Support Groups

Support Groups

There are a variety of types of support groups to help you navigate your unique grief journey.

Peer-Led Support Groups 

Peer-led support groups (either in-person or online) are typically led by people who have experienced a loss themselves. These groups are a great way to connect with other people who have been through a similar experience.


*Remember, when a loss is new, it may be difficult to hear details about another person’s experience and pain. Before attending a peer-led support group, make sure you are ready to hear about other’s experiences.*

Find Peer-Led Support

GRASP | Grief Support After a Substance Passing Offers various resources and support groups for those grieving the loss of someone due to substance use.

The Dinner Party A grief resource for young adults who have experienced a loss. Attendees gather for dinner together and talk about their loss.

Grief Share Support Group

This support group offers individuals a way to process a loss with the support of others. You can search for meeting locations in specific areas and/or sign up for a daily encouragement email.

Survivors of Suicide

Offers a monthly support group meeting, newsletter, grief counseling resources, recommended reading, and suicide survivor events.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a network of families who have lost a child. They offer a support group to parents, grandparents, and siblings who have been affected by such a loss.

The Bereaved Parents of the USA

This group offers connections to other support groups, a newsletter, and other resources for parents who have lost a child.

A Mother's Cry


This is a peer-support group for parents who have lost a child to violence.

Moms of Murdered Sons and Daughters

This organization offers a variety of community-based services including support meetings, intervention training, and care packages for those grieving.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

MADD Victim Services helps victims/survivors with the challenges they face after a substance impaired driving crash. Services include: emotional support; advocacy in the criminal and civil justic systems; court accompaniment when available; access to support groups, counselors, and other community resources; connection with other victims/survivors; tributes to honor victims/survivors; and informational brochures. For more information contact the 24-hour help line at 877.623.3435 or go to

 Professionally-Led Support Groups 

Professionally-led support groups are typically either therapeutic or educational in nature and are often run by a trained mental health professional or grief expert. This person will help to facilitate the discussion, provide education, and moderate the group.

Find a Professionally-Led Support Group in Maryland

Capital Region (D.C., Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties)

Central Maryland (Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, and Harford Counties)

Eastern Maryland (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties)

  • Talbot Hospice | Easton, MD | 410-822-6681 | Provides individual counseling and support groups for adults and children.
  • Compass Regional Hospice | Centreville, Denton, Federalsburg and Rockhall, MD | 443-262-4109 | Provides individual counseling, support groups, and Camp New Dawn.
  • Coastal Hospice | Ocean Pines, Salisbury, Crisfield and Cambridge, MD | 410-742-8732, 443-859-1312 (Dorchester and Wicomico), or 443-614-6142 (Worchester and Somerset) | Provides support groups and kids camp.
  • Upper Bay Counseling | Elkton, MD & Havre De Grace, MD | 1.800.467.0304 | Offers grief support groups and individual counseling.

Western Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties)

Southern Maryland (Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's Counties)