Grief Support

Grief Support

Every person is unique. So every healing journey is unique, too. At McGeehan Funeral Homes, we are committed to supporting you however you grieve, however you cope, however you heal.

Local Groups

Many of you already have a strong network of friends and family to support you through your hard times. However a support group or a licensed counselor can be a great (and necessary) source of help and healing.

There are a variety of local grief groups meeting in various areas: we listed only a few options here. For additional group options or information, please give us a call.


  • Grief Support Group at Southern Care Hospice
    6272 State St., Saginaw, MI
    Meets 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:00pm
    CONTACT: Gwinn (989) 790-7533

  • Bereavement Support Group at Memorial Healthcare West Campus
    1975 W. M-21 Ste. 102, Owosso, MI 48867
    Meets 2nd Tuesday every month from 6:00 to 7:00pm
    CONTACT: Rev. Ray Strawser (989) 277-3968

  • Jacob’s Ladder (for parents/families who’ve lost a child of any age)
    at In His Presence Church
    4521 Monitor Rd., Bay City, MI
    Meets 2nd Tuesday every month at 6:30pm
    CONTACT: Cindy Killy (989) 686-5704 or Debi Hoffard (989) 239-8963 

  • Grief Share Group at St. John's Lutheran Church
    511 E. Sturgis St., St. Johns, MI 48879
    CONTACT: Church office (989) 22406796

  • Grief Share Group at Owosso First Church of the Nazarene
    Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:15pm
    1865 M-52, Owosso, MI 48867
    CONTACT: Pastor Jerry Waldon (989) 723-2229

  • Clinton County Medical Center
    1505 Waterford Parkway, St. Johns, MI 48879
    Individual therapy with a licensed counselor
    CONTACT: Office (989) 224-3000

  • Grieving with Great Hope workshop
    November 19, 2021 - 7-9pm, and November 20, 2021 - 10am-4pm
    St. Joseph's Parish
    109 Linden St.
    St. Johns, MI 48879
    CONTACT: (989) 224-8994 ($10 Registration fee)

365 Days of Healing

Daily emails of comfort and hope to encourage you. These short yet meaningful messages offer support and remind you that you are not alone in your grief journey.

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Just One of Many

Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.

Grief Support E-mail



Grief & Healing Websites



GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

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Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.

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With AARP you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end-of-life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.

When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list from Allina Health recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief. There are suggestions for children of all ages, from preschool to age 12. They also have books for different types of losses, such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet. With these books, you can start a meaningful conversation with your child and help them understand their feelings

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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