Local Grief Support

VNA Hospice & Home Health

Over 120 years of experience helping families work through grief and loss, offering individual sessions with a Bereavement Coordinator, general and specialized support groups, and workshops on a variety of topics. All services are offered at no charge to anyone in the community.

www.vnahospice.org/bereavement or call 570-383-5180

Hospice of the Sacred Heart
Offers a variety of bereavement programs at different times during the year and at various locations throughout their service area. No charges or fees are associated with the programs listed on their website, however, some may require pre-registration and there may be a limit on the number of participants.
We encourage you to visit, 
www.hospicesacredheart.org/bereavement or call 570-344-9027 and speak with a member of their Bereavement Team. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Carbondale

Offers one-on-one grief support,
call 570-282-5172

Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale

Offers a free adult grief support group as well as, a holiday support group called "Surviving the Holidays",
To register call Ann Walsh at 570-253-83

Our Lady of Snows Parish, Clarks Summit

Offers small group grief support,
call 570-586-1741

The Compassionate Friends

Self-help support organization assists bereaved families following the death or a child of any age. They offer chapters in both the Scranton area and Wayne County.

Pushing On: Support For Moms

A Scranton based support group for Moms after pregnancy loss. The program was started by a group of health professionals who are dedicated to supporting grieving women and offers monthly group meetings.
Visit, www.pushingon.org or
call 570-580-0580 

Survivor's of Suicide Loss Support

A support group for adult survivors of suicide loss which meets monthly at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. For additional information call 570-253-9200

Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative

Offers a monthly adult support group for families
and friends who have lost someone to suicide.

Children's Bereavement Groups And Camps

Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Offers two programs to assist children who have suffered the loss of a loved one:
DRAGONFLY PROGRAM - is a six-week grief education series especially designed for children ages 6 through 12 and their parents or guardians who have suffered a loss from the death of a loved one. The main focus is teaching coping skills and furthering the parents' ability to help their children.
CAMP HEALING HEARTS - uses a day camp experience to provide grief education to children, ages 8-14, who have
experienced the loss of a loved one. Children will work with trained bereavement counselors and community members
versed in the arts to help progress towards the acceptance of loss utilizing different art forms as a means of self-expression.
Visit, www.hospicesacredheart.org/bereavement or call 570-344-9027

Camp Koala

Offers residential (3 day) camps for any child age 7-12 who has experienced the loss of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling. Any teen 13-18 can attend their Teen Camp.
Day camps in Wilkes-Barre
and Scranton area for ages 7-12.
Visit www.campkoala.org or call 717-258-1122