Support Groups

Losing a loved one can open up a wide range of feelings.  Everyone has the right to grieve in his or her own way. Studies show that acknowledging and sharing thoughts and feelings reduces loneliness and supports the healing process.  We realize that we are not alone and that others are in comparable situations with similar reactions. There is never a charge for Talbot Hospice support groups. Sessions are open to the public whether or not your loved one was served by Talbot Hospice and regardless of county of residence.

Support Groups meet at 586 Cynwood Drive in the Clark-Guthrie Center. For more information on any of the groups listed below please contact the Bereavement Office at 410-822-6681 or email

Healing Through Yoga
Tuesdays, 9 - 10 a.m
This new complementary therapy guides participants through mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with grief and honor their loss. Led by Leslie Ornoff, RYT. No previous yoga experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome.

Healing After a Traumatic Loss
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
This ongoing monthly support group is specifically for anyone impacted by a traumatic death including overdose, suicide, accident, or homicide. 

Child Loss Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
Talbot Hospice is partnering with the Child Loss Support Group to offer a monthly group session for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age.

Monthly Grief Support Group
4th Tuesday of the Month from 5-7 p.m.
This ongoing monthly group is for any adult in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one. 

Pet Loss Support Group
1st Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m.
Talbot Humane Society and Talbot Hospice are joining together to offer a Pet Loss Support Group for grieving pet owners. The goal is to provide a safe environment to share your feelings and cherished memories of your beloved pet. We hope to offer comfort as well as tools for healing through this difficult process for you, your pets and other family members. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments and fellowship before the meeting. Please register in advance by contacting Linda Elzey at or call Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107.

Caregivers Support
Thursdays, 1 - 2:15 p.m.
This ongoing support group meets weekly and is for caregivers who are taking care of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. The meeting offers the opportunity to listen for solutions to challenging situations and a chance to share situations in a compassionate environment. Come as you are and find support from those who are in a similar situation.  

Looking Ahead: 6 week Grief Support Group REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Mondays: September 9-October 14
1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

This 6 week grief support group is for anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one. Offered twice annually. Check back for specific dates.

Shattering the Silence  REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Offered twice annually
This four-week support group is specifically for anyone impacted by the death of a loved one due to overdose or suicide. Check back for specific dates.

Navigating the Holidays in the Midst of Grief REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Offered Annually in early November - dates TBA
This workshop will offer coping strategies, ideas, and grief education on how to navigate the challenging holiday season.

For Children and Adolescents
Death can be confusing and upsetting for children and adolescents. Working in conjunction with both public and private schools in Talbot County, Talbot Hospice offers grief support for children and teens that have lost a loved one. If you are interested in having your young person participate, please contact the guidance counselor at your child's school or the Bereavement Office at Talbot Hospice, 410-822-6681 or email

Individual Counseling
Counseling is available by appointment for individuals and their family members in anticipation of, or following a death. Please call the Bereavement Office at 410-822-6681 or email

There is never a charge for any support group.