Grief Supports

Grief Supports


The Compassionate Friends 
(Supporting Family after a Child Dies)

Tri-State Pennsylvania Chapter
P.O. Box 480
Beaver, PA 15009

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month, from 2-4 at The First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Avenue, Beaver, PA  15009.



GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.  Click to find a group or event near you by postal code or city/state.



Highmark Caring Place:  A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families
… is a safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through.  An essential community resource, the Caring Place offers services at no charge to grieving families from throughout the community.     1.888.734.4073

Pittsburgh Region
Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Cranberry region
Highmark Caring Place
200 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086



Helpful Resources on Grief



The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors ( T*A*P*S )
offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.


When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue
“You deserve to come to terms with the death of your loved one, and chances are that’s what your loved one would want. Don’t hesitate to ask for mental health help if you need it.”  ~Becky Oberg, Author
A website dedicated to help everyone deal with the often unknown terrain that comes along with all kinds of grief. Through education, information and other helpful resources we hope to make the challenging road of grief a little easier.


The 10 Best and 10 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief



Phone Friends:

If you are having a difficult day, need someone to talk with, call a local friend below.

Phone Friend: Loss of a Child
Henrietta Kirkpatrick

Phone Friend:  Loss of an Only Child or Accidents
Cheryl Pond

Phone Friend:  Loss of a Sibling
Jennifer Atkins





Care for Survivors of Suicide

(Books and Support)


No Time to Say Goodbye:  Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine

Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Y. Hsu

After Suicide by John H. Hewett


Phone Friend:  Loss of a Child by Suicide
If you need someone local to talk with, call Karen Duke  412.216.1405