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Information & Referral > The Niagara Grief Center

The Niagara Grief Center's Mission is to provide sustained emotional support to people of all ages affected by death and grief. There is a need to prepare and strengthen support services for survivors and witnesses victimized by violent events. The Niagara Grief Center is founded on the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.


  • Books/videos available through the Mental Health Association Resource Library and the NIOGA Public Library System
  • Brochures
  • Referrals to private counselors
  • Referrals to support groups

Grief Share Support Group Sessions
Grief Share is a series of bereavement support group sessions for adults who are coping with grief following the death of someone they care about. Sessions are free of charge, non-denominational and open to all.

Grief Share Offers:

  • The opportunity for you to express feelings of personal loss and grief.
  • Help with understanding your role in supporting family members and friends dealing with loss.
  • An opportunity to learn from others who have experienced a similar loss.
  • Support, caring, and healing provided in a non-judgmental environment.
  • Open group sessions, meaning that anyone can begin attending at any time and stop at any time.

How To Begin:
To begin your participation in a GriefShare group, or for more information, call the Mental Health Association at 433-3780. It is important to confirm the time and location of group meetings before attending for the first time.  Please feel free to just give GriefShare a try and see if it's what you're looking for. There is no obligation or committment.

You are not alone.
Life often sends us unexpected, unwanted, and heart-wrenching situations. Sometimes, it helps to talk with others, outside of your immediate circle of family and friends. Together, we will work to facilitate your grieving process and hopefully begin to restore your sense of balance.

Call today to take advantage of the resources offered by the Niagara Grief Center and the Mental Health Association in Niagara County.

Contact us: (716) 433-3780

Your feelings during times of grief
You may feel emotionally numb or paralyzed by a loss you have experienced. You may feel overwrought, filled with anxiety, or overly stressed and unable to cope with daily life. Remember this is normal.

Oftentimes, we push this pain deep inside for months or even years, unable to recognize the impact it has on the choices we make, our relationships, and our ability to live life day to day. Everyone grieves differently. However, pushing pain inside or using alcohol, drugs or prescription medication to lessen the pain usually lengthens the grieving process. Always consult a physician before beginning or ending the use of prescription medication.


MHA: The Information and Referral Specialists
Mental Health Association of Niagara County
36 Pine Street
Lockport, New York 14094
Phone: 716-433-3780
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