Local Support

Our Richmond Chapter of the MISS Foundation provides three monthly support groups for families grieving the death of a child, as well as a monthly group for women who've experienced miscarriage. We also sponsor annual remembrance events and other gatherings and activities for families to remember and express grief.


Full Circle Grief Center creates a circle of support where children and families experiencing loss can find hope and start healing in a safe, trusting environment. They are a  comprehensive grief resource center for children and their families to find a variety of creative ways to express their grief. Full Circle provides groups and remembrance activities year round for families experiencing grief and loss of all kinds.


Bon Secours Bereavement Center has ongoing  workshops and 6 or 8 week support groups throughout the year. Contact Bon Secours Bereavement Center
7229 Forest Avenue, Suite 108
Richmond, VA 23226
phone: (804) 433-4710 

Compassionate Friends in Richmond meets at 7:00 on the last Tuesday of each month at St. Mathias Episcopal Church 11300 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23230
Facilitators Carolyn Perrin and Wanda Moser
Email: tcrva@hotmail.com

Founded in 1987, Richmond Hill is an ecumenical Christian fellowship and residential community who serve as stewards of an urban retreat center within the setting of a historic monastery. They offer grief support groups for the community the fourth Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
You can also read more information about creating your own personal grief retreat at Richmond Hill. It is a beautiful and peaceful place for being alone and seeking solace.
2909 East Grace Street, Richmond VA 23223
Email: retreats@richmondhill.org

Meeting Place: 
HCA/Chippenham Hospital 
7101 Jahnke Road 
Richmond, VA 23225                   

Meeting Day(s)/Frequency/Time(s):
Monthly; 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Contact:

Mary Lou Marple
804-275-7828 (office) or 804-347-7378 (cell)
Email:
communitycare@morrissett.com



Crater Community Hospice offers periodic 6 and 8 week support groups throughout the year. For information on current groups, visit their website or call the offices at 04-526-4300. Email facilitator Patti Cox at psheltoncox@aol.com

With doula and companioning services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CARING offers support, advocacy, and resources in navigating perinatal grief. Founded by two of our MISS Foundation facilitators, both mothers of stillborn babies and both registered nurses, CARING seeks to provide comfort and support for women and families dealing with stillbirth and perinatal loss. Call 804-441-8081 for more information.

Family. Extended. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to assist the community in identifying gaps in maternal-child support systems and to support the community in addressing those gaps through education and evidence based initiatives. 

Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings.