Grief Support

While grief is the normal and natural response to the loss of someone important to you, each person’s grief is unique. It is a process that takes time.  Our qualified bereavement counselors can help you navigate the grieving process.

Support Through the Grief Process

After you have lost a loved one, you may be asking yourself: “Why can’t I get over it?”  You may experience many emotions: anxiety, worry, guilt, loneliness.

All of these thoughts and feelings are normal.  The grieving process has no timetable, but if these emotions are interfering with your life, you may need professional help.

Our services are designed to help you navigate grief at your own pace. We offer grief support to individuals and families as they cope with the emotional, social and financial stresses associated with life-limiting illness and loss.

Throughout the year we host a number of grief support events and programs for the communities we serve.

Support Groups

We offer in-person and online Grief and Loss Support Groups throughout the year. The purpose of these support
groups is to provide an atmosphere of trust and acceptance in which participants may freely share their experiences, struggles, feelings, and concerns as well as their strengths, solutions, and joys. The groups will encourage participants to create friendships and network with each other.

This support is offered at no cost to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one, even if they were not a patient of Coastal Hospice.

One-On-One Support

For our Four Lower Shore Communities: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester.

One-on-one phone support or in-person meeting are available by request.
For more information, please contact Tangelia Rowland, Bereavement Assistant and Outreach Coordinator at or by phone: 410-742-8732 ext. 621.

Grief and Loss Support Groups

Currently, we are tailoring our grief and loss support groups to our communities’ needs.
We encourage you to visit our website and social media to learn details about upcoming groups.
Please call Tangelia Rowland, Bereavement & Outreach Coordinator at 410-742-8732 ext. 621 to confirm.
Dates and times are subject to change.

Our two ongoing Grief Support Groups have been discontinued for the remainder of the year.
Social Gathering for the Bereaved and Cooking for One

Social Gathering for the Bereaved

Ongoing Social Support Group – Worcester County Community

We will gather once a month to share a meal with the hope that people may feel comforted, connected,
and accompanied in a common shared experience during our group meetings.

Third Monday of each Month
January 16, 2023 – December 18, 2023
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Pines Public House & Eatery @ 11002 Nicholas Lane, Ocean Pines | 11002 Nicholas Ln, Berlin, MD 21811
Registration and Further Details

Memorial Gatherings

During the summer and fall, Coastal Hospice hosts four community-based memorial ceremonies. Anyone is welcome to attend this non-religious event where we recall the names and memories of loved ones and honor them. Please visit our calendar for upcoming gatherings and to register:

Dorchester County Memorial Gathering
Tuesday, June 6
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sailwinds Park
Cambridge, MD 21613

Somerset County Memorial Gathering
Tuesday, August 8
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
J Millard Tawes Historical Museum
3 9th St, Crisfield, MD 21817

Annual Wicomico County Memorial Gathering
Tuesday, October 3
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Oak Ridge
361 Tilghman Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804


Worcester CountyMemorial Gathering
Tuesday, November 7
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ocean City Fishing Pier
401 S Atlantic Ave,Ocean City, MD 21842

Next Memorial Gathering

Tuesday, August 8 – 2:00 PM

J Millard Tawes Historical Museum, Crisfield, MD


Free and open to the public, the purpose of these gatherings is to provide a time of remembrance and reflection. Bereavement Counselors are present to offer grief support and general information about the organization to those interested in learning more about the services Coastal Hospice offers.

Pediatric Grief Support

We offer two grief support programs for children that provide tools to cope with loss and assist on their grief journey.

Camp Chameleon

Camp Chameleon is a 4-day summer day camp open to children ages 6 to 12, who have experienced a primary loss in their life, like the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other closely connected person. Camp Chameleon is hosted through a partnership between Coastal Hospice and The Personal Wellness Center, in Salisbury, MD.

The camp offers a safe place for these children to express their grief, to explore the many emotions that accompany the death of someone close, and to learn age-appropriate coping skills that will assist them on their grief journey. This year we are encouraging families to participate during the last portion of the camp day. More information upon registration. Camp Chameleon begins with a family event on Monday evening, June 26, 2023 and is followed by three days (June 27-29) filled with fun and activities for the campers.

For more information about Camp Chameleon or to reserve a spot for your child, please contact Alvin Harmon, Director of Bereavement Services, Volunteer Services, and Coastal Care Navigators at or by phone: 410-742-8732 ext. 440. For further details, please visit our calendar at


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