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 - Shippensburg First Church of God group

Meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM beginning August 22, 2019. Call Phil and Bonnie Myers, Facilitators with questions and current schedule. 717-226-2700

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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.
Call (717) 851-3467 to register.

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 - SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

Newly Bereaved Group - Hour and a half informational session providing guidance to those who have lost a loved one in the past 1 - 3 months. Available in Chambersburg & McConnellsburg. Other grief and loss support offerings available to residents in Franklin, Fulton, Adams and York Counties.

For more information and to register, call 717-217-3545
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg
Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg
Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg

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Journey to Healing - Elmcroft of Shippensburg

Fellowship and support for anyone who has experienced a loss in their life.
Fourth Tuesday of Every Month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Free of charge.
Facilitated by Grane Hospice bereavement staff.
Elmcroft of Shippensburg - 129 Walnut Bottom Road.
For more information, contact Stacy Beck, Bereavement Counselor
717-763-4001 or sbeck@granehospice.com

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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. Seven FREE sessions, includes meal, meets every other Wednesday evening. Fall and Spring. Next session starts Feb. 6, 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 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:

1st Thursday - Substance Death grief support group (Chambersburg) - Central Pres. Church Parlor, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201. 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

2nd Thursday - GriefKnits grief support group - we teach grievers how to knit.

3rd Thursday - Substance Death grief support group (Shippensburg) For any adult grieving the death of a loved one due to substance misuse.

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

Weekly - every Wednesday a.m. from 9:30 - 11:30 - Perfect Blend grief support group: Coffee, Crafting and Conversation. Bring a craft project (or use one of ours) and gather with fellow grievers in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.

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

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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 or 717-302-8402.




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 Avenye, 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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