Support Groups

Due to COVID 19 restrictions,we are offering limited In Person support groups. Register here.

Current Groups

General Grief Support Group

Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm, beginning May 6th-June 10th
This 6-week, in person general grief 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 processes to occur, ideally at least 3 months has passed since the death, as a prerequisite to join this group experience. Once this 6-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date.

Surving Our Ultimate 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

Summer Workshops

Coping With Loss Due to COVID
June TBD
This one-day workshop will be offered in June. We will discuss the impact that losing a loved one to COVID has had on individuals and families and the unique grief that has been experienced due to the ongoing pandemic. Discussion will focus around resourcefully addressing the tasks of mourning in addition to the impact of this specific grief on everyday life.
Coping With the Absence of Rituals/ Services
July TBD
This one-day workshop will be offered in July. Whether it is direclty due to COVID or other contemporary cirumstances, our ability to engage in end-of-life rituals and services have been altered and has had an impact on the way we grieve and mourn. We will creatively explore ways in which we cope with our losses in the absense of these rituals and services.

COMING SOON IN FALL 2021

Spousal/Partner Support Group

This 8-week in-person 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 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 untl the next open registration and start date.

Caregiver's Grief Support Group

This 6-week in-person grief support 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 through 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 6-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date.

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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