Support Groups


HOPE For Bereaved, Inc Reopening Plan for Support Groups. HOPE has implemented the following guidelines to comply with the requirements set forth by the Department of Health and the CDC.  All complementary services are suspended for now (coffee, water & cookies).  Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for the screening process which includes – temperature check and answering some short questions.  Upon entering the building, we ask that you use hand sanitizer. All staff and clients must wear face masks in the building, please make sure to bring your own. We will have masks available if needed.  All attendees must wear their mask in the group. We will keep a log of every person who enters the building/attends group or counseling for contact tracing should it become necessary.  We have set up the conference room to comply with the social distancing requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. If you are not quite comfortable attending a support group at this time, it’s okay.  You can join the group by using the conference call line we’ve established.  Call HOPE for details. 

Central New York Area:

Held Monthly at 4500 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse NY

HOPE for Bereaved (Death of Family Member or Friend)

Death of a sibling, parent, spouse, partner, relative, friend or co-worker.
Second Tuesday 6:30  pm – 8:30 pm

HOPE for Widows and Widowers

Death of a husband or wife.
Young at Heart – First Wednesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Younger – First Wednesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Senior – Third Wednesday – 10:00am to noon)

HOPE for Children and Teens (6 and up)

Whose parent, sibling, or friend died will meet upon request. Call (315) 475-9675 to make an appointment. Youth must be 6 or older.

HOPE For Bereaved Parents

*Please call HOPE in advance if you plan to attend this group.

HOPE for Parents Death of an infant or child by accident or illness.
Third Wednesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Death of infant by miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.
Third Wednesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm  

HOPE for Survivors

Death by suicide of a child, sibling, parent, spouse, partner, relative, friend or co-worker.
Second and Fourth Wednesdays – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

HOPE for Bereaved (Drug Overdose)

Death of a child, sibling, parent, spouse, partner, relative, friend or co-worker due to a Drug Overdose.
First Tuesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Third Monday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Oswego/Fulton Area:

Hope for Bereaved (General)

Death of parent, relative, or friend.

Second Thursday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Elim Grace Christian Church
340 West 1st St.
Oswego, NY 13126

Fourth Tuesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Meeting Suspended Due to Covid)
St. Lukes Health Services
299 E. River Road
Oswego, NY 13126