Community support is essential to our mission.
Our desire is to help members of our community with various needs. That is why we currently assist groups like Community Bereavement Support Group, Compassionate Friends, Pathfinders, Suicide Support Group, Widowed Persons Service, and Eastern Maine Pet Bereavement Group.
The Harbors of Hope Bereavement Program, sponsored by Beacon Hospice. Contact Robin Sprague Bereavement Coordinator for Beacon Hospice: 207 – 942 – 2920, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Bereavement Support Group
A community support group for those who are grieving.
Hospice of St. Joseph, (207) 907-1810
A special support group for parents who have lost children.
Contact toll-free (877) 969-0010 / www.compassionatefriends.org
Helping children to cope in the midst of a loss. The group meets twice a year in the spring and in the fall for 10 weeks at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex, Bangor.
For more info contact Linda Boyle at (207) 944-2474
Suicide Support Group
Addressing the grief of those who've suffered a sudden loss.
Contact (207) 973-8269
Grief Support Web Sites
Children and Loss
A site where children can get some of their questions answered and participate in activities with others
A pamphlet in cartoon form that helps to explain to children about death
A club for children and teens dealing with death
Death of Your Child
Grief support after the death of a child
Parents Grieving Loss
Support and care for parents grieving the loss of a child
SANDS: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support
Resources for parents who have suffered these types of loss
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
A great source of information in dealing with this type of loss
Loss of a Loved One
Loss of a Spouse in Early Life
Site with tips, suggestions, and resources for young widows and widowers to help them deal with grief and loss
Loss of an Adult Sibling
Site dedicated to the formation of a support community for those who have suffered the devastating loss of an adult sibling
Suggested online resources for suicide prevention and for survivors of suicide
An excellent site for information on suicide
Suicide Information and Education Center
Teen Suicide Site
General Information on Grief
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The U.S. Emergency Management Agency Response and Recovery site dealing with death, bereavement and loss. This site explains the natural progression of events in the grieving process.
Site that answers frequently asked questions about grief. Provides resources pertaining to illness, dying, grief, and loss.
For more information, please call Brookings-Smith.