Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Philadelphia offers a variety of Bereavement Support Groups facilitated by Bereavement specialists at JFCS.
“Learning To Live After Loss”, a Jewish Family Life Education Program.
Programs are available for Spring. All groups have a $10 registration fee, and pre-registration is required. If the program you need is not listed, call anyway! For information, call Sara Wenger, Group Coordinator at 215-540-3737, Ext. 203
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia – Kaiserman Branch
45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA
Widow and Widowers Support Group, Sandra King, Coordinator. Sessions are held two Wednesdays each month, 7:30 to 9:15 PM. For information call the JCC as 610-896-5720.
Jewish Family Life Education Workshops (New Jersey)
The Jewish Family Service of Southern New Jersey offers Widow and Widower Support Groups and Support Group for adults who have lost parents. For information when groups are forming call Rena Essrog at 856-424-1333
Neuman Center- Widow and Widowers Group
Eight week program, meeting in the afternoons. For more information call Joan Bank at 215-338-9800. Located at 6600 Bustleton Avenue. No charge.
Samaritan Hospice: Cans…Children Adjusting to New Situations
This is a support group for children and adults who have experienced the death of a parent. Participants are welcome months, years or at any time after the death. CANS is a nationals recognized, award-winning program presented as a free service to the community by Samaritan Hospice.
Senior Widow and Widowers Support Group
For information about place and times, please call Helen Cohen at 215-335-2914
Sharing and Caring Bereavement Support Group
A self-help support group for anyone who’s experienced the death of a loved one. Donation $3.00. Facilitator: Dorothy Johnson-Speight. Germantown Hospital, One Penn Blvd,. Wister Tower, Lower Level Conference Room A. For information, call 215-951-8185.
Survivors of Suicide
A self-help group which provides members with an experience of healing with other survivors.
Widows/Widowers of the Delaware Valley: Willingboro Chapter
Meets monthly at Rancocas Hospital. Call Angela Jaskol at 856-273-9756
Young Widows and Widowers
For those under 45 or with young children. Facilitator, Sandra King. Call 610-896-5720. ($5.00 fee, optional). The group meets two Thursdays each month from 7:30-9:15 PM, at the Media Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Ave.
For Adult Children coping with parental death. Meets Monthly on second Tuesday at Elkins Park Library, 7:30-9:00 P.M. For more information call Sid Moss, A.C.S.W., at 215-635-0176.
A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. Their purpose is to promote and aid patents and siblings in the resolution of the grief experiences upon the death of their child. They help foster the physical and emotional heath of parents and siblings. This organization is a non-profit and non-denominational group.
Comforter’s Counseling Center
A Support Group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. Meets at the Lansdale Presbyterian Church, 450 Oak Park Road, Lansdale, PA on the fourth Tuesday each month, 7:30-9:00 PM. For information, call 215-362-1962.
Counseling Network for Loss and Transition
Support Group for Young Widows and Widowers
(Under age 50, or with young children- need not be officially married).
For registration call Ms. Collier or Ms. Gawthrop at 215-624-8190.
Groups meet Alternate Thursdays from September through June- 7:30-9:00 PM.
Allegheny University Hospital- Elkins Park Campus
Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA
Sponsored by Goldstein’s Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks
Bereavement Support Group for Children and Their Surviving Parent
A talk group for children, ages 6 through 12, whose mother or father has died. Surviving parent support group will run simultaneously. Group is limited in size and registration is required. Call 215-624-8190 for information on when the group will meet.
Reinvesting in Life for Men and Women (Widowed 2 years or more)
Northeast Philadelphia. Registration is required, please call 213-624-8190 for more information.
Grief Recovery Program
Sponsored by Visitong Nurse Association of Eastern Montgomery County, Dept. of Abington Memorial Hospital. Facilitator: Jacqueeline M. Olson. To register call: 215-481-5877 or 215-481-5878. This program will be held at:
Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Road, Abington.
Grieving the Loss of a Child
Camden County Chapter meets the third Monday od each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Barry Brown Health Education Building at West Jersey Hospital in Vorrhees. Please contact Jusy Kratchman at 856-325-3349 or 1-888 VIRTUA3.