Support Programs & Local Help Groups

Helpful Support Programs 

There are a number of programs available to help promote the healing process.


This list of organizations has been compiled in the hope that it can be a resource to anyone working through the grief process. Additional information, counseling and support may be available to you through your faith community, or the hospital and/or hospice that served you. If you need further information, please contact us @ 410-676-4600




Griefshare Held at Bel Air United Methodist Church 
21 Linwood Ave Bel Air 21014 
Contact Lee Lederer 
Phone: 410-838-5181


Griefshare at Mountain Christian Church
1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD 21087 
Contact Kristen Riley 
Phone: 410-877-1824 ext. 140


Griefshare at Mount Zion United Methodist Church 
1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015 
Contact Loraine Morgan 
Phone: 410-836-7641


Griefshare at First Presbyterian Church
224 N. Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014 
Contact Jeanne Colburn 
Phone: 410-838-5777


Griefshare at Calvary Baptist Church
206 Courtland Place
Bel Air, MD 21014






Addiction Support at Mountain Christian Church
1824 Mountain Road, Joppa 21087 
Contact Kristen Riley 
Phone: 410-877-1824 ext. 140


Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
Bereavement Support Group 
First Tuesday of each month 6:30 -8:30 PM 
133 N. Bridge Street--3rd Floor Harford Bank Bldg. 
Elkton, Maryland 21921 
(410) 392-4742 and ask for Joni or Molly


Taps (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)
This is an outreach program provided to survivors of Armed Forces Personnel who have died in the services of their country. There are workshops and seminars. A Good Grief Camp for children is a one day program offered regionally and nationally. More information 1-800-959-8277


Gilchrist Hospice Care 
Gilchrist Hospice is an extension of GBMC. They offer a variety of bereavement services that are open to the community.
Go to http://gilchristhospice.org/ And click on the Calendar of Events on the left menu bar. A brochure of their bereavement services will appear giving dates and location information. Or, you can call 443-849-8200.


MADD Maryland (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 
Offers Trained Victim Advocates, guidance through the judicial process, civil attorney referrals, insurance advocates, support groups and memorial programs


The Compassionate Friends at Mountain Christian Church
A self-help group that offers friendship and support to any parent who has experienced the loss of a child. Also open to siblings and/or other immediate family members. 
Bel Air United Methodist Church 
21 Linwood Avenue 
Bel Air, MD 21014 
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 125 
Use entrance around the back of the church 


Bereaved Parents of USA Baltimore Metropolitan Area, Inc.
For information call 410-321-7053


Amedisys Hospice of Greater Chesapeake 
For ongoing support group information please contact 410-686-5635


Stella Maris - Center for Grief and Loss
They also offer a variety of bereavement services.
Go to www.stellamarisinc.com on Resources on the left menu bar. A list of bereavement services will appear. They also provide several
hand-outs of bereavement information, such as tips and things you should know.
For more information call 410-252-4500 x.7291
"Click to view other support group information"


St. Ignatius Catholic Church
533 Jarrettsville Rd. Forest Hill, Md 21050 
Grief Support Drop In, all who are grieving the loss of a loved one are welcome 
Meets First Monday of each month 6:30-8:30 PM 
Held in Parish Center Conference Room 
Meets Fourth Monday of each month 2:00-3:30 PM in the Parish Center Faith Formation Wing in the John Paul II Room, Call Kathleen Roberts at 410-879-1926






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