Grief Services

Calvert Hospice offers bereavement services to anyone in Calvert County grieving the death of someone close, whether that person was a Hospice patient or not. Programs are available for adults, children and teens.

Adult Bereavement Programs

Drop-In Grief Support Group:

For those who want the opportunity to share feelings and obtain support from others who are experiencing a loss in a flexible group format. There are no fees, and no preregistration is required.

1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick.

* Other locations and times are being planned for Drop-in Grief Support during the year. Please contact the office to see if there is a time and location being offered that may better serve you.

Men’s Drop-In Grief Support Group

For men who want the opportunity to obtain support from other men who are experiencing a loss in a flexible group format. There are no fees and no pre-registration is required. This group will be held 3rd Tuesday beginning Jan. 20th from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information, please call 410.535.0892 x2201 or email mruppert@calverthospice.org.

North Beach Drop-In Group 

For those who want the opportunity to share feelings and obtain support from others who are experiencing a loss in a flexible group format. There are no fees and pre-registration is not required.

North Beach Senior Center
9010 Chesapeake Avenue
North Beach, MD

January 7th
February 6th & 20th
March 6th & 20th
April 17th
May 1st & 15th
June 5th & 19th 

11 a.m. to Noon 

For more information, please call Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 x2201 or email mruppert@calverthospice.org.

Southern Pines Drop-In Group 

For those who want the opportunity to share feelings and obtain support from others who are experiencing a loss in a flexible group format. There are no fees and pre-registration is not required.

Southern Pines Senior Center
20 Appeal Lane
Lusby, MD

January 13th
February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th 

1 to 2 p.m. 

Understanding Your Grief ~ A Course on Finding Hope & Healing Your Heart

A 7-week course designed to help adults who’ve experienced the death of a loved one within the last two years. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. The format of the course is a combined education-support group. The book Understanding Your Grief and the Understanding Your Grief Journal will be used each week. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $40 (Includes book and journal) .

For more information or to register, please contact Melinda Ruppert, LGPC, Bereavement Coordinator at  410-535-0892 or mruppert@calverthospice.org

Other Loss Support:

Calvert Hospice is dedicated to providing resources, education, and help for our community members when they need to connect with grief services for a variety of loss experiences. Call the hospice office for more information. Staff can meet with persons to discuss their grief needs. We have a lending library. We also offer a Speaker’s Bureau and will provide a speaker for your community service organization, faith group, or employees regarding grief & loss care.

• Pet Loss
• Death of a Child & Grieving Children
• Traumatic Loss (Suicide, Homicide, Sudden Death)

Children’s & Teen Bereavement Programs 

Bridges:

Bridges is an 7 session grief support program for children ages 6 to 12, teens ages 13 to 17, and adult family members who are grieving the death of a loved one. Children and teens are divided into age-appropriate peer groups where creative activities and discussion are used to assist with coping and healing. Adult family members learn the similarities and differences between child and adult grief and gain knowledge and skill to help support their children in grief.

Camp Phoenix:

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens, ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his or her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers.

2015 Session:
Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown

July 8, 9 & 10

All programs with exception of the Drop-In Groups require preregistration. Call 410-535-0892 or email information@calverthospice.org for more information or to register. www.calverthospice.org.

*Cancellations* Our bereavement programs follow the Calvert County Public Schools weather closings.