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Family Life

Grief and Consolation Ministry

Blair County

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Hollidaysburg
Mary Jo Lanzel
(814) 934-6793

Centre County

Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Bellefonte
Barbara Materna, Bereavement Support

(814) 359-0354

Cambria County

Holy Name Parish, Ebensburg
Sister Margie McGuire, CCW
(814) 472-8315

Our Mother of Sorrows Grief Ministry, Johnstown
Diana Tyger
(814) 535-7646

My Loved One Has Just Died - What Do I Do Now?

Free Bereavement Counseling in the Area

Grane Hospice Care

Offers counseling to anyone in the community, regardless of whether they have used their hospice services.

Contact Head of Counseling, Mike Larrimore: / 1-800-379-0129

Interim Hospice Care

Offers counseling to anyone in the community, regardless of whether they have used their hospice services.

Contact Chaplain Services, Stephanie Betsa: / (814) 262-8305

The Healing Patch

via Home Nursing Agency

A peer support program based in Altoona and Ebensburg, designed specifically for children and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one, such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, or close family member.

Professional Counseling Services

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides a caring, professional response to individuals who find themselves experiencing emotional and spiritual life situations, such as depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, bereavement, marital and family conflicts, abuse or neglect, and more.

Catholic Counselors of America

Rose Trexler, a compassionate counselor in Cambria County, offers counseling services in the areas of depression, anxiety, and anger issues:

(814) 505-7178


via Catholic Counselors

Based out of western Pennsylvania, the Catholic Counselors offer telecounseling services to families in need of help. They can offer help for marital struggles, parenting issues, addiction, depression, spiritual crises, and more.


Catholic Miscarriage Support

Offers practical and spiritual support for Catholics who have lost a child to miscarriage.

Heaven's Treasure Box

Red Bird Ministries

Red Bird was founded on helping parents address the profound healing that needs to happen while also honoring the memory of the child. Attention is given to protect the individual, the marriage, and other relationships from a spectrum of issues that can compound and lead to dysfunction.

Springs In The Desert

A website for those couples dealing with the challenge and grief of infertility.

Marriage Preparation

Natural Family Planning


Parenting Resources

Expectant Moms In Need Resources

Pro-Life Ministry

Divorced and Separated Ministry

Single Parents

Grief and Consolation Ministry

Mental Illness/ Addiction Assistance

Pornography Addiction

Publications for Purchase

Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Trafficking

Children of Divorce

End of Life Ministry

Resources/Ministry for Persons With Disabilities

Family Life Office

Andre McCarville

Maureen Roberts


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