Grief Support (evening and daytime)
This group is designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced
the death of a loved one. Participants can share their stories and express
their grief. Being with individuals who have had similar experiences and
similar feelings allows a sharing to take place.
The following support groups are offered at various times throughout the year:
Grief Education/Support Group (1-3 months after the death)
A closed-ended support group that will focus on providing knowledge and
insight into the grief journey, while allowing time to process the many
difficult and unexpected emotions that you may be experiencing.
Parental Grief Support Group
A closed-ended support group open to parents who have experienced the
death of a child of any age. The purpose of the group is to help affirm
parents and to help them understand that there are many ways to grieve
with no set time tables, rules, boundaries, or protocols.
Spousal/Partner Support Group
A closed-ended educational and emotional support group for those who have
experienced the death of a spouse or a life partner. The focus is on issues
relevant to the grieving process.
Traumatic Grief Support Group
A closed-ended group for those who have experienced the death of a loved
one from a sudden death; homicide; suicide or accident. The grief that
results from a traumatic death is particularly difficult to deal with.
The group will offer education and insight into the characteristics of
grief of people who have experienced a traumatic loss, but it will also
provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share your grief.
Overdose Support Group
This eight week support group is for any adult over the age of 18 who
has had a loved one die because of an alcohol or drug overdose. We offer
this group support to help you address a variety of issues and reach a
range of therapeutic goals to include sharing of stories to increase social
support, learn coping skills to guide you through your grief journey,
and find ways to memorialize your loved ones who have died.
Financial Speed Bumps of Grief Workshop
The emotional impact of grief evokes a variety of reactions during the
grief journey. Often the emotional waves of grief may often be interrupted
by "speed bumps" of complicated and complex financial red tape.
These legal issues have a priority of their own and the grieving person
becomes diverted from doing the work of grief. A seminar open to individuals
who have experienced the death of their spouse and for adult children
dealing with the death of parents.
Coping With the Holidays Workshop
The holiday season can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Add
to that the cloud of sadness when facing the holidays without a loved
one for the first time. The holidays can provoke anxiety, bouts of depression
and other emotional reactions. This workshop provides some practical ideas
to help cope with the upcoming holidays and learn ways to commemorate
the death of your loved one.
Sibling Loss Workshop
This workshop will be a time of reflection, sharing, and commemorating
the lives of our brothers and sisters who have died. We will remember
them through discussion, creative expression and music.
Grieving a Suicide Workshop
This workshop will provide education on some of the latest research on
suicide, society's role in prevention, as well as helps for dealing
with the grief from a loved one's suicide.
Annual Remembrance Service
Each year, Hospice of Frederick County 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.