Grief Services and Support

Losing a loved one to death can be one of the most painful experiences in life. You don't have to struggle through this time alone.

Compass Regional Hospice offers grief services and support to children, adults and families through The Hope & Healing Center.

Programs and services

The cornerstone of The Hope & Healing Center programs is the personalized support we provide for hospice patients and their families. We help families celebrate life and prepare to say farewell as the end of life nears. Following the death of a hospice patient our grief counselors, social workers and chaplain follow up with the family through visits, phone calls and periodic mailings for 13 months. There is no charge for these services.

Other grief support programs and services that are available to people of all ages in Queen Anne's, Kent and Caroline counties include:

  • Adult grief support groups
  • Support groups focused on loss from suicide and the death of a child
  • Grief counseling for children and teens
  • School-based grief counseling and support groups (grades K-12)
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Camp New Dawn overnight summer camp for children, teens and families
  • Remembrance events
  • Holiday workshops
  • Lending library of books, videos and CDs

Spiritual Care and Support

We offer non-denominational spiritual support for hospice patients and families. Our chaplain will schedule visits in patient homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities and at the residential hospice centers in Centreville, Chestertown and Denton for prayer and thoughtful discussion. Our chaplain will also coordinate spiritual care with the patient's clergy.

For more information about programs and services offered through The Hope & Healing Center,

call 443-262-4100.

Volunteers

Compass Regional Hospice welcomes members of the community to volunteer in our grief support programs. After completing training, volunteers visit hospice patients in their homes and the residential hospice centers, offering companionship for the patients and respite for the caregivers.

Special training is provided for volunteers who sit vigil with patients in the final hours of life. The calming presence of these volunteers provides comfort and support to the patients and their family members.

For more information about becoming a volunteer for Compass Regional Hospice and The Hope & Healing Center, contact Robyn Affron at 443-262-4112.

Support The Hope & Healing Center

Grief support and services are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. That means that we often receive no payment for the programs we offer through The Hope & Healing Center. We depend on the generosity of community members, whose donations help cover the cost of these vital services.

To make a donation to The Hope & Healing Center, contact Kenda Leager, Development Officer, at 443-262-4106.

 

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  • Monthly Support Groups

  • BEREAVED PARENTS First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville.  A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, who has experienced the loss of a child, at any age, regarless of the circumstances. Dinner is provided. For more information, please contact Rhonda Knotts at 443-262-4109 or rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.
  • HEALING AFTER A LOVED ONES SUICIDESecond Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts at 443-262-4109 or rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.
  • RECOVERING AFTER A SUNSTANCE PASSINGThird Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, dealing with the loss of a loved one from a substance overdose. Please join us for dinner and conversation/discussion. There also may be special guests or presenters to the group from time to time. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts at 443-262-4109 or rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.
  • ALL LOSSES SUPPORT GROUPSFourth Monday of every month, 12 to 1:15 p.m.,Caroline County Public Library, Rural Development Corp. Conference Room, 101 Cedar Lane, Greensboro. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. Please bring a lunch. For more information, please contact Wayne Larrimore at 443-262-4108 or wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.
  • First Tuesday of each month, 12-1:15 p.m., Federalsburg Public Library, 123 Morris Avenue, Federalsburg. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. Please bring a lunch. For more information, please contact Wayne Larrimore at 443-262-4108 or wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.
  • First Thursday of each month, 10-11 a.m., Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. For more information or to register, please contact Ann O’Connor at 443-262-4124 or aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org.

There is no cost to attend. Anyone 18 and older is welcome to drop-in as needed. For more information, contact 443-262-4100.

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