Death of a spouse
Bereavement Support Group (cancer-related) (Novant Health). This group not only has mutual emotional support, but also help for people to identify where they are in the grief process and learn tools to cope. They meet every Wednesday at 7pm.  Please note that there is another group with the same name but is for those who have lost someone to any cause. Call Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center at 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p. (updated 04/10/2014) [report error]

Grieving the Loss of a Spouse - St. Matthew. Warm supportive informal group providing a place to get together for anyone who has lost a spouse. The predominat age of members is 60s and 70s.  The group is open to all denominations.   Call Sr. Marie, the group leader, at 704-543-7677 ext 1073 Mon-Wed from 9am-5pm or the church office at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. (updated 04/08/2014) [report error]

Men's Bereavement Group (widowers) at St. Matthew. A safe, comfortable and friendly place for men who have had a significant loss.  Most of the members have lost a spouse, they welcome men with any loss. They create a place away from the real world where men will find others who have travelled the same path and who understand.  They meet weekly at St. Matthew in the evening. Call the church office at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm or the groups leader at 704-243-6132 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. (updated 03/11/2013) [report error]

Soul Widows Support Group. This group is for young widows, age 60 or younger, who have experienced the loss of their spouse or significant other. They provide an intimate space for a group of women to share their grief through speaking and listening to each others stories. The meetings allow each widow the chance to be heard, and to feel supported in a safe and supportive environment.  The sponsoring organization (The Respite) also has other classes and groups relating to any type of bereavement and loss; call them to find out what is currently in session. Call Elizabeth, the groups leader, at 910-987-4069 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. (updated 05/21/2013) [report error]

Young Widows and Widowers Group [under 55] at St. Gabriel. A gathering of men and women who have lost spouses. This meeting is especially for people under 55 (or so) and concentrates on issues common to a younger age group.  The group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday in the early evening. Call Sr. Marie, the group leader, at 704-543-7677 ext 1073 Mon-Wed from 9am-5pm.  (updated 03/09/2013) [report error]

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