Grief/Loss and Religious Resources

On Campus Resources 

Living with Loss

Living with Loss is a grief support group through the Brown School of Social Work. It is a very laid-back group that meets once a week and is open to both undergraduates and graduates. Students are welcome to attend as few or as many meetings as they would like.

  • Email wustlgrief@gmail.com to confirm meeting times.

Father Gary Braun and the Catholic Student Center

Father Gary Braun is available to provide grief counseling for any student, regardless of religious affiliation.

The Catholic Student Center offers a host of opportunities for all students, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, to grow intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually.  Services and activities provided include spiritual guidance, weekly Masses, small groups, talks, service trips, and more

Religious Groups

See https://wustl.edu/current-students/religious-life/ for a comprehensive list of religious groups for Wash U students.

St. Louis Hillel

The mission of St. Louis Hillel at Washington University is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  They engage students in diverse programs and meaningful Jewish experiences in the areas of Social Justice and Service, Religious Life, Israel, Jewish Culture and Education, and Leadership Development.

Overflow Christian Fellowship (Cru at Wash U)

Zach Firsick, zachary.firsick@cru.org, 314-307-9396
https://www.facebook.com/groups/255686394565592/
Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting students to Jesus. We are an interdenominational movement that exists to help students grow in their relationship with God, no matter where they are spiritually. Thursday night gatherings (Overflow), small group Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring and conferences are just a part of what we do.

Harambee Christian Ministries

Harambee Christian Ministries is one of the Washington University chapters of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA®. The focal point is our small group bible studies. Visions Gospel Choir and Worship on Wednesday (W.O.W.) are also important components.”  It is targeted toward Black students’ needs.

Asian Christian Fellowship

A community committed to the deepening of faith in Jesus Christ by fostering an environment of open, honest, spiritual dialogue”  Focused on the spiritual needs of Asian students.

Off Campus and Online Resources 

Rabbi Susan Talve and the Central Reform Congregation 

Rabbi Susan Talve is available to provide grief counseling, and the Central Reform Congregation also hosts a Grief Support Group.

Central Reform Congregation represents the coming together of a diverse and inclusive group of individuals and families who accept the responsibility of maintaining a congregational community of respect and friendship. Through a process of non-judgmental expression, they encourage a commitment to the life-long search for appropriate questions and new insights.

Care and Counseling

Care and Counseling enhances emotional, relational and spiritual well-being through quality and affordable counseling, professional training and community education.  Due to financial support from various sources, counseling services are available to those who would otherwise be unable to afford the full cost of psychotherapy. Counseling is faith-based, but not affiliated with any religion.

National Students of AMF Support Network

A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.  Website provides resources on grief as well as the “We Get It” supportive blog.

For more information from SHS, please visit shs.wustl.edu/MentalHealth/Pages/Grief.aspx