Programs in Pennsylvania


Family Lives On*
411 Eagleview Blvd, Ste 110
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 458-1690
Founded in 1997, Family Lives On Foundation provides free Tradition Fulfillment services annually to children and teens ages 3 to 18 in the US whose mothers or fathers are terminally ill or have died. To date, nearly 1000 traditions have been fulfilled. Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to work directly with the children, teens and their families, support fundraising events, help with administrative tasks and participate in community outreach.
Family Lives On Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Exton, PA that serves grieving children, teens and families nationally. We also provide free bereavement education resources to families, healthcare providers, school counselors, bereavement professionals and others. 

The Center for Grieving Children*
3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(267) 437-3123
The Center for Grieving Children (The Center)  provides free grief support groups to children ages 6 to 18 and their caregivers, offering free or reduced cost trainings to professionals, and acts as a resource to grieving families and the Philadelphia community through phone support and speaking events.

Circle Camps for Grieving Children*            
5124 Holyrood Rd              
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 491-8151          
Circle Camps offers free overnight camping experiences to young girls who have experienced the death of a parent. Our mission is to offer our campers the adventures and fun of living and playing together at overnight camps, while providing supportive environments in which they can share their grief.

Drew Michael Taylor Foundation/Drew's Hope*
402 Richwalter Avenue
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 532-8922
The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation funds the Drew's Hope grief and loss support program for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one.  The free 7 session program is offered each Fall and Spring in on the campus of Shippensburg University of PA.  Drew's parents, Randy and Marcie Taylor, collaborate with counseling professors and graduate level counseling students at Shippensburg University to offer the Drew's Hope program to grieving families in the Western Cumberland and Franklin County regions of PA.  Marcie Taylor also facilitates a Bereaved Parents Support Group each month in Shippensburg.

Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice
1100 Grampian Blvd.      
Williamsport, PA 17701 
(570) 320-7691         
Grief support groups for children, teens and their families meet twice a month September-May. Groups begin with a meal with families all together and then we divide into age appropriate groups with parents/caregivers going to their own group.

Highmark Caring Place*
The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, provides peer support groups for grieving children. Referral services, adult telephone support, and educational programs and resources for grieving children and families are also provided. In addition, consultation services, educational presentations and resources for schools and other professionals in the community who work with children are provided, all at no charge.
Highmark has four locations in Pennsylvania.  Learn more about Highmark Caring Place in the news.

Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(888) 224-4673

Highmark Caring Place
Bayview Office Park, Building 2
510 Cranberry Street
Erie, PA 16507
(866) 212-4673

Highmark Caring Place
3 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Lemoyne, PA 17043
(866) 613-4673

Highmark Caring Place
200 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15222
(888) 734-4073

Home Nursing Agency*
201 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA 16603-0352
(814) 946-5411

Mommy's Light Lives On Fund*
P.O. Box 494
Lionville, PA 19353
Mommy's Light provides tradition fulfillment services to grieving children.  Once a child is in our program,  every year until they are 18 we send them a package that enables them to facilitate a tradition they used to do with their parent. For the last 15 years we used to serve children whose mothers have died,  we recently opened our doors to children whose fathers have died as well with a current pilot program.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement*
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA  19134-1095
(215) 427-4801
The NCSCB aims to promote an appreciation of the role schools can serve to support students, staff and families at times of crisis and loss; enhance the training of individuals in school-related professional education programs in these areas; and to serve as a resource for information, training materials, consultation and technical assistance - provided at no charge to schools. 

Olivia's House*
Olivia's House offers a variety of no-cost programs and services to meet the many needs of grieving families. These services include but aren't limited to: Pre-death support, peer support programs, WINGS - social support, our lending library, educational support, professional adjunct services, pet loss services and professional trainings.

Olivia's House
830 S George Street
York, PA 17403
(717) 699-1133

Olivia's House
101 Baltimore Street
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 698-3586

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss*
Hospice & Community Care
4025 Old Harrisburg Pike
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 391-2413
Hospice & Community Care's Pathways Center for Grief & Loss offers the area's most comprehensive programs and services for children, teens and adults impacted by serious illness or loss through death. Our mission is to support and encourage the inherent ability to heal and discern new paths on one's journey through grief. Professionally trained bereavement counselors are committed to: providing support to individuals of all ages, educating others about common grief responses, facilitating opportunities to interact with others who have had similar experiences, teach effective coping skills and help individuals realize the choices they have on their journey through grief.  We offer three 8 week series for grieving children, teens and adults during the school year, a one day family grief camp for children, teens and adults and a 3 day overnight bereavement camp for children ages 6-12. Pathways  Center for Grief & Loss also offers an overnight bereavement camp in the summer, grief groups in the schools, an extensive lending library, trainings on grief and loss as well as crisis response services.

Peter's Place*
150 Radnor-Chester Road, Suite F130
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 687-5150
At our center we offer peer support groups for children ages 4-17 and their caregivers, a young adult group for 18-25 year olds, and some special groups for adults. Our Outreach Program provides education for professionals and 8-week peer support groups in area schools. 

National Students of AMF Support Network*  
National Students of AMF (supporting one another and Actively Moving Forward)  connects and empowers college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one to support one another.

Students of AMF at Penn State Brandywine  
National Students of AMF Support Network*
25 Yearsley Mill Road                        
Media, PA 19063
(919) 803-6728

Students of AMF at Thomas Jefferson University
National Students of AMF Support Network*
1020 Walnut St                   
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(919) 803-6728

Students of AMF at University of Pennsylvania        
National Students of AMF Support Network *
3451 Walnut Street                            
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(919) 803-6728

Students of AMF at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
National Students of AMF Support Network*
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
(919) 803-6728

Camp Erin-Pittsburgh, PA
Host Camp: Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer
CONTACT: Heather Beachler
Good Samaritan Hospice
(724) 933-8888

Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Grief Treatments
4 Allegheny Center, 8th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 330-4328

Cancer Caring Center
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 622-1212

Camp Koala
201 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 258-1122

Center for Loss and Bereavement
3847 Skippack Pike
PO Box 1299
Skippack, PA 19474-1299
(610) 222-4110

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Bereavement Program
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
(215) 590-3273

Daddy's Spirit Moves Me Forward
PO Box 80022
Valley Forge, PA 19484
(610) 710-1477

F.I.S.H. (Filling Injured Souls with Hope)
Grace United Methodist Church
420 California Dr.
Coal Center, PA 15423
(724) 330-5350

Mommy's Light Lives On
PO Box 494
Lionville, PA 19353
(610) 458-1690

Precious Gems Supportive Services
231 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
(888) 526-6958

Project GG: Good Grief
Hospice Angels Foundation, Inc.
Participating Cities: Philadelphia
Provides a comfort package to bereaved children or children facing the death-related loss of a loved one.   

Safe Harbor Program
2510 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 481-5983

Sun Home Health Hospice
PO Box 232
61 Duke Street
Northumberland, PA 17857
(570) 286-1596

St. Luke's VNA Hospice
1510 Valley Center Pkwy, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 954-2727

Together Laughing and Crying (TLC)
Camp Dragonfly
Pinnacle Health Hospice
2645 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 782-2300

Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County
728 Church Street
P.O. Box 225
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 349-3888

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
1740 Walton Road #100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 260-6020

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