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Bereavement & Support Groups

Family Hospice and Palliative Care bereavement specialists offer support and counseling to those who have experienced loss, in one-to-one sessions and group settings. Often following the death of a loved one, caregivers, friends, and family members find it helpful to attend a support group. Family Hospice and Palliative Care recognizes the importance of supporting those who are grieving and offers a schedule of ongoing support groups. These groups are free of charge and open to anyone in the community.

South Support Groups
North Support Groups

Additional resources related to the grieving process are available here:  Grief Support Library


Growing Through Grief - Rebuilding Hope

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Wednesday evenings from March 22 through May 3
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information, please see attached flier.
Southminster Church 
801 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon (corner of Castle Shannon Blvd)
Wednesday mornings from March 22 through April 26
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information, or to Register, call 412 572-8829 or email Toni at amartinez@familyhospicepa.org. Space is limited.

Presbyterian SeniorCare Shenango
238 South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Contact our Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829 for more information.


Camp Healing Hearts

Each year, Family Hospice offers Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day bereavement camp for kids aged 6 through 12, coping with the death of a loved one. Camp Healing Hearts features healing activities, including art, music, an educational obstacle course and more. 

Camp Healing Hearts is FREE thanks to generous funding provided in part by: the Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni Association, the Tippins Foundation, and the Episcopal Church Women of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon.

For more information on camps or to register please call (412) 572-8829 or email amartinez@familyhospicepa.org


Triumph Over Loss

Triumph Over Loss is a free, one-day activity designed to provide fellowship, purpose and healing for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 coping with loss.  Held at Auberle's Therapeutic Challenge Course in McKeesport, Triumph Over Loss utilizes a variety of elements and obstacles with a focus on experiential learning to present ways for teens and adults to overcome challenges in a supportive and safe environment.

View pictures from Triumph Over Loss here.

Pre-registration is required.  Register here or call our Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829 for more information and registration.