Support Groups

“A learning and sharing series for you who grieve the death of someone you love.”

The following groups are facilitator-led, with topics that focus on education and practical help for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Open to the general public, all are welcome.  There are no fees, no registration or reservations required.  All groups meet at Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler Mortuaries (aka, HHDC), 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, 68124.  (402) 391-3900.

SOJOURNERS I – Begins meeting on November 12, 2023, from 4-5 p.m. and will meet every second Sunday thereafter.**  This group addresses the issues unique to the early weeks and months following a loss.

SOJOURNERS II – Designed for those further along in the grieving process, Sojourners II builds on the basics of Sojourners I, and continues to meet every second Sunday of the month** from 6-7 p.m.
**In 2024, the second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day; these groups will meet the following Sunday, May 19th, instead.

TUESDAY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from 10-11:30 A.M., and covers general topics

PLEASE NOTE:  Grief is not a “linear” process, nor are the discussion topics sequential. Attendees may feel free to attend one, both or all HHDC groups, as may be helpful.

Social Groups

If you’d like to get out and share a meal in the good company of others who have personal experience and understanding of what it’s like to loss a loved one, join us at any of the weekly luncheon opportunities listed below:

1st and 3rd Thursdays each month – Greek Islands, 3821 Center Street.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays (and 5th, when it occurs), – Gorat’s Restaurant, 4917 Center Street.

Arrive 11-11:15 for gentle socializing and a meal.  No reservation is required, attendees pay for their own lunches, and a member of the Heafey Aftercare team will be there to greet you.

Join us!

(NOTE:  As a general rule, if weather conditions close the Omaha public schools, we do not meet.  To confirm—or with other questions–call 402-391-3900.)



support_groupsThe death of someone you love can cause a series of emotional and physical reactions which can be bewildering and frightening. It is like “Walking Through The Valley Of Darkness.” Finding people who understand your grief reactions and allow you to express them openly is vital. Having information about the grief process can help you know that you are on the right path.

This series can help you through parts of your Valley of Darkness. It won’t answer all of your needs, nor will you be finished with your grief when you have completed the sessions. Healing a loss takes time, but knowing how to allow the healing to take place also helps.

Support Group Meeting Times