The Archdiocese offers a comprehensive list of Catholic Counselors in the Kansas City area. These counselors have pledged to follow Catholic teachings and encourage their Catholic clients to do the same. Their services are not limited to Catholics. If you’re looking for a safe space to heal or work through a troubling time, this resource is a great place to begin.
This ministry is for separated, divorced and widowed persons. The loss of a loved one through separation, divorce, or death is one of life’s most traumatic experiences. It can result in nearly unbearable feelings of loneliness and grief. Many people who have suffered this loss feel left out by their church, uneasy around married friends, unsure of themselves and uncertain about their futures.
Beginning Experience of Greater Kansas City offers two programs.
Moving Forward with Hope, Coping with Life Alone is a 10-week, online program for persons who have experienced a recent loss.
Weekend is a two-night, in person retreat for those who have completed the Moving Forward program or for those persons whose loss is not so recent.
Parents (Grandparents) Dealing with Loss of a Child
Monthly Meetings (Last Tuesday of each month)- 7:00 P.M.
Ascension Catholic Church- St. Luke’s Room
9500 W. 127th St., Overland Park
St. Mark Room and Via Zoom-
Project Chrysalis is a ministry offering hope through Sacred Scripture and community to parents or grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild. While this ministry is not a bereavement group, our mission is to offer support and hope through scripture in a time of transformation. For more information, including the Zoom invitation link, contact Deacon Ken Billinger at 913-634-4210 or email email@example.com. The group is open to parents who have lost a child or grandparents who have lost a grandchild.
You may have learned your unborn baby has a severe medical disorder, you’ve lost a baby, or there are complications in your pregnancy. You are likely scared, anxious and wondering; what do I do or where can I go?
At Alexandra’s House you have at your near-immediate disposal a large, compassionate, ever-growing community of your peers. It consists of parents, couples, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and more, ready to welcome you with open arms and understanding hearts. We each have been skillfully trained to serve you by our own personal losses of our babies from any cause, both expected and unexpected ones. Because we’ve been there, we can truly say ‘I/we understand’.
Hope After Suicide
This group is led by two Catholic clinical psychologists who are a husband & wife team. Since the pandemic, the group meets via Zoom (once every six weeks). For more information, contact Josh Ruoff at the Archdiocese at firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Cradle of Love Healing Center
2013 Clay Street N. Kansas City, MO
Celina Affolter | (816) 436-4992
SASS-MoKan – Suicide Awareness Survivor Support
SASS unites survivors of suicide (family, friends, etc.) throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan and surrounding areas. We believe the public must be educated about suicide. We sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.”
Contact Information: Bonnie & Mickey Swade | (913) 681-3050 or Email: email@example.com
NAMI – Family Support Group
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.
NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
NAMI of Johnson County
Family & Consumer Groups
Shawnee Mission Medical Center-Life Dynamics Building
Phone: (913) 599-9995
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.