Support Groups and Opportunities

Below is a list of various support groups and events hosted by the trained professionals of Carolina Caring's Center for Grief and Healing.

Brighter Days Camp - For Kids and Teens (please register)
(Rising Hope Farms.  3775 Bethany Church Road, Claremont, NC 28610)
A day camp will be hosted at Rising Hope Farm in Claremont for children and teens, who have lost a loved one. Campers will learn that they are not alone in their grief and that their feelings are normal. Campers will have the opportunity to talk about their loss, ride horses, participate in crafts, have lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the farm with other young people. There is no cost for the event and lunch is provided. To register call 828.466.0466 ext. 2171 or email mshoemaker@carolinacaring.org.

Good Mourning Coffee Group (no RSVP required)
(
Atlanta Bread 1765 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602) or
(Panera Bread 109 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117)
These groups meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 9:00am to 10:30am
This is an informal time, located in an inviting atmosphere that allows for sharing and healing. Come sit around the tables, have a cup of coffee and meet individuals who are also on a journey of grief and healing. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Grief in Balance- Loss of Child Group (please register)
(Carolina Caring Main Campus 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658)
This group meets every 2nd Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Carolina Caring is offering this group for those in our communities who have lost a child, at any age, under any circumstances. This informal group, led by professional counselors who have also lost a child, will meet monthly to allow parents to express their grief in a supportive, caring space. Please consider joining us – there is no commitment, and no charge for this group. Our only request is that you call to complete a brief registration form. For more information or to register please contact Patricia Warfield at 828-466-0466 ext. 3209 or pwarfield@carolinacaring.org

Men’s Breakfast Group (no RSVP required)
(
Butcher Boys Cafe, 6347 Hwy 150E, Sherrils Ford, NC 28674)
This group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 9am to 10am. This is a great place for men who have experienced loss in their life to come together and enjoy a good breakfast and fellowship. For more information contact Justin Hendren at 828-466-0466 ext. 2102 or jhendren@carolinacaring.org.

Music in the Park with Carolina Caring Staff (no RSVP required)
(Conover City Park, 361 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613)
Come listen to live music July 19 at 7pm and August 10 at 5pm along with Carolina Caring Staff. Food trucks will be present. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on as you enjoy Conover Alive at Conover City Park. For more information please call 828.466.0466 ext. 2171 or email mshoemaker@carolinacaring.org.

Good Evening Gatherings (no RSVP required)
(Atlanta Bread, 1756 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602)
This group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 6pm with Atlanta Bread providing Bingo at 6pm.
This is an informal time, located in an inviting atmosphere that allows for sharing and healing. Come sit around the tables, have a cup of coffee and meet individuals who are also on a journey of grief and healing. Drop-ins are always welcome.