Resources for Grieving Families
The community of Christ the King Parish offers its sincerest condolences to you
and your family at this time of loss.
We hope that the resources listed here will be of help to you.
24-Hour Grief Hotlines
Offering a listening ear and referrals
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Alameda County Crisis Support Services
Christ the King Parish’s 7-week
Grief Ministry Sessions are held twice each year for grieving family members.
Contact: Sr. Joanne Gallagher, CSJ,
Hospice of the East Bay
3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Offering a variety of support groups and workshops for people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one
Mt. Diablo Medical Center
(Twice-monthly support groups) Grief Support Services
2540 East Street/PO Box 4110, Concord, CA 94524-4110
John Muir Medical Center
(Twice-monthly support groups)
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA
Loss of a Child
Oakland Children’s Hospital
Citizens Against Homicide
Marin County: (415) 455-5944
Children's Services (“Footsteps” program)
Grief support for Children and Teens (ages 4-18)
who have experienced the death of a family member of friend.
Contact: (925) 887-5681
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair
When Your Spouse Dies by Cathleen L. Curry
(ISBN 0-87793-416-9, Ave Maria Press)
Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life: A Practical Guide to Reclaiming Happiness After the Death of a Loved One by Jill Brooke