Grieving families and volunteers should contact Marcie Taylor, Drew’s Hope Family Services Coordinator by phone at (717)532-8922 or by e-mail at [email protected].


Program description:  Dealing with grief is challenging, especially for children and teens. Drew’s Hope is a free grief and loss support program offered each fall and spring for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one (family member or friend). (*due to Covid 19 – the Fall 2020 program will be online and run weekly from Oct. 20 – Dec. 1.  RSVPs are required by Oct. 15, 2020). The seven session program is facilitated by counseling students and professors from Shippensburg University and is held on the campus of Shippensburg University. Each session includes a complimentary dinner, followed by separate support sessions for children, teens and adults.

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Contact Marcie Taylor, Drew's Hope Family Services Coordinator

(717)532-8922 [email protected]


Online via the Zoom meeting platform


Q Who is Drew?

A Drew’s Hope is named in memory of Drew Michael Taylor. Drew was three years old when he died in a tragic auto accident in the Outer Banks on June 13, 2006.

Q How much do your services cost?

A Nothing. Thanks to generous donors, Drew Michael Taylor Foundation fundraisers and grants from other organizations, the Drew’s Hope grief support program is provided free of charge to families.

Q What hours are services available?

A (*due to Covid 19 - meetings in Fall 2020 will be virtual via the Zoom online meeting platform) We offer a free bi-weekly seven-session program each fall and spring from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The night of the week may vary. Dinner is included with each session, followed by separate support groups for children, teens and adults.

Q Where are your services available?

A (*due to Covid 19, the program will meet virtually in Fall 2020) Drew’s Hope is offered at the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA (the school is actually on Adams Dr. on campus). It may be offered in Greencastle if enough families request that site and volunteers are available to offer the program.

Q Who is eligible for your services?

A Any child or teen, age 18 and under, and their families, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children/teens must be accompanied by a caring adult. They cannot attend Drew’s Hope alone.

Q How do I use your services?

A To get involved in the Drew’s Hope grief support program, families can contact Marcie Taylor, of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]