Local Grief Organizations
To learn more about the local grief support programs listed below, visit their websites by clicking on their logos.
Centre Helps navigates the local safety net for our friends and neighbors in need. We connect with our community through our 24/7 hotline, text, chat, and community collaboration. We all have friends that are suffering in silence. Our well-trained, compassionate team transitions those friends and neighbors from crisis to viability. The work of Centre Helps serves us all, whether directly or indirectly, by improving the quality of life in our community.
Call 800.494.2500 or 814.237.5855 for help 24/7/365 days a year.
Central PA Chapter ~ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Grief Connection of Centre County
A website that provides connection to bereavement services for individuals, families and professionals seeking grief support in the Centre Region.
Heart ~ Helping Empty Arms Recover Together
For parents/couples who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or early infant death. This group is led by a certified spiritual director and celebrant and a former group participant.
Helping Grieving Hearts Heal
Helping Grieving Hearts Heal Program was designed to provide services that support individuals as they grieve. In conjunction with Koch Funeral Home, this program is offered by Jackie Hook, M.A., a certified spiritual director and celebrant.
Jana Marie Foundation
Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental wellness. Jana Marie Foundation understands that losing someone to suicide can be life-altering and is often accompanied by many complex emotions. The organization offers support groups for Survivors of Suicide Loss and other resources.
Learning to Live: What's your Story?
Learning to Live: What’s Your Story? is a collaborative partnership between several Penn State units and Centre County community organizations and businesses. Our goal is to encourage individuals to share their stories of how they learned to live with loss.
The Tides Program is a support program for grieving children and the people that love them. At Tides grief is a natural response to loss for children, adolescents, and adults. Although the duration and intensity of grief is different for each family member, each person has the ability to work through grief with the support from family and friends.
Jackie Hook, our spiritual director/celebrant, is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the grief process. Please complete the form below.