Support Groups

Due to COVID 19 restrictions,we are offering limited virtual support groups. Register here. Unless specified, all groups currently meet virutally due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Current Groups

Spousal/Partner Support Group- This 8-week virtual grief support group is designed for those whose spouse/ life partner has died. During this group, we will explore and share the issues specific to the death of a spouse/ life partner., as well as provide understanding and validation of feelings, and discover tools so that you may begin to recover peace and rebuild your future. In order to allow for normal early grief and bereavement processes to occur, ideally at least 3 months has passed since the death, as a prerequisite to join this group experience. Once this 8 week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date, tentatively scheduled for April/ May 2021.

General Grief Support Group- This 8-week, virtual general support group is designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of any loved one by any cause. Participants can share their stories and express their grief. Being with individuals who have had similar experiences and feelings allows sharing and healing to take place. In order to allow for normal early grief and bereavement processess to occur, ideally at least 3 months has passed since the death, as a prerequisite to join this group experience. Once this 8-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date , tentatively scheduled for April/ May 2021.

Caregiver's Grief Support Group-This 8 week virtual grief support group is designed for those who were the primary caregiver for their loved one prior to their death. We acknowledge that caregiver grief is very distinct from other grief experiences, due to the unique relationship that develops throughout caregiving. Whether you were the caregiver to your parent, spouse, sibling, or another, you probably experienced changes in your relationship with your loved one. Probably many other relationships and circumstances in your life changed too. During this group we will explore and share about the issues specific to the grief of caregivers, as well as provide understanding and validation of feelings, and explore what life looks like or can look like after caregiving. Once this 8 week begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date, tentatively scheduled for April/ May 2021.

Grandfamily Overdose Support Group- This unique virtual group is designed specifically for people who are raising their grandchildren due to the substance abuse related death of their child. This group provides a safe space to share painful thoughts and feelings and to connect with others grieving the loss of child due ot overdose, as well as provide a supportive space and resources to those navigating being a caregiver to their grandchild in the wake of a devastating loss. Once this 8 week group begins it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date TBA.

Surviving Our Ulitmate Loss-Mondays 6:30-8pm. This ongoing Frederick Health Hospice- supported group meets every Monday evening and is specifically for mothers grieving children who have died from overdose or complications from substance abuse. While the group does have the support of a Frederick Health Hospice staff counselor, S.O.U.L is "moms helping moms" and is open-ended and peer led. Although S.O.U.L: is by defination a support group, group members are clear that the focus is on "living, getting back to life, and taking action."New members can join at any time. To register please all 240-385-7836

Annual Remembrance Service
Each year, Frederick Health Hospice hosts a non-denominational Memorial Service for the families and friends of loved ones who have died. Hospice staff and volunteers join with the families and friends to celebrate the lives of these individuals.

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