Losing a loved one is difficult. That's why Lehigh Valley Health Network's Bereavement Services offers emotional, psychological and spiritual support to help people cope with grief, loss and life transition.
We want to ensure that your family has the support and comfort needed to move forward, so we offer a variety of group and individual counseling options. Our services are available to anyone seeking grief support for any loss in your life. We welcome you to participate in our programs.
For more information and to register, call 610-402-7481.
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.
This is an adult support group for those who could benefit from assistance in healthy coping with grief and loss. This group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. To register, call (610) 402-7481. Meetings are held at 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
Along our journey through grief, there is nothing more powerful than having our thoughts and feelings validated and understood. This six week psycho-education support group meets multiple times throughout the year. This group is for adults 18 and older. To register, call (610) 402-7481. The group meets at 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
Next Sessions: September 10, 17, and 24, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
October 1, 8, and 15, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
This special group is a combination of education, arts, activities, and support designed to help facilitate healthy grieving with others of the same age who understand what they are going through. The groups will all meet together before breaking off into the following sections:
- Stepping Stones for Children – Ages 6 – 12. This group will learn age-appropriate concepts about death and dealing with grief based off of children’s books on the topics.
- Stepping Stones for Adolescents – Ages 13 – 17. This group provides adolescents with a safe environment where they can express their feelings through discussion, creative arts, and activities.
- Stepping Stones for Parents/Guardians – While the children are in group, the adults can learn grief management tools to use with their child.
Next Sessions: September 26, October 3, 10, and 17, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
To register, call (610) 402-7481. The group will meet at 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
Combining spirituality and the grieving process, this support group is for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The group is led by a chaplain and welcomes all religions. Group meetings are available during the day or in the evenings for adults 18 and older. To register, call 888-402-LVHN (5846) .
This group supports those who have experienced a death through miscarriage, stillbirth or of an infant. Beginning in November 2016, the group meets the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30PM at LVH-Cedar Crest, Kasych Pavilion, ECC 3. No registration is required. Contact Rhonda McMahon, LCSW Bereavement Coordinator for more information, (610) 402-7481.
This is a supportive social club for women only. It serves as an alternative to traditional grief groups and provides you with a unique opportunity to heal and grow. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Hamilton Family Restaurant, 21st and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. To register, call (610) 402-7481.
***Beginning September 2018, the group will change to the second Wednesday of each month.
A supportive social group for men. Come to have some coffee, breakfast, and fellowship. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 9 - 10:30 am at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 21st and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. To register, call (610) 402-7481.
This one day program is filled with activities and play for children (ages 6-15) who have experienced a loss and could benefit from a safe place to express their grief. Bereavement counselors and trained volunteers will be leading the group. June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Christ United Church of Christ of Schoenersville, 5050 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA. Registration required. For more information and to register, call 610-402-7481.