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Support Groups to Help You Cope With Grief

Good Grief Center Support Groups Offer Hope and Healing 

Having trouble coping with the death of a loved one The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support can help.

In addition to its services for individuals and families, the Center offers three on-site support groups each held twice monthly at 2717 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill:

  • An afternoon open group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays.
  • An evening open group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on second and fourth Thursdays.
  • A “Daughters without Mothers” group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on first and third Thursdays.

To register for any group or for more information, call the Center at 412-224-4700 or toll free 1-888-GRIEF-88.

The Good Grief Center also serves as facilitator of the First United Methodist Church of Irwin’s new bereavement support group. This group meets at the church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays. Advance registration is recommended, but not required, by calling the Center.

The Good Grief Center, a nonprofit organization, assists individuals and families in Western Pennsylvania and beyond as they work through the grieving process. Services are offered free of charge and include compassionate listening, grief education, support groups, referrals to community resources, and access to a lending library of grief-related materials.

Clients can receive emotional support from staff and trained volunteers in person or over the phone.

The Good Grief Center is now a division of Ursuline Senior Services but continues to serve all ages.

For more information on grief or Center services, visit
The mission of the Good Grief Center is to be a comprehensive bereavement resource and referral center that builds a more compassionate community through grief awareness, education, support and hope; creating a safe place where all who have experienced the pain of death may come to work through loss and learn to manage grief.





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