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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    American Rescue Workers, Inc. Hollidaysburg PA Office GriefShareA support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.BlairAmerican Rescue Workers - Hollidaysburg PA OfficeAmerican Rescue Workers, Inc. Hollidaysburg PA Office
    “The Perfect Blend”Coffee, crafting and community group (open to grievers and non-grievers who wish to show their support for those who are grieving) – Wed. Mornings from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM – We’ll gather on Wed. mornings at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families to work on any crafty projects you wish to bring. We have adult coloring books and puzzles for those who do not have their own craft projects. (*from time to time, we might even have a group craft project). Coffee/tea provided. Bring a snack to share if you want to!CumberlandDrew Michael Taylor FoundationDrew Michael Taylor Foundation
    Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church - GriefShareA nondenominational support group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.VenangoAtlantic Avenue United Brethren ChurchAtlantic Avenue United Brethren Church
    AvenuesSix-week informal evening support group for adults that addresses loss and grief issues while providing participants opportunities for sharing and mutual support.DauphinPinnacleHealth Home Care and HospicePinnacleHealth
    Bereavement ProgramTo facilitate the grieving process for children, adolescents and adults in a safe, caring and supportive environment to help them toward healing and a healthy resolution of their grief. Provides a variety of services such as anticipatory bereavement visits, grief follow-up care, spiritual care counseling, adult support groups, family support post-camp grief support groups, and grief workshops. Serves parts of Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland, Sullivan, Union, SchuylkillColumbiaBereavement ProgramColumbia Montour Home Health and Hospice
    Beyond Grief Support GroupThe Beyond Grief Support Group is designed for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Free class - No registration requiredFranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    BridgesSix-week grief workshop offering education and support to young adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse or life partner. Explores the grief experience and grief process ahd helps participants discover positive ways of coping emotionally and practically.DauphinPinnacleHealth Home Care and HospicePinnacleHealth
    CHS-New JerseyBACKGROUND SEARCH REUNION Provides background reports for adult adoptees and searches and reunions for adult members of the adoption triad. BIRTH PARENT COUNSELING: Marie Braun, Intake Worker, ext 115 Offers expectant parents with unplanned pregnancies a wide range of comprehensive services. Free, confidential counseling services include: planning for the child, temporary foster care while choices are considered, help with medical care, financial planning and adoption services. DOMESTIC ADOPTION: Christine Rednor, Program Administrator Facilitates domestic adoption of infants and young children of all racial backgrounds, some with special needs. Serves all of NJ and Bucks County, PA. CHILD CARE: Gwen Forte, Program Administrator, Ocean County Offers a wide range of services including: Work First NJ and NJ Cares for Kids child care subsidy programs; child care resource and referral; family child care registration, child care food program; health consultation services for child care centers and providers and professional development opportunities for child care providers. For Mercer, Hunterdon and Ocean counties. FOSTER CARE: Marie Braun, Intake Worker, ext 115 Provides temporary foster care for infants while birth parents work with counselors on a permanent placement for the child. CHILDHOOD SEPARATION AND LOSS: Ann Suabedissen, Program Administrator, ext 159 CSL provides short-term, focused treatment to the child in the context of the family with whom he or she lives. DONATIONS: only accepts new toys and clothing.635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ (CHS-New Jersey)Children's Home Society of NJ - Mercer County
    Daddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward - Recreational and Educational OpportunitiesDaddy’s Spirit is currently in its organizational phase. We are presently seeking participation of children ages 5-18 who reside in the Greater Philadelphia (PA-NJ-DE-MD) area and whose fathers have died. Beyond recreational opportunities, we provide specific financial assistance to individual children for the purpose of defraying the cost of organized recreational programs, as well as later defraying the cost of post-secondary education for the children who receive our services. In order to achieve the dual goals of providing recreational and educational opportunities, we are: - Actively seeking volunteers to serve on our Advisory Board as well as to work with the children and their families. Actively seeking donors in the states where Daddy’s Spirit is registered to solicit and receive contributions - both cash contributions and in-kind donations are sought.MontgomeryDaddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward - Montgomery; Valley ForgeDaddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward
    Doylestown Health - Support GroupsOffers a variety of support groups on multiple topics.BucksDoylestown Health - Support GroupsDoylestown Health
    Drew's Hope - Family Grief SupportDealing with grief is challenging, especially for children and teens. Drew’s Hope is a free grief and loss support program offered each fall and spring for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one (family member or friend). The seven session program is facilitated by counseling students and professors from Shippensburg University and is held on the campus of Shippensburg University (and Greencastle Antrim Middle School as needed). Each session includes a complimentary dinner, followed by separate support sessions for children, teens and adults.CumberlandDrew Michael Taylor FoundationDrew Michael Taylor Foundation
    DSAA Support Group - ElizabethtownA support group for family/friends of those struggling with addiction or for those who have lost someone to addiction. Offer support and discussion, not a 12-step program.LancasterDSAA Support Group - ElizabethtownDSAA Support Group
    DSAA Support Group - Mount JoyA support group for family/friends of those struggling with addiction or for those who have lost someone to addiction. Offer support and discussion, not a 12-step program.LancasterDSAA Support Group - Mount JoyDSAA Support Group
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Hospice - Bereavement Support GroupsUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - HospiceEvangelical Community Hospital
    Family Hospice and Palliative Care - Bereavement Support GroupOffers bereavement support groups.AlleghenyFamily Hospice and Palliative CareFamily Hospice and Palliative Care
    Family House - Affordable Temporary HousingProvides affordable housing for patients and families seeking medical treatment in Pittsburgh.AlleghenyFamily HouseFamily House
    GRASP - Lower Bucks Support Group MeetingOffers compassionate and understanding support for those who have lost a loved one through addiction and overdose.BucksGRASP - Bucks; PA - BristolGRASP - Grief Recovery After Substance Passing - Bucks; PA
    GRASP - Upper Bucks Support Group MeetingOffers compassionate and understanding support for those who have lost a loved one through addiction and overdose.BucksGRASP - Upper Bucks; PAGRASP - Grief Recovery After Substance Passing - Bucks; PA
    Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance - Support Group CentralProvides a variety of support groups for individuals with mental or physical health issues. **Go to website **BerksGreater Reading Mental Health AllianceGreater Reading Mental Health Alliance
    Grief and Loss Lending LibraryThe Drew Michael Taylor Foundation offers a grief and loss lending library for community use. The library contains books, pamphlets, DVDs and other resources related to grief, death and dying. CumberlandDrew Michael Taylor FoundationDrew Michael Taylor Foundation
    GriefKnits Support Group2nd Thursday of each month – 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Knitting has shown positive mental health benefits for grievers. Come and meet others who are grieving the death of a loved one and learn to knit too! If you’re a griever who already knows how to knit/crochet, bring your current project with you! All materials are provided by the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.CumberlandDrew Michael Taylor FoundationDrew Michael Taylor Foundation
    Grief Recovery GroupProvide a grief recovery support groupLancasterGrief Recovery GroupPetra Church - New Holland
    GriefShare - Grief Support Group - First United Methodist Church - MuncyGriefShare offers support groups and seminars for people grieving the death of a loved one. GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks. Each week the GriefShare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. After viewing the video, time is spent as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in their lives. During the week, participants have the opportunity to use their workbooks for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out their emotions through journaling. The group spends time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.LycomingGriefShare Support Group - First United Methodist Church - MuncyGriefShare
    Grief Share - Support GroupA 13-week support group for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Content each week is presented by video, followed by time for discussion and sharing.LancasterWorship CenterWorship Center
    Grief Support MinistrySupport group which offers consultation and advice to those who are newly bereaved. Mainly for Catholics, but other faiths accepted. LancasterGrief Support MinistryIndependent Support Groups
    Hands Holding Hearts- Grieving ProgramGrief education, support & counseling for families in the Bucks County areaBucksHands Holding Hearts- Bucks CountyHands Holding Hearts
    Highmark Caring Place – A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their FamiliesA peer support group for grieving children, adolescents and their families. Also provide consultation, information, and referral services and education to community groups.AlleghenyHighmark Caring Place - Allegheny CountyHighmark Caring Place
    Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley - Counseling ServicesIndividual, couples, family and group counseling services available. Fees apply. Insurance is accepted. Bereavement Support Group meets periodically. LehighJewish Family Service of the Lehigh ValleyJewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
    Lehigh Valley Health Network - Support Groups/ClassesInformation on support groups, classes, events and resources for specific conditions. LehighLehigh Valley Health NetworkLehigh Valley Health Network
    Luther Acres Grief Support GroupSupport group centered around grief and loss of a loved one. Group is facilitated by social worker or chaplain staff. All are welcome. Majority of participants have lost a spouse.LancasterLuther Acres Grief Support GroupLuthercare
    Lutheran Congregational Services - Bereavement Support GroupJourneys Through Grief is a 6 week support group for any individual who is grieving. There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Times and locations vary, call for current schedule. LehighLutheran Congregational ServicesLutheran Congregational Services
    New Vision Community Church Grief ShareNew Vision Counseling Services offers support when dealing with grief.AlleghenyNew Vision Community ChurchNew Vision Community Church
    PathwaysSix-week daytime educational support group for adults aged 50+ who are trying to cope with the loss of a spouse, life partner, parent, child or close friend.DauphinPinnacleHealth Home Care and HospicePinnacleHealth
    Pathways Center for Grief and LossSupport groups for any adult, teen or child who has lost a loved one through death. There are no fees for most grief support services: - Individual and Family Consultation - Newly Bereaved: A 3 week series for those 1-4 months after a loss - Monthly Drop-In Groups that are loss specific - Loss of a Spouse, Loss of a Child or Loss of a Parent or Sibling - Coping with Suicide Loss: A 6 week series - Coping with the Holidays: Series offered in both York and Mount Joy - Coping Kids & Teens: Provides 3 eight week series throughout the school year - Camp Chimaqua: A 3 day 2 night overnight camp for bereaved children ages 6-12 - Camp Mend A Heart: A day long family camp in August for children and teens ages 6-18 and adults - Pathways Newsletter: Anyone can call in and ask to be place on the mailing list - Pathways Center Resource Lending Library: Open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pmLancasterPathways Center for Grief and Loss, Mount JoyHospice & Community Care (founded as Hospice of Lancaster County)
    Peace Valley Chapter - WarminsterA grief support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings offer peer support.BucksCompassionate Friends - Bucks County ChaptersCompassionate Friends - Bucks County Chapters
    Penn Highlands - Coping with Loss Support GroupOpen to any individual experiencing the loss of a loved one.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Healing After Loss Support GroupFree and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. No pre-registration is required.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Hugs for Kids and TeensHUGS - Helping Understand Grief Stages - for Kids is sponsored by Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice and funded by the Gray Foundation. Held twice annually, these bereavement programs provide a safe and supportive atmosphere where children and teens from kindergarten to grade 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one, can share their experiences and feelings. It is a six-week program held usually on Tuesday evening starting at 6:30 PM. The facilitators will assist children and teens in learning ways to deal with the grieving process through discussions, role playing, art and literature. There is no fee to attend but registration is appreciated.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Support GroupsOffers support groups activities, classes, events and lectures. Click here for a listDauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
    Philadelphia Senior Center- Support GroupsOffers three support groups; Caregiver Support for those who are caring for an older adult; Moving On Support Group for those who have recently lost a loved one; Friendly Callers is a group of people who get together to call and comfort others in need.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Senior Center - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Senior Center
    Quakertown ChapterA grief support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings offer peer support.BucksCompassionate Friends - Bucks County ChaptersCompassionate Friends - Bucks County Chapters
    Reading Hospital - Acute Care Hospital- Acute Care Hospital - Call Helpline (484-628-4357) for support group, health information information, and physician referrals. - Offers free flu shot events - Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence - Click here to make a referral BerksReading HospitalTower Health
    Somerset Community Hospital In Touch Hospice Bereavement Support GroupIn Touch Hospice Bereavement Support Group Meets: Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Where: In Touch Hospice House 1474 North Center Avenue, Somerset SomersetSomerset Community Hospital In Touch Hospice HouseSomerset Community Hospital
    South Hills Assembly of God GriefShareGriefShare is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects.AlleghenySouth Hills Assembly of GodSouth Hills Assembly of God
    St Luke's Hospital and Health Network - Support Groups and ClassesOffers a variety of support groups and classes. Call for information NorthamptonSt Luke's University Health NetworkSt Luke's University Health Network
    The Washington Hospital - Hospice CareProvides care to the terminally ill on an 24 hour/day, seven day/week basis. Offers nursing, social work, aides, volunteers, counselors, etc. Bereavement services provided to survivors. Bereavement support group for families and friendsWashingtonHospice CareThe Washington Hospital
    Three Rivers Hospice Grief Support GroupA grief support group for adults who have lost a loved one.AlleghenyThree Rivers HospiceThree Rivers Hospice
    T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting - Bereavement SupportProvide a safe-haven for the bereaved to share and express their emotions of their loss in a confident enviroment. A Six-week Series Held Quarterly throughout the year titled "Coping Through the Holidays"Montgomery*Main Site (T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting)T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting
    Tuesday's ChildrenLong term support, outreach, guidance, and volunteer opportunities for those who are coping with the loss of an immediate family member, with emphasis on September 11 and the Sandy Hook tragedy. Additional programs offered for families of September 11 first responders, families of recently fallen and wounded veterans, and youth around the world impacted by terrorism. Programs include: - Career Resource Center - Youth mentoring - Community service projects - International youth connection programs - Recreational activities & outings (NY metro only) - Individual counseling - Peer support groups - Workshops390 Plandome Rd, Manhasset, Brooklyn NY (Tuesday's Children)Tuesday's Children
    Unite, Inc. - Grief Support/Bereavement SupportServices: Grief Support Groups Literature Educational Programs Training Workshops Referral Assistance DelawareUNITE, Inc. - Delaware; MediaUnite, Inc.
    UPMC Susquehanna - Home Care and Hospice - Heartworks Children's Grief Support GroupsHeartworks is a “family-based” peer support program for grieving children, teens and their families that offers peer-support for groups:
    • Ages (4-6) Preschool
    • Ages (7-9) Elementary
    • Ages (9-12) Middle School
    • Ages (13-17) High School
    • Parent(s)/ cargiver(s) of enrolled children/teens
    • Exploring spiritual issues with the goal of obtaining peace
    LycomingUPMC Susquehanna Home Care and HospiceUPMC Susquehanna
    Visiting Nurse Association - Bereavement Support GroupsHospice care can be provided at home, in long term care facilities or in St Luke's Hospice House in Bethlehem. Hospice also provides bereavement support and guidance for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of where their loved one died. Bereavement support services are free-of-charge, open to all and include support groups, workshops for adults and children, lectures/discussions and services of remembrance. Ryan's Tree is a six-week guided peer support program designed for children and adolescents, age 5 - 18, who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Call for current schedule of bereavement programs. Home health care is provided by nurses and health aides to help patients recover from illness or injury. Serves individuals from infancy to adulthood. PATH program provides visiting nurses to families who need support with daily tasks and parenting. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides visiting nurses who work with low income, first time mothers on parenting, nutrition and birth control from the beginning of their pregnancy until their babies are two years old.NorthamptonVisiting Nurse Association of St. Luke'sSt Luke's University Health Network
    Visiting Nurse Association - Hopeful HeartsGrief support for children, adolescents and their families. Child focused, family based, peer support.IndianaHopeful HeartsVisiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

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