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Bereavement & Support Groups

Community Bereavement Resources

You are not alone. The Family Hospice & Palliative Care 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

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 Tuesday of every month from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Family Hospice Inpatient Unit
50 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Third Monday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
UPMC Canterbury
310 Fisk Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Second Thursday of every month 6 — 7:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bereavement Support Group?

Family Hospice & Palliative Care 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 & Palliative Care’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, Family Hospice & Palliative Care Bereavement Department can provide information about additional resources. Please note, Family Hospice & Palliative Care does not endorse particular therapists but can provide information by which a person can select a therapist that best meets their needs.


Camp Healing Hearts

June 30, 2018 at Carlow University
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Each year, Family Hospice & Palliative Care offers Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day camp for grieving children, ages 6 – 12, and their families.  The Camp is staffed by licensed professionals and offers a safe place for children and families to express feelings and develop coping skills.

Registration deadline:  Friday, June 15, 2018

For more information and to register, call 412-572-8829.

Camp Healing Hearts Brochure

Last year's Camp photos can be found on our Facebook page!


Growing Through Grief

Growing Through Grief is a 6-week group educational program held in the spring and fall. Growing Through Grief helps the bereaved better cope with the grief process. Pre-registration is required for Growing Through Grief. For more information, call 412-572-8829.


Grief Support Library

To read over 20 different articles on grief-related topics. Click here to view these.