Our grief support groups meet at the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA (except for our 1st Thursday Substance Abuse Death Support Group which meets at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way W., Chambersburg).
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Substance Abuse Death Support Group – 1st Thursday of each month in Chambersburg and 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. The 1st Thursday group meets in the Parlor of Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way W., Chambersburg, PA. Enter from the Lincoln Way side of the church. The 3rd Thursday group meets at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg.
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.
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) – Wed. Mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. –
We’ll gather on Wed. mornings at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families 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!
Contact the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at 532-8922 or email@example.com for more information. Pre-registration for all groups is appreciated so that our facilitators know how many people to expect.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to add the information to this listing.
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.