We are here as a support to your grieving family. Whether a loved one has been given a terminal illness, your family is grieving the death of a loved one in the last month or you are a year or more into your grief walk - we are here as a support to your family. Our approach is unique in that we believe in helping children grieve through a family centered approach. Our focus is to support all the members of your family together.
How A Haven Can Support Your Family
In person, via email, or phone support. Topics include:
How to talk to your child about an upcoming death or terminal illness
What are appropriate signs of grief in children
Healthy coping strategies for your children
When to seek additional support for your family
Ideas for creating a legacy and honoring your loved one's life
All groups meet at our center in Exton. You can also register for these groups with the provided link.
NEW Family Open House
Wednesday, September 18th 630-8pm
This Open House is for families who have never been to a group or event at A Haven. We know signing up for a grief group can be incredibly intimidating and hard. The Open House is a great opportunity for families to come meet other families, staff and some volunteers and see what our space looks like. We greatly encourage families to attend this night if you've been on the fence about grief support. Attending this night will most likely get the "buy in" from your kids as well. We hope you'll swing by anytime between 630 & 8pm. Please RSVP with the link below. Thank you!
NEW to A Haven - 8 Week (closed) Parent Loss Group
This group will meet on Wednesdays, October 2nd through November 20th from 630-8pm. This group is intended for families who are NEW to A Haven.
This group is intended for grandparent loss, relative, friend, teacher, etc. We will meet once a month on the 1st Tuesday of the month beginning October 1st & November 5th from 630-8pm at A Haven.
This is a drop off for teens only. Snacks, games & hang time.
Thursday, September 19th, & October 3rd & 17th - 630-830pm at A Haven.
Whether you are a teacher, social worker, nurse or pastor - A Haven is here to support the people who work with children & families in our community. Connect with us if you would like more information on how we can support your leadership team, non-profit organization or faith center.
Partnering with Chester County Schools
In School Grief Groups
1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by the time they graduate. We are available to partner with local schools to provide in school grief groups that fit the needs of your students. For more information please contact us to set up a consultation.
Having an inservice day?
We welcome you and your team of counselors, teachers and staff to visit A Haven for a tour and brief grief training or we can come to you!
Caring for Community Leaders
Finally, we take great value in caring for our community leaders - we are available to lead a grief debrief when teachers, staff, etc. have been impacted by grief or just need a few hours of self care respite. We know first hand the value of “putting on your oxygen mask first before helping others.”
Interested in how we can partner with your school? Send us an email by using the button below for more information.
Grief Education and Training
We can provide training for your staff and/or volunteers on how to support grieving families, how to talk to children about death and dying, as well as provide a space for debriefing and self care after a death. Please contact us for more information and suggested donations for these services.
In addition, check out our Resources Page.