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. 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. Our facilitators participate regularly in continuing education, and they receive monthly supervision/consultation with a licensed mental health professional. 


  • Participants must be at least 21 years old and residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.

  • All Adult Bereavement Support groups are tailored to the specific loss and provided at no charge..


  • New groups are formed as community needs arise.


For information and grief support resources, please email For information about joining one of our Montgomery County support groups, call Jim Rossi, 301-990-0854.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all of CaringMatters' Adult Bereavement Support groups are meeting online on Zoom until further notice. 


Spousal/Partner Loss -  All Ages  (multiple groups)

  • New Spousal/Partner Loss Group for those 50 years old & younger starting soon!


Spousal/Partner Loss - Leisure World Residents


Suicide Loss


Parent Loss (multiple groups)


Mixed Losses (multiple groups - new group starts April 26th))


Adult Child Loss (multiple groups)


Young Adult Parent Loss

For general 

infomation & resources, 

please email

Jim Rossi, Director

Adult Bereavement Services 


If you are interested in joining a support group, email Jim Rossi at and list the type of group, your name, your phone number, and the days and times you can be reached.

**Please Note: For Adult Bereavement volunteers, there are several new opportunities for facilitating grief support groups as we expand our services to meet the growing needs of the community.  Working with grieving persons with an experienced co-facilitator will be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life.  After completing the three-day training, you are eligible to participate in an online Zoom training for Adult Bereavement. If you are interested in this training, please email Jim Rossi at with your name, phone number, and when you can be reached to discuss this opportunity.

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"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

"Participating in this CaringMatters support group has given me ways to face grief and to keep my perspective about life more positive. Both of the facilitators are very supportive and make me feel like I will be able to accept this tragedy in a positive way."  - Support Group Member

CaringMatters' Grief Support Services - You Are Not Alone