groups have an amazing power to heal as members share together
in a comfortable, supportive and confidential environment. Volunteers
provide encouraging examples and rekindle hope that we can
once again love life.
There is no cost. If you are tired of struggling with your grief
alone, help is available. Our support groups are either in session
or starting soon. All you have to do is call 205-870-8667. Do it today – you’ll be glad
Are you or someone you know
struggling with grief?
Individual, couples and family grief counseling
is available during normal working hours Monday - Friday to help adults with issues
related to the loss of a loved one. There is no fee.
Please call 205-870-8667 for an appointment.
CGS also serves individuals referred from The Amelia Center, The Crisis Center, and other local agencies, as well as from healthcare professionals, hospice and faith-based organizations.
CGS also serves individuals referred from Alethia House, The Amelia Center, The Crisis
Center, The Lovelady Center, Oasis Women's Counseling Center,
Pathways, UAB's Treatment Alternatives to Safer Communities
(TASC), and other local agencies, as well as from healthcare professionals, hospice and
Referrals are welcome from anyone who knows of someone in need
of our help.
Prior to making a counseling appointment or registering for a support group with Community Grief Support, please consider the following:
While Community Grief Support provides crisis intervention service (including phone consultation) to current and former counselees and support group members, we do not provide this service to the public at large. We can normally schedule a counseling session for a prospective counselee within one to two weeks of request, and sometimes sooner. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the Crisis Center of Central Alabama at 323-7777.
We ask that all counselees or prospective counselees, whenever possible, provide us with a minimum of twenty-four hours' notice of cancellation so that appointment times can be made available to other loss survivors.
Our agency provides service to individuals contending with death-related loss. Because of limited staffing and resources, our agency is not equipped to provide individuals with the longer term counseling that is needed to address certain types of complicated grief - bereavement grief that is made more complex by the presence of multiple, additional stressors: acute and longstanding mental health concerns (including substance abuse), and depression and anxiety resulting from medical disability, chronic relationship, career and financial problems, early childhood traumas and losses, and the like. We can provide referral to other counseling providers for those individuals contending with complicated grief.