Support Groups for Grieving Children

Pebbles Play Group

Pebbles is a monthly play-based support group for 4- and 5-year-olds who have experienced the death of a special person such as a sibling, parent, or grandparent. Children will play games together, participate in a grief-related storytime, and make crafts to commemorate their loved one, all while getting to know other children who can relate to their experiences of loss and grief. Polly Hurlburt, a Certified Child Life Specialist, will facilitate.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a support group for children ages 6 through 13 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Group members explore the grief process as they heal together through shared experience, guided discussion, recreated memories, and arts and crafts projects.


Monthly meetings are held during the school year, September - June at our Anne Arundel and Prince George's offices.  

  • Next Anne Arundel meeting for Pebbles and Stepping Stones is Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Cost is $10 per child; maximum of $20 per family.  For a complete listing of meeting dates please refer to the program schedule for grief support. 

 Please call 888.501.7077 for more inforamtion and to register.

Caring Canine, Lucy Lu, a member of the HOC pet therapy team.