2022 Aftercare Workshops
The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF) Aftercare Team has decided to continue offering our workshops on a virtual platform into 2022. This decision has been made to minimize risk and protect our staff, partners, and community. We will continue to offer free virtual workshops to support those experiencing grief and loss until we feel safe to meet in person once again. Please check our listings below or follow The LLF on social media (linked at the bottom of this page) for information and updates on workshop offerings.
The Aftercare Team strives to ensure that our donor and donor-in-spirit families, as well as the Maryland community, have access to grief resources and support. We offer educational and supportive grief workshops throughout the year, provide grief counseling, and maintain a website with a variety of grief resources throughout Maryland: Community Grief Resources and Support at www.cgras.org.
Are you ready to attend a workshop?
- Do you feel you would benefit from peer support?
- Are you comfortable hearing and sharing personal stories about loss?
If you answered "yes" to both of the above, then a workshop may be beneficial to you.
Please note that the workshops offered by The LLF are both educational and supportive in nature. While they provide a safe space for individuals to share certain experiences and feelings, if you are struggling with particularly difficult emotions and need help processing some of the more sensitive details of your loss, it is recommended that you schedule an individual counseling session prior to attending a workshop. If you have additional questions or are in need of grief support or resources, please reach out to a member of our Aftercare Team at email@example.com or 410.242.7000.
Workshops held at The LLF office are handicap accessible.
Please arrive up to 15 minutes early for events to get checked in.
*Indicates a particular workshop is reserved for The LLF donor and donor-in-spirit families.
The LLF office is located a short walk from the yellow line bus UMBC via Kaiser route (Kaiser Medical Center stop). For more information, please look at the MTA website.
Grief 101 Workshop
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6-8 p.m.
Hosted in-person at St. Luke's Lutheran Church | 1601 Frederick St | Cumberland, MD | 21502
Got Grief? Please attend our Western Maryland Grief 101 workshop on Thursday, May 26, 6:00–8:00 p.m. This workshop is an opportunity for anyone experiencing grief to learn the basics, understand what healthy grief looks like, and be able to identify if and/or when more formal support or treatment is needed. This workshop will be a space for people to share safely and connect with others. Whether your loss happened recently or several years ago, Grief 101 is an opportunity for anyone looking to gain more information and support in their grief experience.
RSVP for Grief 101 Workshop by Sunday, May 22nd
Donor and Donor-in-Spirit Family and Friends Meet-and-Greet
Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Hosted virtually via Zoom
As a family member or friend of a donor or donor-in-spirit, you have been through a unique experience. On Sunday, June 5th, we are hosting a virtual Meet-and-Greet for family and friends to come together and connect through conversation. We invite you to prepare coffee, tea, juice, or your favorite beverage to enjoy while we chat and share. There will not be a formal workshop or presentation, as this event is intended to be a connecting experience. Members of The LLF's Aftercare team will be available to help answer questions about the program and facilitate conversation.
RSVP for Meet and Greet by Friday, June 3rd
“Where Do I Go From Here?”
Dealing with Sudden, Tragic, or Stigmatized Loss
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 6-8 p.m. | Hosted virtually via Zoom
This workshop is for people who have lost someone due to sudden or traumatic circumstances and/or circumstances that may cause feelings of stigma and/or personal guilt. If you are a griever that feels a lack of support from your friends, family, and/or community due to stigma surrounding substance use, suicide, homicide, HIV, accidents viewed as preventable, etc., we hope this workshop can provide a safe and supportive environment to learn about the unique nature of your grief and connect with others in a similar situation. This event is appropriate for ages 15+.
RSVP for "Where Do I Go From Here?" by Monday, July 11th
If you have any questions or concerns prior to the event or need to cancel your registration, please contact us at 410-242-7000 ext. 1147 or email Aftercare@TheLLF.org.