Local Grief Support


118 S. Main Street, Goshen, Indiana 46526

Specialized support for children with grief issues in Elkhart Co. and surrounding Michiana.

Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m. at Ryan's Place, a Center for Grieving Children, Teens, and their parents - groups segmented by age - including one for post-high school age. Two groups meet in Goshen: every other Monday or Thursday evenings at the Goshen City Church of the Brethren, and one meets in Elkhart: every other Monday at the First Congregation Church. An anticipatory grief group to support those whose loved ones are in the process of dying is also available, as needed.

For more information and to register call 202-1688(Cell) or 535-1000 (Ofc).


Elkhart County's response, offering specialized support to adults who had a family member or close friend commit suicide. This group is also led by persons connected to Ryan's Place and meets every other Monday of each month at 7 PM at Ryan's Place. (Contact the same numbers listed above for Ryan's Place.)

Goshen Care at Home / Hospice Bereavement Support Group

High Park Building, 1721 South Main St., Goshen, IN

Ph: (574) 364-2700 A 6-week bereavement group is offered at least twice a year; currently being offered in February and August. Open to all.

Contact: Janet Quatman, LCSW or Rachel Schertz, LCSW

Children's & Teen grief support group

Center for Hospice Care- 

Children's Grief Support Group will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m on the following Thursdays: April 5th, April 19th, May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, and June 7th, 2018. This group is for children (ages 6-12) that have experienced the death of a loved one.

Teen Grief Support Group is ongoing and meets bi-weekly every other Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. throughout the school year. This group is for teens in middle and high school who have experienced a death. We run these groups periodically thoughout the year.

 Both groups are held at our office in Mishawaka at 501 Comfort Place. 
Families can call the nearest Center for Hospice Care office or email grief@centerforhospice.org to register.


RETA- Pregnancy Loss Support is for those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or premature infant loss. Are you looking for a safe place to connect with others who share similar experiences? Come join, share, and listen. Drop-ins are welcome! Meets the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at RETA, 300 West High St., Elkhart.
You can contact Tonya at tonya@retaforlife.com or 574-522-3888


Workshops for school age children ages 6 to 12, and their parents, who are grieving the loss of a loved one as a result of death - these group experiences are offered by the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Each runs 2 ½ hours every other month on Saturday mornings at the Life Transition Center at 215 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, 46545. Education and emotional support are offered and there is no charge to attend.

Register by calling the Life Transition Center at: 574-255-1064 or 800-413-9083

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 

Hospice of Elkhart County - Serving Elkhart and Kosciusko Counties - 2901 East Bristol Street, Suite C, Elkhart, Indiana,46514. 8-week bereavement groups are offered several times a year, open to all.

Ask for Greg Suderman, MSW or Chaplain Vanette Kashmer.
Call (574) 264-3321 or (866) 264-3321

After Suicide Support Group

United Health Services - Provides a place to connect and share with others who are coping with the sudden loss of a loved one who died by suicide. The group usually meets on the last Tuesday of the month but check with the facilitator.

Call 574-314.5426 or emailing mblunt@UHS-IN.org to confirm the meeting date and time. 

Local Outreach to Survivors of a Suicide (LOSS)

United Health Services - A team is available to meet with survivors in the days and weeks following the death of a loved one to suicide. We provide support and information on local resources.  Home visits can be arranged. 

Call 574-314-5426.