Bereavement

Bereavement Resources

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.

BabySteps 
Offers resources and a place to share.

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.

Camelot for Children
2354 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, PA 18103
610-791-5683
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 a loved one.

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.

GriefNet.org 
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.

Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley
610-821-8722
Bereavement support group.

KIDSAID 
Web site for bereaved children that provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.

Lehigh Valley Hospital 
610-969-0330
Lehigh Valley Health Network's Grief and Support Services offers emotional, psychological and spiritual support to help people cope with grief, loss and life transition.

MISS--Mothers in Sympathy and Support 
Provides emergency support to families after the death of their baby or young child.

Parents of Murdered Children 
Provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

SHARE of the Lehigh Valley
610-868-3394
For parents who have experienced loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.

Special Kids Network

“Making connections for Pennsylvania’s children with special health care needs."

1-800-986-4550 

St. Luke's 
Offers a variety of programs, including support groups, for adult and children.

Survivors of Homicide Support Group
Crime Victims Counsel
610-437-6610
Support groups are hold throughout the year as needed.

Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

411 Walnut St.

Allentown, PA

610-435-9651

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.

TAPS--Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors 
TAPS is made up of, and provides services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving the country in the Armed Forces.

TLC--National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children 
TLC is dedicated to helping traumatized children and families restore a sense of safety and reduce the effects of trauma; information is available about trauma, resources, and training for professionals.

Twinless Twins 
Serves in support of twins (and all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement or in-utero loss.