Abbington Jefferson Health provides peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and adults in PA.
Peer Support Groups
Safe Harbor provides support groups for children, teens, young adults and parents/caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one. All groups are held at the Abington Health- Willow Grove campus, on the 4th floor of the Pennwood Building. Groups are led by trained, experienced facilitators and staff in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Pre-registration is required for all groups.
Children, Teens and Families
These groups are for children, teens and families who have experienced a significant death. Children ages 4 to 18 are assigned to age appropriate groups which meet in our welcoming, supportive environment every other week for 1 1/2 hours. Participants come together to share in their grief experiences, participate in activities, play games, and benefit from our creative arts specialists. Accompanying parents/ caregivers can attend a parent/ care giver support group.
This group meets the needs of young adults who have graduated from High School, ages 19 to 30, who are grieving the death of a loved one. Our Young Adult Group meets twice a month for 1 ½ hours.
Moving On Group
This support group is for former Safe Harbor Parent Support Group participants who are facing issues that follow acute grief: family and social relationships, employment issues and life as a single person.
Parents, caregivers and young adults can contact Safe Harbor directly at 215-481-5983 for more information regarding joining a support group. An orientation appointment will be scheduled at which time parents/ caregivers and their children will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Safe Harbor and get a sense of what happens during a typical group in order to determine if they want to move forward and participate in the program.
OUR HOUSE grief support groups create a warm environment of safety and comfort in which children, teens, and adults find the support they need from others who have also experienced the death of someone close.