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Bereavement Services

Losing a loved one is difficult. That's why Lehigh Valley Health Network's Bereavement Services offers emotional, psychological and spiritual support to help people cope with grief, loss and life transition.

We want to ensure that your family has the support and comfort needed to move forward, so we offer a variety of group and individual counseling options. Our services are available to anyone seeking grief support for any loss in your life. We welcome you to participate in our programs.

For more information and to register, call 610-969-0330.

Open bereavement groups

These are drop-in support groups for those who could benefit from assistance in healthy coping with grief and loss. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Hospice Offices 2166 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103 in the first floor conference room. 

No registration required.

Daytime:  11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. (Began February 2016)

Evening:  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  (Beginning April 6)

Individual, family and couples counseling

This service provides bereaved family and friends the opportunity to get the individual attention they need to help transition through the grieving process. It also serves to support the family dynamic structures that may be impacted during this difficult time.  Appointments are seen at our Hospice Offices 2166 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103.  Call 610-969-0330 to make an appointment.

Giving Sorrow Words

Along our journey through grief, there is nothing more powerful than having our thoughts and feelings validated and understood. This six week psycho-education support group meets multiple times throughout the year. This group is for adults 18 and older.

Next Session:   March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25   1:30 – 3 pm

Future Session:   June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, & 18    1:30 – 3 pm

Meetings take place in the first floor conference room of our Hospice Offices 2166 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103

To register, call 610-969-0330.

Spiritual-based adult grief support group (at LVH-M)

Combining spirituality and the grieving process, this support group is for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The group is led by a chaplain and welcomes all religions. Group meetings are available during the day or in the evenings for adults 18 and older. 

To register, call 610-402-CARE (2273) 

Stepping Stones for Children

This special group is a combination of education, arts, activities, and support designed to help facilitate healthy grieving with others of the same age who understand what they are going through.

The groups will all meet together before breaking off into the following sections: 

  • Stepping Stones for Children – Ages 5 – 10.  This group will learn age-appropriate concepts about death and dealing with grief based off of children’s books on the topics.
  • Stepping Stones for Adolescents – Ages 11 – 16.  This group provides adolescents with a safe environment where they can express their feelings through discussion, creative arts, and activities.
  • Stepping Stones for Parents/Guardians – While the children are in group, the adults can learn grief management tools to use with their child.

Next session: Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, & 30.  5:30 – 7:00 pm, at our Hospice Offices 2166 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103.

To register, call 610-969-0330.

Grief and the Holidays workshop

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who are grieving. This educational and supportive workshop is held each Fall and helps participants learn coping strategies as well as address holiday traditions and routines.  

To register, call 610-969-0330.

The Ladies Lunch Club

This is a supportive social club for women only. It serves as an alternative to traditional grief groups and provides you with a unique opportunity to heal and grow. The club meets the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Hamilton Family Restaurant , 21st and Hamilton Streets, Allentown.  

To register, call 610-969-0330.

Mens Breakfast Club

A supportive social group for men.  Come to have some coffee, breakfast, and fellowship.  The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 9 - 10:30 am at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 21st and Hamilton Streets, Allentown.  

To register, call 610-969-0330.

Camp Cocoon

This program, to be held May 21, 2016, a day filled with activities and play, is for children (ages 5 – 16) who have experienced a death loss and could benefit from a safe place to express their grief.  Camp takes place on the grounds of Angel 34 in Nazareth.

To register, call 610-969-0330.  

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