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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

GriefShare 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. GriefShare 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 GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Grief Share - Seminar and Support Group

First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg PA

September 9 - November 25, 2019; 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.

 

 

Grief Share - Shippensburg First Church of God group

Meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM from August 22 - Nov. 14, 2019 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.

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I Am Not Alone with My Grief

Monthly Drop-In Grief Sessions for adults who have suffered a loss through death and are looking for support and education on related issues and topics. 1:30-3:00 on 2nd Tuesday of each month. Grief support programs are available to anyone in the community at no charge.

For more information and to register, call Kim McCurdy 717-217-3527 or 1-855-817-3085.
St. Luke Lutheran Church on the campus of SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge. 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202


Also, Widow to Widow Lunch Group is an ongoing support group that meets the 2nd Monday of each month to provide an opportunity for widows to share and learn about grief and the journey it brings. 

 

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"Growing through Grief" 

"Growing through Grief" - Seminar and Support Groups meet on Tuesdays. Free of charge. Visit website for times and locations. Facilitated by Grane Hospice bereavement staff.

For more information, contact Director of Bereavement Services, Stacy Beck at 717-763-4001 or sbeck@granehospice.com or Bereavement Counselor Gary Bruland at 717-763-4001, ext. 10446.

 

Also, compassionate Bereavement Services staff offer a variety of services.

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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.) 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. Next session Sept. 10 - Dec. 3, 2019. 
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's Hope Flyer

 

 

 

 

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 St., Shippensburg except for the 1st Thursday group which meets in Chambersburg:

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

3rd Thursday - Substance Death grief support group (Shippensburg) For any adult grieving the death of a loved one due to substance misuse.  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 a.m. from 10:00 - noon - 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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Grief Groups Flyer

 
  

 

BAG - Children's Bereavement Art Group, Under The Horizon

No-cost, faith-based creative arts program.
Designed to help children ages 5-15, dealing with any type of loss.
2nd Saturday / every other month, 1-3:30 pm
For info / registration Cathleen@underthehorizon.net; 717-752-4593
2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA

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Young Adult Grief Support Group - Ages 18 - 30

This program addresses a gap in services for young adults who often find it difficult to access support after a death. Group meetings will be held for six weeks on Thursdays through June and July at the Highmark Caring Place facility in Lemoyne, PA.
For additional information contact Terri.Bowling@highmark.com. 717-301-8411 or toll free 866-613-4673. 

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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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