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The Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness Group is a six week program held periodically throughout the year, with daytime and evening groups available. Grief groups provide a unique way to connect with others who are experiencing similar feelings. By nature grieving is done in solitude, but this can also be extremely lonely with the thought that, "no one really understands...". By attending a group a person can realize there are others with similar thoughts and feelings. "I am not alone." 

A different topic related to grieving is presented each week including: 

  1. Introduction to the Grief Process, Your Story... 
  2. Loneliness vs Being Alone...with Options
  3. Tears are Healing/Total Body Health Responses
  4. Anger, Guilt, Stress in the Grief Process
  5. Grief Management - Setting Realistic Expectations
  6. Coping With Reminders, The Holidays, Anniversaries & How Do I Know I am Getting Better?

Come back to the website for updates on the group time and location.

The groups are facilitated by the Bereavement Care Coordinator, Dana Naumann, MSW

ALL GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AT NO CHARGE. Please call 343-1508 or email at to register for a G.R.O.W. Group

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Grief Support Groups during the Covid-19 Pandemic are now resuming.  The GROW Groups are limited to 10 people and will be held in a large room so the participants can be safely spaced apart and the participants are required to wear a mask.

Preregistration is Required to Attend the GROW Groups


Fall: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13 & 20 (Tuesdays)

 Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: St. Michael Lutheran Church                                                                                                                                                                                     7211 Oakland Drive - Enter through Main Church Entrance - meeting in library - there will be signs set up for directions                             Portage, MI  49024

Preregistration is Required - Space is limited!

To register or for more information call Dana at 269-343-1508 or send an email to 


Fall: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14 & 21 (Wednesdays) 

Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: St. Michael Lutheran Church                                                                                                                                                                                      7211 Oakland Drive - Enter through doors under brown awning - meeting in Allan Hall  - there will be signs with directions                         Portage, MI 49024

Preregistration is Required - Space is limited!

To register or for more information call Dana at 269-343-1508 or send an email to 


Grief: A Path to Healing is a monthly educational support group.

This group is especially for:

  • Those who are new to grief
  • Those who are going through a rough time in their grief process 
  • Those who would like to better understand the grief process
  • Those who would like more support as they move through their grief

This monthly group, depending on the participants, gives an overview of the grief process and also offers tools which can be helpful in working through the grief process. It also can be a place for the participants to share their experience and get support from others. A person may come to one monthly session or may desire to return for several months.

2020 SCHEDULE - GRIEF: A PATH TO HEALING - meetings have resumed with a limited number of participants, with social distancing and masks required.

2nd Tuesday of the Month -  September 8; October 13; November 10; December 8

 Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM

 Location: Langeland Westside Chapel; 3926 S. 9th St.; Kalamazoo, MI  49009    

 Facilitators: Dana Naumann, MSW Bereavement Care Coordinator                                                           Lynn McFarlen, Community Outreach Coordinator

Preregistration is required for attendance at the monthly group. 10 people Limit.

Call Dana or Lynn with questions or to register: 269-343-1508

Email: or

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Memorial Chapel
622 South Burdick St.
| Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Portage Chapel
411 East Centre Ave
| Portage, MI 49002
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Westside Chapel
3926 S. 9th St.
| Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Climax Chapel
205 East Maple St.
| Climax, MI 49034
Tel: 1-269-746-4206

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