Finding Life After
Loss: Fall 2010 Bereavement Support Group, Morristown, Moving Forward: a unique and powerful support group will
be offered in September by Interregnum Inc. Date to begin: September 23 and run for 8 weeks from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the
Carol G. Simon Center/Morristown Memorial Hospital/ 100 Madison Ave, Morristown. Group is no charge to attend but advance
registration is required. For information and to register call: Judith Pedersen, MSW, LSW, FT at 973-224-6900 or email her
Adult Bereavement Support Groups: Professionally run. Support for
bereaved adults who have lost a loved one due to cancer or other long-term illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Runs
for 8 week sessions, St. Clare's Hospital, Pocono Road, Denville. Call Brandy Johnson, MSW at 973-625-6176 (day) or
email her at : email@example.com
Adult Grief Support Group: Support
group for adults who are grieving. Group runs 4 times per year and meets 8 weeks consecutively. For info contact: Lori Baker,
MSW, LCSW, Compassionate Care Hospice at 973-726-7510 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Bereavement Group: Professionally run. Provides support to children ages 6-13 who have experienced a recent loss due
to cancer. Building is handicapped accessible. Runs for 8 week sessions. Same contact information as above group.
Healing Hands:Professionally run. Art workshop for children ages 4-12 who have lost a
parent due to death. Parent or caregiver must attend the group with the child. Building is handicapped accessible. Meetings
vary, 6:30 pm. Family Services, 62 Elm Street, Morristown. Pre-registration required. Call Tammy Rosenthal at 973-538-5260
prior to attending. Web site: http://www.fsmc.org email: email@example.com
My Rainbow Place: Peer support for children and adolescents (Kindergarten - 8th grade) who are grieving a loss
due to death, divorce or abandonment. Group runs for 14 weeks in the winter and 7 weeks in the summer. Building is handicapped
accessible. Meets Tues 7-7:45 pm at St. Francis Residential Community, 122 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville. Separate group
for parents. Before attending call Diane at (973)627-2134. For any other new group sessions planned call the regional representative,
Alice Forsyth at 973-744-7676 (day)
Path to Happiness: Emotional
and spiritual support for men and women in all stages of separation, divorce, bereavement, emotional healing and purpose in
life. Phone help, pen pals and buddy system. Meets Thursdays 6:30pm at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Ave, East
Hanover. Call Laura: 973-581-1636. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet Loss Support Group:Professionally Run, Helps individuals cope with the loss or impending loss of their companion animal
to work through feelings of grief and mourning. Under 18 welcome. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday,
at 7:30pm at St. Hubers Giralda, Woodland Ave, Madison. Call 973-377-7094 for info.
Rainbows and Prism: Professionally run, Peer support for children and adolescents (K-8th) who are grieving the loss
of a parent due to death or divorce. Parent group meets concurrently. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Tues,
7:15 - 8pm (Sept -Jan) Our Lady of Magnificat, 2 Miller Rd, Kinnelon, Call Claudette Meehan, (973) 492-9406 (eve)
or Peggy Tana (973) 838-7265
Bereavement for Adults: Mutual support for adults bereaving the loss of a loved one. Educational
series, rap session and guest speakers. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed, 6:30-8 pm, Hospice of NJ-Toms River, 40 Bey Lea Rd, Toms River.
Call 732-818-3460 (day)
Bereavement Support Group: Professionally
run, Support for anyone bereaving the loss of a loved one. Meets Mon, 1 pm, Congregation B'nai Israel, 1488 Old Freehold Rd,
Toms River. Call Rita Sason, LCSW (732) 363-8010 ( Mon-Thurs)
Bereavement Support Group: Mutual support for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Various meeting locations and times. Call Office
of Family Life, Trenton Diocese (609) 406-7400, ext 5557 (day) See group listings at : www.dioceseoftrenton.org/church/consolation.asp
(scroll down to "support groups for bereavement")
Better Bereavement: Support for anyone bereaving the loss of a loved one. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:30-9pm (varies in June-Aug) Ocean
Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Dining Room, Brick. Pre-registration required. Building attending call 800-560-9990
Share: Support, education and sharing for persons grieving
the loss of someone close to them. Families welcome. Meets Monday, 7pm Short Vineyard Church, 320 Compass Ave, Beachwood.
Call Jackie (732) 244-3888 (day) email: email@example.com
Journey Through Grief: Professionally run, support for men and women of all ages to work through the normal stages of grief with education
and group support. Focuses on situations, which frequently occur after the loss of a loved one. Building is handicapped accessible.
Meetings vary, St Francis Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. Before attending call: 609-494-1554 (day)
Kids Bereavement Support
run, support for children ages 7-14 who are grieving the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. Rap session. Building
is handicapped accessible. Meets 1st Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Center for Kids and Family, 591 Lakehurst Rd, Toms River Call
Adult Bereavement Group: Professionally Run, mutual support for adults bereaving the death of a
loved one. Meetings vary 6-7:15 pm. Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne. Before attending call Michael Teague
at 973-893-0818 ext 213 day. or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighted Path, Professionally run, mutual support for persons who have lost a loved one. Meets for
6 sessions (spring and fall). Pathways Counseling Center, 16 Pompton Ave, Pompton Lakes. Call Peg Buczek 973-835-6337 day.
Northern NJ Motherless Daughters Group: Provides opportunities for women to share stories, experiences
and strategies for coping with the loss of a mother. Meets in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union
counties. Check website for info: http://www.meetup.com/northern-new-jersey-motherless-daughters
Passaic Valley Hospice Bereavement Support Group: Professionally run, provides mutual support and
education for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Grief related issues, sharing feelings and experiences in a safe
supportive environment. Meets for 7 week sessions 3 times per year. Passaic Valley Hospice, 783 Riverview Drive, Totowa. Call
Dick Sharber Hospice Chaplain at 973-785-7406.
Widows and Widowers:
St. Peter's Bereavement Group: Professionally run. Mutual support and coping strategies for people
who have lost a loved one including a child or spouse. meets 2-3:15 (9 sessions) at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 380 Clifton
Ave, Clifton. Pre-registration is required. Call Father Peter DeFranco at 973-546-5020 (day)
Widows and Widowers Support Group: Professionally run. Support and sharing for newly widowed
persons. Meets for 6 week sessions. 2 times a year. Pathways Counseling Center, 16 Pompton Ave, Pompton Lakes. Pre-registration
with Peg Buczek at 973-835-6337 (day)
Widows and Widowers Support
Group: Mutual support for widows and widowers. Guest speakers, group discussions, phone help, peer-counseling,
visitiation and refreshments. Meets 2nd and 4th Wed 7:30 pm (newly bereaved) and 2nd and 4th Mon at 7Pm for those past the
newly bereaved stage. St. Philip the Apostle Church, 797 Valley Road, Clifton. Call John Cerullo at 973-472-4494.
Bereavement Support Group: professionally
run Mutual support to help facilitate an individual's grief process within a safe and confidential environment. Under 18 welcome.
Building is handicapped accessible. Meets for 8 week sessions. Mon 7-8:30pm Memorial Hospital of Salem County, 310 Salem-Woodstown
Rd, Salem. Before attending call Rev. Walt Kellen at 856-678-8500 ext 3-2 day
Bereavement Support Group:professionally run, support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer. Share
thoughts, feelings and information. Meetings vary, The Wellness Community of Central NJ, 3 Crossroads Dr. Bedminster
Pre-registration is required before attending. Call Ellen Levine, LCSW 908-658-5400 (day) Web site: www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cnj
and email: email@example.com
Bereavement Support Group:professionally run, provides a safe environment where individuals can identify and communicate about
their losses in order to facilitate the healing process. Rap sessions, literature, newsletter, phone help and buddy
system. Meets Tues, 10-11:30 AM Branchburn Funeral Home, 910 Route 202 South, Branchburg. Call Carol H. Burner
at 732-562-8565. email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Nikki: Support for individuals to cope with the loss or impending loss of their companion animal. Meets
3rd Sunday, 1-2:30 pm, Somerset. Call Donna, 732-246-2124 (day)
JANUS Bereavement Group: professionally run, support and education for anyone who has experienced a loss through death, separation/divorce,
retirement, loss of a job, health or relocation. Helps individuals accept and adjust to the loss. Building is handicapped
accessible. Meets 2nd Tues 7:30-9pm Bridgewater and Raritan. Call Barbara Ronca, LCSW, PhD, 908-218-9062 (day)
Kids Connect/ Parents Connect
Bereavement Groups: professionally run, support for children
and surviving spouses who have experienced the death of a parent/spouse from cancer. Share thoughts, feelings and information.
Rap sessions. Meetings vary, The Wellness Community of Central
NJ 3 Crossroads Dr, Bedminster. Ellen Levine, LCSW, 908-658-5400 ext 2. web site: www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cnj
Visiting Nurse Association
of Somerset Hills: professionally run. Mutual support for
family and friends bereaved over the loss of a loved one. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 2nd and 4th
Wed, 10:30-noon. VNA Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge. Call Mary Lou Daley, LCSW, 908-766-0180
ext 242 day. email: email@example.com
Support Group: Support for anyone who has suffered a
loss. Rap sessions, phone help, and literature. Meets 2nd and 4th Wed 7-8:30pm Office of Dennis Fielding, 17 Route 23
North, Hamburg. Call Linda 973-827-8518
Coping With Loss: Professionally run. Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one through death. Meets 4th Tuesday.
10-11:30am, United Methodist Church, West Ann St, Milford PA. Call Lorri or Diana at 973-383-0115 daytime.
web site: www.karenannquinlanhospice.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coping With Loss Support Group: Professionally
run. Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one through death. Meets 1st Wed 12:30-2pm and 2nd Monday 7-8:30pm. Karen
Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton. Call Diana 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117. Web site: www.karenannquinlanhospice.org
Pet Loss Support Group: Professionally
run. Support for those coping with the loss of their companion animal to work through feelings of grief and mourning. Dues
$5 per meeting. Meets 3rd Monday 11-12:30 pm Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton. Pre-admission required. Call
Project Self Sufficiency: Professionally run. Support
for single parents, teen parents, displaced homemakers and low income families. Offers peer support, groups for single parents
and teen parents, loss recovery groups for children, parenting skills training support, family activities, home visitation,
family stabilization, physical and emotional health educational seminars, comprehensive job training and educational
services designed to promote self sufficiency. Meetings vary. Call Deborah Berry-Toon 973-383-5129 daytime email: email@example.com
Adult Grief Support: Northern Sussex County, Franklin, Group runs for 8 consecutive weeks
4 times per year. Contact Lori Baker, MSW, LCSW, Bereavement Department, Compassionate Care Hospice at 973-726-7510
Support Group: Professionally run. Mutual support for people
grieving the loss of a loved one. Call Bereavement Coordinator: 973-379-8440 (day)
for Hope Hospice Bereavement Support Group: professionally
run. Support groups for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one (not only through cancer). Children and teen
camps for ages 5 and up. Donations accepted. Meetings vary, Center for Hope Hospice, Acadia House, 175 Glenside Ave,
Scotch Plains. First call Hope Hospice 908-654-3711 day
web site: www.centerforhope.com
GoodGrief: Professionally run.
Support for children ages 3-18 and young adults 18-30 who have lost a parent, sibling or other important person in their
life due to death. Groups in different age categories. Concurrent parent group is offered. Meetings vary, 6:30-8pm Good Grief,
561 Springfield Ave, Summit, Pre-registration required. Call Joe Primo 908-522-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homicide Survivors: Professionally
run. Provides support to family members and friends of homicide victims. Rap sessions and guest speakers. Building is handicapped
accessible. Meets 3rd Monday, 7:15-9pm (except July/Aug) Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Rahway Call Elaine O'Neal 908-527-4596
Separated, Divorced and Bereaved Catholics: Referrals to groups for emotional/spiritual support and social activities for men and women. Open
to people of all faiths. Call Family Life Ministry. Catholic Diocese of Newark 973-497-4327.
Coping with Loss Support Group: Coping with Loss Support Group: Professionally run: Support for those grieving the loss of a loved
one through death. Meets 3rd Tuesday 10-11:30 am. Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, 214 Washington St, Hackettstown,
Call Diana Sebzda 973-383-0115.
Grief Recovery Program: Professionally
run. Provides comfort, support and healing to persons ages 18+ who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Groups run 4 weeks
7-9pm April and October. Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove St, Hackettstown. Call Carl Banniser 908-850-7757
Grief Support Group: Professionally run. Provides support for those coping with the loss of a
partner, child, parent or friend. Dues $20 (literature, refreshments, handouts, etc.) per 6 week sessions. Meets 4 times per
year. Warren Hospital, Chapel, 185 Roseberry St, Phillipsburg. Call 908-859-6700 ext 2048 daytime.
Adult Grief Support Group: Southern Warren County in Phillipsburg. Group runs 8 consecutive
weeks 4 times per year. For info contact Lori Baker, MSW, LCSW at Compassionate Care Hospice: 973-726-7510 or email her at
Pet Loss Support Group: Professionally run. Support
for individuals coping with the loss of their companion animal to work through feelings of grief and mourning. Dues $5 /mtg.
Meets 3rd Tues 12:30-2pm (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) Joseph T.Quinlan Bereavement Center, 214 Washington St, Hackettstown.
Call Diana Sebzda 973-383-0115
Good Grief: www.good-grief.org Free year round peer support program for grieving children ages 3-18
who have lost a parent or sibling through death. Located in Summit NJ. Meets twice a month in the evening. Concurrent parent/guardian
groups meet. Also young adult group for those 19-29. (908) 522-1999
Comfort Zone Camp (www.comfortzonecamp.org) Free bereavement camp in 5 states that runs weekends for children
ages 7-17 who have lost a parent or sibling through death. Camps in NJ April, June, Sept and Oct.
Rainbows, Inc professionally
run. Time limited support groups for children and teens (ages 4-17) who are grieving a loss due to death, divorce, abandonment
or other life altering experience. Groups meet for a specific number of sessions and are held periodically.
Web site: www.rainbowsnj.org Central NJ: Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties: Marilyn
Schipp 609-406-7400 x. 5557 (day) Northern NJ: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic,
Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties: Alice Forsyth 973-744-7676 (day) Southern NJ: Covers Atlantic,
Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties: Sister Pat McGrenra (215) 763-3660 ext 204 (day)
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc (COPS) Peer support for families and co-workers of police officers who have died
in the line of duty. Mutual sharing, phone help, rap sessions, and social events. Call 866-576-2677 web site: www.gardenstatecops.com
War Family Bereavement Groups:
Professionally run, Veteran centers of NJ have support groups and related services for families of military killed in the
war. Centers in Newark (Essex County) 973-748-0980, Jersey City (Hudson) 201-748-4467, Trenton (Mercer) 609-882-5744,
Ventor (Atlantic) 609-487-8387 web site: www.va.gov/rcs e-mail: email@example.com
Additional Groups in NJ
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR
PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD
Family Services of the CJ Foundation for SIDS
Hackensack University Medical Center
Contact: Jeannette Burgos
Support for parents who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Will direct parents to a support
group in their area.
Central Jersey Chapter
Contact - Dick Quaintance
PO Box 313
Lincroft, NJ 07738
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mutual support for parents & siblings grieving the loss of a child of any age.
Contacts - Marsha & Ed Rogers
Our Lady of Fatima Church
Bereavement support group for parents of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.
GROUPS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE SUDDENLY OR VIOLENTLY
Survivors of Suicide
University of Medicine & Dentistry
Mental Health Center, Piscataway
Groups for parents of youth who committed suicide, for adult survivors of adults, and a group for siblings.
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Widows' Support Group
Contact - Phyllis Sabo
(day) or (732) 634-8790 (evening)
Discussion group offering support and information to widows (60+) going
through the grieving process.
Widows & Widowers' Bereavement Support Group
Contact - Mary Haraz
8 week bereavement program meets twice a year in the Spring
and in the Fall.
Center for Living
Contact - Jessie Flynn, Certified
Website: Kids Cope With Gief
Dedicated to helping individuals cope with the pain of loss, recognize reactions to grief, and recreate their lives.
Individual counseling and group support in a series of eight-week sessions.
Contact- Stathi Afendoulis
Website: Lainies Angels
Dedicated to helping parents whose child has been diagnosed with cancer
Support Group of the Social Concerns Ministry of Our Lady of Peace Church
Contact - Josephine
General support group for those who have lost a loved one.
Hospice Bereavement Program at J.F.K. Medical Center
Contact - Laura Sarafconn
Spousal bereavement support group meets every
3rd Tuesday of the month.
Call for details and to register.
Contact - Erika Kolb
General bereavement support group that meets every 3rd Wednesday from
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Children's Bereavement Program
- Tammy Moin
Ten week bereavement program for children, offered two or three times a year.
Raritan Bay Medical Center
Contact - Judy Quinlan
Bereavement support group meets twice a year in the Spring and in the Fall.
Peter's Medical Center
Contact - Sr. Barbara Ortmann
An ongoing, interfaith bereavement support group that meets every other Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
Contact - Rev. Ingrid Johnson
Chaplain of Pastoral Care Department
Bereavement group meets weekly for six weeks in the afternoons.
St. James Bereavement Support Group
Contact - Sr. Marie
(732) 634-0500 Ext. 614
Phyllis Sabo (732)
Jane Pianucci (732) 634-8525
Bereavement group meets for an 8-week session in the Spring and an 8-week session in the Fall
and on the 3rd Monday of every month in between the two