Bereavement/Grief Issues

Bereavement/Grief Issues

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.

Bereavement Group


For family survivors of homicide.    

Bereavement Kids Group--Camelot For Children

Support for children with chronic, terminal illnesses and disabilities- and their families.

(610) 791-5683


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


Bereavement support group.  Six-week support group for adults who have recently lost a loved one.  Daytime and evening groups in two locations.  Call for more details and to register.  Monthly support group meets 7:00-9:00pm the second Tuesday of the month at Cedar Crest location.  Call for more details and to register.  Day workshops available several times each year.  Call for more details and to register.  For any questions about these programs you may contact Lorraine Gyauch at 610-402-0513.

Loss, Grief and Life Transition
College Hill Moravian Church
72 W. Laurel St.
Bethlehem, PA
Call for information on the bereavement support group.|
Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m.


Ryan’s Tree

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

570-961-1234 (24-hours)

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.

Allentown, PA


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. 

Widowed of Reading, Allentown, & Pottsville


Support group for widowers.