Recommended Local Grief Resources
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Urban Funeral Home’s ongoing support and workshops: Check back frequently for special events.
2020 holiday grief workshop series (November): Well received by our community for 12 years.
Healthy grief support for caregivers and the bereaved: MONTHLY (September thru June) With the support of friends who understand your journey, and a professional nutritionist and fitness trainer; you will learn skills to cope with the symptoms of grief. Honor yourself, your loved one, and your family with the gift of good emotional and physical health during these difficult times.
Widow/widower support: 2nd Monday Monthly. Supported by St. Anthony of Padua and St. Alphonsus Parishes
Deborah S. Derman, PhD: Local Grief and Bereavement Counselor
Support after the loss of your baby by Denise Paul, MA, CT, CPLC: Supporting parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, and early infant death.
For grieving children, teens and their families: Safe Harbor, Abington Jefferson Health System
Grief counseling and special losses: The Center for Loss and Bereavement, Skippack, PA
Additional Grief Resources
When You Lose Someone You Love: Grieving is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do… and while we all grieve differently, it’s helpful to connect with others who have experienced loss. You may feel alone right now, but I want you to know that you are not alone… you are stronger than you know, and you WILL survive this unimaginable pain— one breath at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.
National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.
Grief Resources for Parents
National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
Bereaved Parents USA: a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents: offers understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and hope to all parents who are struggling with grief.
The Compassionate Friends: supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
SHARE pregnancy & and infant loss support: provides support to those mourning the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.
Grief Resources for Children
Peter’s Place (Delaware County): Helpful Information when explaining death to children.
National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC): A nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.
How to write a eulogy: Capturing a Life in Words