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Samaritan Unveils a New Young Adult Grief Support Group Starting in June


Young Adults Coping with Loss is a Complimentary, Six-Week Virtual Support Group Offered Through the Samaritan Center For Grief Support


Mount Laurel, NJ – For those dealing with a loss of a loved one, grief comes in different forms. Sometimes, the simple act of being with others who are going through a similar experience in a safe, supportive environment can be helpful. To help young adults in the South Jersey community cope with loss, Samaritan is unveiling a new virtual support group for 2022 – Young Adults Coping with Loss.


Young Adults Coping with Loss is a complimentary, 6-week group designed to provide guidance and support to young adults between the ages of 18-35 who may have lost someone they love – a family member, close friend, and others. Each session runs for 90 minutes and offers a safe space to encourage open conversations about the reality and impact of losing someone when you are young. Topics for each session include common grief reactions, helpful coping strategies, guidance on building support systems, information on the different ways people grieve, perspectives on how to exist in a new reality, and supportive guidance on how to deal with grief over time.


“Any kind of loss can be extremely difficult to deal with. But when emotional trauma is experienced for the first time at such a pivotal, transitional age – a time when individuals are discovering and defining who they are personally and professionally – they need a very special, unique kind of support,” explains Kimberly Rumaker, MSS, LCSW, Manager of Social Work and Counseling Services at Samaritan. “That is where Samaritan can step in. Through the Young Adults Coping with a Loss support group, we offer a safe space and needed support to young adults, so that they do not have to face their loss or grieve alone.”


The kick-off session in this 6-week virtual support group is scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2022, at 6 p.m. (NOTE: No meetings will be scheduled for July 4 or July 25). Space is limited for this group – pre-registration is required by calling the Samaritan Center for Grief Support at (856) 596-8550 or e-mailing


The Samaritan Center for Grief Support, a member of the Samaritan family of services, offers several complimentary services for those seeking support, focusing on unique emotional needs and circumstances. The Center’s team of dedicated professionals works tirelessly to explore new, creative ways of providing both one-on-one counseling and group support via telephone and other virtual platforms.


For an updated schedule and additional information on support groups being offered by Samaritan in 2022, visit:



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About Samaritan:

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, at-home primary care, grief support and counseling, advanced illness care, education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness, or grief in their homes, assisted living or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mount Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. A thrift shop in Westmont supports Samaritan services and programs. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation; and is a four-star hospice in the national We Honor Veterans program. For more information, visit