Support Groups

Bridging the gap by providing information and resources to help victims/families trying to deal with the aftermath of violent death, undetermined deaths, and attempted homicides.

Why attend a group? How can a group help?

GROUPS are one of the STEPPING STONES to help you reach the bridge over the river of grief and confusion that threatens to engulf you. From a bridge you can look down on the grief from a safe place, and then cross over.

  • Relief from isolation – be with people who know what you have gone through and are currently experiencing.
  • A place to tell your story… again and again… when others don’t understand why you must repeat the story.
  • Freedom to express negative feeling – when others may get upset when you say angry or negative things.
  • Freedom to have a smile, even a laugh, with people who share the pain you are experiencing and may welcome a chance to occasionally smile too.
  • Returning to Group for consecutive sessions lets you recognize growth (or the lack of growth) in yourself and in others.
  • You see, reflected in others, the fact that life can and often does get better.
  • You can learn and/or share skills, ideas, and coping techniques.
  • Your story and your example will help others not to feel so alone.
  • Helping others, helps you as well.
  • We have events, group projects, speakers, and sometimes food at group meetings. Believe it or not, such meetings can be enjoyable.
We offer four group meetings each month:

Albuquerque

Los Lunas

Rio Rancho

2nd Tuesday of every month
1pm – 3pm
3rd Wednesday of every month
6pm – 8pm
Last Wednesday of every month
6pm – 8pm
Last Thursday of every month
6pm – 8pm
10701 Lomas NE, Suite 115
Albuquerque
 3445 Lambros Loop
Los Lunas
Pending new location
We offer around-the-state outreach via cooperating organizations.
In addition to our local victims’ assistance and counseling we are working to establish a relationship with compatible organizations in other parts of the state to facilitate our mission there. We will provide them with educational material in a variety of formats including printed brochures, CDs and DVDs (some in Spanish) and devices with Internet connectivity, including video conferencing capability, to connect groups and individuals with our local resources. Watch our e-newsletter for specific developments.
We also recommend these websites:
Here is a useful resource that specifically addresses children’s grieving.

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/tlc/griefresources

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