Bereavement

CFHV Bereavement Program

The CFHV Bereavement Program is available at no cost to adults in Knox and Lincoln counties. It offers services to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through anticipated or unexpected death. Whether an individual prefers reading material,  or being part of a support group, our services are meant to offer the opportunity to sort through the fears, frustrations, confusion, and sadness that may accompany a death. Our program is always developing and aims to be responsive to community needs.

Grief Support Groups:

We organize groups based on need.  Please call 207-593-9355 if you would like to be notified of the next open group.

About our Support Groups:

Our groups are facilitated by volunteers, often with the support of professional counselors. At present we are offering time-limited groups open to the public but requiring pre-registration.

Other Groups in our Area:

A support group for those who have lost a spouse or partner meets Wednesdays  in Rockland.  This group is  not sponsored by CFHV but is an independent group to which we are pleased to refer those who are interested.  If you would like a referral to the Grieving Partners group, call us at 593-9355 for more information.

Bereavement Correspondence:

Mailings are sent to those who wish them for a period of thirteen months following a death. The contents are designed to provide support and an understanding of some commonly experienced reactions to death and the grieving process, along with some suggestions that others have found helpful in living with their grief.