Bereavement Services

Serving Sussex and Warren Counties in New Jersey, and the Pike County area in Pennsylvania.

Download the Bereavement Brochure (PDF)

Support Groups

Grief Support Services are offered at these locations:

Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center
214 Washington Street (in the St. James Episcopal Church)
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-8730 or 800-882-1117

Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center
61 Spring Street, 1st Floor
(use Trinity St Parking lot and lower entrance)
Newton NJ 07860
973-940-0413 or 800-882-1117

Educational

The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center conducts periodic educational programs designed to help create onsite grief support systems for bereaved students. They are offered to Elementary, Middle and High School teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists.

The programs consist of:

  • A two-day educational training
  • Technical assistance
  • Follow-up group session

Instructors

  • Director of Bereavement Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT
  • Bereavement Counselor Lorri Opitz, MA, CT
  • Bereavement Counselor Tara Reyes, MSW, LSW

All instructional sessions will be held at:
Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center
Sussex Location
61 Spring Street, 1st Floor (use Trinity St Parking lot and lower entrance)
Newton NJ 07860

2014 Bereavement Facilitator Training Series

Tuesday, July 8   8:30 -4 pm.
Registration fee will be $75.00

2014 Healing in the Classroom Workshop

Training, resource materials, and technical assistance to help school professionals support students who are grieving the death of a loved one. Designed specifically for teachers, guidance counselors, school social workers,and psychologists offering counselors 12 clock hours. Two day sessions from 9-4 pm (Continental breakfast & lunch included) Tuition: $150.00 per individual. Tuesday, October 28
& Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

To receive a registration packet or for more information please speak to Bereavement at 973-940-0413 or 800-882-1117    Or contact them at bereavement@karenannquinlanhospice.org

“It is estimated that at any given time in the average classroom there are at least two students who are grieving from the death of a loved one.”

–Education Magazine, Spring 2004


What is the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center?
Who can use the services?
How are the Services paid for?

What is the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center?

For those who have lost a loved one through death, the center provides emotional support and education about the grief process for hospice families and the community. The professional and caring staff bring experience and understanding to help individuals and families through the difficult grieving process. Services include Individual Support, Ongoing Support Groups, Annual Memorial Services, Grief Lecture Series, Classroom Support Services, Community Education and Workshops. On-site support and training is available at healthcare settings, schools, places of worship and wherever people work. Referrals provided as needed.

Who can use the services?

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through death; you do not need to be part of our Hospice Program to participate in any of our Bereavement Programs.

How are the Services paid for?

If your loved one was a Hospice patient in our program, you and your family automatically become part of The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement programs that are part of the Hospice Medicare benefit. For those outside of Hospice a suggested donation is acceptable. No one is ever denied access of services based on ability to pay.

Listed below are some of our programs.

The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is funded through the generosity of donations from families, clients, and the community through the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation.

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