Virtual Support Services

Programs available NOW and throughout the COVID-19 crisis:
Adult Grief Support Groups
  • Virtual support groups "meet" online once a week for 90 minutes session
  • Phone support, information and referral
  • Contact Jim Rossi, [email protected], 301-990-0854

Children's Grief Support
  • Phone support, information and referral for parents
  • Consultation with counselors, teachers, and other professionals
  • Contact Gilly Cannon, [email protected], 301-990-8904

Volunteer Helping Hands
  • Companionship, social/emotional support through virtual visits
  • New Group: Virtual support group for those caring for dementia patients
  • Contact Penny Gladhill, [email protected], 301-990-0852

Raise Your Glass Update
This year's RAISE YOUR GLASS will be a "virtual" celebration of our sponsors to thank them for enabling us to respond to the current crisis.

Our Event Chairs and Host Committee will welcome sponsors and ticket holders to a special "virtual" event on May 14th at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details!

Tickets and sponsorships are still available to support CaringMatters' mission of compassionate support. We hope to "see" you online on May 14th and look forward to raising our glasses with you all in person at next year's event!
Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!
Premier Sponsors:
  Revere Bank  /  Sandy Spring Bank  & Ken and Julie Cook
Jeffrey Z. Slavin
Refined Sponsor:
Sean and Lisa Creamer
Bill and Pam Hard
Tom and Clare Keller
Select Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:
New Children's Grief Support Resources
These activities, offered in both English and Spanish, can help grieving families honor and begin a conversation about their loved ones, remembering their personality, gifts, and the special times shared together. 
This CaringMatters webpage offers resources and practical ways counselors, teachers and principals can support grieving students during this difficult time. 
Camp Erin - New Dates
October 9 - 11, 2020
CaringMatters remains fully committed to the health of our volunteers, staff, and community and therefore, we are postponing Camp Erin until Friday, October 9, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020. Camper registrations and volunteer applications are being accepted now.
Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 19-25, 2020
Volunteers are the heart of CaringMatters. They are valued for their compassion, their willingness to provide assistance in time of need, and many interests and talents that support all aspects of the organization. For 31 years, thousands of volunteers have earned CaringMatters its reputation for outstanding service and care. 

During this time when volunteers are limited to virtual services, we continue to honor each and every one of them. On behalf of the entire CaringMatters family, thank you for everything you do!

Check our Facebook page next week for volunteer profiles.
The Community Needs Our Support...
We Need Yours!
In response to these challenging times, CaringMatters has incorporated new strategies to continue this critical work and remain a steady presence for those facing serious illness, loss, and grief. Moving forward, we are anticipate an increasing demand for our services. We’re counting on YOU - our community of supporters - to help us meet the community's needs.
Read more HERE .
Special Opportunities
CaringMatters Masks
As you know, the CDC now recommends that everyone wear a face mask when they have to be out in public. If you have a sewing machine and are interested in making masks as part of a team from CaringMatters, please contact Deena Barlev at  [email protected] with the subject line: CaringMatters Masks .  
Yoga with Marie
  • Gentle yoga flow for all levels, offered online, Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am, at no charge for the entire community
  • Contact Marie Daly, [email protected], 301-990-0852
Save the Date For This Year's Gala!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Woodmont Country Club
Rockville, Maryland

518 S. Frederick Avenue,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-869-HOPE (4673)