Grief Links

Phone and Web Resources:

For All Donor Families:

National Donor Family Council
This is the National Kidney Foundation’s website designed for families of organ and tissue donors

What’s Your Grief?
Website that takes a creative and practical approach to discussing various aspects of grief and loss

For Bereaved Spouses:

AARP Widowed Persons Service
Outreach program where trained widowed volunteers offer support to newly widowed persons of all ages.
1-877-333-5885 (English)
1-888-971-2013 (Spanish)

Camp Widow
Program created for widowed people by widowed people. Weekend long event annually in San Diego focused on recreating the future while honoring the past

For Bereaved Parents:

The Compassionate Friends, Inc
Guidance for families after the loss of a child of any age. Includes chapter locator to help families find local support groups

Bereaved Parents of the USA
National non-profit that offers support, compassion, and hope to newly bereaved parents, grandparents, & siblings. Offers information on local chapters

Alive Alone
An organization that provides a self-help network and publications to promote healing, resolving grief, and reinvesting life for a positive future for bereaved parents

One Bright Star
Provides support to grieving families and offers a place for parents to create a free page in memory of their child’s life

Grief Haven
Offers support to parents and others who have lost a child. Provides an online chat forum.

Loss of an Infant, Stillbirth or Miscarriage:

M.I.S.S. Foundation
Provides counseling and advocacy services to families experiencing death of a child. Counselors are volunteers most of which have first-hand experience in losing a child

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
National non-profit organization dedicated to the support of SIDS families, education, and research

For Grieving Children:

The Dougy Center
Provides a place where children, teens, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through the healing process.

Friends Way

The Cove Center

Comfort Zone Camp
Offers a free weekend camp for children coping with the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.

The Children’s Room
Offers support and counseling to children ages 3-18 who have lost a parent or sibling in death

The Center for Grieving Children
Program that provides support, guidance, and resources for families and children grieving the loss of a loved one

National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)
Provides family grief support services and promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death

For Bereaved Siblings:

The Compassionate Friends, Inc
Guidance for families after the loss of a child of any age. Includes chapter locator to help families find local support groups

For Those Affected by Violent Death or Suicide:

Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
National organization for survivors of homicide. Offers peer counseling, individual assistance, support, and advocacy.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Provides support, resources, and aid to those affected by suicide

Survivors of Suicide
Provides support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve grief and pain in their own personal way

Alliance of Hope
Provides healing support for people coping with the shock and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.

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