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Support Groups

Support Groups

Delaware Hospice Grief Support Programs

Kent County Office: Delaware Hospice Office, 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Statewide: 1 (800) 838-9800
To register for programs, please go to the website Events Calendar for offerings and specific details on how to register for the program(s) you wish to attend. Also see the Grief Support Newsletter on the website for more information about scheduled programs in each county. Area Served: Statewide
Hours of Operation: 8:30 – 4:30, M-F

Vitas Healthcare

20103 Professional Park Blvd., South Building Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 451-400 Provides bereavement support services to the community.

Compassionate Care Hospice

20165 Office Circle, Suite 2 Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 994-5900 / toll-free (866) 994-8137
Compassionate Care Hospice offers bereavement supports services that are open to the public.
Call for information regarding dates and locations

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Grief Support Group
(302) 533-3800

Parents upon Death of a Child

A.I. DuPont Hospital (Nemours) for Children
A.I. DuPont Hospital, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington DE, 19803 (302)651-6448
Monthly support group for parents who have had a child die at Nemours.

Faith-Based Grief Support

GriefShare to find the most current local church locations and starting dates. GriefShare is a grief recovery support program where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. It is a 13-session program offered in many local churches. Using the Bible to help with grieving, each meeting includes a video seminar, group discussion, and use of a personal study workbook. (depending on the facility, there may be a small charge for the workbook).

Local Hospitals

Most hospitals offer some type of grief support and have additional services offered to families. If a family member passed away in one of the local hospitals and you were not given any information, please call the following numbers and ask to speak to support services.
Bayhealth-Kent Campus 302-574-4700
Bayhealth- Sussex Campus 302-422-3311
Beebe Med. Ctr. 302-645-3759
Nanticoke Mem. Hospital 302-629-6611

Mental Health Association in Delaware

Area Served: Statewide
Hours of Operation: 8:30 – 4:30, M-F
MHA’s mission is to promote mental well-being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support and advocacy. Advocates for improved access to mental health care for all Delawareans. Provides community education and outreach (depression screenings, educational presentations, free booklets, community and professional workshops and conferences.

 Support Groups to help individual feel less isolated as they manage their personal mental health challenges.
 Survivors of Suicide Peer-led group for individuals who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide.
 Survivors of Accident and Murder (SAM) Professionally-led groups for families and friends of people whose deaths were sudden and/or violent. Group meets in Wilmington.
 Families of Veterans Support Group Professionally-led support groups for families of returning veterans and servicemen post-9/11.
 Suicide Prevention Programs Programs for youth and adults (free or low cost) educational /training programs for community members, professionals and nonprofessionals in DE.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY – DELAWARE

This organization, with offices in Rehoboth Beach, offers grief support meetings, classes and more. For the Sussex County schedule, click here to go to their site.

Short Funeral Services, Inc.:

Milton Chapel
Phone: (302) 684-8521
Fax: (302) 684-3924
416 Federal Street, Milton, DE

Georgetown Chapel 
Phone: (302) 856-6884
Fax: (302) 684-3924
609 E. Market Street, Georgetown, DE

Berry-Short Funeral Homes, Inc.:

Milford Chapel
Phone: (302) 422-8091
Fax: (302) 424-4296
119 N.W. Front Street, Milford, DE

Felton Chapel
Phone: (302) 284-4548
Fax: (302) 424-4296
217 E. Main Street, Felton, DE


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