Support Groups

A Time to Heal is an eight week grief support group facilitated by Hospice of Hospice-Download-Brochure-BereavementCharles County staff and volunteers. The goals of the program are to help participants feel less helpless and better able to cope with the challenges of life after the death of a loved one. After attending A Time To Heal, participants will have gained the necessary skills that allow them to continue to find meaning in life.

In our grief denying society, bereaved people often withdraw from friends and family. Feeling the pressure to “get on with their lives” they simply do not know how to begin.
A Time to Heal provides a safe environment in which people can meet other people experiencing grief. Together, they are able to grieve their loss and begin to take steps
toward healing.

A Time to Heal meets for eight consecutive weeks, and is offered four times each year.

Reasons to Attend “A Time to Heal”

A Time to Heal helps bereaved people by countering the sense of isolation that many experience.
A Time to Heal provides emotional support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
A Time to Heal allows participants to explore their many thoughts and feelings about grief in a way that helps them be compassionate with themselves.
A Time to Heal encourages members to support and understand other bereaved people.
A Time to Heal helps participants trust their fellow human beings again in what – for many experiencing grief – feels like an unsafe, uncaring world.
A Time to Heal provides members with a supportive environment that can reawaken their zest for life.
If you wish to attend an upcoming session of the “A Time To Heal” Support Group, you must complete an application. Click here to download a copy of the application.
Please send the completed application to the Bereavement Coordinator at:
Mail: Hospice of Charles County, Inc. or FAX: 301-861-5317
Attn: Bereavement Coordinator
2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603

An application can also be obtained by calling the Bereavement Coordinator at 301-861-5300 or dropping by the Hospice office Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm at: Hospice of Charles County, Inc. 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603

Grief Support Groups

Grief support groups provide a comfortable atmosphere to talk about grief and learn to heal through the grief process. Hospice support groups are open to the community.

Children
We offer several grief support activities for children. Our Camp Sunshine offers fun and therapeutic activities to help children creatively express their emotions in a comfortable setting where they may interact with other grieving children. Supervision is provided by Trained Camp Counselors.

Adolescent (Coming Soon)
To better meet the needs of the community, we are adding Adolescent Support Groups to our offerings. We will offer several grief support activities for
adolescents. Support groups will be held several times a year facilitated by the Bereavement Coordinator for adolescents between the ages of 13-17. These groups will be held in the Hospice office or will be facilitated
by Hospice team members in the schools or other community settings. Please contact the Hospice office for more information.

Adult
We offer eight-week day and evening support groups to provide adults with a caring community to inspire and encourage each other.

Who is Eligible?

Hospice Families
Bereavement services are available to any individual experiencing grief including any caregiver, friend or family member of a Hospice patient.

Community Members
Anyone is eligible for and is welcome to attend our support groups.

Youth
The loss of a pet, parent, grandparent, friend or sibling is a traumatic experience for children and adults. Our bereavement coordinator can meet with youth in the school, at home or at the Hospice House.

Referrals
Feel free to refer family members, friends or bereaved to our bereavement coordinator. Often you can help a grieving loved one make the first step by calling for help.

Bereavement Support Services are available to anyone.

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