Support Groups

All groups/workshops/events are located at Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701 (groups/workshops are for adults only unless otherwise specified)

*Any questions, please call 240-566-3030 and ask to speak to one of our Bereavement Coordinators

NOTE: Due to high volume and current full group capacity, we are limited to the groups shown below. Additional groups will be posted to our website as they become available. You may also contact one of our bereavement counselors at 240-566-3030 or griefsupport@frederick.health.

Frederick SOUL Grief Support
Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm
This ongoing Frederick Health Hospice-supported group meets every Monday evening. This group is specifically for mothers grieving children who have died from overdose or complications from substance misuse. While the group does have the support of a Frederick Health Hospice staff counselor, SOUL is “moms helping moms" and is open-ended and peer led. Although SOUL is by definition a support group, group members are clear that the focus is on “living, getting back to life, and taking action.”
New members may join at any time
For registration information, email FrederickMDSOUL@gmail.com or call 301-514-3546

General Grief Support Group - DAY
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm
This support group is an open-ended (ongoing) group designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Being with individuals who have had similar experiences and feelings allows sharing and healing to take place, and this group provides a safe place where group members can share their story and express their grief.
This is a drop in group; no need to pre-register

General Grief Support Group - EVENING
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm (with the exception of Thanksgiving, November 24th)
This support group is an open-ended (ongoing) group designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Being with individuals who have had similar experiences and feelings allows sharing and healing to take place, and this group provides a safe place where group members can share their story and express their grief.
This is a drop in group; no need to pre-register

Spousal/Partner Loss Socials - DAY
1st Tuesday of each month, 1:00-2:00 pm (May-December)

These monthly get-togethers are designed for individuals who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner and are looking to connect with others who have gone through a similar situation. There will be no agenda or educational aspect to these gatherings, but they will instead serve as a way for individuals to meet and find peer support. Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is not required. Socials will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Please use the entrance on the right side of the building for this event. There is a large parking lot and a long, covered walkway leading to the entrance.

Spousal/Partner Loss Socials - EVENING
3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30-6:30 pm (May-December)

These monthly get-togethers are designed for individuals who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner and are looking to connect with others who have gone through a similar situation. There will be no agenda or educational aspect to these gatherings, but they will instead serve as a way for individuals to meet and find peer support. Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is not required. Socials will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Please use the entrance on the right side of the building for this event. There is a large parking lot and a long, covered walkway leading to the entrance.

Register Here for the Groups Below

Spousal/Partner Loss Support Group - EVENING
Thursdays, September 15th-November 3rd, 5:30-7:00 pm
This 8-week 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 and provide understanding and validation of feelings. We will discuss tools you may utilize in order to begin the process of recovering peace and rebuilding your future.
Once this 8-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date
Please register for this group by September 8th
*This group is now closed, please call 240-566-3030 to be placed on a waiting list


Loss of a Parent Support Group - EVENING
Wednesdays, August 24th-October 12th, 5:30-7:00 pm

This 8-week grief support group is designed for adults who have experienced the death of a parent. During this group we will provide grief education as well as a time to share thoughts and feelings as you process your grief in a safe space.
Once this 8-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date
Please register for this group by August 17th*This group is now closed, please call 240-566-3030 to be placed on a waiting list
*This group is now closed, please call 240-566-3030 to be placed on a waiting list

Grupo de Apoyo para el Duelo: Caminando Juntos
Todos los martes, de 10:00AM a 11:30AM
del 27 de septiembre al 15 de noviembre en las instalaciones del Centro Hispano de Frederick
5 Willowdale Drive, Suite 18, Frederick, MD 21702

Este grupo continuo proporciona un lugar seguro y sin prejuicios para que usted hable y procese su duelo con otras personas de la comunidad. Estar con personas que han tenido experiencias y sentimientos similares permite compartir y sanar. La educación se brinda a través de información, apoyo, referencia y atención de seguimiento para aquellos que han experimentado la pérdida de alguien.

Para obtener más información, llame o envíe un mensaje de texto a Laura Fernández al 240-446-5455. La inscripción no es necesaria, pero se recomienda. También puede llamar al Centro Hispano para mayor información al 301-668-6270

NEW Suicide-Survivor Support Group
Wednesdays beginning October 19th, 6:00-7:30 pm

This on-going group provides a safe, non-judgmental place for family and friends to talk about their person and feelings with others in the community. Education is provided through information, support, referral and follow up care for those who have experienced the loss of someone to suicide. Frederick Health Hospice also povides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults coping with the loss of someone to suicide.

Coping With the Holidays
Registration is required. Please choose from the following:
Monday, November 7th, 1:00-3:00 pm (please register by October 31st)
Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30-7:00 pm (please register by November2nd)

This 1-day workshop will explore some practical ides to help cope with the upcoming holidays, as well as some ways to commemorate your loved ones, especially throughout the holidays. This time of year can be very stressful under the best of circumstances, and especially more so if you are facing the holidays for the first time after the death of a loved one.

Memory Lab: In Partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries
Thursday, November 17th, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (last time slot starts at 4:00 pm)
This is a Memory Lab event hosted by Frederick County Public Libraries at Frederick Health Hospice. At the Memory Lab, you can digitize analog images, video, and audio. Formats that can be digitized at the lab include photographs (up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches), slides, and negatives, VHS, VHS-C and mini-DV cassettes, and audio cassettes. The Memory Lab is a DIY service and use of the equipment is at your own risk.

Registration is required to participate in the event
Link to Register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044EAAA629A75-memory5

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