Local Support Groups

These free groups are sponsored by Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Directors and are open to anyone grieving the death of a loved one: 

MACOMB COUNTY: "Walk With Me" Grief Support Group

Offered at no cost to the community, this group is designed to provide the attendee with an overview of the entire grief journey in addition to opportunities for sharing.

This group is facilitated by Tonya Ratliff, the Owner and Director of Counseling Services at Trinity Family Counseling Center. Tonya’s approach to the group is one fueled by unconditional compassion, as she assists those in attendance in coping with the anguishing adjustment to a life that has changed without their permission.

This group meets for six sessions and is offered four times a year.

2021 Grief Group Dates

  • October 12, 26;  November 9, 23

2022 Grief Group Dates:

  • Winter:  January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22
  • Spring: April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, June 14
  • Summer: June 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30
  • Fall: September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22

Location:

Trinity Family Counseling Center
45445 Mound Rd, Ste 111
Shelby Township, MI 48317

For information or to register, please call Tonya at 586-254-3663, ext # 1

Oakland County: "Safe Harbor" 

This grief group is an opportunity to learn about the grief process while gaining the support, caring and comfort of others. Join us as we journey through loss together. We meet every other Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at 3233 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI. This group is led by Susan Varady, LMSW. For information and registration please call (248) 591-7006

Dates for the 2020 series: ***Dates subject to change. Please call to confirmDue to the COVID 19 pandemic our regular schedule for the "Safe Harbor" grief group is being held as an online meeting. Please call Sue Varady for registration and updates. (248) 591-7006

  • Summer:  July 9, 23; August 6, 20; September 10, 24
  • Fall:  October 8, 22; November 5, 19; December 3, 17

2021 Schedule

  • Winter:  January 7,  21;  February 4,  18;  March 4, 18
  • Spring: April 8, 22;  May 6, 20;  June 3,  17
  • Summer: July 8,  22; August 5,  19; September 9, 23
  • Fall: October 7, 21;  November 4, 18;  December 2, 16

Topics include:
  • Grief is a Process: Am I going Crazy? 
  • Will this pain ever end? Do I want it to?
  •  Finding your New Normal
  •  Special Days and Holidays
  •  Memories