Grief Support

Hoffmann Hospice Grief Support groups are led by trained grief counselors. The meetings are free and open to all. You need not to have had a loved one on our service to attend.
All Grief Support Groups are held at The Hoffmann Hospice Grief Support Center at
4325 Buena Vista Bldg. B. Bakersfield, CA 93311.
 
At this time space is limited, reservations are required. To make a reservation please call:
(661) 410-1010

Adults
Tuesday via ZOOM
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Thursdays (In person)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM &
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Healing Hearts
(Parents who have lost their children)
Monday via ZOOM
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Children & Teens
via ZOOM

Grades 1-7
Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Grade 8-12
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Adults (Spanish)
Available upon request

Responding to your loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or looking to support someone that has lost a loved one during the pandemic? The Funeral Service Foundation funded a guide called “Grieving Alone Together”. This guide addresses the challenges of grieving a loved one’s death during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death.

“Grieving Alone Together” is available as a free resource in English and Spanish. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.

Navigating Children's Grief During Uncertain Times

“Navigating Children’s Grief during Uncertain Times,” hosted by Ms. Sarah Hopkins, MSW, discusses how to support children ages 6-12 years old through losses that they may be facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Beginning Wednesday, July 29, a new video will be available every Wednesday for 6 weeks, with the final video being a Q&A featuring questions sent in by viewers during the first 5 weeks.