The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support supports individuals and families as they work through the grieving process by providing education, peer support, and community resources.
Our supportive (free of charge) services include:
• one-to-one support, in person or over the phone.
• bereavement support groups on-site.
• an extensive lending library
• referral list of professional therapists specializing in grief.
• a comprehensive listing of other bereavement support groups and organizations in Allegheny and surrounding counties.
Bereavement Support Groups
Open Day meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Open Evening meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Daughters Without Mothers meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
For more information please call 412-224-4700 or visit our web site www.goodgriefcenter.com
The Caring Place / Pittsburgh Center for Grieving Children – Group support for children 5 – 18 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A group is also available for parents during the time when children meet. 1-888-224-HOPE (4673).
American Cancer Society – Sponsors a variety of support groups including but not limited to: Adults mourning the loss of an adult and children with cancer. For a complete list, please contact Ann Marie Gialanella or Tracy Ogden at 412-261-4352 or 412-919-1100.
Grief support starting at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church:
The first meeting will take place on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the PLEC building. Meetings will provide participants with emotional support, as well as practical information about what grief entails and how to move through it as peacefully as possible. If there is enough interest, regular meetings will be scheduled. Eileen Colianni, counselor and retreat facilitator can be reached at 412-860-0224.
Our Journey Without Them-For any parent or grandparent who has lost a child or grandchild are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held at the Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139 at 7 p.m. on the First and Fourth Tuesday of the Month.
For more info, contact Les Leasure: firstname.lastname@example.org or the church at 412-828-5770
The Empty Room: Meets in Penn Hills, information to follow