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
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.