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SUPPORT AND RESOURCES WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES

Expressing feelings in a safe place is part of the healing process after a death. At the Center, children, teens, young adults, and adults benefit from a supportive environment where they can be with others who have suffered similar losses. The small peer support groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators who are supervised by a staff person or consultant. In the groups, people share their feelings, talk about their experience, remember the person who died, and give and get support from others. New members are welcome to join at any time and services are free of charge.

PHONE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

Center staff are available to answer your questions and concerns about supporting children and teens through grief and loss. We can assist with information, resources, and referrals over the phone.

BEREAVEMENT PEER SUPPORT GROUP

Groups for children, teens, and their adult family members meet weekly on Wednesday evenings in Sanford. Families are also welcome to attend in Portland on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Groups for children and teens ages 3-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-18, and parents/caregivers meet at the same time so the whole family can come to the Center for Grieving Children together. The small peer support groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators who are supervised by a staff person or consultant. In the groups, people share their feelings, talk about their experience, remember the person who died, and give and get support from others. Volunteers incorporate art, music, talking, and play into their work with children.

Services are free of charge. Groups resume in September. New members are welcome to join at any time. For more information or to schedule an initial meeting, call (207) 775 - 5216 or email .

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Groups in Sanford, ME: 

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING: BEREAVEMENT PEER SUPPORT

 

Who to Contact:

For more information about our peer support groups in Sanford, Maine or to learn more please call Janice at (207)775-5216 or email her at .

Our Sanford Service Site is located at:

North Parish Congregational Church, UCC
893 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073

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