Welcome to Community Grief Support
You're not alone. We're here to walk the journey with you.

We are pleased to announce that Alabama Grief Support Service is now part of Community Grief Support Service.

Community Grief Support Service
Two Days of Conferences for the Public and Professionals
Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Author – Educator – Grief Educator

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free Community Seminar
Healing Your Grieving Heart: Exploring Practical Touchstones for Caring for Yourself

Free for the public; for professional continuing education credit, cost is $30 for 2 contact hours
  Wednesday, February 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A Workshop for Professional Caregivers
Reframing PTSD as Traumatic Grief: A Workshop for Caregivers

Cost is $90 for admission and for 5.5 contact hours of continuing education credit

Both conferences will be held at
Canterbury Center, Canterbury First United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213

Click here for more information

To register, call Erin Slaughter at 205-870-8667.

Lift Your Spirits

Click here for a recap, plus all the photos and fun from our annual benefit dinner & auction, "Lift Your Spirits 2014." This year’s event earned more than our goal of $60,000 to help those grieving the loss of a loved one. We’re already planning next year’s event!

Registration is now open for all 2015 support groups hosted by Community Grief Support Service. There is no cost to attend the groups. Call CGSS at 205-870-8667 for information and to register. Click here for the 2015 group schedule.

Could a Support Group Help You Heal? Call 205-870-8667

Register Now for Spring Support Groups

Are you grieving the death of someone you cherished? Overwhelmed by everything? Dreading the future? No one should have to experience this alone. Family and friends eventually return to their own lives, leaving you alone just as the shock of your loss becomes a painful reality.

Community Grief Support is here to walk the grief journey with you. Whatever your loss, please know that YOU are not alone!

Since 1996, thousands have found hope and healing at CGSS.

This is what three recent loss-survivors had to say:
"It has helped me out of the fog I was in and I am beginning to feel like myself again. Life saving."
"It has been wonderful support in my most serious hour of need. Very happy I chose to participate!"
"It saved my life. I was sinking in depression and didn't know how bad my life was after my loss. Hard to imagine where I'd be if I hadn't come."

All of our services are free. Our Summer 2014 support group sessions begin on May 12. Private counseling is also available. Help is just a phone call away - call 205-870-8667 and let your healing begin.


  • Exciting News to Announce!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Community Grief Support Service assimilated with Alabama Grief Support Service under the CGSS umbrella. This means that we will provide hope to more than twice the number of bereaved people in the Greater Birmingham Area. For your information, all communication will come through the CGSS Office. Watch the website and your mailbox for more information about this exciting partnership.

A non-profit providing free counseling, education, and support for bereaved adults in the Greater Birmingham Area since 1996.


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1119 Oxmoor Road | Homewood, AL 35209 | Phone 205-870-8667 | Fax 205-870-4652