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David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program

When it comes to loss of life, children have special needs – they do not have the same avenues or outlets as adults to express their grief, or the experience to understand all they are feeling. Wissahickon Hospice's David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program provides emotional support for young survivors of hospice patients and guides them through the bereavement process in a safe, sensitive environment that caters directly to their needs.

For children ages 2 to 18, our David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program offers:

  • Individual grief counseling in the home, provided by a certified social worker trained to work with children – for children in our patients’ families
  • Phone consultations – open to any child in the community
  • Workshops – providing discussion, art, play and other activities

For local community groups, churches and schools, our counselors and chaplains are available for consultations, facilitating group discussions and serving as speakers on bereavement or end–of–life topics.

Support the David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program

The success of the David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program depends primarily on the generosity of those who want to invest in the healthy future of a grieving child. Learn more about funding opportunities to help support the program.

See also: Camp Erin Philadelphia – A Camp for Grieving Children