GSH Youth Bereavement Care

Good Samaritan Hospice Youth Bereavement Care

About Youth Bereavement Care

Founded in 2020, Good Samaritan Hospice Youth Bereavement Care grew by addressing the need to find innovative ways to reach grieving children. 

The service offers free support and programs to any children and young adults (up to age 21) impacted by the death of a significant person in their lives. 

In addition to serving families from our hospice and extended Concordia network, Youth Bereavement Care opens its doors to the greater community as well. In a world where everyone is apart, our goal is for bereaved youth to know they are not alone.

To learn more about our youth bereavement care, call toll free at 1-800-720-2557.

Youth Bereavement Services

YBC provides grieving children, teens and young adults with resources, individualized support and year-round connection with other families who are grieving. The programs support these young humans as they navigate their own unique grief journey. In addition to being FREE, the programs include a variety of virtual and in-person programming:

  • Youth bereavement quarterly events
    • Group story reading with grief-oriented discussion
    • Arts and crafts for emotional expression
    • Music for emotional expression
    • Youth story, poem and letter writing to share their grief journey
    • Remembrance of the deceased
    • Tips and tutorials on learning coping skills and relaxation methods to manage emotional stress
  • Individual bereavement support for youths
  • Bereavement support for caregivers and family members
  • Grief education
  • Community resource referrals
  • Grief support check-in calls with family and youths
  • Toll free hotline (1-800-720-2557) to reach bereavement or spiritual coordinators Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Youth Bereavement Care Staff

As part of the YBC team, grief and bereavement experts as well as clinicians trained in child mental and behavioral health provide connective resources within the grief community.

Enrollment

Rolling referrals accepted year-round. For more information, please call 1-800-720-2557 to speak with a youth bereavement staff member and remember, you are not alone.

Please visit our Facebook page for updates and interactions with other group members. On Facebook, search: GSH Youth Bereavement Care Family Support Group.

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the winter of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

A Youth Bereavement Care event in the fall of 2022

The Youth Bereavement Care team at the Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release in 2023

Upcoming Youth Bereavement Events

  • “March Memories,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 9, 116 Browns Hill Road., Valencia, PA 16059. Click here to learn more or register.
  • Summer Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 15, 116 Browns Hill Road., Valencia, PA 16059.
  • Fall Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 7, 116 Browns Hill Road., Valencia, PA 16059.
  • Holiday Workshop, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nov. 9, 116 Browns Hill Road., Valencia, PA 16059.

Event dates and locations may change.

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