Abington Jefferson Health


Abbington Jefferson Health provides peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and adults in PA. 

Peer Support Groups

Safe Harbor provides support groups for children, teens, young adults and parents/caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one. All groups are held at the Abington Health- Willow Grove campus, on the 4th floor of the Pennwood Building. Groups are led by trained, experienced facilitators and staff in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Pre-registration is required for all groups.

Children, Teens and Families

These groups are for children, teens and families who have experienced a significant death. Children ages 4 to 18 are assigned to age appropriate groups which meet in our welcoming,  supportive environment every other week for 1 1/2 hours. Participants come together to share in their grief experiences, participate in activities, play games, and benefit from our creative arts specialists. Accompanying parents/ caregivers can attend a parent/ care giver support group.

Young Adults

This group meets the needs of young adults who have graduated from High School, ages 19 to 30, who are grieving the death of a loved one. Our Young Adult Group meets twice a month for 1 ½ hours.

Moving On Group

This support group is for former Safe Harbor Parent Support Group participants who are facing issues that follow acute grief: family and social relationships, employment issues and life as a single person.

Getting Started…

Parents, caregivers and young adults can contact Safe Harbor directly at 215-481-5983 for more information regarding joining a support group. An orientation appointment will be scheduled at which time parents/ caregivers and their children will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Safe Harbor and get a sense of what happens during a typical group in order to determine if they want to move forward and participate in the program.



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