Adult Grief Support

Peer support can help you cope

with the trauma of losing someone close to you.

Surviving the death of a loved one can be challenging emotionally and on a practical level. The pain and distress of grief is often misunderstood by those around us, adding to our sense of uncertainty at a vulnerable time in our life.


Peer support can help you cope with the trauma of losing someone close to you. Just having an understanding ear can be crucial. Our safe, confidential support groups are composed of caring people who are grieving a similar loss. Our members benefit from the collective wisdom and empathy of others who are traveling a similar path.  


​All groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and provided at no charge. Montgomery County residency

is not required.​​ All Adult Bereavement Support groups are tailored to the specific loss. New groups are formed as community needs arise. 


Spousal/Partner Loss, Age 50-70, Gaithersburg, Monday Evening

Spousal/Partner Loss Age 50+, Gaithersburg, Monday Evening

Spousal/Partner Loss, Chevy Chase, Thursday Daytime

Spousal/Partner Loss, Silver Spring, Monday Daytime

Spousal/Partner Loss, Wheaton, Thursday Daytime

Spousal/Partner Loss, Leisure World, Alternate Tuesdays Daytime

Spousal/Partner Loss, Leisure World, Alternate Thursdays Daytime

Suicide Loss, Gaithersburg, Tuesday Evening

Suicide Loss, Gaithersburg, Thursday Evening

Parent Loss, Gaithersburg, Thursday Evening

Mixed Losses Group, Kensington/Bethesda, Thursday Evening



Young Widowed Persons Group, Gaithersburg, Wednesday Evening

Mixed Losses Group, Gaithersburg, Date/Time To Be Determined



Adult Child Loss

Sibling and Friend Loss

Accidental Overdose or Trauma
Grieving Loss of a Service Member

To be part of a group, 

please contact Jim Rossi,
Director of Adult

Bereavement Services at or

"When it seemed that my whole world was collapsing with the death of my wife of 23 years, it was the warmth and kindness of a (CaringMatters) volunteer that made the difference. I was seen, heard and supported from the first moment of her visit. It is that experience that encouraged me later to seek help from them in my grief, and afterward, to join the organization as a volunteer." 


- Client/Volunteer


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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