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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 services in Portland, Sanford, and virtually, 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 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.

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Tender Living Care

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

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