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.
The Center is...
Here for You!
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.Learn More
Tender Living Care
Helping families cope with serious illness with groups for children, young adults, and 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.
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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.