WATERVILLE — The next session of Hope’s Place will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights, Jan. 3 through Feb. 14, at the First Congregational Church UCC, 7 Eustis Parkway.

The mission of Hope’s Place is to provide a safe, supportive environment for grieving children, teens and families through peer support groups. This program serves youth ages 3 to 18 and their parents or caregivers.

Families who have experienced the death of a loved one are encouraged to contact Jillian Roy at 873-3615 ext. 19 or email [email protected] for more information or to arrange a pre-group interview.

All Hope’s Place group sessions are held Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area serves 27 communities in central Maine. It exists to provide non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life, to loved ones throughout the grieving process, and to educate the community on issues related to death and grieving. Bereavement services are available to anyone who has sustained loss either through illness or unexpectedly. HVWA is volunteer-based and community funded. For more information about the free end-of-life and grief support services offered by HVWA, phone 873-3615 or access information online at www.hvwa.org.