Bereavement Peer Support
Expressing feelings in a safe place is part of the healing process after a death. At the Center, children, teens, young adults, and adults benefit from a supportive environment where they can be with others who have experienced similar losses. We provide peer support groups for children ages 3-18 and their parents and caregivers; young adults ages 19-30; and bereaved parents and young widowers/partners.
Groups for Children and Families
Groups meet weekly, Tuesday through Thursday evenings in Portland, Maine. We also have bereavement groups located in Sanford, Maine, which meet on Wednesday evenings. Groups for ages 3-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-18 years and parents meet at the same time so the whole family can attend together. Volunteers incorporate art, music, talking, and play into their work with children.
The Young Adult Group offers peer support in a small group setting for individuals ages 19-30 years who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Groups meet weekly in Portland.
Bereaved Parents Group
Our Bereaved Parents Group is open to parents who have lost a child regardless of the child’s age. Groups meet weekly in Portland.
Young Widow, Widower & Partner Group
The Young Widow, Widower & Partner group offers peer support in a small group setting to individuals up to age 60 who have experienced the death of a spouse. Groups meet weekly in Portland.
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Group Meeting Schedules
For more information about our peer support groups in Portland and Sanford, please get in touch with us using our contact information below.
Portland Group Schedule
- Monday Evening: Tender Living Care
- Tuesday Evening: Bereavement
- Tuesday Evening: Young Adult
- Wednesday Evening: Bereavement
- Wednesday Evening: Bereaved Parents
- Thursday Evening: Widow / Widower / Partner
- Thursday Evening: Young Adults
Location: 555 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
Sanford Group Meeting Schedule
- Wednesday Evening: Bereavement Support