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

Karen,
Over the past year, you have been a tremendous help to me as I tried to move the through two very sudden and grief filled situations and deaths. My sister’s funeral went very well. She is home and laid to rest next to our parents. It was a very small, quiet service that let us bury her in a manner that let us grieve and honor her. Your help in coordinating two out of town funerals was immensely appreciated. I could not have done it without your expert help.
Your quiet understanding and very capable nature made these difficult situations more bearable.
Enjoy the summer!
Thank you for the beautiful card and words on the anniversary of Dad’s passing.

July 24, 2018

Karen, Mark, Peter and Staff
Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how helpful you all have been. You all have helped me so much through this terrible time in my life. You have all gone above and beyond and I appreciate it all so much! Thank you!

July 3, 2018

Dear Staff of Burton Funeral Home,
Thank you for the gift of the ornament – it will be hung on the one of the family’s Christmas trees every year!
January 6, 2019

Dear Karen,
I want to personally thank you all for your help with my mothers funeral.

Thanks to your diligent effort, the white bird release at the cemetery was very touching.


I also cannot begin to tell you how many people commented on what a nice newspaper writeup you did for moms obituary. I, along with my family appreciate your and everyone's endeavor to help us get through this difficult period.

August 13, 2018

Karen and Peter
Your compassion and ability to guide us with mother’s funeral was a blessing.
A big thank you to you and your team!

July 28, 2018

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

A note to say thank you for the Christmas Stockings! Our Veterans were touched, pleased and happy!
This was wonderful, thoughtful and very generous of all those who made this event happen.
We want to extend our appreciation to all of you, your thoughtfulness and time has made Christmas special to many Veterans!
April 5, 2018

Dear Bill and Staff
Thank you for your guidance in planning the funeral for my mother.
Everything was done with care and respect.
The service in your chapel and the Mass at St. Julia were very comforting to our family.

July 20, 2018

Bill,
Thank you for your patience, empathy, and love you showed our family in our time of need and despair. You are a wonderful man.

July 22, 2018

“The staff was very professional and kind – not only did they meet our needs but they also anticipated our needs. Our family was very pleased with their service!” – Elaine
October 26, 2019

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