iCare™ Community Grief Support Group

Everything you need to run a community grief support group from start to finish.

The iCare Grief Support program is a support group format for community members who desire to lead a grief support group.

Carefully and thoughtfully designed, facilitators will be equipped to lead participants through an 8-week support group that will fuel them with comfort, understanding and hope by pairing relevant discussion topics, self-care strategies, externalization activities, spiritual journaling, and more. Includes instructions for a memorable closing candlelight ceremony.


  • Easy to lead
  • 8-week program
  • Instructions included
  • Thoughtful assignments
  • Closing candlelight ceremony
  • Helpful handouts
  • Self-care plan
  • and more


When did iCare start?
International Grief Institute was founded in 2017 with a mission to help organizations and individuals invest in community resilience. The iCare brand of grief support was launched in 2019.

What is the iCare philosophy?
iCare is founded on evidence-based modalities that tend to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs we all have after loss.

Who can start a group?
Anyone who has experienced a first-degree loss can lead an iCare grief support group. Ideally, you should be 3 years out from your loss and at least 30 years of age.

We recommend two leaders for every group.

What type of grief do iCare groups support?
iCare groups cover most loss types. Each leader chooses their group’s loss language such as child loss, spousal loss, sibling loss, suicide, overdose, etc. They can also lead a general loss grief support group.

Where can a new iCare group be located?
You can start an iCare group in any community. The facilitator manual includes everything you need to plan, prepare and lead a grief support group including forms, instructions, handouts and more.

Can someone from outside the community join my chapter?
Yes. People are free to join any iCare group they wish.

Become an iCare Leader in your community!

  • Confirm approval of a meeting space.
  • Order facilitator manual and workbooks.
  • Set place, date and time.
  • Notify community via social media, press release, email, etc.

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Purchase books individually or buy in bulk below. Facilitator manual is designed for repeat use.


  • Forms
  • Instructions
  • Self-care tips
  • Discussion topics
  • Useful resources
  • Helpful handouts
  • Recommended readings
  • 210 pages | full color
  • Designed for repeat use


  • Self-care tips
  • Discussion topics
  • Useful resources
  • Spiritual journaling
  • Recommended readings
  • Bible-based assignments
  • 162 pages | full color