Community Grief Recovery Group

UNC Hospitals' Bereavement Support Services is offering a Community Grief Recovery Group this spring.

The group is free of charge and open to anyone grieving a death regardless of faith background.

Facilitated by Chaplains Heidi Gessner and Darryl Owens, this group will focus on sharing and moving toward healing in a safe and supportive setting.  Some people join a support group to help them through their initial grieving process while others join years after their loved one’s death. This social support facilitates healthy grieving and often reduces feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

One member shared, “The past seven weeks were full of insight and wonder, healing and revelation. I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the group and know I will be learning from this experience for weeks, months and years.”

We will meet at the United Church of Chapel Hill for seven consecutive weeks beginning on Monday, April 6, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and ending on May 18.

For more information or to enroll, please contact Heidi Gessner, UNC Bereavement Coordinator at 966-0716 or