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Survivors

Suicide Survivor or Survivor of Loss is someone who experiences the loss of (family, friends, professionals and peers) who has died by suicide. Suicide Attempt Survivor is someone who has attempted suicide and survived a potentially self-injurioius behavior with a nonfatal outcome, for which there is evidence that the person intended to kill himself or herself. Postvention consists of those predetermined strategies and activities that serve to effectively and sensitively help heal Survivors of Loss in the aftermath of a suicide death.
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Support Group Information – Allegheny County

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 3811 O’Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-864-3346 Contact Person : Jamey Covaleski Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 8 week group Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh North Bereavement Group St. Peter’s Reformed Church 314-320 East Grandview Avenue Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063 Contact: Pastor Jim Bertoti 724-452-8120 jbertoti@stpzelie.org 
Meetings/Month: Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Bedford County

C.A.R.E. Support Group 182 Wolfsburg Rd Bedford, PA 15522 (301) 233-2429 Contact Person : Beth Pyles Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Berks County

Stepping Stones Life-Growth Psychological Services, Suite 105 Montgomery and 5th Avenues Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512 Contact Person: Tina Engelbart 800-689-0250, Ext. 1 Tina@Life-Growth.net Meeting/Month: Held weekly on Sundays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Support Group Information – Berks County

Survivors of Suicide Mental Health Association of Reading and Berks County 1234 Penn Avenue Wyomissing, PA 19610 (610) 775-3000 Contact Person : Brian Richardson/Renee Blanford Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7pm – 8:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Blair County

Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to Suicide Blair Medical Center 501 Howard Avenue Building C Altoona, PA Contact: Amanda Dell email: MDell@altoonaregional.org Meetings/Month: 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm Charge: No

Support Group Information – Blair County

UPMC Altoona Behavioral Health Services 501 Howard Ave Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 889-2706 marinepl@upmc.edu Contact Person : Amanda Dell Leader Type : PROF Meetings/Month : 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 7-8pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Access Center, Building C

Support Group Information – Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide Aria Health Bucks County Campus Ground Floor, Conference Room A 380 North Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047 Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday at 7:30 Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide group St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 2131 Palomino Drive Warrington, PA 18976 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com 
http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Patricia Lufkin Cell (215) 945-0661 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Bucks County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 37 Walnut Lane Yardley, PA 19067 (215) 736-1643 Contact Person : Bette Coatsworth Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Tuesday of every month Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Butler County

Survivor of Suicide Support Group 4150 Highland Avenue Meridian, PA 16001 Contact Person : Cindy Byers Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1 – 1st Thursday at 7pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Butler County

Someone’s Caring Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 124 East North Street Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 Contact Person: Robin S. Miller 724-287-2273 millerr@zbzoom.net 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Carbon County

Please contact us for location details. Lehighton, Pennsylvania Charge: NO Contact: Gail Strohl 610-377-2035 oldngrey@ptd.ne

Support Group Information – Cambria County

Suicide Loss Support Group 1086 Franklin Street Johnstown, PA 15905 (814) 534-7748 Contact Person : Courtney Boast Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Centre County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Centre Life Link EMS 125 Puddintown Road State College, Pennsylvania 16801 Contact Person: Cindy Ross 814-574-1558 Meeting/Month: Held every other Tuesday evening, and more frequently as requested. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Chester County

Thomas Jefferson University 53 Harrison Road East West Chester, PA 19380-6748 Contact Person: Ginger Biddle Cell: 215-955-6593 Leader Type : PEER Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Chester County

Paoli Memorial Hospital Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) Paoli, PA 19301 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com 
http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Georgia Prevail Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Willistown Room of the Paoli Medical Building; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Dauphin County

Polyclinic Hospital 2501 N. 3rd St Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Simpson Board Room

Support Group Information – Dauphin County

Unitarian Universalist Church of Harrisburg 1280 Clover Lane Harrisburg, PA 17113 (717) 728-6791 kjmcentee@gmail.com Contact Person : Kelly McEntee Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 3rd Thursday of each month 7-9:00pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information- Delaware County

Survivors of Suicide Riddle Memorial Hospital 1068 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com 
http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Donna Ambrogi & Shirley Bono Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 4th Saturday of each month 10am-12pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in the Community Education Center; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Delaware County

Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Ave & County Line Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com 
http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Gail Dohrn Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Warden Lobby; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Franklin County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Mental Health Association 540 East Washington Street Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201 Contact Person: Lynn Davis 717-264-4301 ldavis@mhaff.org Meeting/Month: Please contact us for meeting times.

Support Group Information – Huntingdon County

Survivors of Suicide JC Blair Education Center 860 Bryan Street Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652 Meeting/Month Held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact: Juniata Valley Healing Connections jvhealingconnections@gmail.com

Support Group Information – Lackawanna County

Luger Scranton Outpatient Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative 475 Morgan Hwy. Moffat Entrance Scranton, PA 18508 Contact Person: Kathy Wallace Cell: 570-575-2343 Leader Type: P/P Meetings/Month: 3rd Monday 6:00-7:30pm Charge: No Newsletter: No

Support Group Information – Lancaster County

PATHways Center for Grief & Loss 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania 17552 Contact: Elaine Ostrum 717-391-2413 eostrum@hospicecommunity.org 
Meeting/Month: Meetings are held twice a year for a closed 6-week series. Please call for details. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Lancaster County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group 10 Delp Road Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 394-3541 Contact Person : Kevin L. Eberle Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:30-9pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meetings at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Support Group Information – Lehigh County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Lehigh Valley Network 2545 Schoenersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017 (484) 330-0912 afsplv@gmail.com Contact Person : Marie Bartos Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Tuesday of each month 7-8pm Charge : DONATIONS Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Lehigh County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Room 118 3231 West Tilghman Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101 Contact Person: Mary Youtz afsplv2@gmail.com 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Support Group Information – Luzerne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 214 W. Walnut Street Hazelton, PA 18204 Contact Person : Samantha Neaman Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Call (570) 455-1521 for more information

Support Group Information – Luzerne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Catholic Social Services 33 East Northampton Street Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701 Contact Person: Denise Rowinski 570-822-7118, Ext. 333 Meeting/Month: Held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Support Group Information – Lycoming County

Survivors of Suicide Loss Divine Providence Hospital, Room 383A 1100 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Montgomery County

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 100 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 649-2479 Contact Person : Carolyn Ramsey Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1/ month 1st Thursday Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – Montgomery County

Life Resurrected St. Albert the Great Parish 212 Welsh Road Street Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Contact: Catherine M. Siciliano 267-994-8328 csiciliano@verizon.net 
Meeting/Month: Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Monroe County

HALOS – CLC (Hope After a Loved One’s Suicide – Child Loss Chapter) Stroudburg, PA Call for exact meeting location Contact Person: Alice Keyes 570-236-1168 alicekeyes00@gmail.com 
Meetings/Month: Meets on 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30-8:30pm Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Northumberland County

Survivors of Suicide Loss J-MEG Meeting Room 11 East 3rd Street Watsontown, Pennsylvania 17777 Contact Person:Joe Miller, 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Philadelphia County

Aria Health, Torresdale Campus Knights & Red Lion Rds. Philadelphia, PA 19154 (215) 545-2242 phillysos@hotmail.com 
http://www.sosphilly.org Contact Person : Diane Durso Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30pm Charge : NO Newsletter : NO Additional Information : Meets in Conference Room #4; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information – Philadelphia County

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. 18th & Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-2242 Leader Type : PEER Meetings/Month : 2 Charge : NO Newsletter : YES

Support Group Information – Snyder and Union Counties

Survivors of Suicide Loss Harvest Bible Chapel 115 Freedom Road Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 17844 Contact Person: Joe Miller 570-974-3958 joesmiller@verizon.net 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Support Group Information – Wayne County

Survivors of Suicide Group Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers 600 Maple Ave, Suite 6 Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 Contact Person: Michelle Valinski 570-253-9200 MValinski@waynecountypa.gov 
Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Charge: NO

Support Group Information – Westmoreland County

L.O.S.S. (Loved Ones Stolen by Suicide) 409 Coutler Ave Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 438-6738 Contact Person : Jill Kowalewski 724-830-3618
kowalej@westmoreland.swsix.com 
Leader Type : P/P Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – York County

Survivors of Suicide Support Group – York Advent Lutheran Church 1775 East Market Street East York, PA 17402 Contact Person : Cathy Heilman (717) 650-6447 cheilman6@gmail.com Leader Type : P/P Meetings/Month : 1st Monday , 7:00 – 8:30PM Charge : NO Newsletter : NO

Support Group Information – York County

Suicide Survivor Group Dover United Church of Christ 45 West Canal Street Dover, Pennsylvania 17315 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Support Group Information – York County

Suicide Survivor Group Southern Community Services 44 South Main Street Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17361 Contact Person: Cindy Richard 717-451-6411 suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com Meeting/Month: Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.