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.

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

Bereaved Parents of USA Anne Arundel County
Calvary United Methodist Church
301 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401
Meet 1st Thursday of the month from 7:30-10pm. Park in lower level lot behind church
www.aacounty-md-bereavedparents.org

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

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 Rising-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

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

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4 Wallace Manor Road
Edgewater, Maryland
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 CITY
Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Office (Baltimore City only)
Family Bereavement Center
120 East Baltimore Street, 9th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224
443-984-6000
Coordinated services, including grief counseling for parents whose child is a victim of a homicide that occurred in Baltimore City.
Kim V. Holmes, LCSW_C, Victim Services

Compassionate Friends/Greater Baltimore Chapter
Govans Presbyterian Church, Main Building
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Meet 1st Wed 7:30-9:30pm
info@BaltimoreTFC.com
410-560-3358 (leave a message)

Gilchrist Hospice Care (gilchrist_grief@gilchristcares.org)
443-849-8921
Provides individual, group, and special events for children, adults, and families who are grieving.

Jewish Community Services (jcsbaltimore.org)
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200

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)

Roberta’s House- A Family Grief Support Center
www.robertashouse.org
410-235-6633
2510 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
info@robertashouse.org
Tracy Harris – Family Case Manager
The H.O.P.E. Project SAM (Still a Mom), group meets Monday evenings 6pm to 8pm, 10 week home based program supports moms who have had a loss (miscarriage, still birth, death of their baby) for up to a year.

Survivors of Suicide
Church of the Redeemer, Women’s Council Room
5603 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
sos@sosbaltimore,org
Meetings held 2nd, 4th Tuesday 7:3opm to 9pm

The H.O.P.E Project – B’more for Healthy Babies
(in partnership with Roberta's House)
Roberta's House
2510 St. Paul Street, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tamira Dunn (Roberta's House 410-235-6633, hope@robertshouse.org)
Free program for women who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of their baby.

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

BALTIMORE COUNTY
CHISEL and Center for Infant and
Child Loss Child Death Support Group

Facilitator – Kathy Deane
410-252-4590, ext. 7570
kdeane@stellamarisinc.com
Perry Hall Elementary School
9021 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
3rd Tuesday Every Month
www.bryanpalmerfoudation.org

Baltimore County Police Department
Main Counseling Team has (2) LCPC’s on staff to assist families, offering 8 sessions per family. Crisis team handling grief and bereavement available.

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

Bereaved Parents of USA, Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Spangler Hall
1609 Kurtz Avenue, Lutherville, MD 21093
1st Sunday of the month, 1-3pm
Bill Lyon 410-321-7053, PO Box 625, Brooklandville, MD 21022

Bereaved Parents of the USA, Catonsville Group
Second English Lutheran Church
5010 Briarclift Road
Baltimore, MD 21229
410-321-7053
Meet 3rd Sunday of each month 2pm

Counseling Services
1850 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
410-760-9079
Bereavement counseling and other mental health services.

First Step
500 Roland Court, Suite 204
Owings Mill, MD 21117
Jperrone@firststepmd.com, 410-581-7800
Grief counseling and other mental health services

Gilchrest Hospice Care
gilchrist_grief@gilchristcares.org
443-849-8921
Provides individual, group, and special events for children, adults, and families who are grieving.

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, call Women's Resource Center, 443-849-2308 or 443-849-2079 Perinatal and infant loss group
Deborah Johnston, 443-849-2079>
djohnston@gbmc.org
(leave a message)

Grief Share
Hunt Valley church at the Point
10950 Gilroy Road, Suite C
Hunt Valley, MD
Tuesday evenings, 7pm to 8:30pm
Chris, cmhorka@comcast.net, 443-657-9630

Hopewell Cancer Center
www.hopewellcancersupport.org
10628 Falls Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-832-2719
Anyone grieving a death due to cancer.

Jewish Community Services
jcsbaltimore.org
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200

Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Contact Perinatal Loss Program Coordinator, (HUGS Group) Terri Zeman, RNC, BSN
443-777-7839

University of Maryland Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
ROOTS (Recognizing Others Overcoming Their Struggles)
7601 Osler Drive
The Edward Julio Family Bereavement Room
3rd floor
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-337-1109
1st Monday of the month 6:30pm to 8pm
RSVP with Judy Hvisc, support group facilitator
judithhvisc@umm.edu
Contact Janine Meadows, Perinatal Loss Coordinator
410-427-5440
janinemeadows@umm.edu

Seasons (suicide bereavement support group)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sprangler Hall
1609 Kurtz Avenue
Lutherville, MD 21093
Meetings held 3rd Tuesday every month 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Stella Maris Towson Center for Grief and Loss
www.stellamarisinc.com
2300 Dulaney Valley Road
Timonium, MD 21093
410-252-4500 x7291
Individual and group counseling to parents, siblings, teens and children

The Compassionate Friends Baltimore City/County line www.baltimoretcf.com
Govans Presbyterian Church, Main Building
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-560-3358 (leave a message) or
Garrett Tollenger GTollenger@verizon.net
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30-9:30pm

CALVERT COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends Southern Maryland Chapter
(Prince Frederick/Waldorf/Leonardtown)
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
Bereaved Parents of the USA Carroll County Chapter
Westminster Church of the Brethren
1 Park Place
Westminster, MD 21157
410-321-7053
Meet 3rd Friday of each month at 8pm

Bereaved Parents of Infants
Contact Donna Warner, 410-526-5985

Carroll Hospice
292 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
410-871-7231 or 410-871-8000
carollhospice.org
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

Triple S Suicide Loss Survivors and Overdose Support Group
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, Prayer Chapel Room
961 Johnsville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Barbara Cataneo 407-466-0590
Bcataneo731@gmail.com
Meet 1st, 3rd Saturday of the month 11am to 12:30pm
CECIL COUNTY
Elkton Care and Rehabilitation Center
1 Price Drive
Elkton MD 21921
866-653-9337
Meet 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm

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
CHARLES COUNTY
Hospice of Charles County LaPlata
2505 Davis Road
Waldorf, MD 20603
Call Bereavement Coordinator 301-861-5306
Support group information contact Hayley Bacon, LMSW
hbacon@hospiceofcharlescounty.org
“A Time to Heal” support group for adults meets every Friday 2:30-4 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
AND 2nd meeting location
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 8am–4:30pm)

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
Contact: Debbie Workman, 301-334-5151
Monthly grief support groups
HARFORD COUNTY
The Compassionate Friends
St. Ignatius Church, Parish Center
533 E Jarrettsville Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
AND 2nd meeting location
21 Linwood Ave
Bel Air. MD 21014
3rd Wednesday of each month 7-9pm
tcfofharfordcounty@gmail.com
Contact Deborah 410-322-4555
Bereaved Parents of USA Harford County
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1515 Emmorton Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-321-7053
Meet 2nd Thursday of the month 7pm
HOWARD COUNTY
Bereaved Parents of USA
First Presbyterian Church
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia MD
410-321-7053
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
Rising Hope Perinatal Hospice Program
Mary Peroutka, RN
410-884-4709
mperoutka@hcgh.org
1st Monday 7pm-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, MD 21042
TCFPatapscoValley.org
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
Church of the Redeemer
19425 Woodfield Road Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
240-238-1544
Http://www.church-redeemer.org
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 for information.

Caring Matters, Inc.
Children’s Bereavement
301-869-HOPE 108 http://www.caringmatters.org
CaringMatters, Inc.
518 South Frederick Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877
CaringMatters 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 more information.

CaringMatters, Inc.
Adult Bereavement Support Peer Support Groups
301-869-HOPE x107
CaringMatters offers specific loss adult bereavement peer support groups for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Please call the number above for more information.

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. For more information, please contact Jeanine L. McGrath, RN, CD (DONA) at the email address above or phone number above. TELEPHONE SUPPORT AVAILABLE

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

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 and others who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy or baby are welcome.

The Compassionate Friends, Potomac Chapter
www.tcfdcmetro.com
Potomac Presbyterian Church
10301 River Road Potomac, MD 20854
Contact Barbara or George Beall 301-253-8740
info@tcfpotomacmd.com
Meet 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm

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 4pm
Please call to register
ONE-TIME TELEPHONE 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 from 7pm-9pm

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

Holy Cross Resource Center
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
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
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

Compassionate Friends: Southern Maryland Chapter
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Meet 4th Monday of the month 7:30pm
Contact Janet or Rich 301-932-7335
Tcf_somd@netzero.net

Hospice of St. Mary’s –MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
44724 Hospice Lane
Callaway, MD 20620
Contact Bereavement Center
301-994-3078
Individual and group counseling for families and adults
TALBOT COUNTY
Bereaved Parents of the USA Talbot County Chapter
The Child loss Support Group, Inc.
Rhonda Higginbottom 410-822-3466
Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month

The Talbot Hospice Family and Individual Bereavement Counseling Center
Clark-Guthrie Center
586 Cynwood Drive
Shelly Kulp, Contact 410-822-6681
Registration required

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:Meritus Medical Center
Robinwood Professional Center
1110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 122
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-739-3863, 301-739-2439
This group is open to anyone who has experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meet 1st Wednesday of each month 7pm

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County, MD
Contact Brianne Tesla Bearese, MA, LCPC, CPLC
hopethorughbirth@gmail.com
240-452-6323
WICOMICO COUNTY
Special Treasures Are Remembered, STAR Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Group
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Avery W. Hall Educational Center Auditorium
Salisbury, MD
Program supports parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Meet 3rd Wednesday 6:3opm to 8pm
Marianne Harvey, MSN, RNC-NIC
410-543-7039
marianne.harvey@peninsula.org

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
Special Treasures Are Remembered, STAR Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Group
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Avery W. Hall Educational Center Auditorium
Salisbury, MD
Program supports parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Meet 3rd Wednesday 6:3opm to 8pm
Marianne Harvey, MSN, RNC-NIC
410-543-7039
marianne.harvey@peninsula.org
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