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
Hospice of the Chesapeake
Chesapeake Life Center
SIDS & Infant Death Support Group
Meetings 1st Tuesday, 7-9pm
9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo, MD
(301) 802-7445

Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.aahs.org (443) 481-1000
ask for the Perinatal Grief Counselor on call 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 pm The Grief Counselor is Anne O’Sullivan, RN

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The Pascal Women’s Center Social Workers offer bereavement support and resources
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-787-4688

Hospice of the Chesapeake Life Center
Bereavement Groupske
Kids Scene: group for children ages 6-14
Camp Nabe: bereavement camp ages 6-14
Adult support group: six week sessions
Child Loss Group: drop in
Call: (410) 987-2129
www.chesapeakelifecenter.org

Bereaved Parents of USA Anne Arundel County
Meetings first Thursday
Calvary United Methodist Church (Rowe Blvd) at 7:15
Call: (410)544-3634
www.aacounty-md-bereavedparents.org
BALTIMORE CITY
Roberta's House A Family Grief Support Center
Free programs for children ages 5-17 and their families
grieving the death of a loved one
Call: (410) 235-6633 for more information

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

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)

Sinai Hospital
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Weinberg Bldg Ste 105
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 601-5192
Group held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm

University of Maryland Medical Systems
Perinatal Bereavement Services
(410) 328-0914
For phone support or referrals
BALTIMORE COUNTY
CHISEL Support Group
Perry Hall Elementary School
Recreation Activity Room
9021 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236
Meetings 3rd Tuesday, 7-8:30pm
(410) 706-0200

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

Bereaved Parents of USA Lutherville/Timonium
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Spangler Hall
1st Wednesday of the month 8 pm
1609 Kurtz Avenue, Lutherville
(410) 321-7053

Gilchrest Hospice
6601 N. Charles Street
(443) 849-8200

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. Please call to confirm location and time.
Nancy Campbell, (443) 849-2308
Deborah Johnson, (443) 849-2079

Families of Homicide
County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue 5th flr Conference Room
Towson MD 21204
(410) 887-6650
Offering services to families of homicide and drunk driver fatality 2nd Monday of month 7:30 pm

Stella Maris Towson Center for Grief and Loss
www.stellamarisinc.com
(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
Meet 1st Monday of each month at 7pm in the Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department Conference room. Call to register (open to all).
CALVERT COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Southern Maryland Chapter
Meetings: Fourth Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church
Prince Frederick, 7:30pm
Call: (301) 855-3068 or (410) 394-3216 or
(301) 855-1004
Toll free: 1-800-TCF-7301
CARROLL COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: Third Friday at the Church of the Brethren
(Bond St.)Westminster, 8:00pm
Call: Mary Jane Smith (410) 756-6215 or
Charlotte Russell (410) 876-2256
Infant Group: Meets Fourth Tuesday at the Church
of the Brethren (Bond St.) Westminster, 7:00pm
Call: Donna Warner (410) 526-5985

Carroll Hospice
292 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, Call (410) 871-7231
Support groups for adults and children
CECIL COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: Second Thursday at Elkton Presbyterian
209 E. Main Street
Elkton, 7–9pm
Call: (410) 920-7130

Seasons Hospice
First Tuesday, 133 W. Bridge Street, 3rd Floor
Elkton, 7-9:00pm
Call: 1-800-898-4862

Elkton Care & Rehabilitation Center
1 Price Drive
Elkton MD 21921
Meet 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm
CHARLES COUNTY
Hospice of Charles County LaPlata
Call: (301) 934-1268
“A Time to Heal” support group for adults
meets every Tuesday for 8 weeks

The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: Third Monday at Good Samaritan Presbyterian
Church at Waldorf, 7:30pm
Call: (301) 884-5503 or (301) 274-9597
Toll free: 1-800-TCF-7301
FREDERICK COUNTY
Hospice of Frederick County
516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799
Frederick MD 21702
Bereavement support group for adults
Call: (240) 566-3030 (Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm)
www.hospiceoffrederick.org/grief-support/support-groups

The Compassionate Friends
Frederick MD Chapter
Email: tcffrederick@gmail.com
Contact: Kim Edmands 701 East Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769
Email: kimedmands@yahoo.com
GARRETT COUNTY
Hospice of Garrett County Oakland
Call: (301) 334-5151
Monthly grief support groups
Call: (301) 305-6378
HARFORD COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday 7:30-9:30
New Life Center, Rm. 124/126
Mountain Christian Church
1824 Mountain Road, Joppa 21087
Call: (410) 560-3358

Bereaved Parents of USA Harford County
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday 7:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air
Call: (410) 321-7053

Harford County Hospice
Meetings: 4th Thursday at Christ Our King Presbyterian
Rte 924 and Lexington Rd.
Bel Air, 7:00-9:00pm
Call: (410) 877-1662

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Perinatal Bereavement Services (www.uchs.org)
A Time to Remember will have 4 meetings in 2017

(March 9, June 8, September 14, December 14)
Same location/time 7pm Call: 1-800-515-0044
HOWARD COUNTY
Bereaved Parents of USA
Meetings: 3rd Wed. at First Presbyterian Church
9325 Presbyterian Circle, Rts. 29 & 108 E
Columbia, 8:00pm (includes sharing group for
bereaved parents of infants & miscarriages)
Call: (410) 461-3272

Howard County Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Call: Mary Peroutka, (410) 884-4709
www.hcgh.org

Rays of Hope: 10 week peer support program
helping children & families who have experienced
homicide or tragic death. 2 Meeting Locations:

Dept of Family Services
Suitland Community Center
5600 Regency Lane, District Heights, MD 20747
(301) 265-8446

Roberta’s House
The Renaissance Center
6665 Security Blvd, Woodlawn, MD 21207
(410) 235-6633

Rising Hope
Meetings : 1st Monday 7:30 – 9pm in the Chapel
Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia MD 21044
Call: Mary Peroutka, RNC (410) 884-4709 or
mperoutka@hcgh.org

The Compassionate Friends Patapsco Valley Chapter Howard County
Meetings: First Thursday
St. John’s Episcopal Church
9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City
7-9pm
Call: 410-356-3374
KENT COUNTY
Kent Hospice Foundation, Inc. Chestertown
Call: (410) 778-7058
Support groups and individual counseling for adults and children
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Hospice Caring, Inc.
Empty Arms group (specifically for infant loss)
Call: Valerie Taylor, (301) 990-8904

Montgomery Hospice Society Rockville
Bereavement support groups for adults and children
Call: (301) 279-2566

The Compassionate Friends, Potomac Chapter
www.tcfdcmetro.com
Call: (301) 776-8500
Hope & Healing Support Group
Church of the Redeemer
19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 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.
www.church-redeemer.org
Call: (240) 238-1544

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH)
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
The Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH) Support Group,
offered by Pastoral Care Services, is a nurturing
environment where mothers, fathers and others who are
grieving the loss of a pregnancy or baby are welcome
Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Please call to register: (240) 826-6112
www.adventisthealthcare.com

Washington Adventist Hospital
Empty Arms, Aching Heart (EAAH)
7600 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Call: (301) 891-5265
www.adventisthealthcare.com
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY
Chesapeake Life Center
at Hospice of Chesapeake
9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250
Largo, MD 20774
More Info >

The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: Second Thursday at United Parish of Bowie
Mt. Oak & Mitchellville Rds 7:00pm
Call: (301) 627-7315

A Mother's Heart
Meetings: Third Thursday at Woodstream Church
9800 Lottsford Rd, Mitchellville
Call: (301) 346-3573 or (301) 306-0898
Email: amothersheart@yahoo.com
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
Hospice of Queen Anne’s Centreville
Call: (410) 827-0426
Support group and individual counseling

The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: Third Wednesday at Kent Island Branch Library
Rt. 18 Stevensville, 8:00pm
Call: (410) 544-7329 or (410) 827-7471
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
St Mary’s County Hospice
Call: (301) 475-2023
Individual and group counseling for families and adults

The Compassionate Friends
Meetings: 2nd Monday at Dorsey Professional Building
Washington Street, Leonardtown, 7:30pm
Call: (301) 884-4360 Toll free: 1-800-731-7301
TALBOT COUNTY
The Child Loss Support Group, Inc.
Monthly meetings at 508 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
Call: Rhonda Higginbottom, (410) 822-3466

Talbot Hospice
Family and Individual Bereavement Counseling
Shelly Kulp contact at (410) 822-6681 Download Flyer >
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Hospice of Washington County, Inc. Hagerstown
Support groups and individual counseling for adults and children
Call: (301) 791-6360

Labor of Love
Meetings: First Wednesday at Robinwood Medical Ctr.
Orange Entrance, Rm 122, 7:00pm
Call: (301) 790-8421
Infant death support group, 12 months and under only.
WICOMICO COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
Delmarva Chapter
Call: (410) 629-1947 or (410) 213-1137
WORCESTER COUNTY
Peninsula Regional Medical Center STAR
Meetings: Bi-monthly in Hallowell D & E
Call: Marianne Harvey for dates, (410) 543-7039
marianne.harvey@peninsula.org
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