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Bereavement Support


Augusta Area

  • Telephone Support Program: Offers support from a trained volunteer beginning the month following the death and continuing at intervals requested by the grieving person. Call (207) 626-1780.

  • Self-Help Correspondence 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.

Waterville Area

All Waterville-area bereavement groups meet at Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville. Registration is recommended.

For more information, please call (207) 873-3615 and ask for the bereavement coordinator or visit our website http://www.hvwa.org.

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group: For adults who have lost a significant person to suicide, this group is offered as needed.

  • Parental Loss Group: For adults who have lost a parent/s, this group meets as needed for eight weeks. It includes an educational component and discussion specific to the type of loss.

  • 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.

    This group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m to noon.

  • 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 yearly.
  • 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.

    hildren and adults participate in peer groups doing activities and also spend quality time with their family members. The weekend closes with a meaningful remembrance ceremony.

    The cost is $60 per person and scholarships are available.

  • 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

  • Infant, Stillborn & 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 information.