Mission of Precious Gems Supportive Services (PGSS)

Precious Gems Supportive Services (PGSS) is a community based (501© (3)) organization that provides bereavement/grief, loss and transition support for vulnerable populations. These populations would include children, the elderly and ethnic minorities; however, services are given to all regardless of ability to pay.
PGSS has established a program that recognizes that grief is a normal part of life and offers a safe place for people to express those feelings, within their own communities. Most services are provided in the community in which people live instead of taking them out of their proverbial comfort zone (their neighborhood) to provide bereavement and grieve counseling or support.

Vision of PGSS

Our vision is to provide information and educational programs relating to grief and loss for healthcare professionals, community leaders, teachers, and clergy.

Motto: Helping Hurting Hearts to Heal

"Rita made a difficult subject easier to hear." --SR

"Wonderful, down to earth approach." --TF

"Thank you for providing grief counseling services free of charge to the residents of in Community at Project. H.O.M.E. our residents are formerly homeless men and women who suffer from chronic mental illness and, in some cases, are in recovery from addictions." --Stephanie Baralecki (Program Coordinator Project H.O.M.E.)

"Thanks so much for thinking of us during the holidays and bringing the joy back in our Christmas." --CM

"Thank you for your comforting words and monetary gift." --JH

"My daughter was really acting crazy until she started attending your grief groups. There are still challenges, but it is much more manageable now." --ES