- Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia:
The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland
4100 Chamounix Dr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Call for registration and more information. Registration is required.
Offers a bereavement support group for adults who have lost a loved one due to a cancer diagnosis. This group provides an opportunity for bereaved persons to share their feelings and experiences, get support and suggestions, and to learn how to go on with life. Being with others who can understand as well as tolerate the sadness, pain and other feelings caused by a significant loss is a major benefit of the group.
- Compassionate Friends:
Abington Chapter, Chapter Number: 1566
Janis and Larry (215) 285-7243
Meeting Info: 1st Monday of each month 7:30 pm
Meeting Address: Grace Presbyterian Church, 444 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Chapter Notes: Parking available at the Library and The Chelsea- Senior Living
Philadelphia/Temple University Chapter, Chapter Number: 1743
Marvella (267) 246-9574
Meeting Info: 3rd Thursday of each month 5:30 pm
Meeting Address: Temple University Hospital (Basement Class Room A), 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Today more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.
- Peter’s Place:
A Center for Grieving Children and Families
150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 687-5150
Fax: (610) 687-5120
Peter’s Place aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief. There are two branches to the services we offer: on-site peer support groups, and community outreach. On-site we offer groups for children ages 4-17 and their adult caregivers, as well as young adults ages 18-25. Through our outreach program, we also provide intervention and support services as well as workshops and trainings to schools, organizations and professionals in our community.
- Safe Harbor Program:
Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus
Pennwood Building, fourth floor
2500 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Abington Memorial Hospital’s Safe Harbor program provides ongoing grief support groups for children, teens and their parents or caregivers. This is a caring environment where they can come for support and understanding. At Safe Harbor, we believe that it is a natural process to grieve after a loss. The duration and intensity of grief is unique to the individual. Support, caring and acceptance from other individuals provides people with a natural capacity to heal. The program offers many support sessions including children and teen groups for ages four to 18, a young adult group for ages 19 to 29 and parent/caregiver groups. A support group, “Healing after a Suicide” is available, based on demand, for those grieving a death due to suicide.
Hospice agencies sometimes offer group or individual counseling for friends or family who have lost loved ones.