Adult Support

Since each journey through grief is unique, we offer a broad spectrum of options for adults who are coping with the serious illness or death of a loved one. Many are available both in the daytime and evening. The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is a resource that is available free of charge to anyone in our service area region. 

Access Online Grief Education

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss offers online grief education 24/7 to meet you at your own time at your own place. The Want to Understand Your Grief videos provide education about the grief journey. Click here to access our online videos.

Individual Support Sessions

Many people feel reassured and affirmed about their grief experience after meeting individually with one of our counselors. If professional experience is needed beyond the scope of the services we offer, our staff can recommend additional support through local resources for specialized counseling services. In-person support sessions are available in Mount Joy or York, via Zoom or by phone. Call the Pathways Center to schedule an appointment at (717) 391-2413 or (888) 282-2177.

Newly Bereaved Series

A three-part series including both grief education and open sharing is offered monthly for those whose loss was recent. Call for more information or to register.

Monthly Adult Support Groups

Groups are facilitated by a Master’s level counselor and a volunteer co-facilitator who has the same type of loss. They are designed for those within the first two years following the death of a loved one. Registration is required one week prior to the group date. The following monthly adult support groups are available. Click here to register or call the Pathways Center.

Coping with the Loss of a Parent or Sibling

  • First Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Third Tuesday of each month, 6:00–7:30 p.m. at Mount Joy

Coping with the Loss of a Spouse/Companion

  • Third Wednesday of each month, 2:00–3:30 p.m. at York
  • Second Tuesday of each month, 6:00–7:30 p.m. at Mount Joy
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month, 2:00–3:30 p.m. at Mount Joy

AGE 50 & UNDER: Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Companion

  • Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Mount Joy

Coping with the Loss of a Child 

  • Third Monday of each month, 6:00–7:30 p.m. at Mount Joy

Coping with Overdose Loss and Coping with Suicide Loss

These separate six-week series, held periodically throughout the year, provide a safe place to share your questions and painful experiences with others who will understand and offers the healing support that is found when others have had a similar experience. Call for more information.

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)

This free monthly group provides compassion and understanding for individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. The group is held the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.. Pre-registration for new attendees is required. Contact Marjorie Paradise at or (717) 951-2720.

Growing Through Grief

This series, for individuals who are approaching or past the year anniversary of the death of a loved one, explores ways of coping with life changes after the death of a loved one. Taught with both lecture and discussion, this five-week course is held in the spring and fall. Call for more information.

Mindfulness And Grief

The benefits of practicing various forms of mindfulness as a tool for being present with grief and improving overall well-being are addressed in this 4-week series. Call for more information.

From Surviving to Thriving

This series offers an opportunity to understand the effect of chronic stress and learn strategies to mitigate stress through mindfulness practices, good nutrition and discovering your sense of purpose. Call for more information


One-time sessions are offered on a variety of topics including Pet Loss, Coping with the Holidays, Journaling, and others. Call for more information.

Social Dine-Out Options

After the loss of a loved one, many find their social environment has changed. It may be difficult to know where or how to start socializing again. Hospice provides the following options to dine with others. Each participant pays for his/her own meal. Call for more information.

  • Ladies Lunch – Lancaster (for bereaved women)
  • Dinner Out (for bereaved men and women)

Grief Support in Spanish

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss’s bilingual Bereavement Counselor, Deborah Gonzalez, MSW, is available to any bereaved individuals who speak Spanish. Call (717) 391-2440 to leave a confidential message in Spanish or if you wish to receive our Spanish newsletter. Click here to view our Spanish newsletter. For more information, Click here. 

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 391-2413 or (888) 282-2177
En español: (717) 391-2440