Ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the new permanent home of the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center in April of 2017. Left to right: John Quinlan, Director of Development, Julia Quinlan, President of the Governing Board and co-founder; MaryEllen Quinlan, Vice-President of the Governing Board; Diana Sebzda, Director of Bereavement; Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director; Tammie Horsfield, President Sussex County Chamber of Commerce; Lorri Optiz, Bereavement Counselor, Tara Reyes, Bereavement Counselor and Nancy Moody, Bereavement Counselor.
The public is invited to attend an Open House to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the new permanent location of the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. The open house will be held on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Bereavement Center located on 5 Plains Road in Augusta.
The Center exists for the community. Counselor help those who are finding it difficult to function because of the loss of a loved one find ways to cope.
The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement center has continuously served families in the community since 2000. Previously located on 61 Spring Street in Newton, the Center moved to its new, permanent location last April. The building on 5 Plains Road was purchased because of the generous support of the community. The Center also has satellite offices in Hackettstown and Milford, PA.
“Unfortunately, at some time in everyone’s life they will experience the loss of a loved one. The services offered by the staff and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center truly help people find the road to recovery,” said Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, Director of Bereavement.
The centers currently offer group support meetings, anticipatory grief support counseling for families with a loved one who is dealing with a terminal illness, school bereavement support programs, memorial services, grief lecture series, children’s bereavement art programs, pet loss support groups and more.
“The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is a sanctuary of safety. I felt unconditional acceptance and support and left feeling renewed and hopeful,” said Charles Stackhouse who received services from the Center.
We encourage those who have not stopped by for a visit in our new location to please consider it on Friday, April 20th. There is no obligation, just stop by to chat with one of our counselors and take a tour. If you know someone in need of help, bring them so they can experience first-hand the warmth, compassion and professionalism of our staff with no pressure of commitment.
A free travel tumbler will be given to the first 40 guests to attend the Open House. For more information or to RSVP please call 973-948-2283.