All of the hospitals & OB-GYN offices in Lancaster are aware of Share of Lancaster and the services we provide.
Many times it is hard to know what to do or say when someone we know has had a loss. It is important to know that sometimes, the best thing you can do is to just let them know you are sorry and that you are there for them. And then….listen. Many people feel that they need to say something to try to help but end up saying things that are hurtful.
Please try to avoid saying the following:
Know that people grieve in different ways and two people with the same experience make not react the same way. Offer to attend a Share support group with your friend/family member to make them feel more comfortable.
* Please Note: Unfortunately Covid 19 has forced us to postpone all Share Grief support groups until further notice. Anyone interested in participating in a group in the future, please contact group leader Jake Geesey firstname.lastname@example.org by email. You will be notified when we are able to restart our support group sessions.
In an effort to provide support for you that is meaningful and relevant, we offer an opportunity for you to connect more meaningfully with others who have also experienced a loss.
The Share Grief Group is open to mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and any bereaved family member or individual affected by an early pregnancy loss through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, late pregnancy/early infant loss through stillbirth, premature or full-term infant death, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You are free to attend one meeting or as many meetings as you desire.
The group’s facilitator is Jake Geesey. Jake and his wife experienced a loss of their own when their son, Daniel, was born stillborn in 2005. Since 2007, Jake has lead many support groups for Share of Lancaster and has also provided leadership for GriefShare International. Please email Jake at email@example.com with any questions.
Lancaster General Health Campus
Wellness Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
2100 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601