Hospice of Santa Barbara - Compassionate Care, Freely Given
Support Groups

Life is just a chance to grow a soul

~ A. Powell Davies

Sometimes the voice you need to hear when you're struggling and hurting is that of someone else who's been where you are and who understands first-hand what you're experiencing.

Whatever your situation and circumstance, Hospice of Santa Barbara offers an opportunity for you to connect with others who are facing, or have faced, your situation. All our support groups are co-facilitated by licensed professional counselors and peer counselors -- men and women just like you who have faced their own grief and are now ready to give back to others.

Our facilitators strive to make each group a safe, supportive and healing place.

To register for any of these support groups, or more information, please call Amara, at (805) 563-8820.

To see a full list of current, summer support groups click here.

Hospice of Santa Barbara Support Groups
Daytime Widow/Widowers
Grief support for spouses and partners
Evening Widow/Widowers
Grief support for spouses and partners

Survivors of Suicide
For those grieving the death of a loved one by suicide
The Healing Circle
For those grieving the death of someone who has touched their life
Organ Transplant
For people anticipating an organ transplant or who have received an organ transplant
Poetry Group
For those seeking an inspirational and creative way to express their feelings (time-limited group)
Art Group
Grief support using expressive arts (time-limited group)
Loss Later in Life
For residents of Maravilla Retirement Community
For parents grieving the loss of an adult child
Living with Loss
For parents grieving a pregnancy loss or loss of an infant
I Have a Friend ®
A unique mentor program that pairs a child learning to survive the death of a parent or sibling with an adult who had a similar loss as a child

Parenting After Loss

For adults who are caregivers of bereaved children and teens