VNA Offers Grief Support Posted on November 3, 2022November 3, 2022 VNA, Western Pennsylvania is well known for providing in-home health care services to people in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and northwest Westmoreland counties. However, their compassion reaches beyond home health in other areas such as community and bereavement support. VNA offers free services for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one in the form of three groups. These include individual bereavement support, a community library and grief support for children and teens. Individual Bereavement Support Our bereavement specialists offer individuals who need one-on-one support a phone session and optional in-person session. For certain individuals, we understand that long-term counseling might be a better option. Our certified professionals are qualified to make these decisions and refer individuals to other community counseling services if needed. Community Education and Support In lieu of in-person groups, there is a bereavement library filled with resources for a variety of needs. Whether an individual is grieving or is supporting someone in grief, the library is a place for self-guided exploration into healing. Found in the library are personal accounts of grief stories as well as empirical research on the study of grief. Bereavement Services for Children and Teens Children and teens can benefit greatly from private, individualized grieving services conducted by our bereavement specialists. These services are specific to those families enrolled in the VNA Hospice program. After experiencing loss, a wide array of emotions take place and these feelings are different for everyone. Fortunately, we recognize that grief is painful but it is also normal. Healing is a process that can be made more comfortable with support and services that are tailored to you. Please call the VNA Community Bereavement Center at 724-431-3520 if you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from our free sessions.