Grief Support Services
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Losing a loved one is difficult. Lehigh Valley Health Network’s bereavement services offer emotional, psychological and spiritual support through a variety of group and individual counseling options to help people cope with grief and loss.
We are pleased to be offering support groups in smaller sizes, virtually through WebEx video conferencing. Days/times of our groups may have changed. Please call Lehigh Valley Bereavement Services at 610-402-7481 for more information.
Individual, family and couples counseling
This service provides bereaved family and friends the opportunity to get the individual attention they need to help transition through the grieving process. It also serves to support the family dynamic structures that may be impacted during this difficult time. Appointments are seen at our Hospice Offices: 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Call (610) 402-7481 to make an appointment.
Coping With Grief the First and Second Year
The support of others who relate can be invaluable in the grieving process. This group meets in person at our Hospice Offices: 2024 Lehigh St., Allentown, Pa. 18103
Registration is required. Please call for more information 610-402-7481.
Memorial Art Group: Healing Through Creative Expression
Led by a board-certified art therapist, this adult group requires no artistic ability! Art directives are emailed each week, with sharing and processing at our virtual meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Call to register and get the WebEx link.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss
For those who have experienced a death through miscarriage, stillbirth or an infant. Our group meets virtually on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6 p.m. Please call for registration and the WebEx link.
Find supportive fellowship at a local Allentown restaurant.
Ladies Lunch Club – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month
Men’s Breakfast Group – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month
Please call 610-402-7481 for more information and to register.
Stepping Stones for Children
This program for children ages 6-15 offers a combination of education, arts, activities and support to help children
facilitate healthy grieving. Led by specially educated counseling staff and volunteers, children benefit by learning age-appropriate concepts about death and dealing with grief.
It offers the opportunity to express feelings in a safe and constructive environment where children are surrounded by other children who understand what they are going through.
Parents/caregivers can also benefit from this program by learning grief management tools to help support the child and have the opportunity to interact with other parents/caregivers of bereaved children.
Next session being held October/November 2023.
Please call 610-402-7481 for more information and to register. Registration is required.
Spanish Speaking Support Group
This group is for Spanish speaking individuals who need grief support.
Starting on Tuesday September 20, 2022, this group will be held virtually every other Tuesday at 11 a.m.
For information or to register, please call our Pocono office at 570-421-5390 and ask for Eli, the group facilitator.
Grupo de Apoyo de Habla Española
Este grupo es para personas de habla hispana que necesitan apoyo durante el duelo.
A partir del martes 20 de septiembre de 2022, este grupo se llevará a cabo prácticamente cada dos martes a las 11 a.m.
Para obtener información o registrarse, llame a nuestra oficina de Pocono al 570-421-5390 y pregunte por Eli, el facilitador del grupo.