Program: Offers support from a trained volunteer
beginning the month following the death and continuing at
intervals requested by the grieving person. Call (207)
Program: A series of letters, readings
and exercises to help the bereaved through the grieving
process. Please call (207) 626-1780.
One-on-One: Trained staff and bereavement volunteers provide
one-on-one help or school/work programs.
This program is sponsored
by HealthReach Hospice and Volunteers of Kennebec Valley. For
more informatin, please call (207) 626-1780.
All Waterville-area bereavement groups meet at Hospice Volunteers
of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville. Registration
For more information, please call
(207) 873-3615 and ask for the
bereavement coordinator or visit our website http://www.hvwa.org.
Grieving Parent Group:
For those whose child of any age has died, we offer an
eight-week series of support sessions.
Widow and Widower's Group: This
group is for men and women
experiencing loss of their spouse or partner.
meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m
Teen Grief Support
Group: This group is for teens 13 to 18 and is
available following the death of a family member or loved one.
Group sessions lasting for several weeks are held twice
Camp Ray of
Hope: Camp Ray of Hope is
an annual weekend retreat for
families held the third weekend of September at
Camp Mechuwana in
Winthrop. It is open
to any family in Maine.
Children and adults participate in peer groups
doing activities and also spend quality time with their
family members. The weekend closes with a meaningful
The cost is $60 per person and scholarships are
Anticipatory Grief Support: This support is
available to young people who have a family member in the end
stages of life.
The service is tailored to each family and may be offered
individually or in group settings.
Men's Grief Group: This group meets the third Monday of the month,
6 to 8 p.m., and is led by men
who have experienced the death of a child, spouse or parent.
Women's Grief Group: Offered the third
Monday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m., this support group is for
women who have experienced loss to to death
& Pregnancy Loss Group: This is a support
to parents who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or
death of an infant. Please call (207) 873-3615 for more