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.


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 Courtney Williams 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.

Monthly Support Groups

  • Bereaved Parent Group1st Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville.  For individuals dealing with the loss of a child.
  • HALOS- Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide.
  • RASP- Reconciling After a Substance Passing3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from drug overdose.
  • All Losses4th Tuesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,Caroline County Public Library Federalsburg Branch, 123 Morris Ave., Federalsburg. For individuals who have experienced any type of loss.

here 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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