Resources

Our Monthly Grief Support Groups

Our grief support groups meet at the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA.

 

Download the Grief Support Groups Fall 2018 flyer

 

GriefKnits Support Group -2nd Thursday of each month – 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Knitting has shown positive mental health benefits for grievers. Come and meet others who are grieving the death of a loved one and learn to knit too! If you’re a griever who already knows how to knit/crochet, bring your current project with you!  All materials are provided by the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.

Substance Abuse Death Support Group – 3rd Thursday of each month in Shippensburg.  7-8:30 p.m.  This group is for any adults who are grieving the death of a loved one due to substance abuse.  This group meets at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg.


Bereaved Parents Support Group – 4th Thursday- 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a child of any age -infant through adult.

 

“The Perfect Blend” – Coffee, crafting and community group (open to grievers and non-grievers who wish to show their support for those who are grieving) –  This group meets every Wed. morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families. Gather with fellow grievers to work on any crafty projects you wish to bring.  We have adult coloring books and puzzles for those who do not have their own craft projects. (*from time to time, we might even have a group craft project).  Coffee/tea provided.  Bring a snack to share if you want to!

“The Perfect Blend Too” – Coffee, crafting and community group (open to grievers and non-grievers who wish to show their support for those who are grieving) – Every other Tues. evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. from Sept. 18 – Dec. 11, 2018.

Contact the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at 532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net for more information.  Pre-registration for all groups is appreciated so that our facilitators know how many people to expect.

 

Grief and Loss Lending Library

The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation offers a grief and loss lending library for community use. The library contains books, pamphlets, DVDs and other resources related to grief, death and dying. Please click on the links below for our grief and loss library listing.

 

Grief and Loss Lending Library (complete listing)

Grief and Loss Lending Library (divided by topic with descriptions)

Other area grief support resources

The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation is pleased to provide a listing of all local grief support groups, camps and resources for your review.  We will strive to keep this list as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible.  If you or a local organization that you know of is hosting a grief-related support group, camp or resource which is open to the community, please contact the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at (717) 532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net and we will be happy to add the information to this listing.

Grief Groups and Resources in the area

Children and Grief Information

Marcie Taylor, of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the WITF Children and Grief Forum on June 23, 2014.  She also participated in a panel discussion with other local children’s grief experts.  The video links are found below.  Additionally, Drew’s Hope facilitator, Allie Mahon, a local school guidance counselor represented the DMTF on a Smart Talk radio program on June 18, 2014.  The radio show link is provided here.

 

 

DMTF Center for Grieving Families

The DMTF Center for Grieving Families is located at 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.  Grief workshops and support programs are held at this convenient, downtown Shippensburg location.