Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling

The Burton Quinn Scott on W. 10th St. and at several other locations, has an excellent, free lending library with a wide selection of books covering grief, bereavement, coping and healing. 

For more information call 814-774-3603. You can also check out the links below for other local and national organizations who can assist you through the grieving process.

Grief Counseling Funeral Home And Cremations Erie PA

“Soul Survivor”

“Soul Survivor”


This support group is sponsored by Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. This group is for anyone who has suffered a loss and offers comfort and support. You can share your feelings with others who are also experiencing pain from a loss.


Beginning January 1, 2023

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge

3801 West 26th Street

Erie, PA 16506



The 1st Monday of each month – from 6-7:30 p.m.


Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge

3801 West 26th Street

Erie, PA 16506


Each month a designated topic will be the focus of the group meeting.  Call us today for more information.  You are never alone in your grief, and we encourage anyone in bereavement to attend | (814)-454-4551.


The group is in the process of being updated. Reach out to us for more information.



Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.

Lending Library


An excellent, free lending library with a wide selection of books covering different aspects of death, dying, grief, bereavement, coping and healing.


Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

602 West 10th Street

Erie, PA 16502



Hospice Bereavement Groups

These support groups are offered by our local Hospices for anyone who has been bereaved by the loss of a loved one. The groups are free of charge and the public is invited.



UPMC Family Hospice of Erie


1700 Peach Street, Suite # 244

Erie, PA 16501


Meeting in person, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach Street,


5:30 to 6:30 pm – First and Third Thursday of every month.


Please call for more information and to verify they are having a meeting that day.


Cathy McKenzie

(814) 877-6120



Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County (VNA)


2253 West Grandview Boulevard

Erie, PA 16506


the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Call to confirm they are having a meeting.


Sara Shuhart



Promedica Hospice

This group offers support for and education on the topic of grief.


For more information please call



Conference calls are offered monthly – please call for dates and times

David Miles – Bereavement Coordinator


The Caring Place

The Caring Place is dedicated to children, adolescents and their families who have lost a loved one. It is a safe place with safe people where children and families can:

  • -Know they are not alone in their grief
  • -Share their feelings, memories, and experiences in an atmosphere of
  • non-judgmental acceptance
  • -See that what they are going through is normal
  • -Know that hope and healing are possible
  • The children and their parents who attend Caring Place sessions receive support and encouragement from other members of their groups other children and adults who have experienced the same types of losses. Through the meetings they discover what is lost, what is left, and what is possible.

Children, Teens, Young Adults and Family Support Group

For more information:


Young Adult Grief Support Group

Every Thursday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

(This group will take place entirely online via the Zoom platform.)



Empty Arms

A support group for anyone involved in bereavement due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. There is a lending library available. One-to-one telephone counseling is available too. Empty arms makes and provides burial outfits for deceased babies. The outfits are distributed by the hospitals maternity units. Empty Arms has a website that can be accessed at Empty Arms, Erie PA is also on Facebook and have a blog available.


Angela West



The group doesn’t have regular scheduled in person or virtual meetings at this time, but is available by phone or email as needed. If there is a need, people are invited to contacted Angela at the above phone number.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Family Support Group

Contact: (800)-726-2873

Website: Enter your zip code and click on the chapter locater icon.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Offering Grief Support for military families TAPS offers grief support for military families who’ve lost someone.

  • -An online community whereby people can chat with one another and give support as well as newsletters and message boards about events going on everywhere
  • -There are educational and online training programs available
  • -There are lists available of various events and presentations related to this topic
  • -There are a variety of press releases and other information tools available.
Victim Witness Services

Homicide Survivors Support Group

Individual counseling is available. All services are free of charge.


Victim Witness Services

125 West 18th Street

Erie, PA 16501


Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends is a support group that exists to offer support to parents who have lost a child at any age from any cause. Through friendship, understanding, and hope, individuals can help those going through the grieving process.

Visit for more information about local chapters and meeting times.

Safe Harbor

Grief and Loss Support Group after losing someone to suicide

They have a variety or resources available. Please contact them to learn more

Contact: Emily Mogel 814-835-2956.

Emma’s Footprints

Emma’s Footprints helps families, particularly mothers during their time of bereavement during infant and pregnancy loss. In addition to providing guidance and support, the organization also provides financial assistance for funeral services, specifically burial or cremation.

Visit their website for more information:

Grief Share

13-week support group led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. They walk with you on the long path through grief.  More information at


Mondays: 12:30pm – 2:30pm at McLane Church, Edinboro

Thursdays: 6-8 pm at Faith Temple Church


 Harborcreek Baptist Church

Common Bond Ministry

Meeting: The last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

4719 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16510

Contact: 814-899-3711



 Greater Love Ministry – A caregivers support group

Meeting: The 2nd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

4719 Buffalo Road, Erie, pa 16510

Contact: 814-899-3711

Remember, you are never alone in your grief.

We cannot thank you enough for your care, attention and support this past month. We sincerely appreciate your personal and professional courtesy you showed our entire family and we were grateful for your guidance. You made an incredibly difficult time so much less overwhelming. We feel blessed for your role in this life transition.
January 28, 2018

Everyone was very helpful. – Charles H.

Not many people today are appreciated for the jobs they do. It has taken me this long but wanted to let you all know I appreciate you taking care of my dog and spelling his names correctly.
He was truly a service animal but will never get the full recognition he deserved for it.
Thank you for all you do.
March 22, 2018

I couldn’t be more pleased with the attention to details and wonderful service. - Wayne

I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated, caring person to assist in our time of sorrow. I need to thank you for everything, honestly without you and your kind heart I'm not sure that it would have been possible, so THANK YOU!
March 21, 2018

Thank you for the beautiful service you had for our loved ones who passed away!
Thank you for the beautiful ornament too!
January 6, 2019

This was my first experience, so I don’t have anything to compare to. The services and staff were beyond what I may expected or what was received. It made this very difficult time so much easier. – Kristy

Karen, Mark, Peter and Staff
Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how helpful you all have been. You all have helped me so much through this terrible time in my life. You have all gone above and beyond and I appreciate it all so much! Thank you!

July 3, 2018

Mark and the entire Burton Family,
I just want to say thank you so much for all you have done. You have helped my family get through a very tough time in our lives and for that we are grateful.

July 23, 2018

Dear Burton family –
We can’t thank everyone enough for making a very difficult time bearable. Everything was absolutely perfect! My dad would be proud and being part of the Ericson/Burton family made me so proud. Everyone kept saying thank God you work for the Burton’s! They really made us feel at ease and truly cared for dad and our whole family. Love and hugs.

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