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 (dates vary)
(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. For info 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.
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.

Good Mourning Coffee Group (no RSVP required)
(
Atlanta Bread 1765 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602) or
(Panera Bread 574 River Hwy, 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 E NC Highway 150, Sherrills 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..

Service of Remembrance and Blessing (please register)
October 13, 2019 3PM
(
Corinth Reformed Church, 150 16th Ave NW, Hickory NC 28601)
Join us as we remember your loved ones and give thanks for the blessings they were in your life. The service begins at 3PM in the sanctuary, and refreshments will follow in the Althouse Room. To register, call 828.466.0466, ext. 2171 or email mshoemaker@carolinacaring.org.

Walk It Out! (no registration needed)
Exercise is good for you- but did you know that it is just as beneficial when you’re grieving? Exerting yourself not only diminishes stress and aids sleep, but it also helps with your journey through grief. We are hosting several sessions that lets us walk together and share with one another as we strengthen our bodies and heal our spirits.

If you have lost a loved one-whether a spouse, parent, child, extended family member- come join us. We will walk part of the time, talk part of the time and always find ways to help each other along the way. Hope to see you at one of our locations.

Conover Park Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9AM to 10AM
361 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613

Conover Park Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6PM to 7PM
361 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613

Beatty’s Ford Park Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6PM to 7PM
8335 Shipley Ln, Denver NC 28037

Glen Hilton Park Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6PM to 7PM
2000 6th St NW, Hickory, NC 28601