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Local Grief Resources

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Loss Support Group meets monthly

 

Julia Fraser, chaplain at St. Paul's will lead the St. Paul's Grief and Loss support group.

The group meets from 6:30 to 8 pm the first Thursday of every month in The Villas Conference Room at St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville.

For information, contact Pastor Julia Fraser, chaplain, St. Paul's, 724-588-7610; or Robin Weaver at St. Paul's Homes, 724-588-7610, ext. 1173.

 

Grief Share

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  

That's the reason for Grief Share, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.  This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion.  A Greif Share workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study.  The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experience and share your own.

13 Week Session will resume again in 2017 every Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Registration is $20.00 (includes workbook).  No childcare provided.  Located at Bethel Life Worship Center, 246 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125.  724-589-5433.

 

For Bereaved Parents and Families

The Compassionate Friends is an international support group for parents whose child has died, with United States Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.  The group has monthly meetings on the last Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Other activities that help the healing process for these bereaved parents are Balloon Launches, Butterfly Releases, and a special World-Wide Candle Lighting in December.  The group publishes a monthly newsletter and has a library of books available for the parents to sign out.

The words of TCF's Founder, Simon Stephens, resonate with those who have come to The compassionate Friends hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty.

"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 650 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

The National Office and its staff also provide many levels of support to our chapters, as well as individual responses to those who call on the phone, contact them through our website, or send an e-mail that simply says, "My child has died.  Help Me!"  We will be here as long as you need us.  That is our commitment to you.  Time has proven that in caring and sharing comes healing.

Last Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at Sharon Regional's Outpatient Center, Hermitage, PA.  

Contact:

Donna 724-342-0035

Chris 724-347-2015

Jerry or Judy 330-534-9261

www.compassionatefriends.org

 

Bereavement Support Group

Open to all within cogregation and community.  Facilitated by Rev. Stacie Pitts, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for SRHS Hospice.  Come learn about grief, how to cope with grief, and how to give support to those in the grieving process.  First few weeks will be an introduction and DVD series Walking through Grief with discussion.  No sign up required.

Thursdays from 4-6 pm in the Parlor at First Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA 16150, starting October 6th. 

 

SRHS Hospice Free Community Bereavement Series

Facilitated by Rev. Stacie Pitts, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator.  Wednesdays during October and the first week of November from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, 2435 Garden Way, Hermitage, PA 16148.  Please bring a brown bag lunch.  Topics are as follows:  DVD series Walking Through Grief.  

Oct. 5: A Guide to the Grief Journey

Oct. 12: The 5 H's -- Hurt, Hope, Help, Honor, and Healing

Oct. 19: Surviving the Death of a Child

Oct. 26: How to Walk with the Bereaved

Nov. 2: Handling the Holidays

 

Community Counseling Center
77 N. Main St. Greenville, Pa
724-588-6490

All About Life
Counseling Services
4056 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa
724-981-5433

Sharon Regional Health System
740 E. State St., Sharon, Pa
724-983-5454 or 1-800-950-9982

The Couseling Center of Mercer County LLC
33 Strawbridge Ave., Sharon, Pa
724-982-4108
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Grief Resources

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have almost 60 e-mail support groups and two web sites.

The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.

The AARP provides information on how to handle to death of a loved one. They cover many topics from legal issues to dealing with personal grief.

Willowgreen. Gathered here is general advice in the areas of grief, illness, transition, and caregiving that is designed to offer insight, comfort, and encouragement.

The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson.

The Compassionate Friends The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist 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.

Beyond Indigo  Changing the way you feel about grief and loss.

Highmark Caring Place A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families.

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365 Days of Grief Support

Also available is our 365 Days of Grief where you can receive consistent support through our daily email affirmation to help you cope, heal and properly grieve during this difficult time. No matter when your grief comes, you will receive the help you need with a message of hope and inspiration to help you through your most difficult times.

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