Chesapeake Life Center continues to offer grief programs for children and teens in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.
Three groups meet regularly on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, in Pasadena.
- Stepping Stones, a monthly support group for children ages 6 to 12 grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month – Jan. 4, Feb. 1 and March 7. Breakfast and activities are included.
- Phoenix Rising, a monthly group for teens ages 13 to 18 grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month – Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 18. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.
- Pre-Teen Group, a monthly support group for pre-teens and early teens to connect and share with others who have lost a loved one. It meets at the same time and place as the Phoenix Rising group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month – Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 18. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.
Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Prince George’s County office at 9500 Medical Center Drive, Suite 250, in Largo, Maryland also offers a teen grief program:
- The Prince George’s County Teen Support Group is a monthly group that offers youth ages 13 to 18 a way to connect with others their age who also grieve the death of a loved one. It will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month — Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 11. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.
The cost for each group is $10 per teen, with a maximum of $20 per family. Pre-registration is required for all these programs and must be completed before attending by calling 888-501-7077 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.