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Pennsylvania Grief Centers
Bereaved Parents of the USA
21 Faith Drive
Hazelton, PA 18202
The Luzerne County of NE PA Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a self-help support organization. All members are parents, grandparents, and siblings, who are grieving the death of a child.
3303 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Caitlin’s Smiles is dedicated to sharing smiles and laughter with children facing chronic or life threatening illnesses. Founded in 2004 in memory of Caitlin Hornung, the non-profit organization distributes arts and crafts kits to hospitals, giving kids an outlet for creativity and the means to heightened feelings of self-worth.
410 Glenn Avenue
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Camp Courage is a free weekend camp for children ages seven through eighteen held in May and October. Campers come together with other children and teens who have experienced similar losses as they learn new ways of dealing with their grief. The weekend also offers many fun activities.
PO Box 2106
Kingston, PA 18704
Camp Koala’s mission is to provide grieving children and teens with the tools and resources to help them manage their grief in a healthy way, and to offer companionship in a supportive environment.
Circle Camps for Grieving Children
Circle Camps for Grieving Children provides free week-long overnight camp programs for girls who have experienced the death of a parent. We support an environment that empowers girls to address their grief while year after year enjoying the adventures and fun of living and playing together.
Daddy’s Spirit Moves Me Forward
PO Box 80022
Valley Forge, PA 19484
Daddy’s Spirit’s mission is to provide positive experiences for children who have lost their fathers; ideally, these are experiences which they shared with their father while he was alive. But these can also include experiences which the child wishes they could have shared with their now-departed father, including activities or hobbies in which the children have become involved after their father’s death.
Family Lives On Foundation
411 Eagleview Boulevard
Exton, PA 19341
The Family Lives On Tradition Program supports parentally bereaved children and teens in continuing traditions they shared with their deceased parent. The Tradition Program is national and currently available to the more than 2 million eligible young people living in the United States of America.
Heartworks Grief Support
1100 Grampian Boulevard
Williamsport, PA 17701
Heartworks offers free grief support groups for children & teens (ages 4-18) and their families. Groups meet twice a month September-May. Groups begin with a meal with families all together and then divide into age appropriate groups with parents/caregivers going to their own group.
Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, is a safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through. An essential community resource, the Caring Place offers services at no charge to grieving families from throughout the community.
PO Box 225
Indiana, PA 15701
Hopeful Hearts is a safe, caring, and confidential place where children, along with their adults, come beside others who also know the pain, fear, sadness, and isolation that accompanies losing a loved one to death. Hopeful Hearts’ support enables family members of all ages to build coping skills, facilitate positive parent-child relationships, and develop a supportive social network.
830 S George Street
York, PA 17403
Olivia’s House is an organization of care giving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education.
Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
685 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA 17604
The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is a free resource to the entire community, regardless of whether your loved one is or was a hospice patient.
The Center for Grieving Children
3300 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
The Center for Grieving Children helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs.
The Center for Loss & Bereavement
3847 Skippack Pike
Schwenksville, PA 19473
The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education within an environment of support and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement.
The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation
402 Richwalter Avenue
Shippensburg, PA 17257
The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation provides grief education and support programs for individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. In addition to Drew’s Hope, a grief and loss support program for children, teens and families, with locations in Shippensburg and Greencastle, PA, the foundation also offers a Bereaved Parents Support Group, a grief and loss lending library of books and DVDs for both children and adults and other grief support groups as the need arises.
PO Box 1251
State College, PA 16804
Tides is a peer, grief support program offered at no charge to families who have lost a loved one. Tides believes that when a death occurs within a family, it impacts everyone.