Grief Support Groups and Workshops

Please call 301-921-4400 for further information or to register.

Support Groups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS:
• We ask that you wait a minimum of 3 months after the death to attend.
• Registration is first-come, first-serve, so call and register early.
• Groups are limited to 10 persons and they typically fill up.
• Groups are free for all participants – pre-registration is required
• Groups will be online through the Zoom platform, so you will need to have internet access with audio/video capabilities.
• To register, ask for a Bereavement Counselor at: 301 – 921 – 4400. One will return your call and register you.

Afternoon Grief Support Group:
For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Begins Tuesday, September 21, 2021, for six weeks.

Evening Grief Support Group:
For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Begins Tuesday, September 21, 2021, for six weeks.

Loss of a Child Grief Support Group:
For parent/s who have experienced the death of a child. Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Begins Wednesday, September 22, 2021, for six weeks.

Loss of a Parent Grief Support Group:
For adults who have experienced the death of one or both parents. Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Begins Wednesday, September 22, 2021, for six weeks.

Loss of a Parent Grief Support Group:
For adults who have experienced the death of one or both parents. Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Begins Thursday, September 23, 2021, for six weeks.

Workshops

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:
• Registration is first-come, first-serve, so call and register early. Participants must sign up in advance.
• Free and open to all who live or work in Montgomery or Prince George’s County.
• Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be online through the Zoom platform, so you will need to have internet access with audio/video capabilities.
• To register, ask for a Bereavement Counselor at: 301 – 921 – 4400. One will return your call and register you.

A Conversation about Loss and Grief
A gathering to talk about the different responses to losing a loved one and finding good ways to cope in the grief journey.

Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Winter Blues
A gathering to talk about the challenges of grieving in the holiday season and strategies for getting through it. Please select one of the two sessions offered:

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM OR
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Events

Nature’s Healing Influence: Solace for the Griever
Time: August 21, 2021. 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (*Dependent upon availability of County-run facility.)
Location: Kemp Mill Estates Park, 120 Claybrook Dr., Wheaton, MD
Registration Required
For many, nature is a place of healing, enjoyment, and rejuvenation. This workshop is intended for those grieving the death of a loved one who want to experience how a meditative walk in nature might help ease the experience of grief. If held, we will gather at the park building and then invite the participants to walk in silence in a wooded area near the park before reconvening for our closure.

*If you are interested in this workshop, please call to register. We will contact you once the County has made a determination about facility capacity and limitations closer to the date.