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New Mexico Programs

for In-Person Grief Support


Grief Support Groups

Special Events

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Access all of the New Mexico and Virtual programs in one place.

Join a Monthly Grief Support Group

HeartLight Center kindly requests that you register for in-person groups prior to attendance.  Online registration will close 24-hours prior to group.  Please contact us at info@heartlightcenter.org with questions or for more information.

Comfort Food, Comforting Hearts Potluck

Starting August 2023!

A monthly dinner gathering, held at Daniels Family Funeral Services – Southern location, to connect with other adults who have experienced the loss of a special person in their life for a hybrid meal gathering and grief support group. Please bring a simple dish to share! Registration strongly encouraged to ensure that all who attend can share in the meal. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Loss of Spouse/Partner Support Group

Starting October 2023!

An ongoing support and educational group for people who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner or significant other. If your loss is recent or years ago, you are welcome to spend an evening with others who are on a similar journey. Meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 5:30pm starting October 2023.

LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group

Starting September 2023!

An ongoing support group for individuals who identify in the LGBTQ+ community who are grieving the death of a loved one – a friend, family member, or member of a found family. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm at the Albuquerque Social Club starting in September, 2023.

HeartLight in the Community

Before I Die Festival

HeartLight Center will be at the New Mexico “Before I Die” Festival 

Featured Panel, in partnership with HeartLight Center & The Grief Center of New Mexico: Understanding Grief 

Presenters: Genna Reeves, Adrienne Larkin, Mickey Kivitz 

Panel Description: This session will dispel common misconceptions about grief, explore its various types and stages, and offer guidance on supporting grieving individuals. We’ll delve into the profound impact of grief on physical and mental health, discuss local grief support resources, and discuss how events like this festival can promote more open conversations around death, dying, and grief.  

Panel Location: Daniels Family Funeral Services – Wyoming (7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109) 

Panel Date: Mon. Oct 16 

Panel Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 

The “Before I Die” Festival will run from 10/16 – 10/21 and features a wide variety of educational and entertaining sessions at several locations around Albuquerque about death positivity, funeral planning, end-of-life considerations, movies, tours, and more.  More information about the festival can be found on their website: https://beforeidiefestivals.com/

Queer Grief Symposium with ‘Til Mourning Signature Drag Show & Costume Party

Dates: Sat. Nov 4 (‘Til Mourning), Sun. Nov 5 (Symposium)

Location: Albuquerque Social Club

Join us for a one-of-a-kind weekend experience that bridges the realms of queer mourning, grief, celebration, and healing. We come together as a loving and resilient community to honor LGBTQ+ grief, end-of-life, and/or loss experiences, as well as celebrate our strength and uplift one another. The weekend will kick off with the Signature event, ‘Til Mourning, which is part drag show featuring Dahli of Boulet Brother’s Dragula fame, part costume dance party, and part grief support. The Queer Grief Symposium will be a blend of edutainment with drop-in support groups, workshops, art therapy activities, meet and greets with community grief professionals and drag performers from the previous night, and a resource fair.

More details about registration to come!

Grief Resources

Our professional support network can connect you to the resources that will meet your needs.