Find bereavement resources, including grief and loss support groups for children and adults, through Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Hummingbird Program.

The Adi Grace Supportive Care Fund

The Hummingbird Program started the Adi Grace Supportive Care Fund in memory of Adisyn Grace Cavey. This fund helps Hummingbird patients and families with some care expenses that are not covered by health insurance.

The Adi Grace Supportive Care Fund is available to all Hummingbird patients. Family income and insurance coverage do not matter.

Please call 717-531-3558 to learn more if your child is a Hummingbird patient.

Bereavement resources

The death of a child is devastating, and the grief journey for bereaved parents is long and many times lonely. The Hummingbird Program provides grief and bereavement support to parents and families in various settings. We offer:

  • Support groups twice per year (spring and fall)
  • Special one-night workshops on different topics, such as Preparing for the Holiday Season (early November)
  • Individual, couple and family sessions

Ask questions or make an appointment. Please call our Hummingbird counselor at 717-531-8521 ext. 282131

Other grief and loss resources

Support groups

  • Parent Support Group
    If you are grieving the loss of a child, you are not alone, There are others who can relate and understand what you are going through. Join us for an intimate six-week parent support group (spring and fall) that provides an opportunity to meet others who are going through a similar situation. Call 717-531-8521 ext. 282131 or email myoutz@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.
  • Pathway’s Center for Grief and Loss
    Monthly drop-in groups for parents, as well as general loss of a loved one
    Call 717-391-2413
  • Grief Share
    A Christian-based support group with many locations throughout PA
    Call 800-395-5755
  • Compassionate Friends
    A self-help group of bereaved parents with many local chapters. This group is for families who have lost a child at any age, from any cause
    Call 630-990-0010
  • Share of Lancaster
    Support for perinatal loss
    Call 717-533-7857
  • Common Bond Ministry Grief Support Group
    For mothers who have lost a child. Small group setting and prayer support
  • Sweet Grace Ministries
    Support group for parent who experienced a loss of their child through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. 

Support programs for children

Find more information about grief and loss.

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