Finances are often uncertain after a death.  Thanks to the support of donors and our volunteers, these vital services are provided at no charge. Donations are always welcome.

Support Groups For Those Who Grieve

Grief Center Support Groups meet from September – May, and are open to children, teens, families and adults grieving the death of a loved one.

To get started in groups, call 505-323-0478 or email our program staff.

We will share information, answer your questions, and provide you with information to get started in groups.

It can feel scary to join a group of strangers and talk about one of the worst experiences of your life.  For children, teens and families, we provide an optional monthly “orientation” where the family can visit the Center before joining groups to learn about the program and get their questions answered.

Check out the video below to learn more about our grief support groups.


Workshops for those who grieve are offered throughout the year. There are many different “styles” of grieving, and not one size fits all!  Workshops are usually 2-3 hours long and held on a Saturday or weekday evening.

Check our events page — for special offerings offered throughout the year: art or outdoor activities, kid, tween and teen events, and more.

The Grief Resource Library has an extensive collection of grief and loss books and videos for all ages, and is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. Drop in to the Center for Hope and Healing to visit and check out resources.

Grief Center Brochure

Grief Center en Español

Helping Children Going Through a Death

Cómo Ayudar a los Niños Durante una Muerte

About the Book

Raising kids has always been a balancing act. When someone in the family dies, everyone’s world is turned upside down. Getting through the pain of your own loss while having to attend to the needs of your kids, who are also grieving, is an incredible challenge.

Parenting Through Grief provides a framework for how to navigate parenting in the shadow of loss and the comfort of knowing you can still parent with confidence and love.

About the Authors:

Jade Richardson Bock served as Executive Director of the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico from 2005 – 2018, and returned in 2020 to lead the transition to the Grief Center – serving all who grieve. The  Grief Center provides support groups for children, teens and adults coping with a death. Ms. Bock grew up in southern Virginia on her family’s commercial peach orchard. Her father was killed in an accident when she was 17. She continued to manage successful for-profit businesses until coming to the GC first as a volunteer bereavement facilitator in 2003, then as an employee in 2005.   All proceeds from the sales of Parenting Through Grief are donated to the Grief Center to further sustain this vital work.

Craig Pierce, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC is the Founder and President of Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute, and the creator of the Attunetion Approach. With more than 30 years of mental health experience, Dr. Pierce is a fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association, working extensively in the public school system and in private practice as a school counselor and psychologist, and as a clinical director.