Support Groups

Hospice of San Luis Obispo offers Support Groups which provide emotional support and education about the grief process and finding comfort through connecting with like-minded individuals. Support Group meetings are offered according to the needs of the community, and often change to meet those needs. The current schedule of support groups is online and regularly updated. 

Please note that all meetings are offered without charge, although a tax-deductible donations are always appreciated as we are a non-profit organization. 

Virtual Support Groups

Starting March, 23, 2020 we will begin providing our support services 'virtually' in efforts to reduce exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). HSLO support groups will be facilitated through 'Zoom Meetings' OR telephone with pre-registration and access code assignment.  Individual grief counseling sessions will be available by appointment via telephone or Zoom Meetings with our grief counselors.  Care management services will be provided by telephone.  We regret that state regulations leave us unable to work with people outside of California. 

Click Here for Instructions on How to Attend a Virtual Support Group

Virtual Meeting

This group is for people who are caring for a loved one, no matter what diagnosis the loved one carries.

This group helps those grieving the loss of a loved one (i.e. friend, partner/spouse, child, relative, etc.). This group also includes "anticipatory grief" which means those expecting the loss of a loved one. 

This group is for children ages 6 – 8 who have experienced the death of a parent, custodial grandparent, or sibling. 

Phone registration only, Please call Andrea Heinlein at 805-544-2266.

This is a specific support group designed for those who have a spouse or partner that has passed. This support group is for adults who want group support from those also grieving the loss of a partner or spouse. 

This Suicide Bereavement Support Group is for those left behind after someone important to them completed suicide.

Please note:  There will be no meeting on October 13th, but this group will resume on October 27th.