Support Groups

Compassionate Friends


Contact Info David Kaniaupio, Chapter Co- Leader,
Email: kaniaupiotcf@gmail.com Phone: (808) 222-6556 Terry Kaniaupio, Chapter Co- Leader,
Email: kaniaupiotcf@gmail.com Phone: (808) 222-2729 Jeanne Martin-Hopkins, Chapter Treasurer,
Email: jeannem1212@hotmail.com Phone: (808) 445-5670 Patti Kaneshiro, Hilo Chapter Leader, Phone: (808) 937-7523 Kathy Bello, Hilo Chapter Co-Leader,
Email: easthawaiitcf@yahoo.com Phone: (808) 896-3610 Address Parish of St. Clement 1515 Wilder Ave. Honolulu, HI 96822. Website www.compassionatefriends.org www.compassionatefriendshawaii.org Services Self-help group assists parents and siblings with adjustments to grief/loss. Oahu meetings are the first Saturday of every month 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Parish of St. Clement 1515 Wilder Ave. Honolulu, HI 96822. Hilo meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month a Hilo United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Avenue from 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Eligibility Parents who have lost a child and siblings who have lost a sibling. Fee Free




Family Bereavement Support Group


Contact Info Sandra Pohl,
Email: louispohlgallery@gmail.com Phone: (808) 226-4787 Address ----- FAX ----- Website Services Monthly support group meets every second Sunday of every month, 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. at Kaiser Moanalua, Ewa Conference Room #1 (Second floor). Facilitated by Rev. J.P. Eligibility Family members who have lost a loved one through death. Fee Free




Griefshare in Kaneohe


Contact Info First Presbyterian Church
Email: griefshare@fpchawaii.org Church Office Phone: (808) 532-1111 Sissi Tran-Copeland (661) 220-0441 Marianna Meachen (808)225-8448 Address 45-550 Kionaole Road Kaneohe, HI 96744 Website www.griefshare.org or www.fpchawaii.org Services This 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 atKo’olau Golf Course. Date/time of the meeting may vary. Please contact the churchoffice or one of the facilitators listed above for current meeting date/time. Eligibility Anyone who has lost a loved one to death Fee $15.00 suggested donation for the workbook.




Griefshare in Wahiawa


Grace Moore Kimata Center Contact Info
Email: jameshhiga@hawaiiantel.net Phone: Jim Higa(Chair): (808) 232-3992 Phone: Dina Cornwall (Church Secretary): (808) 622-4361 Address Wahiawa United Methodist Church 1445 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786 Website www.wahiawaumc.org 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 and small group discussion. There is also a special one-day “Surviving the Holiday” session. Eligibility Open to all island residents who have lost a loved one to death. Fee Free - includes workbook and access to an extensive library of grief related books




Navian Hawaii, formerly Hospice Hawaii


Contact Info Jessica Ando, LMFT and Daniel Heathcock, LCSW are the current bereavement counselors. Email: bereavement@navianhawaii.org Phone: 808-924-9255 Address 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817 FAX (808) 922-9161 Website www.navianhawaii.org Services Bereavement support groups for adults Honolulu Adult Grief Support Group

  • Kaiser Group will now only meet on the 4th Friday of each month. (Reduced from both 2nd and 4th Fridays).at Kaiser Honolulu Medical Office Conference Room 2E, 1010 Pensacola St., Honolulu.
  • New workshops offered for free to the community
    • First is Saturday February 29th, 9 – 11:30“Navigating Loss: Music and Grief”
    • Other sessions offered throughout 2020
Eligibility Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Fee Free




Islands Hospice


Contact Info Chaplain Barry Wong, Bereavement Services
Email: lliu@islandshospice.com Phone: (808) 550-2552 Address 1301 Young Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96814 FAX (808) 550-2551 Website www.islandshospice.com Services Bereavement support groups for adults. Monthly Grief Support Group: First Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Islands Hospice Administrative Office 1301 Young Street, Suite 300 Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Eligibility All people of all ages in the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Fee Free




Kids Hurt Too Hawaii


Contact Info Executive Director, Michael Moore
Email: HiroItohiro@kidshurttoo.org Nana Horoiwa horonana@gmail.com Phone: (808) 545-LOVE (5683) Address 245 N. Kukui St. Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96817 Website www.kidshurttoo.org Services 1) Peer support groups for children and teens; 2) Workshops and training; 3) Crisis intervention after violent death. Call for locations, times, and dates of peer groups; to schedule or attend a workshop; or to request a crisis intervention. Eligibility Youth ages 3 to 19 (and their families) who have experienced a loss from the death of someone close, divorce, relocation, or separation from parents. Fee Free to children and families; service fees for training and workshops. Donations accepted.




St. Francis Hospice


Address St. Francis Maureen Keleher Center 24 Puiwa Road Honolulu, HI 96817 see below for individual contacts per service FAX (808) 547-8149 Website www.stfrancishawaii.org Services Comprehensive support services aimed at meeting the needs of grieving individuals, including ongoing grief support group meetings, walk in the mall program, lunch bunch groups, grief classes, and grief workshops.

Children’s Grief Newsletter (4 issues per year). Free and open to the community. Call to be on mailing list.

Grief Support Groups: Liliha location @St. Francis Community Health Services, 2251 Mahalo Street, Honolulu, HI. Meets 1st Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Registration is required. Call Luisa Wyant, L.C.S.W., at 547-8147 or email: LWyant@stfrancishawaii.org to register.

Caregiver’s Grief Café (Support Group) Nuuanu location@ Sr. Maureen Keleher Center, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration is required. Call Candace Thomson-Bott, L.S.W. at 547-8146 or email at: CThomson-Bott@stfrancishawaii.org to register.

West location@ Franciscan Vistas Community Ctr. Lounge 91-1471 Miula St., Ewa Beach, HI. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month,10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Registration is required. Contact Wesley Taira, L.C.S.W., at 547-8129 or email WTaira@stfrancishawaii.org to register.

Wai`anae location @ Lili`uokalani Trust, 87-1876 Farrington Hwy. front room of Hale O Papa Building, Wai`anae. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. Registration is required. Call Bonyen Colunga, L.S.W. at 547-8033 or email BColunga@stfrancishawaii.org to register. Eligibility Anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Fee Free




Mali Bella Foundation


Contact Info Sejal Megill 808-388-2520 malibellafoundation@gmail.com Website www.malibellafoundation.org Services Online Facebook group has been created as a place for bereaved families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss to connect, receive support, and support each other. Monthly support group: dates avaliable at website Support group and activity events schedule avaliable at website Fee free





Agencies

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii


Contact Info Email: Info@SamaritanHawaii.org Phone: (808) 545–2740 Address 1020 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Hitomi “Mimi” Demura-Devore FAX (808) 545–2852 Website www.samaritancounselingcenterhawaii.org Services Counseling to individuals, couples, and families. Counseling at Home. We offer home visits for seniors, caregivers, and individuals in Honolulu who have difficulty leaving home. Clergy Care. Congregational Care. Educational programs and community outreach. Speaker Requests. Our speakers can lead discussion groups and workshops about a variety of mental health issues, including domestic violence awareness, grief counseling, and suicide prevention. Professional counseling that integrates spiritual and religious beliefs into the therapeutic process. We serve children, adults, and families in six community locations on Oahu. First United Methodist Church- 1020 Beretania St. (main office) HonpaHongwanjiBetsuin Hawaii, Pali Highway Waiokeloa Congregational Church- Kahala Windward UCC- Kailua Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church- Wahiawa Waipahu UCC. Eligibility Anyone in need of counseling services Fee We accept insurance from HMSA, United Healthcare, UHA, HMA, Quest, UBH, Tricare, HMAA, AlohaCare, EAP’s and others. The Center also offers a sliding fee scale and has a Client Assistance Fund, (supported by charitable donations) which makes services affordable for all.




Skyler's Gift Foundation


Website http://skylersgift.org Services Skyler’s Gift Foundation will help with the cost of funeral and burial or crematory cost up to $1000.
Eligibility Your baby was born at or after 22 weeks. Your baby passed away from prematurity related causes. Your baby passed away in the NICU. Applications for assistance cannot be past 14 days from the day the baby passed away. Can prove financial need. The baby was under 6 months of age when he/she passed away. Fee none




Recover-From-Grief.com


Website Recover-from-grief.com Services Recover-from-grief.com is all about you & is designed as a stand-alone workshop. You can pick and choose topics to explore. There is a variety of creative mourning techniques (talking, writing, creating art, music or poetry, or memorializing). Explore our site to find the expressive techniques that feel "just right" for you. Eligibility You are experiencing grief Fee free




Love Not Lost


Contact Info call us at 678.521.5068 Address 1551 Dunwoody Village Parkway #888722 Dunwoody, GA 30338 Website www.lovenotlost.org Services Love Not Lost is on a mission to revolutionize the way we heal in grief. We have three programs to do this: our photography program, our community support program, and our corporate care program. Photography Program: photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis. Through free portrait sessions and beautiful photo albums, we celebrate life, preserve memories, and support people in grief. Fee inquire with website




American Sids Institute


Website www.sids.org Services Founded in 1983, the American SIDS Institute, a national nonprofit health care organization, is dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of: Research about both the cause of sudden infant death and methods of prevention. Education about prevention methods for the public and medical community. Family Support by providing answers to parents’ questions in a straightforward and sensitive manner. Eligibility Avaliable to the public Fee contact American Sids Institute directly.





Individuals

Mari Kanemura, L.C.S.W


Contact Info Email: mari.kanemura@gmail.com Phone: (808) 487-5433 Address 752 Lower Main St. Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793 FAX ----- Website ----- Services Grief counseling for children, adolescents, and adults coping with the death of a loved one, divorce, trauma, physical and sexual abuse. Therapeutic approaches with children include play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy. Approaches with adolescents and adults include cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths-based approach to treating the whole person. Eligibility Children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Fee Most insurance accepted.




Jade Young, Mdiv


Contact Info Email: Jadeyoung13@gmail.com Phone: (808) 734-5548 Address ----- FAX ----- Website ----- Services Specializes in helping individuals and families navigate the journey of grief, finding ways to renew life purpose after losses (death, divorce, job loss or other traumas), and discovering new meaning in life. The approach uses talk story if appropriate, mindfulness practices, tools to build resilience, compassion for self and others, and develop a capacity to welcome all that life brings to us. The main goal is to restore a person’s sense of hope, wholeness, and personal well-being. Eligibility Individuals, couples, families Fee For more information, please email or call (808) 734-5548




Richard Hennessey, L.C.S.W


Contact Info Email: rhawareness@yahoo.com Phone: (808) 372-1219 Address Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826 FAX ----- Website ----- Services Specializes in grief work using mindfulness, and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to address anxiety, panic, depression, anger, as well as, HBP, sleep disturbance, chronic pain, and life-threatening illness. Individuals, couples, and group counseling. Eligibility Individuals, Couples, Families Fee Most insurance accepted.




Kate Hammatt, M.S.C.P., PSY.D.


Contact Info Phone: (808) 778–3422 (cell, voice mail), Address Pali Palms Plaza, 970 N. Kalaheo Ave., Bldg. A, Suite 219, Kailua, HI 96734 FAX (808) 261-4608 Website ----- Services During 30 years of experience in Hawaii, Dr. Hammatt has developed a unique treatment approach using clients’ metaphors in art and poetry as the basis to a transformative healing process. This process facilitates healing through grief and other life transitions. Eligibility Individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. FeeCall for information or an appointment. Most insurance accepted




Jerry Coffee, L.C.S.W


Contact Info (808) 260-9893 Address 1221 Kapiolani PH38 Honolulu, HI 96814 FAX ---- Website ----- Services Jerry Coffee is a clinical therapist providing effective psychotherapy in Honolulu for over 20 years. Jerry Coffee takes clients into his practice to address anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, relationship and workplace issues and to support effective parenting. This is a longer excessive description... (As an LCSW, Jerry was formerly Director for Crisis Services managing therapists and RN to provide 24 hour crisis outreach, case management and residential crisis services across the state of Hawaii. As a therapist in private practice, Jerry has also worked as a clinical therapist at Kahi Mohala and Kaiser Permanente providing individual, family and group psychotherapy and as an employee assistance provider with Straub Employee Assistance Program. Jerry worked with United Health Group as a Field Service Manager and Director to support and establish a new Medicaid health plan for the state of Hawaii’s aged, blind and disabled populations. As an employee and contracted provider, Jerry has also worked to develop mental health curricula for Kamehameha Schools Bishop estate and together with his wife Allana Coffee PhD has published and provided statewide training to educators on violence prevention manuals and techniques for the Department of Education and private schools. Currently Jerry serves as the Clinical Director for the Institute of Human Services (IHS), Hawaii’s largest and most established homeless provider. As Clinical Director Jerry works to support IHS’s day-to-day operations, which involves oversight for mental health, medical and outreach services and housing placement and employment training programs. Eligibility ---- Fee -----




Mary Greaney Mft, Rpt


Contact Info (808) 387-5528 Address 970 N Kalaheo Ave Site A204 Kailua, HI 96734 FAX ---- Website ----- Services Mary Greaney is a Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a registered play therapist for children. Mary Specializes in individual, family therapy, and parenting solutions. Eligibility ---- Fee ----





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