Beyond Loss - A Bereavement Ministry

woman gazing into wildernessCOVID-19 UPDATE - Due to Covid-19 regulations all Beyond Loss Support Group meetings will be held Virtually, we are still accepting new members. Please email Adena Sarkian at for more information.

At Adventist Health Glendale, we recognize that there are no magic answers to loss and the subsequent grief one feels. Nothing, not even time, will make the pain completely disappear, but loss can be transforming if it is met with a courageous heart and a willingness to make sense of the changes it brings.

Adventist Health Glendale's Beyond Loss Bereavement Ministry is dedicated to helping you find your courage during challenging times. Through a network of support groups, grief counseling and healing activities, our goal is to help guide you through the often confusing twists and turns of emotions during losses such as death, divorce, health, home, finances, friends and more.

Beyond Loss programs and services include:

  • Individual grief counseling.
  • Weekly bereavement support groups.
  • Advocacy for the bereaved.
  • Suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention support groups.
  • Intervention following traumatic events for individuals, families and communities.
  • Bereavement education and ongoing training for professionals and laypersons.

Grief Support

Adventist Health Glendale offers several grief support groups each week. Highly trained facilitators provide a place of emotional and physical safety for the grieving, while fellow members provide additional support. Click here to view a list of our current grief support groups.

Grief Training Program

The Beyond Loss Bereavement Ministry at Adventist Health Glendale also offers hands-on, experiential workshops for those interested in becoming certified in bereavement facilitation. CEs are available. Learn more.

Internships and volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more.

Healing Events

Honoring those we've lost can often provide healing in the hearts of those who grieve. Beyond Loss offers several special events that can help facilitate the journey from pain and grief to healing.

To learn more about the Beyond Loss Bereavement Ministry at Adventist Health Glendale, call the Chaplains Department at (818) 409-8008.

Training Opportunities

2-Day Certified - Bereavement Facilitator Training
13 CEs Fee: $349
April 23 & 24, 2021; September 10 & 11, 2021 | 8:30 - 4:30 pm

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