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 [email protected]

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:
  • *Right now, groups are virtual*
  • 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
  • [email protected]

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 1st Monday from 1-2pm, and 3rd Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm
  • “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: [email protected]

Bereaved Dad's Network

  • Dads helping Dads find healing afer experiencing the loss of a child.
  • Peer Support Groups Wednesday evenings, 2nd and 4th week
  • Open group, all are welcome
  • Starlight Ministry Building / Community Room 
  • 3376 Central Blvd, Hudsonville MI 

Quarterly Speaker Series and Summer Picnic Series offered

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 [email protected]

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

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

Camp Anew 2022 - 3 Day Camp

Camp Anew is for children age 7-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Campers will participate in normal camp experiences like climbing walls, ziplines, games, and crafts but grief work is incorporated into much of what they do.

Takes place at Warner Memorial Camp: Grand Junction, Michigan

More details for camp will be provided upon registration. To register, visit or call 616.662.1999

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Living Threads Ministry

This local ministry's mission is to provide memory quilts for grieving families, purposeful community for volunteers and meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished children around the world.

A memory quilt has the ability to bring comfort and healing as it honors your loved one and becomes a family heirloom to share with future generations.

A private consultation provides the opportunity to share your loved one’s story. You will be guided through the process of personalizing your memory quilt by using the pieces of a life lived and allowing us to arrange them into a beautiful pattern that will be cherished for years to come!

Quilts can be made from …

Adult/child/infant apparel, logowear, neckties, jerseys, pajamas, blankets, needlework, towels, bedding, hats, photos, poems, scripture verses, signatures, etc.

Fabrics chosen that reflect interests, hobbies, colors, etc. (ie: fishing, music, cars/airplanes/boats, farming, athletics, schools or universities, clubs, etc.)

"Together our imaginations are your only limit!"

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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.

Mosaic 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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