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Grieving Resources

Uplift Center For Grieving Children

Uplift Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 5-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Uplift helps children grieving a death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations across the city and within schools and community groups. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 102,  Phone number 267-437-3123.
REE Support Group info as well here

After the Injury

Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.

Bereavement Support Services

Free bereavement support services are available for people grieving the loss of a loved one in Philadelphia. To get support, call the MEO bereavement counselors at (215) 685-7408 or (215) 685-7411 during regular business hours and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sudden, unexpected deaths of most Philadelphia infants, children, and teens, the MEO offers counseling by phone or in your home. To learn more, call (215) 685-7402.

Families of Murder Victims (FMV)

Families of Murder Victims (FMV) is a victim advocacy and services program specifically for family members and friends of a homicide victim, regardless of the status of the case. The following services are provided, free of charge, to co-victims of violence:

  • Emotional & crisis support
  • Information on police and court proceedings
  • Court accompaniment at court proceedings
  • Assistance in obtaining protection orders
  • Referrals to other agencies for additional services such as emergency food, shelter, home repairs, etc.
  • Assistance in filing for Victim Compensation Assistance
  • Assistance in registering for Victim Notification
  • Support writing victim impact statements

If you are interested in receiving services through FMV, please call (267) 217-3754


Final Farewell

Final Farewell provides financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child. Call 215 870-8110 or go to

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