Lift Your Spirits


Join Community Grief Support on Thursday evening, October 5, at Vestavia Country Club to honor Coaching Legend Gene Stallings. Coach Stallings is a former head football coach at Texas A&M and was the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL. In Alabama, he is most loved for leading the Crimson Tide football program from 1990-1996 during which he led the 1992 team to a 13-0 season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and was named the consensus national champion.

Stallings also co-wrote the book, "Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son," which describes his love for his son, John Mark Stallings, who was born with Down Syndrome.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. For VIP ticket holders, there will be a special meet-and-greet reception with Coach Stallings from 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

For more information about the event and to buy tickets or tables, call 205/870-8667.

Come out to the 3rd Annual "Show in the Dark: Lighting Up the Night for Grief Support" to support the Junior Board of Community Grief Support! This year's event will be Saturday, September 16 from 5:00-11:00 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Company.

Live music will be provided by Creature Camp, and Southern Choice and more!

This will be a fun, upbeat event to help raise awareness of Community Grief Support. The cost per ticket is $20 and covers admittance, one beer token, and giveaways. All proceeds go to fund free grief counseling and support groups offered by CGS to all bereaved adults in the 7-county Birmingham area.

Did you know that more than 30,000 people in the greater Birmingham area have suffered the loss of a loved one this year and there have been more than 11,000 funerals?

You might hear that and say, "I had no idea."

Since Community Grief Support began twenty years ago this year, we have helped more than 30,000 bereaved through free grief counseling and grief support groups as well as community-wide grief education programs.

But there are more who need us!

The truth is we really need you now more than ever. Many in our community are in despair and praying for hope. Many have lost their spouses, their children, their parents, grandparents, and siblings. Community Grief Support is here to help them find hope and healing.

Every dollar donated brings those who are hurting a step closer to regaining control of their lives. At CGS they get help and there is no bill to pay-wont' you join us this year to provide that lifeline? You may also choose to make a gift in memory or honor of your own loved one.

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Registration is now open for all 2017 support groups hosted by Community Grief Support. There is no cost to attend the groups. Call CGS at 205-870-8667 for information and to register. Click here for the 2017 group schedule.

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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 CGS.

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. Private counseling is also available. Help is just a phone call away - call 205-870-8667 and let your healing begin. We truly are "Finding Hope Together."

Special Angel Greeting Cards Available

Community Grief Support

"Out of the Darkness"

All occasion cards featuring a painting by Kendall Callaway Boggs

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"Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us.
Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed.
Their wings wrap gently around you whispering you are loved and blessed."

About the Artist:

Kendall Callaway Boggs is originally from Dothan, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in English, but in her own words, she always wanted to paint! She lives in Atlanta and Birmingham where she is a working artist.
Kendall says that the imagery for "Out of the Darkness" comes from "being lifted up from the darkness by the many angels who are there to support those who are suffering."
Kendall donated the original painting to decorate the waiting area at Community Grief Support's office.

Cards come in sets of 10 cards for $15.00 per set, plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

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All proceeds go to fund free grief support groups and grief counseling.

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


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