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Bereavement & Support Groups

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

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.
Cooking For One
Our Clubhouse
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Our Clubhouse, this Bereavement Support Group is for individuals who are learning to care for themselves after a recent loss. Participants must have lost a loved one to cancer in the last three years.
Stephen Foster Center
286 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Second Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend each session.
Family Hospice Inpatient Unit
50 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Third Monday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Growing Through Grief
Tuesdays (March 12 - April 16) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Oak Room
Oakmont Library
700 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139
Growing Through Grief is a free 6-week educational support group facilitated by two trained volunteers from Family Hospice and Palliative Care. 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.
  • Open to adults age 18 and older
  • ADA accessible
  • Free parking
  • Registration required
To register, call the Family Hospice and Palliative Care 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.




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