Bereavement Support Groups
Families of pediatric cardiac patients who have died may contact Warren Smith for current information on support services in their local communities. For more information, please contact Warren Smith at 717-531-8343 or page at 1-866-204-0035
A national organization that offers support to families who have lost a child at any age, from any cause. Compassionate friends has more than 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico. For more information, or to find a chapter location near you, call 1-877-969-0010 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org
Highmark Caring Place
The Caring Place provides family-centered peer support to children and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Services are provided at no cost to families. The Caring Place offers services in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Warrendale/ Cranberry region of Pennsylvania. For more information in the Harrisburg area, call 1-866-613-4673 or visit http://www.highmarkcaringplace.com/
Olivia's House is an organization that offers grief education and support to children and families in York County. Services are offered at no cost to children and young adults who have experienced a loss. For more information, call 717-699-1133 or visit www.oliviashouse.org.
Parent Support Group
If you are grieving the loss of a child, you are not alone! There are others who can relate and understand what you are going through.
Regularly scheduled meetings provide an opportunity to meet others who are going through a similar situation. To get to know one another, socialize, and support each other through this incredibly trying time.
Sessions are scheduled for fall, winter and spring, To register or for more information, please contact Gerry Gaugler at 717-531-6867 (toll free: 866-204-0035 ext. 6867).
Pathways Center for Grief and Loss
This program of Hospice of Lancaster County offers support through groups focusing on specific losses, individual or family consultation, special bereavement opportunities, and resources to help people on their grief journey. Caring professionals with expertise in grief and loss, with the help of volunteers (many of whom have had their own loss experiences), assist everyone - from young children to older adults.
For more information, call Hospice of Lancaster County's Pathways Center at 717-391-2413.