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 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.


For questions or to register for a group, contact Jim Rossi at 301-990-0854 or

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders, all of CaringMatters' Adult Bereavement Support groups are meeting online until further notice. For information on joining an online support group, please contact Jim Rossi at or 301-990-0854.




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


Spousal/partner Loss Age 45-65, Gaithersburg, Tuesday Evening


Spousal/Partner Loss, Silver Spring, Monday Daytime (older people)


Spousal/Partner Loss, Wheaton, Thursday Daytime (older people)


Spousal/Partner Loss, Leisure World, Alternate Tuesdays Daytime


Spousal/Partner Loss, Leisure World, First and Third Thursdays


Suicide Loss, Gaithersburg, Tuesday Evening


Suicide Loss, Gaithersburg, Thursday Evening


Parent Loss, Gaithersburg, Wednesday Evening


Parent Loss, Gaithersburg, Thursday Evening


Mixed Losses, Gaithersburg, Tuesday Evening


Mixed Losses, Kensington - Bethesda, Tuesday Evening


Adult Child Loss, Gaithersburg, Wednesday Evening

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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