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Bereavement Programs

Community Bereavement Resources

You are not alone. The Family Hospice Bereavement Department offers a variety of resources for grieving persons. Additionally, the Bereavement Department can help connect you with resources in the community to assist with feelings of grief and loss.

 

Bereavement Support Groups

In the interest of our bereaved family members and staff, Bereavement Support Groups have been temporarily suspended until further notice as our community works to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We will communicate when we are able to begin meeting again.

If you need additional support during this time, please contact our Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829.

 

Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact the Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829.

 

Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor
500 Chapel Harbor Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
First Tuesday of every month from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
 
Southminster House
801 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Second Wednesday of every month from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
 
Family Hospice
50 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Third Monday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
 

Growing Through Grief

Growing Through Grief is a free educational support group facilitated by a Bereavement Counselor and a trained volunteer from Family Hospice. The group will focus on managing and coping with grief after a death. The group provides a safe and supportive environment for you to explore how you have been impacted by your loss and how to use healthy ways of coping with your grief. This support group is open to adults age 18 and older. Free parking is available.
 
Group dates and times, and well as information about how to register, will be available when the next Growing Through Grief session is scheduled.
 

Children's Grief Support

Family Hospice offers support to existing community children's bereavement groups. If your group would like additional information, please contact the Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Bereavement Support Group?


Family Hospice offers Bereavement Support Groups for adults over the age of 18. In addition to providing support and understanding from others who have experienced a loss, participants are provided with the opportunity to begin the healing process in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Family Hospice's Bereavement Support Groups are facilitated by professional staff and/or trained volunteers.

 

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to attend.

 

How long after the death should I wait before attending a group?

Each individual grieves differently and is often the best judge of when one is able to share their story.

 

What if a Bereavement Support Group isn’t enough?

If help beyond (or in addition to) a Bereavement Support Group is needed, the Family Hospice Bereavement Department can provide information about additional resources. Please note, Family Hospice does not endorse particular therapists but can provide information by which a person can select a therapist that best meets their needs.

 

 

Remembrance Pillows

As an extension of our care, Family Hospice would like to offer you one complimentary Remembrance Pillow to comfort you in your time of loss.  (Additional pillows made be ordered for a monetary donation).  This 12" pillow will be assembled from articles of your loved one's clothing.  Our volunteer seamstresses will make this meaningful keepsake for you.  Pillow design is at the discretion of the volunteer.  Please select two to three pieces for your pillow.  Materials that work best are fleece, flannel, sweatshirts, terry cloth, blue jeans and cotton.  (Not suitable are loosely woven items, furs, and silks).  

 

 

Please call the Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829 with any questions or to place your order.

 

The Remembrance Pillow Project is made possible through a grant from the Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni Association and other private donations.

 

 

 

 

 

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