We strive to offer grief support through resources and events to not only our donor families, but to the community at large. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are in need of support.
The LLF holds grief and bereavement workshops and events on an array of topics to help support community members healing from a loss. Grief can often be a complicated and isolating journey as you try to navigate your new life without your loved one. Our workshops are an opportunity to learn about what to expect in your grief and to share your experience with others.
If you have any questions about our grief workshops, please contact Sarah Goodman, Community Grief Counselor at (410) 242-7000 or email@example.com.
- Losing a loved one can leave friends and family feeling overwhelmed and unprepared about what to do next. What Now offers practical guidance for a range of tasks, from funeral planning to locating grief resources.
- The Survivor’s Checklist outlines basic tasks, immediately and down the road, in a manageable and organized list. While every point may not apply to your specific situation, many find this a good place to start in managing practical tasks after a loss.
- Taking care of your own needs after a loss can be extremely challenging. This Grief and Self-Care article offers some practical suggestions for self-care after losing a loved one.
- Days such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays may be the most difficult for you and your family in the years following a loss. Dealing with the Anniversary of Your Loved One’s Death and Grief and the Holidays offer helpful tips for coping during these difficult times.
Resources to Navigate Grief
A Mother's Cry: Peer support for parents who've lost a child to violence. Contact Millie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms of Murdered Sons: Support for parents and families who've been impacted by homicide.
Wendt Center: Center for Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Washington D.C. They offer counseling, groups, camps and other resources.
Roberta's House: Located in Baltimore. They have resources for kids and families who've experienced a trauma/loss. They have individual counseling, groups, and camps.
The Dinner Party: A Grief resource for young adults who have been through a loss that get together and talk about their loss over dinner.
Grief Share Support Group: Offers individuals a way to process a loss with the support of others. You can search for meeting locations in specific areas by putting in your zip code and/or sign up for daily encouragement email.
Webhealing.com: An interactive website for grieving individuals to discuss their experience, honor their loved one and learn about grief and loss. There are also links to various resources.
GRASP| Grief Support After a Substance Passing: Offers various resources and support for those grieving the loss of someone due to substance use.
The Compassionate Friends: A network of families who've lost a child. They support to grandparents and siblings who are affected. This is a peer-led support group. The website also shares resources that may be helpful.
The Bereaved Parents of the USA: they Offer newsletter, printable pamphlets, resources and connection to support groups.
- If you are concerned about discussing death with your children, you're not alone. Many of us hesitate to talk about death, particularly with youngsters. But death is an inescapable fact of life. To help children learn, we must let them know that it's okay to talk about it. How to Talk to Your Preschooler About Death and Questions Toddlers Ask About Death offer specific advice for speaking with toddlers and preschoolers about death.
- A child’s return to school following a significant loss can cause anxiety for children and parents alike. School after a loss offers some practical suggestions to smooth the transition back to school following a death.
- When a child’s grief goes unacknowledged or becomes complicated, it can impact their behavior, success in school, and normal development. A trained clinician, such as the ones found on this list of Maryland Child Therapists can help the child talk, heal, reconnect, and resume life balance after a loss.