Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center
An affiliate of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
150 Bennett Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Phone: (716) 836-6460
Fax: (716) 836-1578

The Wilson Support Center (formerly known as Life Transitions Center since 1977) is an affiliate of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, a non-profit organization, focused on providing education, counseling, information, support, and resources to anyone concerned about issues related to loss, grief, death, and living with a life-threatening illness. Programs are available for adults, children, and families.

Athol Springs

Circle of Daughters, Inc.
4637 Ironwood Dr., Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 627-4934
Contact: Day Cummings

Circle of Daughters, Inc. offers counseling services for men, women, and children who suffer from grief related issues resulting from death or divorce.


GriefShare Seminar/Support Group
4999 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 649-6335
Fax: (716) 649-1984
Contact: Bill Nykyforchyn
Contact: Betty Weber

GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation's foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is combined with a grief support group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the loss. There is also a DivorceCare program for people who are separated or divorced.


Bereavement Support Services at
Oishei Children's Hospital

818 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 878-7920
Contact: Brenda Whelan, Bereavement Coordinator

Offers compassionate support for families who need information dealing with the death of a child. Whether a parent, sibling, family member, friend or health care professional, this is the place to find information, tools and community resources in Buffalo and the surrounding area.


Caring Arms: Perinatal Bereavement Program -
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

200 St Gregory Court
Ministry Building, 2nd Floor
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 568-6653
Contact: Grace Jaworski, Pastoral Minister

Support group led by trained co-facilitators, provides support to parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby. Offers two annual remembrance ceremonies: The Walk to Remember & Holiday Ceremony.


Coping with Loss of a Child Support Group - JFS

2640 North Forest Avenue
Getzville, NY 14068
Phone: (716) 883-1914

Non-sectarian support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child in any way. Professional leader present at meetings.


Footprints of the Heart Support Group -
Sisters of Charity Hospital

2121 Main Street
Seton Building, Piver Center Conference Room
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 862-1678
Contact: Amy Creamer, Coordinator

A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.


Grief Share - NBCC

350 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
Phone: (716) 833-6598

Seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend; session includes a video seminar and group discussion; workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study. During small group discussion there will be a opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.​


Grief Support - Diocese of Buffalo

4000 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 873-6500

Comprehensive grief support program including traditional grief support groups, potluck dinners, area day trips, community remembrance services and bereavement lecture series.


Niagara Grief Center - Mental Health Association

36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 433-3780

Provides sustained emotional support to people of all ages affected by sudden traumatic death and grief. Includes various literature, information and referral to counselors or support groups. Houses "Grief Share" which provides a series of bereavement support group sessions for adults, who are coping with grief following a sudden and traumatic death of a loved one.