Grief Resources

Below we have provided a number of local area support groups that you may want to consider after the loss of a loved one. All of the groups welcome new members and encourage you to be as active as you want to be.

At the time of a loss and immediately after, friends and family provide a great source of comfort. But as the days pass, most of us find that the support and friendship of kindred souls who have suffered the same kind of loss is both helpful and healing. Your funeral director can offer additional information at your request.

BHC and BHHC Grief/Bereavement Support Groups:
Connie Welburn, MSW
Boone Medical Plaza 3-3rd Floor
1701 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

Preferred Hospice
Grief and Loss Groups in Columbia and surrounding areas
Education and Bereavement Support Provided
Erin White

Columbia, MO 65202
(573)499-4540 or (866) 852-3310

Community Hospices of America
Karen Bailey, BSW (573) 443-8360
800 Highway 63 North, Suite 100
Columbia, MO 65201

Support Group for Parents who have lost a child(ren) 18 years of age and younger
Fairview United Methodist Church
Suzanne Cary (573)882-8779
Fourth Saturday of the month
3200 Chapel Hill Road
Columbia, MO

Survivors of Suicide
Barb Marston (573) 449-2829
First Tuesday of the month-7 pm
3100 Brown Station Road
McMillen Tax Office
Columbia, MO
Louise Flenner, ACSW,LCSW and
George Flenner, ACSW LCSW
3201 South Providence Road
STE: 201
Columbia, MO 65203
(573)499-0702 (fax)

For the Love of Amber
Grief retreat-counseling program for families who have lost a child.
David and Joan Stine (573)639-1700
P.O. Box 6905
Columbia, MO 65205

Jan Wheeler, Ph.D.
2804 Forum Blvd, Ste 4
Columbia, MO 65203
Counseling for adult/adolescent (15 yrs and older)

Walgreens/Missouri River Hospice
Adult members grieving death of friend or family member
Groups active in Columbia, Jefferson City, and Macon
Marla Perryman, MSW (573) 814-7100 or (800) 456-0417
1410 Heriford Road
Columbia, MO 65202

Our Lady of Lourdes
Grief Support Group
Mary Parson, MSW (573) 814-1944
Group meets once a month
Columbia, MO

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