The bereavement support services staff consists of three master’s level social workers.
Our Bereavement Care Coordinator and Bereavement Care Provider reach out to families who have experienced the loss of an infant or toddler. They provide bereavement sessions to these families in their own homes.
Our Crisis Care Coordinator reaches out to families who have lost a loved one to homicide or suicide. Services are also offered to individuals who come to the Medical Examiner’s Office for body identification during regular business hours.
All bereavement support staff members are also able to refer grieving families to other agencies for most medical or social service needs – including, but not limited to, possible burial or cremation assistance.
Infant and Child Deaths
Provides resources and support for families who have experienced the death of an infant or toddler
Provides support for families after the death of a child of any age
- Glow in the Woods Blog written by mothers who have lost young children
Suicide and Homicide Deaths
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Crime Victims
Includes a directory of support groups for survivors of suicide
Provides support for families who have lost a loved one to violence
Provides assistance in locating counseling and application forms for victims compensation
Resources for Bereaved Children
- Mommy's Light Lives On
- Center for Grieving Children
- Highmark Caring Place
Distributes user-friendly bereavement education materials for grieving children and teens
Provides grief support to children ages 6-18 who have experienced the death of someone close
Free brochures for families and professionals that address some basic concepts of grief