The Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space, loving peer support, outreach, and education to grieving children, teens, families and the community. 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.
The Center is...
Here for You!
Founded in 1987, The Center for Grieving Children offers hope and supports the resilience of children, teens, and families through a peer support family model. Located on Forest Avenue in Portland, our Center’s no-cost services are led by dedicated and highly trained staff and volunteers thanks to the generous support of our community.
For children and families who have lost someone close to them. Sessions are offered in Portland and in Sanford.Learn More
Tender Living Care
Helping families cope with serious illness with groups for children, young adults, and their families.Learn More
Supporting Portland's Intercultural Community through working with children and families dealing with grief from resettlement, war, conflict, and natural disaster.Learn More
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.
Keep up with Our
If you’d like to get involved in supporting the Center for Grieving Children, keep an eye out for our upcoming events and stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings.
Fall Appeal 2021
Swing “Fore” the Center
Center for Grieving Children Named Maine Winner in Red Sox Grants Addressing Mental Health in New England
Virtual Pet & People Walk 2021!
Because of our generous supporters, we’re able to offer our services to thousands of families free of cost. We can’t thank you enough -- without your donations, we couldn’t do the work that we do.