Grief Resources Overview 

Helping you cope with your grief

The experience of loss can change your life. Often, the emotional roller coaster of grieving can be confusing and difficult to understand. Bereaved persons have found that talking with someone who understands about their experience is one way to work through the grief experience. Others who have shared a similar experience of loss may have insights to share with you and you with them. Groups such as those listed below may offer the grieving person valuable information and emotional support.

For additional information regarding grief support groups please call Blyth Funeral Home 864-223-2223 or Dr. J. William Harris 864-388-9197.

Local Grief Support Groups 

Bereaved Parents Support Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month
at Rock Presbyterian Church Mission House
110 Rock Church Road, NW
Greenwood, SC 29649

Telephone:(864) 223-6017

First Presbyterian Church
Stephen Ministry
Contact: 864-229-5814

Holiday Help
Blyth Funeral Home sponsors a holiday candlelight memorial service. This service is usually held immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. You may contact the funeral home for more information.

Hospice Grief Support
The Meetings will take place the 3rd Tuesday of every month
from 10-12 at the Volunteer Community Center
408 West Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646
Register: 864-227-9393

Hospice Men's Grief Support Group
Open to men, third Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM 
408 West Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646
Register: 864-227-9393

Northside Baptist Church
Open to everyone, every Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Church office area
Contact: 864-229-6010

Cross Roads
A group meeting for survivors of suicide
Second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Lowell Street United Methodist Church
300 Lowell Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
Contact: 864-229-2704

Honea Path Grief Support Group
Open to everyone, first Thursday of every month 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
100 South Main St.
Honea Path, SC 29654
Contact Gloria: 864-369-7097

National Grief Support Groups

Many of these national organizations have local chapters. We have listed their addresses and phone numbers for your easy reference. You may be able to find a local group by calling the national organization for a referral.

AARP Widowed Persons Service
An outreach program for those who have lost a spouse
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Contact: 202-434-2260

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
For parents of children who have cancer or who have died of cancer
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 460
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Contact: 800-366-2223

The Compassionate Friends
For bereaved parents and siblings
PO Box 3696
Oakbrook, Illinois 60522-3696

The National Hospice Organization 
Offers support to families before, during and following the death of a terminally ill person
1700 Diagonal Rd, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Parents Without Partners
Regards the needs of single parents and their children
1650 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 500
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
Offers information and support to parents who have lost a child to SIDS
1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
800-221-SIDS (7437)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630
Arlington, Virginia 22201
202-588-TAPS (8277)

Survivors After Suicide
For information and support to survivors
Ray of Hope, Inc.
PO Box 2323
Iowa City, Iowa 52244



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