Grief Circle

Loss is hard.

Many of us may experience the death of a loved one, friend or family member at some point in our lives. How we manage our loss is different for every individual and it is generally accepted that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. The Caring Circle grief support group is a safe place to share and receive support on how to cope following a loved one’s death. The smiles, the laughter, the vacations; even the cries and disagreements are gone-and the prospect of living without the ones who joined in them can be daunting. But you’re not alone! IHMC’s Community Counseling Circle developed a new circle community to help you pass through the rivers of grief and get to the other side. REGISTER HERE.

The Community Counseling Circle is launching “The Caring Circle: Your Journey to Hope and Healing,” a grief support group. This 12-week grief support group run by trained facilitators of color is for people aged 25-years and up who have lost a loved one. REGISTER HERE.

Attend a weekly, one-hour session on Mondays or Thursdays (see Session Dates tab at right) at 1 Favor Street. Please note: the building is not handicapped accessible and no childcare is provided. Understand the five stages of grief and learn through shared experiences as you journey to hope and healing. Light refreshments will be provided but you are invited to bring your own meal. There is no cost to attend these groups but seating is limited. Call us at (585) 436-9397 or email: to register for the Monday or Thursday Caring Circle support group. Prefer to register online? REGISTER HERE.

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” — Leo Buscaglia


2023 Caring Circle Meeting Dates

Mondays at 12PM
January 9, 16, 23 & 30
February 6, 13, 20 & 27
March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Thursdays at 6PM
January 12, 19 & 26
February 2, 9, 16 & 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

“Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.”
— Unknown