Where Families Find
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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 provides a safe space, loving peer support, outreach, and education to grieving children, teens, young adults, families and the community. With services in Portland, Sanford, and virtually, the Center provides services at no cost that are led by dedicated and highly trained staff and volunteers thanks to the generous support of our community.

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The Center’s goal is to honor and encourage the safe expression of grief and loss. We provide a loving community to foster the discovery and development of each participant’s resiliency and emotional well-being. The Center for Grieving Children stands against racism and all forms of discrimination. We envision our organization to be equitable and inclusive.



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 someone you know 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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