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Maine Grief Centers
Bereaved Parents of the USA
23 Bay Road
South Portland, ME 04106
The Southern Maine Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a self-help support organization. All members are parents, grandparents, and siblings, who are grieving the death of a child.
PO Box 238
North Berwick, ME 03906
Camp Kita provides a safe, nurturing environment where child survivors can connect with one another while learning constructive ways to deal with the often unspeakable and fierce emotion of losing a loved one to suicide.
35 Acadia Road
Casco, ME 04015
Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.
Center for Grieving Children
The Center for Grieving Children, based in Portland, Maine, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education.
Experience Camps – Manitou Experience
47 Camp Manitou Cove
Oakland, ME 04963
Experience Camps are one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. It’s a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down. It’s a place where they can feel “normal”, because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them. It’s a home away from home. And just about everyone will tell you…”It’s the best week of the year”.
Grief Support Services, CHANS Home Health Care
45 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011
CHANS Home Health Care’s Hospice Care Program offers peer grief and bereavement support groups free to the local community.
National Alliance for Grieving Children
555 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
The National Alliance for Grieving Children lists grief support service providers who serve children, teens and their families.
Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children
885 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Pathfinders offers a caring, safe environment where children, teens and their caregivers utilize peer support and grief education to creatively express, share and grow through the healing process.