Each year, the lives of hundreds of men, women and children in Maryland and beyond are saved or improved through the generous gift of organ and tissue donation.
The Living Legacy Foundation’s Family Services team serves family members and friends of organ and tissue donors by offering the following assistance to help deal with loss, including, on-going support and counseling, donor family workshops and events celebrating donors’ lives and referrals to local support groups and counselors.
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To learn more about our family support services, you can reach us by calling 410-242-7000 and asking to speak with a Family Services Coordinator or email us at email@example.com.
General Resources for all loss and all ages
- ADEC: The Thanantology Association
- National Donor Family Council
- AARP Grief and Loss Programs
- Groww: Friends helping friends
Death of a child
- The Compassionate Friends
- First Candle: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
- Alive Alone
- Bereaved Parents of the USA
Loss from suicide
Loss of someone in the Armed Services
Maryland Support Groups
This is just a selection of support groups and organizations throughout Maryland that assist individuals in dealing with the grief process. Your funeral home, hospice center, health department, spiritual leader, local hospital, insurance, or employer may be able to offer additional information about other resources in your area.
Center for Grief and Loss at Stella Maris, Inc
Phone: 410-252-4500 ext. 7291
Hospice of Baltimore – Gilchrist Center
Family Bereavement Center (Homicide support groups)
Pathways Bereavement Support Group – Carroll Hospital Center
Franklin Square Hospital Center
Community Hospice of Maryland
St. Agnes Hospital Hospice
St Josephs Hospital (For widows and widowers)
Hospice of Baltimore
Seasons (Loss of a loved one from suicide)
Peninsula Regional Medical Center – Grief Support Groups
Contact: Geoffrey M. Tio
Compassionate Friends, Delmarva Chapter (Loss of a child)
Compassionate Friends, Southern Maryland Chapter (Loss of a child)
St. Mary’s County Hospice
Hospice of Frederick County (Support groups for adults)
Contact: Cathy Walker
Compassionate Friends, Frederick Chapter (Loss of a child)
Bereavement Parents of USA Alleghany County (Loss of a child)
Hospice of Washington County, Inc.
Northern Chesapeake Hospice/Seasons