All of the hospitals & OB-GYN offices in Lancaster are aware of Share of Lancaster and the services we provide.
Many times it is hard to know what to do or say when someone we know has had a loss. It is important to know that sometimes, the best thing you can do is to just let them know you are sorry and that you are there for them. And then….listen. Many people feel that they need to say something to try to help but end up saying things that are hurtful.
Please try to avoid saying the following:
Know that people grieve in different ways and two people with the same experience make not react the same way. Offer to attend a Share support group with your friend/family member to make them feel more comfortable.
Announcement: Beginning July 1, 2019, Share Support Groups will be combining into one individual group, providing support for individuals and families of all stages of loss.
In an effort to provide support for you that is meaningful and relevant, we offer a monthly opportunity for you to connect more meaningfully with others who have also experienced a loss.
The Share Grief Group is open to mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and any bereaved family member or individual affected by an early pregnancy loss through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, late pregnancy/early infant loss through stillbirth, premature or full-term infant death, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You are free to attend one meeting or as many meetings as you desire.
The group’s facilitator is Jake Geesey. Jake and his wife experienced a loss of their own when their son, Daniel, was born stillborn in 2005. Since 2007, Jake has lead many support groups for Share of Lancaster and has also provided leadership for GriefShare International. Please email Jake at email@example.com with any questions.
The Share Grief group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 at Lancaster General Health Campus Wellness Library, located on the 2nd floor.
Lancaster General Health Campus
Wellness Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
2100 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Named for Kyrstin Elizabeth Eachus, the Kyrstin Elizabeth Fund fills a special need at Share of Lancaster. Monies from the fund are distributed to families who are in need of financial assistance to meet burial and funeral costs when a baby dies. This Fund is specifically designed to serve those families who may not qualify for the Share Burial service, such as those whose babies have died from SIDS.
Parents interested in applying for a funeral or burial expense grant from the Kyrstin Elizabeth Fund should request an application and further information from their funeral director. Parents may also contact Share of Lancaster directly with questions regarding the fund at 717-553-7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyrstin Elizabeth Eachus was born on January 24, 2003 and died on April 21, 2003 as a result of SIDS. Kyrstin’s mother, Melissia Eachus, previously served on the Share of Lancaster Board of Directors and is an advocate for all families that have lost a child. Melissia and Share of Lancaster honor Kyrstin’s life and memory with the work of this Fund.