Tear Soup – Valentine’s Day Lunch & Learn

February 14, 2019 Learn more

Join us at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA on Valentines Day for a special Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. titled Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss. We’ll view a short video, followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon and follow up discussion. This event is perfect for adult grievers or those who are supporting an adult griever. It covers many aspects of the grief journey including the challenges and healing steps one might experience on the way. Pre-register by contacting the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]

Movies & More Workshop Series for Grieving Teens

March 3, 2019

We welcome grieving teens to join us as we present:   Movies & More Part II – A Workshop Series for Grieving Teens based on popular movie clips.  Come to one or all sessions to watch and discuss grief themes found in popular movies and to discover healthy ways to process your grief.  Snacks will be provided.

The program will meet every other Sunday from March 3 – April 14 from 2-4 p.m. (4 sessions total) at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA.  Pre-registration is required by contacting the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]

Painting in memory of Austin to benefit DMTF

March 9, 2019

Join the Gipe/Gelwicks/Bedwell families on Sat. March 9 at the Doylesburg Community Center, 21050 Path Valley Road, Dry Run Pa 17220 from 2-5:30 p.m. to paint a beautiful tree of life painting, to honor the memory of Austin Gelwicks on the occasion of his 20th birthday.  Visit the Facebook event page to learn more about this event and how to register (or read the copied text from Facebook below).  The ticket cost is $40 and tickets must be purchased in advance.

“As a way for us to honor the memory of Austin on his 20th birthday, we are holding a paint event. This paint event will be held on March 9th 2019 at 2 pm at the Doylesburg Community Center. Karen, from Brush Strokes With Karen, will be the instructor for this event. We will also have a door prize, and items available to raffle. Proceeds from this event will be given to the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation. We only have 50 tickets available for purchase, to secure your spot, you MUST purchase a ticket or tickets by February 28th. ***NO REFUNDS will be given*** In case of bad weather, we will reschedule. Light refreshments will be provided. The picture we will be painting will be the 16×20 and cost $40.00 for each ticket.”

For ticket purchase contact
Sarah Gipe ~ Mike Gipe ~ Heather Gelwicks on Facebook or if you’re not on Facebook, contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected] and we’ll connect you with the family.
***all checks made payable to Mike Gipe***

****Proceeds benefit the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation**** The DMTF provides grief education and support programs for children, teens and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one or beloved pet.


A Frozen Grief Journey

March 10, 2019 Event flyer

A Frozen Grief Journey will take place on Sunday, March 10 from 2-4 p.m.  We will use activities related to the movie “Frozen” to help children process their grief related to the death of a loved one. The activities are designed for children in the 4-10 age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at this workshop is limited. Please contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 (leave a detailed message if we’re not there) or [email protected] to reserve your spot.