Grieving is very painful work and can feel overwhelming. It takes longer and requires more energy than most people can imagine. Even when family and friends are supportive, grievers often need additional help. Here is a list of local bereavement support resources. Please call any group before attending to confirm the meeting time and place.
Resource Group Sponsored by
John F. Slater Funeral Home:
No matter where you are in your grief journey, please join us for our healing conversational and educational support groups which meet at St. Peter’s Church in Brentwood. Please contact our office for our current list of meeting dates and times.
The funeral home also sponsors bereavement speakers, luncheons, and workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the event page on our website for our schedule.
The Good Grief Center
2717 Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill
The Good Grief Center provides compassionate support services and resources to individuals of all ages coping with the death of someone important in their life, including a companion animal. Located in Squirrel Hill, GGC offers support by phone by calling 412-224-4700 or toll free 1-888-474-3388, as well as through their website, www.goodgriefcenter.com
We all experience grief at some time in our lives – most likely, multiple times. While it is a universal experience, it is also a unique one. There is no specific process, no healing formula, no right way to manage grief. However, there are healthy, more effective ways to cope. Please call for support group information specific to your needs.
408 Baldwin Road, Baldwin
An open support group on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact the church office for more information.
Support Groups Sponsored by
Family Hospice & Palliative Care
Contact Toni Martinez at 412-572-8829 for more information.
801 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon
2nd Tuesday of each month 1– 2:30 pm
“Growing Through Grief”
A six-week program offered at various locations at different times throughout the year. Please call Family Hospice for a schedule.
Camp Healing Hearts
Annual one-day camps for grieving children, ages 6-12, and their families. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 412-572-8829.
Loss of a Child
The Compassionate Friends
Bower Hill Community Church
Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon
Support for parents, siblings and grandparents on the loss of a child of any age from any cause. Please call 412-835-1105 or visit www.tcfpittsburgh.org
S.I.D.S. & Grief Support for any infant loss
5450 2nd Avenue, Pittsburgh
The Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call Eileen Carlins 412-322-5680 for more information.
Hugs for Healing Hearts
St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd., Upper St. Clair
This pregnancy loss support group meets monthly on the second Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Please call 412-942-5882 for more information.
The Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh
Center for grieving children and adolescents and their families.
Suicide & Violent Death
Belle Field Avenue, Oakland
Contact Alexis Pape at 412-246-5619
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
Support group that helps members cope with the death of a loved one from suicide. Eightweek
sessions are held three times per year for adults age 19 and over. Please contact the clinic
for the current schedule.
Children’s Grief Group
Sessions are open to children ages 5-18 at varied times throughout the year. Please contact the clinic for the current schedule.
Center for Victims of Violent Crime
24 Hour Hotline
Support for survivors of homicide victims and suicide victims.