AARP--American Association of Retired People
Online articles, publications, support groups, and discussion boards on coping with the loss of a family member.
ACCESS--AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
Provides peer grief support and resource information to those who have survived or lost loved ones in air disasters.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings. Provides monthly support meetings, newsletter and resources.
For family survivors of homicide.
Bereavement Kids Group--Camelot For Children
Support for children with chronic, terminal illnesses and disabilities- and their families.
Camelot for Children
2354 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, PA 18103
Children ages 12 and up meet with professionals as a group or individually for an informal session to develop understanding and skills to deal effectively with illness or loss of loved one.
The Compassionate Friends, Inc., Lehigh Valley Chapter
Bereavement support group for parents, adult siblings and grandparents who are grieving the loss of a child. The web site also offers a variety of different resources. The Lehigh Valley Chapter meets at Sacred Heart Hospital, 2nd Floor, 7:00 pm, 2nd Monday of the month. Call 610-837-7924 or 484-891-0823 for more information. Free parking provided. Please call before attending.
Diakon Family Life Services - Living With Loss grief support groups
610-682-1337 or 1-888-499-2699
Free support groups offered in Lehigh Valley locations throughout the year. These discussion groups are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and seeks understanding and support as they deal with feelings and changes brought on by their loss. Groups are facilitated by a professional counselor so that participants can share experiences while also learning healthy coping skills.
Family Life Ministries, Catholic Social Agency, Diocese of Allentown
Rainbows For All God's Children--This is a school-based program for children who have experienced loss through death, divorce or separation. It is jointly sponsored by the Department of Education and Family Life Ministries. For further information, contact Sister Barbara Pengitore at the Department of Education at 610-866-0581.
Grief & Bereavement Center of Lehigh Valley
Support for teens ages 12+ who are dealing with illness or loss of a loved one.
Offers e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings and grandparents. It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations.
Homicide Survivor’s Group
Support for family members or close friends of a homicide victim.
Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley
Bereavement support group.
Lehigh Valley Hospital
P.O. Box 20172
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0172
Support for children and teens, ages 3 to 18, who are grieving the loss of a loved one, adult and caregiver groups run concurrently with the children’s program.
SHARE of the Lehigh Valley
For parents who have experienced loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
Self Help Information Network Exchange
Provides information and referral to support groups in NEPA; Sponsors workshops and events for self-help advocates.
St. Luke’s Hospital
For people who chose termination of pregnancy, call 610-954-3900 or 610-954-4239.
For people who experienced perinatal/miscarriage loss, call 610-954-3024. Monthly support groups in Bethlehem, Quakertown and Lehighton. Six-week programs run quarterly. Monthly lectures on different topics. Bereavement newsletter--call to get on the mailing list. Call Rev. Ann Huey to register and for more information 610-954-1835. Ryan's Tree, held at First Presbyterian Church, Center St., Bethlehem. A six-week workshop, run quarterly, for children and adolescents (ages 3-18). This group can assist children in dealing with all kinds of loss. 6:30-8:30. A group for parents runs concurrently with the group for children, 6:30-7:30pm. Dinner together. 7:00pm children break into groups according to age. Reconvene as a group at 8:15pm to close. contact Rev. Huey to register or for more information, 610-954-2835.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
411 Walnut St.
Contact person: Sandy Bahls
Support for family member or close friends of a suicide victim. The group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teen Grief and Bereavement
Contact: Ted Brent
Teens (12 yrs. of age and older) meet with a professional as a group or individually in an informal session to develop understanding and skills to deal effectively with illness or loss of a loved one. Groups meet at Camelot for Children, 2354 W. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103 on Mondays and Thursdays.
Valley Wide Help
Information on various support groups.
Support group for widowers.