Grief and Bereavement Support

Because our mission of compassion doesn't end with the death of your loved one.

As part of our mission to serve the entire community, we offer bereavement services- at no cost- to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, even if their loved one didn't receive end-of-life care from Hospice of Southern Maine.

Bereavement Support Groups

Each 8-week session opens with lighting a candle to silently honor and remember those who have died, followed by a reading to open the circle.  The trained facilitator helps group members to:

  • express their thoughts and feelings of grief, and share their day-to-day experiences of life without their loved one
  • recognize and understand the symptoms of grief
  • learn concepts about the process of bereavement to support the grieving process
  • develop coping skills to help reconcile their loss with daily life, and move toward healing

Click here for FAQ about our Bereavement Support Groups.

Click here for upcoming support groups.

Individual Bereavement Services

Some people are not comfortable with the thought of sharing their grief in a group setting and prefer to meet individually with a bereavement professional to process their grief.  In general, we offer 4 to 6 individual visits, either at your home or in our Scarborough office.  If necessary or requested, we make referrals to outside grief therapists.

For more information, please contact Carol Schoneberg-Robinson at CSchoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org or (207) 289-3651.

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