|American Rescue Workers, Inc. Hollidaysburg PA Office GriefShare||A support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.||Blair||American Rescue Workers - Hollidaysburg PA Office||American 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!||Cumberland||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation|
|Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church - GriefShare||A nondenominational support group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.||Venango||Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church||Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church|
|Avenues||Six-week informal evening support group for adults that addresses loss and grief issues while providing participants opportunities for sharing and mutual support.||Dauphin||PinnacleHealth Home Care and Hospice||PinnacleHealth |
|Bereavement Program||To 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, Schuylkill||Columbia||Bereavement Program||Columbia Montour Home Health and Hospice|
|Beyond Grief Support Group||The Beyond Grief Support Group is designed for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Free class - No registration required||Franklin||Summit Health Support Groups||Summit Health |
|Bridges||Six-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.||Dauphin||PinnacleHealth Home Care and Hospice||PinnacleHealth |
|CHS-New Jersey||BACKGROUND 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 Opportunities||Daddy’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.||Montgomery||Daddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward - Montgomery; Valley Forge||Daddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward|
|Doylestown Health - Support Groups||Offers a variety of support groups on multiple topics.||Bucks||Doylestown Health - Support Groups||Doylestown Health |
|Drew's Hope - Family Grief Support||Dealing 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.||Cumberland||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation|
|DSAA Support Group - Elizabethtown||A 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.||Lancaster||DSAA Support Group - Elizabethtown||DSAA Support Group|
|DSAA Support Group - Mount Joy||A 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.||Lancaster||DSAA Support Group - Mount Joy||DSAA Support Group|
|Evangelical Community Hospital - Hospice - Bereavement Support Groups||Union||Evangelical Community Hospital - Hospice||Evangelical Community Hospital|
|Family Hospice and Palliative Care - Bereavement Support Group||Offers bereavement support groups.||Allegheny||Family Hospice and Palliative Care||Family Hospice and Palliative Care|
|Family House - Affordable Temporary Housing||Provides affordable housing for patients and families seeking medical treatment in Pittsburgh.||Allegheny||Family House||Family House|
|GRASP - Lower Bucks Support Group Meeting||Offers compassionate and understanding support for those who have lost a loved one through addiction and overdose.||Bucks||GRASP - Bucks; PA - Bristol||GRASP - Grief Recovery After Substance Passing - Bucks; PA|
|GRASP - Upper Bucks Support Group Meeting||Offers compassionate and understanding support for those who have lost a loved one through addiction and overdose.||Bucks||GRASP - Upper Bucks; PA||GRASP - Grief Recovery After Substance Passing - Bucks; PA|
|Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance - Support Group Central||Provides a variety of support groups for individuals with mental or physical health issues.
**Go to website www.grmha.org **||Berks||Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance||Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance|
|Grief and Loss Lending Library||The 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.
||Cumberland||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation|
|GriefKnits Support Group||2nd 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.||Cumberland||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation||Drew Michael Taylor Foundation|
|Grief Recovery Group||Provide a grief recovery support group||Lancaster||Grief Recovery Group||Petra Church - New Holland|
|GriefShare - Grief Support Group - First United Methodist Church - Muncy||GriefShare 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.||Lycoming||GriefShare Support Group - First United Methodist Church - Muncy||GriefShare|
|Grief Share - Support Group||A 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.||Lancaster||Worship Center||Worship Center|
|Grief Support Ministry||Support group which offers consultation and advice to those who are newly bereaved. Mainly for Catholics, but other faiths accepted.
||Lancaster||Grief Support Ministry||Independent Support Groups|
|Hands Holding Hearts- Grieving Program||Grief education, support & counseling for families in the Bucks County area||Bucks||Hands Holding Hearts- Bucks County||Hands Holding Hearts|
|Highmark Caring Place – A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their Families||A peer support group for grieving children, adolescents and their families. Also provide consultation, information, and referral services and education to community groups.||Allegheny||Highmark Caring Place - Allegheny County||Highmark Caring Place|
|Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley - Counseling Services||Individual, couples, family and group counseling services available. Fees apply. Insurance is accepted.
Bereavement Support Group meets periodically.
||Lehigh||Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley||Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley|
|Lehigh Valley Health Network - Support Groups/Classes||Information on support groups, classes, events and resources for specific conditions.
||Lehigh||Lehigh Valley Health Network||Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|Luther Acres Grief Support Group||Support 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.||Lancaster||Luther Acres Grief Support Group||Luthercare|
|Lutheran Congregational Services - Bereavement Support Group||Journeys 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.
||Lehigh||Lutheran Congregational Services||Lutheran Congregational Services|
|New Vision Community Church Grief Share||New Vision Counseling Services offers support when dealing with grief.||Allegheny||New Vision Community Church||New Vision Community Church|
|Pathways||Six-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.||Dauphin||PinnacleHealth Home Care and Hospice||PinnacleHealth |
|Pathways Center for Grief and Loss||Support 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 5:00pm||Lancaster||Pathways Center for Grief and Loss, Mount Joy||Hospice & Community Care (founded as Hospice of Lancaster County)|
|Peace Valley Chapter - Warminster||A grief support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings offer peer support.||Bucks||Compassionate Friends - Bucks County Chapters||Compassionate Friends - Bucks County Chapters|
|Penn Highlands - Coping with Loss Support Group||Open to any individual experiencing the loss of a loved one.||Clearfield||Penn Highlands||Penn Highlands|
|Penn Highlands - Healing After Loss Support Group||Free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. No pre-registration is required.||Clearfield||Penn Highlands||Penn Highlands|
|Penn Highlands - Hugs for Kids and Teens||HUGS - 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.||Clearfield||Penn Highlands||Penn Highlands|
|Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Support Groups||Offers support groups activities, classes, events and lectures. Click here for a list||Dauphin||Penn State Hershey Medical Center||Penn State Hershey Medical Center|
|Philadelphia Senior Center- Support Groups||Offers 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.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Senior Center - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Philadelphia Senior Center|
|Quakertown Chapter||A grief support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings offer peer support.||Bucks||Compassionate Friends - Bucks County Chapters||Compassionate 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
||Berks||Reading Hospital||Tower Health |
|Somerset Community Hospital In Touch Hospice Bereavement Support Group||In 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
||Somerset||Somerset Community Hospital In Touch Hospice House||Somerset Community Hospital|
|South Hills Assembly of God GriefShare||GriefShare 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.||Allegheny||South Hills Assembly of God||South Hills Assembly of God|
|St Luke's Hospital and Health Network - Support Groups and Classes||Offers a variety of support groups and classes. Call for information
||Northampton||St Luke's University Health Network||St Luke's University Health Network|
|The Washington Hospital - Hospice Care||Provides 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 friends||Washington||Hospice Care||The Washington Hospital|
|Three Rivers Hospice Grief Support Group||A grief support group for adults who have lost a loved one.||Allegheny||Three Rivers Hospice||Three Rivers Hospice|
|T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting - Bereavement Support||Provide 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 Children||Long 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.
- Career Resource Center
- Youth mentoring
- Community service projects
- International youth connection programs
- Recreational activities & outings (NY metro only)
- Individual counseling
- Peer support groups
- Workshops||390 Plandome Rd, Manhasset, Brooklyn NY (Tuesday's Children)||Tuesday's Children |
|Unite, Inc. - Grief Support/Bereavement Support||Services:
Grief Support Groups
||Delaware||UNITE, Inc. - Delaware; Media||Unite, Inc.|
|UPMC Susquehanna - Home Care and Hospice - Heartworks Children's Grief Support Groups||Heartworks 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
|Lycoming||UPMC Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice||UPMC Susquehanna|
|Visiting Nurse Association - Bereavement Support Groups||Hospice 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.||Northampton||Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's||St Luke's University Health Network|
|Visiting Nurse Association - Hopeful Hearts||Grief support for children, adolescents and their families.
Child focused, family based, peer support.||Indiana||Hopeful Hearts||Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County|