A Program for Grieving Children, Teens and Their Families
The loss of a parent, sibling or caregiver is a devastating experience for a child. Who can they talk to? Who will really listen? Their friends may shy away because they don’t know what to say. It’s also hard to talk to the surviving parent or family member because they are grieving as well.
Abington Memorial Hospital’s Safe Harbor program provides ongoing grief support groups for children, teens and their parents or caregivers. This is a caring environment where they can come for support and understanding.
At Safe Harbor, we believe that it is a natural process to grieve after a loss. The duration and intensity of grief is unique for each individual. Support, caring and acceptance from other individuals provides people with a natural capacity to heal.
Our program offers many support sessions, including children and teen groups for ages four to 18, and parent/caregiver groups.
Children, Teens, Parent/ Caregiver
Our groups meet in the evenings on a bi-weekly basis.
A young adult group for those who have completed high school thru 29 years of age.
“Healing After a Suicide”
A support group, “Healing After a Suicide” is available, based on demand, for those grieving a death due to suicide.
Safe Harbor Support Groups run throughout the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Different age groups meet on different nights every other week.
Opportunities to Help
Safe Harbor needs your help to sustain and expand our program. Our program is reliant on contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations. Please contact the Office of Philanthropy at 215-481-4438 or the Safe Harbor office at 215-481-5983 for more information about donations or gifts-in-kind.
For more information
For more information about Abington Memorial Hospital's Safe Harbor program, please call 215-481-5983.
Safe Harbor Program
Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus
Pennwood Building, fourth floor
2500 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090