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David & Terry Kaniaupio
Oahu Chapter, Co-Leaders
(DK) 808.222.6556, (TK) 808.222.2729

Patti Kaneshiro
Hilo Chapter Leader
(808) 937-7523


Websites: (Honolulu) (National)

Services:  Self-help groups assist parents & siblings with adjustments to grief/loss.


Sandra Pohl



Eligibility: Family members who have lost a loved one through death.

Services: Monthly support group meets every second Sunday of every month, 2:00– 3:30p.m. at Downtown Art Center (DAC), Chinatown Gateway Plaza, 1041 B Nuuanu Ave, 2nd floor. Facilitated by Donna Wallace and Charlie Chong.

Fee: Free. Street parking fee on Sundays. Municipal Parking lot is on Bethel Street past King Street.


First Presbyterian Church

45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: Church office: 808-532-1111


Sissi Tran-Copeland

Phone: 661.220.0441


Marianna Meachen



Website: or

Eligibility: Anyone who has lost a loved one to death.

Service: This is a faith-based, non-denominational, Christ-centered 13 week program that facilitates healing and recovery from grief. Sessions stand alone; participants may join at any time. Three series a year. We meet at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko’olau Golf Course. Date/time of the meeting may vary. Please contact the church office or one of the facilitators listed above for the current meeting date/time.

Fee: $15.00 suggested donation for the workbook.



Grace Moore Kimata Center at Wahiawa United Methodist Church

1445 California Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786
Jim Higa (Chair) 808.232.3992 & Dina Cornwall (Church Secretary) 808.622.4361



Eligibility: Open to all island residents who have lost a loved one to death.

Services: Grief Share is a Christian based, nondenominational program that covers grief and facilitates the road to recovery. It is a 13-week session support group of members who have experienced bereavement. Each session includes a video seminar & small group discussion. There is also a special one-day “Surviving the Holiday” session.

Fee: Free - includes workbook and access to an extensive library of grief related books


Chaplain Sally Handley, Director of Bereavement & Volunteer Services

1301 Young Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808.550.2552


Eligibility: All people of all ages in the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Services: Bereavement support groups for adults. Must RSVP.

Magic Island, Honolulu
First & Third Wednesday of each month, 9:00am
Group meets at Magic Island at the grassy area by the parking lot

Second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am
Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center
45-545 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744


First & Third Mondays of each month at 4:30pm
Ilima at Leihano
739 Leihano Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

In your time of healing, Islands Hospice welcomes you to Kokua Kalihi Valley Ho'oulu'Aina. This is a welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land & the health of the people. This will be a time to join others in personal healing while restoring precious land. Ho'oulu 'Aina offers a unique way to process your loss outdoors by gardening. Visit for more details.


245 N. Kukui St. Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-545-LOVE (5683)


Executive Director, Cynthia White, MAE


Hiro Ito, MSW, Program Director


Teejay Tom, Program Coordinator


Bereavement Network of Hawaii
Eligibility: Youth ages 3 to 19 (and their families) who have been separated from one or both parents, and any family member because of death, divorce, incarceration, abandonment, DV, & CAN.



1.  Peer support groups and group mentoring activities for children, teens, and their caregivers through our Healing Young Hearts Program

2.  Workshops and training

3.  Crisis intervention after violent death

4.  Online educational resources at

Grief Support Groups: Families need to be registered before participation. Please contact Hiro or Teejay at 808-545-LOVE (5683) to set up an intake appointment.

Eligibility: All grieving children and their family member(s)


“Children in Care” is a bimonthly group for children who are in foster care, kinship care,guardianship, and adoption. (1st and 3rd Monday night from 6:00-8:00pm)

“General Death” is a bi-monthly group for children with deceased family members including one or both parents, siblings, or grandparents. (1st and 3rd Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00pm)

“Loss from Separation” is a monthly group for children who are separated from a parent due to divorce, domestic violence, incarceration, deployment, or deportation of one or more family member(s). (1st Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm)

“Loss from Death” is a monthly group for children who have experienced the death of one or more family member(s). (2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm)

“General Loss” is a monthly group for any kind of loss or separation from one or more family member(s). (2nd Wednesday night of the month from 6:00-8:00pm)

“Suicide Support Group” is a monthly group for families who had a family member(s) die from suicide.

“Homicide Support Group” is a monthly group for families who had a family member(s) die from homicide.

Please call regarding as groups are subject to change. Until further notice all groups are online.

Fee: Free to children and families; service fees for training and workshops. Donations accepted.


Phone: 808.585.9977 (Please leave a voice message and we will call you back)


Kōkua Mau is the leader of statewide movement related to hospice care, palliative care, end-of-life care, and advance care planning and serves as the umbrella organization and central hub for local individuals and entities in these fields.  Kōkua Mau does not provide clinical care but instead leverages partners’ innovative work to effect greater community change.


Phone:  808.466.8080


A professional LT teammate will talk to you to understand your needs and connect you to resources.

Whether you are a parent or caregiver of a Native Hawaiian child, LT can offer a wide range of programs, services, and activities for children experiencing challenges from traumatic life experiences. We can also provide information and referrals to other community organizations. 


Sejal Megill, Founder

501 Kealahou St., Unit A51, Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: 808-388-2520



Services: Providing hope, healing, and support for bereaved families.  Monthly Grief Support Meetings, Monthly Healing Heart Events, Web Chat Feature, Online Support Group & Resources.


Fee: Free

NA KEIKI O EMALIA (Maui based)

Cameron Center
95 Mahalani Street – Room 10, Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone: 808.214.9832

Mail:  PO Box 1137, Wailuku, HI 96793


Services: Provides support to grieving children, teens, and their families to help them heal after the death of someone important to them.

NAVIAN HAWAII, formerly Hospice Hawaii

860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817

Bereavement Counselors

Tara Yamauchi-Lum, L.M.F.T. & Donna Ellyson, L.S.W.

Phone:  808.924.9255
Email :



Eligibility: Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one

Services: Bereavement support groups for adults & children, consultation/support for death in the workplace, schools, and the community.

Virtual Meets:

Virtual meets 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom
Virtual meets on the fourth Wednesdays of the month, 7:00– 9:00 p.m. via Zoom
Virtual Family Night meets 2nd Thursday every other month 6:00-7:30 pm
Please email to RSVP for the Zoom link.

Bereavement Network of Hawaii
Moloka'i Adu
lt Grief Support Group meets every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00pm at:
Moloka'i Community Center

30 Oki Place, Kaunakakai

Phone:   808.553.4310


Rachel Ebert, LCSW, PMH-C

Phone: 808.320.4186



Services: Supports families in the perinatal period, including pregnancy and infant loss.


Online: Offering online mental health care for postpartum, reproductive and maternal mental health


Phone: 808.59.7566


Eligibility: Anyone grieving the death of a loved one.

Services: Support services aimed at meeting the needs of grieving individuals and their families.  Services include grief support group meetings, one-on-one supportive individual sessions (based on need), memorial events, educational materials, referrals and resources.

Virtual support group: Meets via Microsoft Teams every third Friday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am.

In-person support group: Meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00-11:30am located at St. Francis Liliha campus


Fee: Free

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