Programs in Maine
The Center for Grieving Children*
555 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
The Center's mission is to provide loving support to grieving children,their families and the community through peer support,outreach and education. Our programs include age appropriate peer support groups in the following programs. Bereavement Peer Support,Tender living Care,from point of diagnosis of a serious illness, Multicultural Peer Support,works in partnership with local schools serving students resettled in Maine from countries that have experienced war, Crisis Outreach training and education.
Circle Camps for Grieving Children*
166 Tapawingo Rd.
Sweden, ME 04040
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
41 Mechanic Street, Suite 313
Camden, ME 04843
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)