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). If you would like to be added to the list for updates regarding Drew’s Hope, please email the DMTF at [email protected]

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Contact Marcie Taylor, Drew's Hope Family Services Coordinator

(717)532-8922 [email protected]

Shippensburg

Varies. Meeting locations have included the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School on the campus of Shippensburg University of PA, Greencastle Antrim Middle School and the Drew's Hope Grief Center in Shippensburg.

faq

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?

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. Prior to Covid, dinner was included with each session, followed by separate support groups for children, teens and adults. During Covid, a virtual program was offered from 6:30 - 8. Moving forward, we will possibly offer both in-person and virtual programs to meet the needs of more families. It is unclear if/when dinner will continue to be served at Drew's Hope.

Q Where are your services available?

Drew's Hope is usually 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. During Covid, a virtual Drew's Hope program was offered and an in-person program was held at the Drew's Hope Grief Center in Shippensburg. In order to expand the number of families that can be involved in our programs, we hope to offer both in-person and virtual programs in the future.

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]