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Bereavement Services

Summer 2020 Remembrance Services

Franklin Hospice and Hospice of Washington County invite you and your family to participate in our Virtual Community Service of Remembrance.

While we are unable to gather physically together, we can share a safe virtual space to pause, reflect, remember and celebrate the lives and love of those who have died. On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Antietam Cable will be recording our Virtual Community Service of Remembrance, and it will be available on YouTube for you and your family to view.  During our service, we will light candles, share readings and poems, have moments of reflection, and perform uplifting music. 

Click HERE to view the service.

On-going Grief Groups

Open, Drop-in Group

These are open support groups, available to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month from 10:30am. - 12:00 noon and second and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00p.m. at the Hospice of Washington County office at 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742

Social Brunch

Offered once a month, meeting at a local restaurant. A great chance to socialize in a safe environment, with people who understand and respect where you are in your grief journey.

Closed-Ended Grief Groups

(Offered for 6 week sessions throughout the year)

Overdose Loss Support Group, offered in the fall

Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences we will ever endure. Receive and give support to others who are walking this journey as well. Join us for a time of support, sharing, and education.

Survivors of Suicide Group, offered in the spring

This group will focus on the many issues that arise when a loved one dies of suicide and the emotional, physical, and spiritual responses to it. Explore ways to manage the intensity of the pain and discuss healthy coping strategies. 

Teen Grief Group, offered in the summer

Teens have many challenges in life. Add the grief of losing a loved one to these challenges, and it gets even more complex. This group is a safe place for teens to share stories and express themselves.

Educational Workshops, offered throughout the year

  • Grief 101
  • Children and Grief
  • Coping with the Holidays


Special day camp in Washington County, MD for children between the ages of 6 through 13 who are grieving the death of a loved one. The camp provides support and encouragement to children in a comfortable, safe and fun environment. This program is offered in the fall. Campers attend camp once a year--then are welcome to attend Camp Reunions. Reunions are for children who have attended camp in the past. This is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends, address new grief issues and have fun.

Camper Application

Volunteer Application