24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss

copingkids-handhold“I didn’t realize how much support was available to me until I came to the Pathways Center.” ~ Donna A.

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is a free resource to the entire community, regardless of whether your loved one is or was a hospice patient. Our mission is to support and encourage the inherent ability to heal and discern new paths on one’s journey through grief. Professionally trained and masters-level Pathways Center counselors are committed to:

  • Providing support to individuals of all ages
  • Educating others about common grief responses
  • Facilitating opportunities to interact with others who have had similar experiences
  • Teaching effective coping skills
  • Helping individuals realize the choices that they have on their grief journey
  • Acting as a grief and bereavement resource to the community

What types of services are offered by the Pathways Center?

Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center is here to help meet the individual needs of anyone in the community who is coping with the loss of a loved one. From support groups, counseling, online support, camps and more, we welcome the opportunity to support you.

“I was always able to come away from each group I attended with a newer appreciation of the grief process and helpful suggestions on how to make it easier to handle.” ~Paul K. Smith, Lancaster.

Does the Pathways Center provide training to groups on grief and loss issues?

pw_grief-groupYes, the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is often contacted by area businesses, agencies, schools and health care organizations to provide seminars and programs on grief and loss. Length and topic vary based on the specific request, with each program tailored to a group’s needs.

Are the staff available in times of crisis?

Our staff has additional training in crisis and sudden loss to provide support and guidance following  a traumatic event. The Pathways Center has been involved in many school-related crisis situations and the staff make themselves available as a resource to best handle grief after a crisis situation.

Can anyone refer individuals to the Pathways Center for bereavement support?

A professional referral is not required. Anyone coping with serious illness or loss of a loved one may contact the Pathways Center.

“I feel I have gained some hope and strength to carry on.” ~John G.

Are there fees for any of the services offered by the Pathways Center?

The generous support of the community allows Hospice & Community Care to offer most grief and bereavement programs and services at no cost. There is a nominal registration fee for camps and retreats. Specific workshops and seminars may have a separate fee schedule.

Read the current Pathways newsletter.

Online Grief Support

Please feel free to call the Pathways Center to speak with a counselor about how we can help.

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610
En español: (717) 391-2440
pathways@hospicecommunity.org

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