Grief & Loss Support

Grief & Loss Support

Resources: Grief and Loss

Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative
Share the Journey Support Group for Families and Friends Bereaved by a Suicide

Free to all – 3rd Monday of Every Month 6 pm – 7:30 pm 1327 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.

Membership is open to open to adults who have lost a family member or a friend to suicide. The group is not intended for children under the age of 16 years. Ask about our children’s grief group.

For more information contact Kathy Wallace at (570) 575-2343 or nsplinformation@gmail.com

Information for families and friends, professionals, parents, widows and widowers.
601 E St., NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (800) 424-3410

The Center for Grief and Loss at Samaritan Hospice
Offers a wide variety of specialized grief support groups to the public at no cost to help family and friends cope with the loss of a loved one. Also provides a free brochure, “The Myth of the Happy Holidays,” which focuses on coping with grief during the holidays.
Phone: (800) 229-8183

The Center for Grieving Children
Provides educational and support materials to grieving children, teens, their families, schools and other community agencies that support them.
49 York Street
PO Box 1438
Portland, ME 04104
Phone: (207) 775-5216

The Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families
Provides peer grief support groups for preschoolers, elementary school age, middle school age, teens and young adults. Also training workshops and resources for professionals, phone consultations and referrals.
3300 Henry Avenue Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Email: info@grievingchildren.org
Phone: (267) 437-3123

The Center for Loss and Bereavement
Provides grief counseling for individuals and families, support groups for bereaved children, and community education.
3847 Skippack Pike
PO Box 1299
Skippack, PA 19474
Phone: (610) 222-4110

Contact Delaware
24-hour, 7-day/week crises help line for all problems, staffed by trained volunteers who provide telephone support and referrals, including bereavement support groups and grief counseling throughout the state.
Phone: (800) 262-9800

The Dougy CenterThe National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Serves as a model in providing peer support groups for grieving children; has printable information on “How to Respond to Our Children” in the wake of terroristic attacks on U.S., has a bookstore., local resource referral guide.
PO Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286
Phone: (503) 775-5683

An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with 37 e-mail support groups and two web sites. Provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. Companion site http://kidsaid.com/ provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.
PO Box 3272
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Growth House
Excellent resources dealing with grief and bereavement of different kinds.
Phone: (415) 863-3045

Holy Redeemer Health System Bereavement Support Group
This group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Support group for people who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
Holy Redeemer Hospital
1648 Huntingdon Pike
1 st Floor Conference Room One
Meadowbrook PA
Registration is required.
Phone: (800) 818-4747

Understanding Grief Workshop
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For those who recently experienced the death of a loved one, this session is an opportunity to learn what to expect as you enter the grief journey. Community resource referrals will be explored.
Holy Redeemer Home Care Office
12265 Townsend Road
To register, call Eileen McLaughlin at (215) 856-1215 or Leanne Billau at (215) 856-1093.

Hospice Foundation of America
Offers information to professionals and families about caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement, including resources specifically for children and teens. Annual Bereavement Teleconference Living with Grief: Loss Later In Life on April 24, 2002, will be offered at WHYY and other locations throughout the region.
2001 S. Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (800) 854-3402

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Offers bereavement groups, and individual counseling during a person’s terminal illness and following the terminal illness for bereaved family members.
Phone: (866) 532-7669

Peter’s Place: A Center for Grieving Children and Families
Offers free peer support groups for grieving children, pre-teens and teens ages 3 to 18, and their families to help with the healing process after a loss.
150 N. Radnor-Chester Rd.
Suite F130
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 687-5150



Related Books

The Fall of Freddie The Leaf
Leo Bufegolia

The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein. Harpercollins Juvenile Books, 1986.

Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss
Granger E. Westberg. Fortress Press, 1986.

A Grief Observed
C. S. Lewis. Harper San Fransisco, 2001.

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Ways to Explain Death to Children
Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen.

Living When a Loved One Has Died
Earl Grollman. Beacon Press, 1995.

The Mourning Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Bereaved
Helen Fitzgerald. Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Nobody’s Child Anymore: Grieving, Caring and Comforting When Parents Die
Barbara Bartocci. Sorin Books, 2000.

Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving Hold Fast and Let Go, Molly Fumia.
Conari Press, 1992.

Surviving Grief And Learning to Live Again
Catherine M. Saunders. John Wiley & Sons.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold Kushner. Avon, 1994.



Books to Help Young People Grieve and Understand Death

Talk about How They Cope with Loss
Janet Bode (155.937)



Especially for Young Children

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Judith Viorst (jE)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
LaureneKrasny Brown (j155.937 B813w)

When People Die
Sarah Levete (j155.937 L577w)



Fiction for Older Children

Sun and Spoon
Kevin Henkes (j)
A boy looks for a special way to remember his grandmother who died recently.



Picture Books

Rudi’s Pond
Eve Bunting (jE)
Dealing with the death of a friend.

Saying Goodbye to Daddy
Judith Vigna (jE)
Dealing with a sudden loss and the funeral experience.



Especially for Teens

Death is Hard to Live With
Teenagers (D349I)

How It Feels When a Parent Dies
Jill Krementz (155.937 K881h)



Recommended by the staff of the Collection Development Office, Free Library of Philadelphia

To Find A Grief Support Group

  • Call your telephone operator and ask for the numbers for your local mental health association and your local suicide prevention center. Both types of agency have good grief referral lists. You need not be suicidal to get a grief referral from a suicide prevention center. Also check with your faith community.
  • Use the Yellow Pages and call hospitals and hospices near you. Ask to speak with the Bereavement Coordinator, Social Worker, or Chaplain’s Office to get a local grief referral. Many hospitals and hospices provide grief support to clients for up to one year following a death and offer groups to the general public.

Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home
Phone: (570) 842-8501
401 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444

Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home
Phone: (570) 343-0712
1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

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