Bereavement Services

Bereavement Services are offered as part of the Pathways to Care program. Staff provides short-term bereavement counseling for individuals and families and facilitates support groups. See current flyer on spousal bereavement support group.

We also offer: 
Bereavement support for professional staff, providing on-site professional consultation and support groups for bereaved WJCS staff, as well as staff at other organizations that require support services when a client or staff member has died. 

On-site grief counseling 
to help people cope when a community suffers a loss that has far-reaching effects. Set up an as-needed basis at places of worship, schools, corporations or community centers, these grief counseling sessions offer support to groups that are dealing with the loss of a community member or members. 

Peer support network for family experiencing a loss due to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Suicide bereavement group for family members and friends of loved ones who have committed suicide meets at the WJCS Hartsdale Family Mental Health Center, 141 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, every other Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Participants are requested to make a $5 donation per session.

The Jewish Spiritual Healing Center also offers healing and spiritual support for the bereaved. 

Contact Gillian Rittmaster, LCSW, bereavement coordinator
914-761-0600 x2142; [email protected].






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