Family Hospice & Palliative Care: Offers free bereavement support classes to the community. 50 Moffett St, Mt. Lebanon. www.familyhospicepa.org. 412-572-8800.
GriefShare: Christian faith-based grief support groups for people grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Groups meet at dozens of local churches. Locations and information at www.griefshare.org or 800-395-5755.
Funeral Service Help Line: Free phone advice from the National Funeral Directors Association to answer questions on funeral services and the grieving process. 800-228-6332
Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families: Provides peer support and educational programs and resources for grieving children and their families. Locations in Erie, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Cranberry. www.highmarkcaringplace.com. (888) 224-4673
Compassionate Friends: International organization that provides support for families that have lost a child. Pittsburgh chapter meets the last Sunday of each month from 2:30 to 5:30 pm at Bower Hill Community Church in Mt. Lebanon. (412) 835-1105. www.tcfpittsburgh.org.
Center for Victims: Provides services for victims of violent crime and their families. 5916 Penn Ave, East Liberty. www.centerforvictims.org. 412-482-3240. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-866-644-2882.
Cancer Caring Center: Provides free emotional support to cancer patients and their friends and families. http://cancercaring.org. 4117 Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield. 412-622-1212.
Circle Camps for Grieving Children: A free, week-long camp for girls ages 8-16 who are grieving the loss of a parent. www.circlecamps.org. 412-491-8151. Camp is located in Morgantown, WV.
Camp Erin: Free bereavement camp for children age 6-17 who have lost someone close to them. Held at Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Fombell. www.camperinpittsburgh.org. Contact Heather Beachler at Good Samaritan Hospice at (724) 933-8888.
F.I.S.H. (Filling Injured Souls with Hope): Group ministry to assist kindergartners through twelfth graders and their families through the grieving process. www.come-to-grace.org/fish. Grace United Methodist Church, Coal Center Pa. 724.330.5350.
Hopeful Hearts: Bereavement support groups for children and their families through the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County. Serves families in Indiana County and portions of Armstrong, Jefferson, and Westmoreland counties. www.hopefulheartspa.org. 728 Church Street. P.O. Box 225. Indiana, PA. 724-349-3888.
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