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2019 Hospice Bereavement Support Groups

SERIES ONE: 3:00–4:30 PM
Lynchburg: February 19, 26 / March 5, 12, 19, 26
SERIES TWO: 5:30–7:00 PM
Lynchburg: May 7, 14, 21, 28 / June 4,11
SERIES THREE: 5:30–7:00 PM
Lynchburg: August 6, 13, 20, 27 / September 3, 10
SERIES FOUR: 3:00–4:30 PM
Lynchburg: November 5, 12, 19, 26 / December 3, 10
Bedford: March 27 / April 3, 10, 17, 24 / May 1
Farmville: March 26 / April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
FALL SERIES: 3:00–4:30 PM
Bedford: September 25 / October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Farmville: September 24 / October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Lynchburg Hospice Office / 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA
Bedford Hospice Office / 1621 Whitfield Drive, Bedford, VA
Farmville Hospice Office / 1705 East Third Street, Farmville, VA
For more information or to register call
434.200.3204 (Lynchburg), 540.587.6592 (Bedford), 434.315.5050 (Farmville).



Compassionate Friends - Loss of a child

All bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings are welcome at the support group meeting. 

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (7 to 9 pm) at The Lodge of the Fisherman at 4415 Boonsboro Road (on the grounds of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah).
For more information, contact
Eileen Lass at 434-221-3273 or email:
 Web Page:



RTS Bereavement is a national hospital-based bereavement program that assists families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or infant death. The program addresses individual needs through support  provided by trained nurses which begins at the time of the loss and continues throughout the grief process.

 The RTS Bereavement support group is offered the third Tuesday monthly at 7:30 p.m. in the private dining room of Virginia Baptist Hospital adjacent to the cafeteria.
 A lending library is available.
 For more information, contact Evelyn Harker, RN, at (434) 200-4568.




Kids Haven is a support group for children ages 3 – 18 grieving a death. 
They meet twice-monthly in local area high schools.  This support group meets the unique needs of children grieving the death of a person who was significant in their lives. Children come to Kids’ Haven for grief support after the death of both family members and friends. 
For more information call 434-845-4072



Facilitators who have experienced the loss of a spouse will present a video series to assist both men and women in the healing journey.

Altavista area
First Baptist Church of Altavista
1001 Bedford Avenue  
Contact Alice Bond 434-942-5381 for more information.

AA Alcoholics Anonymous

For information, meeting lists and/or help call:

(434) 847-4733

Central Virginia AA website:
World Services Website:


Alzheimer’s Association, Lynchburg Region 
500 Westwood Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24501


Smith Mountain Lake
Lynn Tarbell, MSD
Carilion Adult Care Center
Runk & Pratt, Forest
Patty Perdue, LPN
Medical Care Center
Sandy Abbott, LPN
Appomattox Health & Rehab-Conference room
Jamie Kirby, 434-352-7420
Sue Eggleston, 434-664-7325
Fairmont Crossing Health & Rehab Center
The Summit
Westminster Canterbury



'On Eagles' Wings'

5:30 pm, first Thursday of the month
Alan Pearson Cancer Center library
Call or e-mail: Kara Lamb 434.200.5127
*Support group for women of any age at any stage of breast cancer.


6:30 pm, fourth Thursday of the month

The Orthopedic Center of Central VA, 2405 Atherholt Rd, Lynchburg

Contact Katie Hartmann


7:00 pm, second Tuesday of the month

Mammography  Center, 20293 Timberlake Road (except August)

Call Patricia Jones, 434-239-8572 for more information.


7:00 pm, first Thursday of the month

second floor, Heritage United Methodist Church, 582 Leesville Road

Call Yvonne Staton, 434-200-6056 for more information.


7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, third Thursday of the month

Timbrook Library, 21039 Timberlake Road

Features Centra Diabetes Educators, open discussins and moral support.

Call 434-239-1109 or 434-821-2468 or email


Call 800-344-4867 for more information.


Bedford Domestic Violence Services

Call 540-587-0970 for more information.

Courage to Heal

Call 434-947-7273 or 800-947-7273
Domestic Violence Prevention Center
Call 434-528-1041
S.T.O.P. Domestic Violence Women's Support Group
Call 434-263-4274 for location.



Battered Intervention Program

Registration is required by calling the program coordinator at 434-847-7745 

Sponsored by the YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center.


Bedford Domestic Violence

Support Group for Survivors of Violence

Starting March 10 and every Friday night after.
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Contact: Bedford DVS at 540-587-0970 for more information
about location and any other questions or concerns.



3:00 to 4:00 pm, fourth Thursday of each month

Lynchburg Family Medicine

2323 Memorial Avenue, Suite 10

Group is for caregivers of persons with Lewy Body Dementia and other dementias.  ​


Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter (

Date:  Every first Tuesday of the month
Time:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:  Tree of Life Ministries, Room 205
                  2812 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, VA. 24502
Space is limited:  For more information and to register, please contact Heather Burns 434-218-5682 or by email @


Like us on Facebook: @lynchburglfasg1 or Lynchburg Lupus Support Group



2:00 pm, third Tuesday

Community Room, second floor, The Summit, 1400 Enterprise Dr, Lynchburg

Call 434-239-2373 for more information.


Lynchburg MS Caregivers Self-Help Group

Lynchburg Plain-Talk MS Self-Help Group

Call 800-344-4867
Lynchburg Strictly and Only MS Support Group
Call 434-846-8467


The Summit
Contact Jimmy White 434-239-2373



Caregiver Support Group

11:00 am to noon, Wednesdays

Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, Caregiver corner

1701 Thomson Drive

Call Tammy Anderson 434-200-6067


Cancer Support Group

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, second Thursday of the month

Group is for any affected by cancer, bo th survivors and those currently going through treatment. 

Call Tammy Anderson 434-200-6067

*Support group for anyone affected by cancer, both survivors and those currently in treatment.


Call 434-329-8923 or 434-564-1289 for more information.


Call 540-340-9726 for more information.