Grieving Parents

Grieving Parents

Parents who have children with special healthcare needs sometimes experience loss. Here are some available resources to help those families in need.  If you are aware of more resources for grieving parents, please contact us.


Grief and Loss Websites for Parents 

Support for Losing a Family Member (Delaware and Luzerne County)

Grief Support Hotline (All of PA)

Support Groups for Parents (Zip code search)


Grief Helpline/Hotlines

Grief Recovery Helpline: 800.445.4808

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Info Line: 802.296.6300

National Institute of Mental Health Depression & Panic Disorder Hotline: 800.421.4211

National Mental Health Association: 800.969.6642


Recommended Books for Adults who are Grieving

After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss through the Years by Ann Finkbeiner

And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning After the Death of a Child by Charlotte Mathes

The Angel Tales: Refuge for a Parent's Healing Heart by Deneene Florino

Dreaming Kevin: The Path to Healing by Carla Blowey

The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child by Suzanne Redfern and Susan Gilbert

Just One Little Thing by Kelly S. Buckley

The Lively Shadow: Living With the Death of a Child by Donald Murray

Love Never Dies: A Mother's Journey from Loss to Love by Sandy Goodman

Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt

A Mosaic Heart: Reshaping the Shards of a Shattered Life by Terry Jones-Brady

No Words: A True Story of Love, Tragic Loss, and Ultimate Survival by Renee Kimberling

A Season of Grief: A Comforting Companion for Difficult Days by Ann Dawson

Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go by Mark Ireland

A Vow Made True: From Grief to Hope by Dolores Carruthers

When Every Day Matters: A Mother's Memoir on Love, Loss and Life by Mary Jane Hurley Brant