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Interested in joining the Center? We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our services and what we can do for you. Please don’t hesitate to call or send us a message.


The Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports the safe expression of grief and loss. With locations in Portland and Sanford, we provide completely free-of-charge services for children, teens, young adults, and their family members throughout southern Maine.

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Founded in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families. Located on Forest Avenue in Portland, our Center serves as a quiet and supportive sanctuary for families experiencing grief. We welcome people from all backgrounds and our services are absolutely free.



For children and families who have lost someone close to them. Sessions are offered in Portland and in Sanford.

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Tender Living Care

Helping families cope with serious illness with groups for children, young adults, and families.

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Supporting Portland's Intercultural Community through working with children and families dealing with grief from resettlement, war, conflict, and natural disaster.

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Outreach and Training

We provide crisis response services when a school or community is impacted by the sudden death or serious illness of one of its members.

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If you or a loved one would like to participate in our services or you have questions or concerns you’d like answered, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us a message.

(207) 775-5216


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