Vickie Ruff, RScP

A support and healing group for bereaved parents and families is now available to the Coachella Valley in Palm Desert. Helping Parents Heal goes a step beyond other grief support groups by allowing an open discussion of spiritual experiences and afterlife evidence. This makes sense since over 75% of bereaved parents have after-death contacts in which they sense the presence of their departed children. This group welcomes everyone regardless of their religious or non-religious


Helping Parents Heal recognizes several factors that contribute to the healing process: caring support from others, interaction with people who have also experienced loss, service to others, personal transformation and, perhaps most importantly, discovering a reason for hope. This hope comes from acknowledging our spiritual/energetic natures and understanding that our loved ones continue on in another realm after physical death.

This group provides support for:

  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other close relatives and friends of a child who has died by any means: accident, illness, homicide, or suicide.
  • Loved ones of a departed child of any age since, for example, an eighty-year-old mother may deeply grieve when her sixty-year-old daughter passes on.
  • People of any religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, socioeconomic status, or other relatively trivial factors.

Helping Parents Heal will meet at The Center for Spiritual Living, 45630 Portola Ave., Palm Desert **This is currently a Virtual meeting held on ZOOM.

Helping Parents Heal will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  You are welcome to bring family members and friends. A $5 love offering for church space and speakers is suggested.

For further information, contact Vickie Ruff, HPH Affiliate Leader Coachella Valley at