Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling The Burton Funeral Home on W. 10th St. has an excellent, free lending library with a wide selection of books covering grief, bereavement, coping and healing. 

For more information call 814-774-3603. You can also check out the links below for other local and national organizations who can assist you through the grieving process.

Grief Counseling Services
Soul Survivor

Grief support group at Burton Funeral Home Inc.
525 Main Street East
Girard, PA 16417
The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Great Lakes Hospice

Bereavement support groups
1700 Peach Street, Suite 244
Erie, PA 16501
(814)-877-6120 

Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County (VNA)

Grief education and support services to those who are ill, their family members, caregivers, friends and anyone trying to deal with grief after the loss of a loved one.
2253 West Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16506
(814)-454-2831
www.erievna.org

Asera Care Hospice

Bereavement counseling to help you navigate through the emotional stress and grief of the first year through anniversaries, holidays and special occasions.
1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14
Erie, PA 16505
(814)-836-5255
www.aseracare.com

Heartland Hospice

Support for and education on the topic of grief
719 Indiana Drive
Erie, PA 16505
814-878-5990
www.heartlandhospice.com

The Diocese of Erie, Catholic Charities

Offers a variety of support groups including Transitions, a peer ministry for divorced, widowed and separated persons.
800-374-3723 Ext. 265, or 814-824-1265
www.eriercd.org/Transitions.asp & www.ErieRCD.org

The Caring Place

Dedicated to children, adolescents and their families who have lost a loved one.
510 Cranberry Street
Erie, PA 16507            
866-212-4673
www.highmarkcaringplace.com/cp2/index.shtml

Empty Arms

A support group for anyone involved in bereavement due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Liberty Family Practice Bldg.
3413 Cherry Street
Erie, PA 16508 
Contact Person: Angela West
Phone: 814-774-7064
Email: angela@mapsofmastery.com
www.emptyarmserie.org

Bereavement Support Group in North East, PA

A support group is for anyone who has endured a significant loss.
Community Nursing Services Office
7 Park Street
North East, PA 16428
(814)-725-4300

Living After Loss

Program for parents who have endured the death of a child, sponsored by Hamot Health Foundation.
Meet at Millcreek Township Municipal Building
(814) 969-1267
www.hamothealthfoundation.org/lucy

Lucy’s First Step

Provides support through group meetings to parents who have lost a baby.
Sponsored by Hamot Health Foundation.
302 French Street
Erie, PA 16507
814-877-7020
www.hamothealthfoundation.org/ways-to-give/lucys-first-step-fund/

Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

Grief and loss therapeutic group.
1330 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 451-2309

Compassionate Friends

Support group for parents who have lost a child.
Meadville Medical Center
1034 Grove Street
Meadville, PA 16335
814-337-6377
Grandmagjane@zoominternet.net

Compassionate Friends

Support group for parents who have lost a child.
Corry Community Center
15 South 1st Avenue
Corry, PA 16407
814-882-0698
corrycompassionate@gmail.com

Emma’s Footprints

Helps families, particularly mothers during their time of bereavement during infant and pregnancy loss.  
Edinboro, PA
www.emmasfootprints.com/contact

 

Victim Witness Services

Homicide Survivors Support Group

Individual counseling is available. All services free of charge.
125 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501
(814)-455-9515

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Family Support Group

(800)-726-2873
www.lls.org

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Grief support for military families who’ve lost someone.
www.taps.org.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints

Individual consultation with young Mormon missionaries.
814-388-9218
108611841@Mormon.org

Transitions

A monthly peer ministry of Catholic Charities that provides a safe place for healthy grieving.
814-824-1265 or 1-800-374-3723 ext. 265
www.eriercd.org/Transitions.htm

 

 

Testimonials

Melissa Hart was very helpful.

July 29, 2018


I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated, caring person to assist in our time of sorrow. I need to thank you for everything, honestly without you and your kind heart I'm not sure that it would have been possible, so THANK YOU!
March 21, 2018

Mark and Karen
First of all your team did an awesome job in setting up the services for my mom.
Thank you Karen for coming in on your day off to help us with the arrangements. We appreciate you Mark for the use of your trailer to move mom’s furniture. Many thanks to both of you.

July 8, 2018

Peter –
Thank you so much for helping us navigate mom’s celebration of life. Your presence was greatly appreciated. Truly a professional, compassionate experience.

January 10, 2019

Dear Mark,
I appreciate all of your efforts to make my husband funeral arrangements and funeral services ran smoothly.
September 22, 2018

Dear Burton Pet Loss,
Thank you for your generous gift basket. We appreciate you keeping us in your thoughts this season.
Staff of a Local Vet

December 22, 2018

Dear Mark –
Our family wants to thank you and the Burton staff for the wonderful celebration of life you made possible for us. I want to personally thank you for your help and guidance through his process.
Generations of our family have been at Burton’s and we have always been pleased.
January 10, 2019

Everyone we spoke with was extremely helpful, understanding and totally invested in our feelings and emotions.
March 21, 2018

Dear Karen, you were very gracious and helpful caring for my family. Things went very smoothly.
Thank you for all your guidance and care.

July 26, 2018

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the lovely card and note remembering our brother’s death. It was so thoughtful of you.
It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed. I think of him so often and keep him close that way. Our thanks again too for the very professional and kind and caring way that Burton’s took care of everything for us after my brother’s death.

July 12, 2018

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