Programs in Maine
Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice
15 Strawberry Ave.
Lewiston, Maine 04240
A day-long grief camp for children and their family members who have lost a loved one or are anticipating a death. The day includes music, art, activities, coping skills and a healthy does of sharing.
The Center for Grieving Children*
555 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
The Center's mission is to provide a safe space, loving peer support, outreach and education to grieving children, teens, families and the community. The Center offers hope and supports resilience through a no-cost peer support family model. Our programs include Bereavement Peer Support, Tender Living Care helping families cope with serious-illness from the point of diagnosis, and Intercultural Peer Support partnering with schools in the Greater Portland area, serving students experiencing collective loss who have resettled in Maine from countries experiencing war, persecution, and natural disaster.
Circle Camps for Grieving Children*
Circle of Tapawingo
Circle of Tapawingo is a free, week-long overnight camp program for girls between the ages of nine and sixteen who have experienced the death of a parent. Our mission is twofold: to offer our campers the adventures and fun of living and playing together at a beautiful, traditional overnight camp in Maine while offering them a supportive place in which to share their grief.
Experience Camps are one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. It's a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down. It's a place where they can feel "normal", because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it's like to lose someone important to them. It's a home away from home. And just about everyone will tell you..."It's the best week of the year".
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area: Camp Ray of Hope*
304 Main Street
PO Box 200
Waterville, ME 04903
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area (HVWA) provides non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life, to loved ones throughout the grieving process, and educates the community regarding issues related to death and grieving. Bereavement services are available to anyone who has sustained loss either through illness or unexpectedly. HVWA is volunteer based and community funded.
Outward Bound for Grieving Teens
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
PO Box 800
Camden, ME 04843
This seven-day backpacking course is a unique Outward Bound experience, designed to help students build confidence and resiliency, acquire coping skills and create a network of ongoing of support. The grief work that is woven into the curriculum helps young people share in a relevant healing experience with real-world outcomes. Tuition costs are fully funded by scholarship and are free to students
Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley
150 Dresden Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
45 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011
(888) 486-0340 toll-free
Pathfinders: Hospice of Eastern Maine: EMM Healthcare
885 Union Street, Suite 220
Bangor, ME 04401
Healing Circle for Grieving Children
PO Box 688
Caribou, ME 04736
A Program for Grieving Children and Teens
PO Box 819
Lewiston, ME 04243
Evergreen, The Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Chilren and Adults
883 West Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
(* NAGC Member)