Aftercare Programs

"Grief Counseling is a process that we here at DeBaptiste Funeral Homes, Inc. do not take lightly. Should you need professional counseling the following organizations and groups are trained to provide you with support. These organizations are both local and national, with local meetings in the area or via the internet."

Child/ Parent Bereavement Support Programs
Adult Bereavement Seminars-General
Adult Bereavement Seminars-Specific
Internet Sites



 Child/ Parent Bereavement Support Programs

Mommy’s Light Children Support Group ages 3-18 years old

Mommy's Light Lives On Fund brings joy and comfort to children and teens by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers. The criteria for a young person to be eligible for Mommy's Light's free services include:

  • The child is at least 3 years old and younger than 18 years old.
  • The child's mother has a life threatening illness or is deceased.
  • The child lives in southeastern PA, southern NJ or northern DE.
  • The child's family must directly request Mommy's Light's support.

  

Mommy's Light Lives On Fund
P.O. Box 2165
Southeastern, PA 19399-2165
(610) 725-9790
www.mommyslight.org

Child/ Parent Bereavement Support Programs

Helping children and their parents cope with the death of a parent, sibling, or other loved one. This is a seven-week program held several times a year. Children and parents meet separately to focus on their concerns.
Neighborhood Visiting Nurses Association
Please call for information and dates of next session.
(610) 696-8312 x-286

Peter’s Place

A grieving center for Children and Families
555 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, PA
(610)-889-7400, Parent or legal guardian must call to registar



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 Adult Bereavement Seminars-General

Neighborhood Visiting Nurses Association

Six session program for participants to learn how to best deal with the loss of a loved One.
Please call for information and dates of next session.
(610) 696-6511

Bereavement Support

Saint Thomas of Villanova
Fourth Thursday of the Month at 7:30pm
1229 West Lancaster Avenue
Rosemont, PA
610-525-4801: Ann Murphy, Facilitator

Bereavement Support

Jefferson Hospice
First Wednesday of the Month from 1-2:30pm
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
Please call to register, 610-526-4687- Sara Thiermann



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 Adult Bereavement Seminars-Specific

Young Widow or Widowers Support Group

For people under 45 or with children who have lost a spouse
Upper Main Line YMCA
Berwyn Road, Berwyn, PA
610-896-5720- Sandra King, Facilitator

To Live Again

For widows and widowers
610-353-7740

Daughters Whose Mothers Have Died

Second Wednesday of the Month from 6:30-8:30pm
Jefferson Hospice
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Please call to register.610-526-4687- Sara Thiermann

The Compassionate Friends

For parents who have lost a child and Children 14 years and older who have lost a Sibling
First and Third Thursdays of the Month from 7:45-9:30pm
Valley Forge Chapter, Good Shepard Church, Henderson and Valley Road
610-337-9726
For more information on the Delaware County Chapter please call 610-874-7712

UNITE

A support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Third Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9:00pm
Lankenau Hospital
100 Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA
Please call to register prior to attending, 610-645-2099, Gerri Wismer, Facilitator

The Bridge

A support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm
Chester County Hospital, Nurses Residence Parlor
701 East Marshall Street, West Chester
610-431-5352



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 Internet Sites

Growth House, Inc.

www.growthhouse.org

Griefnet

www.griefnet.org

Center for Loss

www.centerforloss.com

The Compassionate Friends

www.compassionatefriends.org

Grief, Loss, and Recovery

www.erichad.com


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