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Grief Support Groups


CHANS Home Health & Hospice's Hospice Care Program offers free peer grief and bereavement support groups to our local community.

Please call the Grief Support and Bereavement Coordinator at (207) 721-1357 to learn more about our support groups. You will be invited, should you wish to a meeting with the Coordinator who will help you determine which of our support groups is best fits your needs.

Except where noted, all groups meet at our office, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME.

Current Groups

Adult Grief * 

Open to any adult whose have experienced a loss through death.
  * One group meets at our 45 Baribeau Drive location while a second group meets at a different time at The Highlands in Topsham. Both groups are open to all.


Grieving Children’s Program*

A grief support group for children, teens, and families. Sessions meet weekly for 8 weeks. Families are divided into age appropriate groups and groups activities and discussions are aged based.
  * This group meets at The United Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd. 


Suicide Loss

For adults who have lost a loved one due to suicide.


Structured 7-Week Adult Grief Support Program

A structured support group for adults, which uses using the work of Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. to guide the group process.

This group is offered during the holiday season, as well as in the spring. 


Substance Abuse Loss

A grief support group for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse


Grieving Parent

Open to any adult who has experienced a loss of a child (at any age).



Grief and the Holidays

This support group meets around the holidays to explore feelings of loss and grief that are associated with the holidays. The group is offered as many times as needed throughout the holiday season.

Pet Loss

Grief support group for those anticipating or who have experienced the death of a pet.


  A pre-attendance meeting is required to attend any of the groups, except for the Pet Loss Support Group. This is so that we can connect you with the appropriate group based on your needs.

All Groups are free of charge.   
Please call the Grief Support and Bereavement Coordinator at (207) 721-1357

Snow policy: If the Brunswick schools are closed, the Hospice Center is closed and all programs are cancelled
All services provided by our volunteers and coordinator, including home visits and consultations are free. We appreciate, and use, contributions and memorial donations from individuals, towns, and businesses to support the free services that we provide.