Grief support groups in Cowlitz County

For youth groups, pre-registration is required. Guardians of children ages 5 – 13 are required to attend a group.

ADULT (AGES 18 +) 

Join friendly, caring people who support each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Participants share as much or as little of their story as they want – and others listen without judgement. Drop in on a couple of sessions to see if the group is right for you.

TEEN (AGES 14 – 17)
Teens face special challenges in grieving because they are still maturing emotionally and mentally. While they long to be like their friends, losing a loved one makes them very different. At group, they connect with other teens who understand what they are going through. Teens enjoy pool, socializing, recreational activities and outings including a beach retreat.

As pre-teens and young teens move from childhood to adolescence, they face physical and emotional changes. These are complicated by the loss of a loved one. This support group offers 45 minutes of free time to play pool and games, or to socialize with others who have experienced similar losses. There is also a 45 minute structured peer support group session.

Children may participate in the children’s group as well as Camp Cedars. These programs help children learn how to share their feelings and cope with grief and loss. Through remembering activities and creative play, children learn to talk about their grief in safe ways.

Located at the James Avery Center for Grief Support and Recovery

1000 12th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632 

Contact our bereavement coordinator, 360.703.0300 or

ADULT (AGES 18 +) 
Daytime: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1-2:30 pm
Evening: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6-8 pm

TEEN (AGES 14 – 17)
(Pre-registration required)

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm (Teen room)

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm