events

A Frozen Grief Journey Virtual Workshop

January 16, 2021 Event flyer

(*We need a few more participants to offer this workshop.  If the original day/time doesn’t work, but you have a grieving children interested in this workshop, please contact us so we can try to reschedule to a more convenient date. )  A Frozen Grief Journey Virtual workshop will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.  We will use activities related to the movies Frozen and Frozen II to help children process their grief related to the death of a loved one. The activities are designed for children in the 5-12 age range. All children must be assisted by an adult. Please contact Bethany, the DMTF children’s workshop coordinator, at 717-552-3125 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.

The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation

January 27, 2021

(*this group currently meets on Zoom due to Covid 19 but we plan to return to in-person meetings when the weather is warm enough to meet outside at our grief center in Shippensburg, PA) The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation is a unique grief support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one (recent loss or years ago). The group meets every Wed. morning from 10 a.m. – noon at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA. Participants bring their own craft projects (or use our supplies) and while they craft, they talk about grief or everything but grief. It’s a unique way to connect with fellow grievers in a positive, healing way. We are seeking to create relationships that extend beyond the group in order to support and sustain us at difficult times in our grief journey. For more information, contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]

Bereaved Parents Support Group

January 28, 2021

The Bereaved Parents Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a child of any age -infant through adult.  This group usually meets at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, but is currently online due to Covid 19.  Pre-registration is required by contacting us at [email protected] so that we can send you the Zoom link prior to each meeting.  We plan to resume in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.  We are currently renovating a new grief center at 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg and hope to offer programs at that location after April 1, 2021.  We will have a fenced in yard and parking lot at this location so if Covid still does not allow us to have indoor meetings, we will gather outside for meetings as the weather warms up enough for us to do so.

Drew’s Hope Virtual Program Winter 2021

February 2, 2021 Drew's Hope Winter 2021 Program Flyer

The Drew’s Hope grief support program for families with school-age children will meet online weekly from Tues. Feb. 2 through Tues. March 16, 2021.  Each session on the Zoom online meeting platform will meet from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Group discussion and activities are designed to improve communication within the family unit, gain valuable coping skills to help along the grief journey and form relationships with other grieving families to provide support and encouragement.  Pre-registration is requested by Tues. Jan. 26, 2021 so that we have enough time to deliver activity boxes prior to the first session.  Contact the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at [email protected] or 717-532-8922 to register or for more information about the program.

Healing and Hope Virtual Grief Support Group

February 4, 2021

The Healing and Hope Virtual Grief Support Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. -This education/discussion-based group is for any adults who are grieving the death of a loved one and prefer an online group to in-person meetings.  In order to expand our reach geographically, since we know that many grievers need support but cannot attend groups in Shippensburg, this is our newest group option.  Please email [email protected] and request to be added to the group email list so that we can send you the Zoom meeting link/password prior to each meeting.

Stressed Out? A workshop for grieving teens

February 6, 2021 Click here for printable event flyer

Stressed out?  This workshop for grieving teens will allow teens to learn more about what is causing their stress and anxiety and how it relates to grief.  The workshop will take place online via Zoom on Feb. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m.  Contact our children/family workshop coordinator, Bethany, at [email protected] by Jan. 29 to register for this free workshop.  That will give us time to deliver an activity kit to participants.

GriefKnits grief support group

February 11, 2021

The GriefKnits Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 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 or bring another craft project to work on.  If you’re a griever who already knows how to knit/crochet, bring your current project and gather with us for conversation and fellowship. If you don’t have arts/crafts materials, we have lots of supplies you can use.  We provide the knitting supplies for our new knitters too.  *This group usually meets at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, but is currently online due to Covid 19 so at the time, we can’t offer knitting instruction but we’re still offering the other benefits of the group – the amazing support and encouragement provided by connecting with fellow grievers.  Pre-registration is required by contacting us at [email protected] so that we can send you the Zoom link prior to each meeting.  We plan to resume in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.  We are currently renovating a new grief center at 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg and hope to offer programs at that location after April 1, 2021.  We will have a fenced in yard and parking lot at this location so if Covid still does not allow us to have indoor meetings, we will gather outside for meetings as the weather warms up enough for us to do so.

Healing Together Grief Support Group

February 18, 2021

The Healing Together Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.  This education/discussion-based group is for any adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.  This group usually meets at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, but is currently online due to Covid 19.  Pre-registration is required by contacting us at [email protected] so that we can send you the Zoom link prior to each meeting.  We plan to resume in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.  We are currently renovating a new grief center at 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg and hope to offer programs at that location after April 1, 2021.  We will have a fenced in yard and parking lot at this location so if Covid still does not allow us to have indoor meetings, we will gather outside for meetings as the weather warms up enough for us to do so.