programs are on a brief break for the summer, resuming in September. We encourage you to register with the knowledge that groups will begin again in the fall!

Current Programs:

Child Loss Grief Group

A free monthly peer grief support program for parents who have lost a child, at any age or time in their lives. This group offers an opportunity to share your feelings, receive support and meet people who can relate to what you’re going through.  ‣Info & registration

Family Grief Groups

Sharing Kindness offers free peer grief support designed to meet the needs of families with children ages 6-9, tweens ages 10-13, and teens ages 14-17. Our family program includes separate groups for parents/caregivers and their children, the latter separated by age group. This program is made possible by funding from the Parent Information Network (PIN). ‣Info & registration

Perinatal Loss Groups

Sharing Kindness and the VNA’s Maternal Child Health Program are honored to bring perinatal loss peer grief support groups to Cape Cod, for those who have experienced pregnancy, stillbirth and early infant loss. ‣Info & registration

Shawme Heights: Grief Support for Elderly and Disabled Sandwich Residents

A peer grief support program offered to residents of Shawme Heights Apartments in Sandwich, an affordable housing community for seniors and disabled adults. This group is not open to the public.

Suicide Loss Survivor Groups

Losing someone you love to suicide comes with unique challenges and complicated emotions only understood by those who have experienced it. Sharing Kindness offers free monthly peer grief support groups for suicide loss survivors, which are made possible by donations from our signature fundraiser, the Annual Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk. ‣Info & registration

Young Adult Grief Group

It’s not easy to find peers who understand grief and loss – and this is particularly true for young adults. This free monthly program is designed to provide a safe space for young adults (18-29) to share their feelings and connect with other grievers in their age group. ‣Info & registration

Adult Grief Group

A peer grief support group specifically for adults ages 30-55 on the Cape & Islands to meet and connect through the shared experience of loss.‣Info & registration

Older Adult Grief Group

Even in adult life, it can feel like no one understands your grief. This free monthly program is designed to provide a safe space for older adults (55+) to share their feelings and connect with peers who get it. ‣Info & registration