Comfort Zone Camp; Malibu and Orange County
Free overnight weekend and week-long camps for children ages 7-17, and young adults 19-23 who have lost a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Camps are held year-round. Travel assistance available.
Grief Haven; State-wide
Located throughout CA, Grief Haven offers various support groups and resources for parents who have lost a child. Online chat forum available.
Kids Konnected; Southern CA
Kids Konnected provides friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens that have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.
Coach Art; Southern CA
Coach Art offers free weekly personal lessons in the arts and athletics to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Kristie’s Foundation; Southern CA
Family support programs for critically ill children.
The Mourning Star Program; Murrieta, Banning, & Riverside
Grief support groups available for children ages 3-18 and parents. Grief education resources also available.
The Center for Grief and Loss; Los Angeles, Pasadena, & Glendale
Support groups available for children and teens. Grief training for therapists, clinicians, teachers, after-school personnel, clergy, parents, and volunteers available.
New Hope; Long Beach
Offers various support groups for children and adults of all ages.
Camp Erin; Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco
Camp Erin is a bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Sutter VNA and Hospice; San Mateo
Sutter VNA and Hospice Youth Bereavement Program provides grief support groups, workshops, and individual grief support for children and teens in San Mateo County. We also provide free educational presentations about youth grief for parents, teachers, and professionals.
Wilmar Center for Bereaved Children; Sonoma
Support groups for children ages 3-19 and parents. Other programs include: Community Education; Expressive arts Programs; Creative Play Programs; the Bop Room.
Our House—A Grief Support Center; Woodland Hills
Provides support groups for children ages 4-18 by loss type. Also, education and support for parents, schools, and the community. Other programs include: Grief Expression, El Centro de la Esperanza (grief support groups for Spanish-speaking adults).
Hospice of Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara
Individual and group bereavement counseling for children, teens and adults. Grief support groups available for children 3-18 and parents. Spanish counseling and grief resources also available.
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation; Simi Valley
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation provides a national network of support for anyone grieving the loss of someone they love – with a special emphasis on those who have been widowed.
Camp Widow; Southern CA
Camp Widow™ is a weekend long gathering of widowed people which provides practical tools, valuable resources, and peer-based encouragement for rebuilding your life in the aftermath of the death of a spouse in a fun, uplifting, laughter filled atmosphere
Circle of Care; Bay area
Circle of Care has been serving the San Francisco Bay area for 30 years, and provides individual counseling and peer support groups for families with grieving kids aged 3-18.
Jessica’s House; Turlock
Jessica’s House offers peer support groups where children and teens (kindergarten through high school age), along with their parents or caregivers, meet with others who have experienced the death of someone significant.