Grief Support is a program of the Akula Foundation that provides FREE outpatient support groups to the community. In 2006, The Grief Resource Center was founded to provide community care services to the public following the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. One of the areas the staff immediately identified as a need was the development of a series of free grief groups called Grief and Recovery for support and information about grief, emotional issues and suggestions to promote healthy life coping skills to both professionals and the community.
These activities later resulted in our current Grief Support Group programs for individuals who have suffered the death of a loved one. The facilitators for our groups are all licensed professional mental health providers or supervised students.
Currently these groups are given twice a month at six different locations in the Greater New Orleans area, with separate groups for Adults, Teenagers and Children. Call 504-418-0791 or see the listing on this website for more information about dates and times.