In Your Community

Trying to find the support best suited for you can be overwhelming, but this is a great place to start. The following community resources are offered at no cost to you. Making the phone call is the first big step. If you have questions about any of these programs, come meet with us to discuss the options available and together we will find the best fit for you.

Contact Keri Verwolf at 231-855-6688, or

Harbor Hospice Scolnik Healing Center

  • Licensed professionals offer a variety of supportive services as well as individual and group counseling, for families who are grieving after the death of a loved one.
  • 1050 W. Western Avenue (Fricano’s Building, 3rd floor)
  • Muskegon, MI 49441
  • Walk-in Adult Grief Support Groups:
  • Every Thursday 10 am - SOLOS (spouse/partner death)
    Last Saturday 9 am - Moms Together (child or grandchild death)
  • Call 231-728-3442 for an appointment or for more information

Starlight Ministries

  • A Christ-centered ministry that provides HOPE, healing and support for families and individuals who are grieving a death:
  • Child groups, Teen Groups, Spousal Loss, Child Loss, Parent/Sibling/Friend Loss
  • Meets at Fellowship Church
  • 4200 E. Apple Avenue
  • Muskegon, MI 49442
  • Monday Evenings, 6-week sessions, includes dinner
  • Must call to Enroll
  • Contact Keri Verwolf at 231-855-6688 for more information or to set up an intake

GriefShare - Norton Shores

  • Valuable resources, seminars and support groups led by people who understand grief and want to help others cope with loss.
  • 13-week program, but units stand alone, so you can join at any time
  • Lake Harbor United Methodist Church
  • 4861 Henry Street
  • NortonShores, MI 49441
  • Monday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.
  • Contact Myke or Lake Harbor Staff
  • at 231-798-2181 for more information

Survivor of Loss to Suicide

  • First Thursday of every month, 7-8:30pm
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
  • 920 Fulton St, Grand Haven
  • Contact Steven or Tina Shannon
  • at 616-847-9723 for more information

North Ottawa Hospice Bereavement Program

  • A variety of services open to anyone in the community who has lost someone close - from counseling to social outings to mailings, and more.
  • 1061 S. Beacon Blvd, Ste. 100
  • Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • “Life after Loss” meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 2-3:30pm
  • “Loss of a Child” – meets 1st Thursday, 6-7:30pm
  • “Lunch Bunch” – meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 11:30am
  • To call ahead or for more info
  • call Justine at 616-846-2015
  • or email her:

GriefShare - Grand Haven

  • Valuable resources, seminars and support groups led by people who understand grief and want to help others cope with loss.
  • 13-week program, but units stand alone, so you can join at any time
  • Covenant Life Church
  • 101 Columbus 
  • Grand Haven, MI 49417 
  • Monday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
  • Contact Diane or Covenant Life staff
  • at 616-847-2540 for more information

Support Group for Loss of Loved One Due to Addiction

  • 1st Monday of the month
  • 6-7:30pm, No Registration Necessary
  • Momentum Center for Social Engagement Annex
  • 712 Columbus Ave in Grand Haven
  • Call Jessica at 616-632-4775
  • for more information

Hospice of Michigan

For community families or individuals, they offer 6 sessions of grief counseling at no charge.

Meetings are by appointment at their offices located on1930 E. Apple Avenue in Muskegon

For HOM families, they offer sessions/follow-up for 13 months, with in-home option
Please contact Bonnie Chasseur
at 616-340-7363 or

Widows Together

A community-based group of women whose spouse or partner has died. They meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2 pm at Muskegon Central United Methodist Church for a short program, and then get together during the month at various times for breakfast, lunch and other social outings.

If you would like to learn more please contact Iris at 231-759-0036

Widow's Retreat: October 18-20

Hosted by Author and Speaker Susan VandePol, this annual event is held at Muskegon's Maranatha Conference Center. Widowed women of all ages are invited to attend and participate in breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and much more.

Attend, donate, or even sponsor a widow for this year's event. Register Now >>>

Early Bird Registration is now open!


1-day event for Bereaved Moms

This is a community event put on by Harbor Hopice's Scolnik Healing Center. Please read flyer for details, and don't forget to register!

Lunch Bunch Fall/Winter 2019

This is a social opportunity for those who have experienced loss of a loved one. Hopice of North Ottawa Community invites you to meet at local restaurants twice a month for the chance to talk and dine with others who have lost someone.

See flyer for more details on where/when meetings happen, and who to contact if you have further quesitons.

The following services are great resources for additional counseling or therapy. They take insurance and have sliding scales to make it affordable for you.

Compassionate Christian Counseling

Clinical therapists with a Christ-centered approach to supportive counseling, helping you to better understand and get through life’s challenges.

TCM Counseling

Accessible and affordable professional counseling services offering hope and healing for all.

If you would like more information, wish to make an appointment, or simply have questions, please feel free to connect with us at any time.

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