Grief Resources for Adults
BOOKS AND VIDEOS:
Till Death Do Us Part - a video for men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse.
To help families through the difficult year after a death, we share Doug Manning’s Continuing Care Series, a group of books mailed to them throughout the next year.
Good Grief - Describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important.
A Grief Observed - Probes the “mad midnight moments” of the author’s mourning and loss, what he had previously believed about life and death, marriage, and even God.
The Courage to Grieve - Covers the grief experience, recovery process, grief resolution, and self-help.
Finding Your Way - This compassionate guide is an excellent resource for understanding the turbulent journeys adults grieving the loss of a parent may face. This book is a rare blend of compassionate information and practical suggestions.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People - For the person who has been hurt by life - by death, illness or injury, rejection or disappointment - and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserves better.
The Gift of Significance - Offers advice to clergy and lay persons on practical and personal ways to touch those who have lost a loved one. Written by a minister.
SUPPORT GROUPS AND COUNSELORS:
PREGNANCY OR INFANT LOSS
The Bridge: Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
The Bridge is a support group for families who have suffered a perinatal loss. It is an open group facilitated by a perinatal grief counselor. The Bridge assists families who have experienced a loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or infant death. Registration required. Phone 610-738-2742
The Chester County Hospital, 701 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380
LOSS OF A CHILD
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. Find a local chapter at www.compassionatefriends.org
FOR CHILDREN LOSING A MOTHER
Mommy's Light brings joy and comfort to children and teens by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers. Research shows that maternally bereaved children function better if they maintain strong emotional connections to their deceased mothers. Mommy's Light's Tradition Fulfillment Services provide a healthy vehicle for children to nurture these vital connections. www.mommyslight.org
WIDOW AND WIDOWER GROUPS
To Live Again (T.L.A.)
National mutual help organization covering the greater Delaware Valley for widowed women and men supporting one another through the grief cycle. Includes monthly meetings, social programs and chapter development assistance, reach-out program for newly bereaved, newsletter.
Phone: (610) 353-7740
GENERAL SUPPORT GROUPS AND COUNSELING
Neighborhood Hospice Bereavement Program offers a variety of grief and bereavement support for the families and friends of their hospice patients. These seminars and workshops are also open to the public, as a community service. Preregistration is required. For further information, contact Ellen Schipul, Bereavement Coordinator, 610-696-8312 Ext. 393.
Widowed Persons Support Group meets for social interaction and 1:1 support. Breakfast atLionshare, Routes 100 & 113, First Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Regular Meeting at Hoss's Restaurant, Second Monday; Contact Norma Beck 610-692-3771.
Coping Together with Grief
Conducted by Waters of Life Ministries
Contact Sam and Jill Waters
Christ Community Church
Griefshare is a nondenominational support group featuring biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each session of Griefshare runs for a period of thirteen weeks. Each weekly session is "self contained" so that you can find help and encouragement whenever you begin. 1190 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA phone: 610-431-0300
Domenic Carnuccio, MA, NCC, LPC offers bereavement counseling 610-431-2044
Widowed Persons Support Group
meets for social interaction and 1:1 support. Breakfast atLionshare, Routes 100 & 113, First Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Regular Meeting at Hoss's Restaurant, Second Monday; Contact Norma Beck 610-692-3771.
The Young Widow and Widower Support Group
(for widowed under age 50 or those with young children) at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA meets two Tuesdays/month, September through June.
Contact: Sandra King @ (610) 896-5720
Parents without Partners
is the only international organization that provides real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups, publications and social activities for families and adults. Through the exchange of ideas and companionship, we hope to further our common welfare and the well-being of our children.
Exton chapter 610-383-9830.