The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.



Grief Share

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable Grief Share resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.


Seminar and Support Group
First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg PA

Monday evening weekly seminar and support group from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

For more information or to register call Gail Vaughn, Director of Congregational Care at 717-263-8491, ext. 207 or email parishvisitorfumc@gmail.com

Designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.

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Grief Share - Shippensburg First Church of God group

Meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at Shippensburg First Church of God, Room 10. Open to anyone experiencing grief due to loss of a loved one. You are welcome to join at any time throughout these dates.

Phil and Bonnie Myers, Facilitators. For questions and to register call 717-532-8421

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Web Healing

Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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WellSpan Health - Adult Grief & Loss Support Group

A six-week program offered three times per year. The people of WellSpan Health work together to support this non-profit mission of service—one patient, one community, one unique health care need at a time. We also collaborate with community leaders, area residents and other health care providers to make sure that inpatient, outpatient, home health and physician services are located where they can do the most good for our neighbors.

2nd Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

4th Monday 6:00 -7:00 pm


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I Am Not Alone with My Grief

Please check back for updated information.

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Helping Children to Cope with Grief - Drew's Hope, The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation

A support program for children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one (family member or friend.) Each Fall and Spring, seven FREE sessions are facilitated by counseling students and professors from Shippensburg University.

Includes complimentary dinner followed by separate support groups with activities/play centers, therapy dog visits, grief education & discussion for Adults, Teens and Children. Meets every other Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm. Fall and Spring. 

Pre-registration is required. Contact Marcie Taylor 717-532-8922, drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net; Luhrs University Elementary School at Shippensburg University. More info at drewmichaeltaylor.org

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Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, Adult Grief Support Groups

All monthly groups meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl Street, Shippensburg but due to Covid, meeting locations might change to Zoom or outdoors so please RSVP to drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net for up-to-date information: 

1st Thursday - Bereaved Spouse support group 7:00 - 8:30 pm

2nd Thursday - Grief Knits grief support group - we teach grievers how to knit. 7:00 - 8:30 pm

3rd Thursday - Healing Together grief support group (Shippensburg) An education/discussion-based group for adults grieving the death of a loved one.  7:00 - 8:30 pm 

4th Thursday - Bereaved Parents grief support group - for parents/guardians grieving the death of a child of any age, infant through adult. 

Weekly - every Wednesday - Perfect Blend grief support group: Coffee, Crafting and Community. Bring a craft project (or use one of ours) and gather with fellow grievers (or non-grievers who wish to show their support) in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Adult coloring books and puzzles for those who do not have their own projects. 

For questions about these groups, contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net

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Sweet Grace Ministries - Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Neonatal Death

"This ministry was created to reach out to families who have found themselves on a journey they never imagined themselves embarking on. The journey of a pregnancy filled with anticipation and excitement that has ended in deep heartache and confusion. We too found ourselves on that journey and hope to give other families the services we so desperately needed."

We seek to offer support, hope, and empathy in the form of resources, photography, support group and more. Now in multiple locations, the Chambersburg Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. Contact Sweet Grace office 717-414-7772, Katy Dortenzo 717-830-1016 or email sweetgraceministries@gmail.com 77 Horst Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201

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The Compassionate Friends - Supporting Family after a Child Dies

Self-help support organization whose mission is to assist bereaved 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.

Non-denominational with no particular religious affiliation Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

Local chapters include TFC of Southern Huntington County; TFC Camp Hill Chapter; TFC of Hagerstown, MD; Juniata Valley Chapter, Lewistown PA; and York Chapter. Find contact information and meeting times for each Chapter  by clicking the link to the website.

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Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Gabrielle C. Bieber, Supervisor

51 Asper Dr Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 532-4100

Dugan Funeral Home, Inc.

Allen B. Dryzal, Supervisor

111 S Main St Bendersville, PA 17306
(717) 677-8215

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