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


www.grasphelp.org Offers various resources and support groups for those grieving the loss of someone due to substance use.




The Dinner Party


www.thedinnerparty.org 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


www.griefshare.org

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


www.sosbaltimore.org

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




The Compassionate Friends


www.compassionatefriends.org

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


www.bereavedparentsusa.org

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




A Mother's Cry


Website

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




Moms of Murdered Sons and Daughters


www.momsagainstmurder.org

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 madd.org/help.





 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

GRASP | Grief Support After a Substance Passing


www.grasphelp.org Offers various resources and support groups for those grieving the loss of someone due to substance use.




The Dinner Party


www.thedinnerparty.org 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


www.griefshare.org

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


www.sosbaltimore.org

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




The Compassionate Friends


www.compassionatefriends.org

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


www.bereavedparentsusa.org

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




A Mother's Cry


Website

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




Moms of Murdered Sons and Daughters


www.momsagainstmurder.org

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 madd.org/help.