CITY & COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPS

All support groups are organized by county or city. Please select the location closest to you for details. We recommend you call before attending in case there have been changes to the group.


SUPPORT GROUPS BY CITY & COUNTY
All support groups are organized by county or city. Please select the location closest to you for details.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Bereaved Parents of USA Alleghany County
Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:00pm
LaVale Library, 815 National Highway
La Vale, MD
Call: (301) 722-0018

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.aahs.org
410-570-2164 and ask for Ann O’Sullivan (leave a message or email aosullivan@aahs.org)
AAMC has a yearly Remember Service for those parents who have lost a baby.

Gilchrist Hospice Care
Provide bereavement counseling for families that have had a fetal/infant loss.
www.gilchristhospice.org (443) 849-8200

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4 Wallace Manor Road
Edgewater, Maryland
(410) 570-2164
Offers a support group for those who have experienced miscarriage, infant death, or stillbirth. Meet on the 1st Monday of the month 7-8:30pm

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-787-4688: Ask for Tanesha Ellis, Social Worker (leave a message or email tanesha.ellis@umm.edu) The Pascal Women's Center offers bereavement support and resources

SilverLeaf Counseling Services, LLC
877 Old Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Suite 105
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-294-0152 Heather J. M. Silver, LCSW-C, CPLC
Specialize in perinatal palliative care, prenatal loss, and infant loss. Perinatal and post partum depression
www.silverleafcounseling.org

Bereaved Parents of USA Anne Arundel County
Calvary United Methodist Church
301 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD
Meet 1st Thursday of the month from 7:30-10pm. Park in lower level lot behind church
www.aacounty-md-bereavedparents.org Hospice of the Chesapeake
410 -987 2129 Pasadena Location ( 90 Ritchie Hwy) offers support group services

Stepping Stones- Group for children 6-13 years, 1st Sat of each month, 10am-12noon

Pebbles –support group for children 4-6 years, 1st Sat of each month, 10am-12noon

Phoenix Risong-support group for children 13-18 years, 3rd Wed of each month 6:30-8pm

Camp Nabe- bereavement children 6-13 years ( 2nd Weekend in August, registration required)

Camp Phoenix- Children 13-18 years (registration required)

Adult Support Group- 1st Sat every month

*Suicide Grievers Support Group for parents-2nd Tuesday of each month

BALTIMORE CITY
The H.O.P.E Project – B’more for Healthy Babies
Grand Historic Venue
225 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free program for women who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of their baby.

Roberta’s House- A Family Grief Support Center
410-235-6633
1900 N. Broadway, Suite 101
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Tracy Harris – Family Case Manager
Executive Director – Veronica Land Davis
Free programs for children ages 5-17 and their families grieving the death of a loved one.

Mercy Medical Center (Mercy Cares Program)
301 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Kathleen Wagner, 410-332-9326
Group only open to mothers who gave birth at Mercy.

Laura Hutchins
M.G.C., C.G.C Genetic Counselor at Mercy Hospital
lhutchin@mdmercy.com
was the first person to help us recognize our resources and encouraged us to explore them upon gaining the terminal diagnosis.

St. Agnes Hospital
900 Caton Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
410-368-2637
Leave a message and they will return your call
Offers three 6-week support groups each year. Twice a year they have a “Walk to Remember Service.”

Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21225
Support Group Volunteer
410-350-2080
Meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm -8:30pm at The Life Resource Center in the library (across the street from Harbor Hospital, Room A)

University of Maryland Medical Systems
Perinatal Bereavement Services
410-328-0914
For phone support or referrals.

Compassionate Friends/Greater Baltimore Chapter
Brown Memorial Church
6200 N Charles St,
Located in church parlor 1st Wed 7:30-9:30pm
410-560-3358 (leave a message)
BALTIMORE COUNTY
CHISEL and Center for Infant and
Child Loss Child Death Support Group

Facilitator – Kathy Deane
410-252-45900, ext. 7570
kdeane@stellamarisinc.com
Perry Hall Elementary School
9021 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
3rd Tuesday Every Month
www.bryanpalmerfoudation.org

The Compassionate Friends Baltimore City/County line www.baltimoretcf.com
Brown Memorial Church
Church Parlor
6200 N. Charles St.
410-560-3358
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30-9:30pm

Bereaved Parents of USA Lutherville/Timonium
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Spangler Hall
1st Sunday of the month, 1-3pm
1609 Kurtz Avenue, Lutherville
410-321-7053

Bel Air Group
St. Ignatius Church ( in Parish Center)
533 E Jarrettsville Rd
Forest Hill, MD
2nd Thursday 7-9pm

Gilchrest Hospice
6601 N. Charles Street
443-849-8200
List of support groups and locations on
www.gilchristservices.org

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
6569 North Charles Street>
Towson, Maryland 21204>
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm (located in Physician Pavilion West).>
Please call to confirm location and time.>
Deborah Johnson, 443-849-2079>
djohnston@gbmc.org
(leave a message)

Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Contact Perinatal Loss Program Coordinator, Terri Zeman, RNC, BSN
443-777-7839
HUGS Group, meet

Stella Maris Towson Center for Grief and Loss
(www.stellamarisinc.com)
410-252-4500 x7291
410-252-4500 x7291
Individual and group counseling to parents, siblings, teens and children

Saint Joseph’s Hospital
7601 Osler Drive
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-337-1109
Call for times and locations.
Ask for Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department

ADOLESCENT GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES
Baltimore Student Assistance Program
Johns Hopkins Bayview-Youth school based program
550 North Broadway, Suite 403
Baltimore, MD 21205
443-287-7700
(6 locations)
Helps students deal with grief and loss through individual sessions and/or support groups.
CALVERT COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Southern Maryland Chapter
Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD
1-800-TCF-7301
Meet 4th Monday of the month 7:30 pm
Ask for Janet or rich 301-932-7335
CARROLL COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
410-560-3358
Carroll Hospice
292 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, Call (410) 871-7231
Support groups for adults and children
( Kids support group: Camp T.R., call for information and registration)
3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:30pm
CECIL COUNTY
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
253 Lewis Lane Ste 303
Havre de Grace MD 21078
Meet 2nd Tuesday at 4:30pm,
Contact Jollene Paruch 866-693-4067

Elkton Care and Rehabilitation Center
1 Price Drive
Elkton MD 21921
Meet 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm
CHARLES COUNTY
Hospice of Charles County LaPlata
Contact Alan Hay 301-861-5312
or email attay@hospiceofcharlescounty.org
“A Time to Heal” support group for adults meets every Friday 2:30-4 for 8 weeks sessions

The Compassionate Friends Southern Maryland Chapter
Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
1-800-TCF-7301 or Janet/rich 301-932-7335
Meet 4th Monday of the month 7:30 pm

13025 Good Samaritan Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601
3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm
Contact: Janet/Rich 301-932-7335

FREDERICK COUNTY
Hospice of Frederick County
(www.hospiceoffrederick.org/grief-support/support-groups)
516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799
Frederick MD 21702
Denise Watterson 240-566-3030 or email dwatterson@fmh.org
Bereavement support group for adults
(Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm)

The Compassionate Friends Frederick MD Chapter
www.tcffrederickmd.com
Trinity Methodist Church
705 W Patrick St
Frederick MD 21701
Kim (301) 305-6378 tcffrederick@gmail.com
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm
GARRETT COUNTY
Hospice of Garrett County Oakland
203 South 2nd Street
Oakland, MD
301-334-5151
Monthly grief support groups
HARFORD COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
St. Ignatius Church
533 E Jarrettsville Road
Forest Hill, MD
Parish Center, 2md Thursday 7-9pm

21 Linwood Ave
Bel Air. MD 21014 Contact: Christal 410-557-0812
3rd Wednesday of each month 7-9pm

Bereaved Parents of USA Harford County
410-879-5793

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
Perinatal Bereavement Services,

www.uchs.org
A Time To Remember will have 4 meetings in 2017
(March 9th, June 8th, September 14th, December 14th 7-8:30pm)
500 Upper Chesapeake Drive
@ UM Upper Chesapeake Hospital
Bel Air, MD 21014
800-515-0044
HOWARD COUNTY
Bereaved Parents of USA
First Presbyterian Church
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia MD
410-461-3272
Meet 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8-9:30pm

Howard County Hospital
(www.hcgh.org/content/greystone_2470.htm)
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Mary Peroutka
410-884-4709
1st Monday 7:#0-9:30pm in hospital Chapel

Mary Peroutka R.N.
Raising Hope. Howard County General Hospital.

http://news.nurse.com/article/20091102/DC02/111020084
Mary Responded immediately to my email and promptly provided any information and further resources that I asked for, even though we were not associated with Howard County. She followed up with me frequently throughout my pregnancy and remains a valuable contact.

The Compassionate Friends Patapsco
Valley Chapter Howard County

St. John’s Episcopal Church
9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City
1st Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
410-356-3374
KENT COUNTY
Compass Regional Hospice
The Hope and Healing center
255 Comet Dr
Centreville, MD 21617
443-262-4112
Support groups and individual counseling for adults and children
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Hope & Healing Support Group
240-238-1544
Http://www.church-redeemer.org
Church of the Redeemer
19425 Woodfield Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Hope & Healing is a Christian-based support group for those who have lost a child or children through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. It meets on an “as needed” basis. Please call the number above for information.

Hospice Caring, Inc. Good Grief Club Program
301-990-0854
http://www.hospicecaring.org
Hospice Caring, Inc.
518 South Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Hospice Caring offers the Good Grief Club through Montgomery County Public Schools. This group is for school-age children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Please call the number above for information about this group.

Hospice Caring, Inc.
Bereavement Support Group
Empty Arms group (specifically for infant loss)
Valerie Taylor
301-869-HOPE

Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth (MIS) Support Group
301-530-1094
Please contact Diana Delgrossa at the number above for informal peer support and resources available to parents who have suffered a pregnancy loss or infant loss. TELEPHONIC PEER SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Montgomery Hospice Grief Support Groups
301-921-4400
Montgomery Hospice
1355 Piccard Dr.
Rockville, MD. 20850

Montgomery Hospice offers bereavement groups for anyone who lives or works in Montgomery County and is grieving the death of a loved one. Groups provide emotional support and encourage the sharing of personal experiences. Practical issues and concerns are discussed. Educational materials are provided.

Loss of a Child Support Group (six-week program), for parents grieving the death of a child of any age. The next group will begin in the summer and runs for six weeks from 6:30- 8 pm at Montgomery Hospice Offices, address above. Dates to be announced.

Pre-registration is required, and registration is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Montgomery Hospice Society Rockville
301-279-2566
Bereavement support groups for adults and children

The Compassionate Friends, Potomac Chapter
www.tcfdcmetro.com
Potomac Presbyterian Church
10301 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Meet 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

Hope & Healing Support Group
www.church-redeemer.org
Church of the Redeemer
19425 Woodfield Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
240-238-1544

Hope & Healing is a Christian-based support group for those who have lost a child or children through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. It meets on an “as needed” basis. Call for information.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital/Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH) http://www.adventisthealthcare.com/SGAH/services/pastoral-care/eaah.aspx
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
240-826-6112
Offered by Pastoral Care Services. Please call to register. The Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH) Support Group, offered by Pastoral Care Services, is a nurturing environment where mothers, fathers & others who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy or baby are welcome. The next group begins on Sunday, May 4, 2014 and runs for six weeks on Sundays from 3-5 pm at the address above

Washington Adventist Hospital/Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH)
http://www.adventisthealthcare.com/WAH/services/pastoral-care/eaah.aspx
Washington Adventist Hospital
Conference Room A, Lower Level II (near cafeteria)
7600 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-5265
Meet 2nd Sunday of every month, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Please call to register. ONE-TIME TELEPHONIC SUPPORT AVAILABLE.

Lutheran Church of St. Andrew Support Group
240-481-3903
Jeanine L. McGrath, RN
jeaninemcgrath@gmail.com
15300 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20905
When a family experiences the loss of a child the grief journey can be a lonely one. A parent-to-parent support group will be offered providing a safe place to share feelings and receive comfort from others who have experienced similar loss. A group is being offered on Thursday evenings, Feb. 20, 2014 through March 27, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20905. For more information, please contact Jeanine L. McGrath, RN, CD (DONA) at the email address above or phone number above. TELEPHONIC SUPPORT AVAILABLE
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY
Center for Infant & Child Loss SIDS & Infant Death Support Group
301-802-7445 – Joani Horchler
Chesapeake Life Center
9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250
Largo, MD 20774
1st Tuesday of Every Month 7pm-9pm

The Compassionate Friends
United Parish of Bowie
2515 Mitchellville Rd
Bowie MD 20716
Sara 301-776-3490
Sarah 301-420-7759
Slyvia 301-420-7759 Meet 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm

Holy Cross Resource
9805 Dameron Drive
Silver Spring MD 20902
Nanette Barry 301-754-7158
barrdia@holycrosshealth.org
Maria Robles 703-326-9262 (Spanish)
Meet 1st Monday of each month at
6-7:30pm (English)
7:30-9pm (Spanish)
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
Compass Regional Hospice
The Hope and Healing Center
255 Comet Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
443-262-4112
Support group and individual counseling
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
St Mary’s County Hospice
301-475-2023
Individual and group counseling for families and adults

Bereaved Parents USA St Mary’s Chapter
Town Creek Professional Center
22776 Three Notch Road, Suite 202
Lexington Park, MD 20653
2nd Wednesday 6pm
Contact: Patria Kimler
240-895-0129
TALBOT COUNTY
The Child Loss Support Group, Inc.
Rhonda Higginbottom
410-822-3466

The Talbot Hospice Family and
Individual Bereavement Counseling Center

Clark-Guthrie Center
586 Cynwood Drive
Shelly Kulp, 410-822-6681
Registration Required

Talbot Hospice
Talbot Hospice provides support to children who are grieving through Camp Spirit, a component of the Talbot Hospice Pediatric Care Program. Talbot Hospice provides hospice services and support to children and their families who reside in Talbot County. For more information, call 410-822-2724
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Hospice of Washington County, Inc. Hagerstown
Support groups and individual counseling for adults and children
747 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-791-6360

Labor of Love
Robinwood Professional Center
Suite 122
301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month 7pm
WICOMICO COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends Delmarva Chapter
Chamber of Commerce
144 E Main St
Salisbury, MD 21801-4921
Mary 410-603-2769
Meet Last Tuesday of each month 7pm
WORCESTER COUNTY
Peninsula Regional Medical Center STAR
Meetings: Bi monthly starting in January in Hallowell D/E
6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
Call: Marianne Harvey 410-543-7039
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