New bereavement counselor joins Coastal Hospice


Marceline Brooks, MSW, MDiv., has joined Coastal Hospice as a bereavement counselor and will provide grief support to the Wicomico and Dorchester County communities. Brooks is currently leading the grief support group in Cambridge and will be leading the grief support group in Salisbury beginning in the Spring.
Brooks grew up in Salisbury until her family moved to Glen Burnie, and is a graduate of Glen Burnie High School. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for four years, Brooks began her multi-year career in telecommunications, receiving her degree in the field from Howard University. While at Howard, she felt “called to chaplaincy,” Brooks said, and received degrees in Masters of Divinity and Masters of Social Work from the university. She then worked for the Maryland Department of Social Services in Prince Georges County.
Brooks became interested in hospice work after Coastal Hospice cared for her stepfather.
“It is my goal to bring comfort to someone who needs it,” she said. “An early mentor told me to ask myself, ‘Who are you touching?’ You always need to be touching somebody in this life.”
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.