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Grief Support Resources
The following links are for organizations that provide Grief Support and resources.  We hope these links provide you with useful and insightful information that will assist you and your loved ones through the grieving process.

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Helpful Grief Support Books

Virtual Book Tour

Click Here to visit our Virtual Book Tour that features special interviews with authors that have written books on one of the following topics: grief support, how to assist a loved one through the grieving process, and living your life to the fullest.


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Online Grief Support Groups


Good Grief Support Groups
Support groups designed to help those that are grieving.                   


Grief to Greatness
ind comfort for your heart, and encouragement for your soul with their online resources for assistance with grief and loss. 


Grief Net
GriefNet.Org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

Grief Share - Grief Recovery Support Groups
GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one.


The Grief Toolbox

The grief process is very unique to the individual. We cannot make the pain go away, nor can we provide all the answers. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief journey and to find hope again. The goal of The Grief Toolbox is to be one place where multiple tools are available, a singular area where a person can find all the tools they need to help themselves or others with a grief that neither time nor money can solve.

Grief Watch
The Grief Watch mission is twofold: first, to offer spiritual, emotional and other support to persons who are grieving, and second, to assist organized efforts which address the systemic injustices within our society which are the source of grief for persons who are poor and marginalized.

It Is Ok To Cry
A website is design to support grieving children, adolescents, young adults as well as parents, caregivers, educators and other that work with kids experiencing the emotional pain of love...loss... and grief. Yvonne Butler Clark, M.A. Founder/Director If a child is old enough to love... they are old enough to grieve.

Life Preservers
Life Preservers, a global grief support community, assists people in shifting their beliefs about death from those of fear and dread to acceptance and celebration.  Through free teleclasses, resources and a free newsletter and coaching programs, caregivers coping with loss will find compassionate support and guidance on the path to grief recovery.  Visit today.



Move from Grief to Joy - 6 Techniques to Transform Grief

Proven program to quickly take you from grief to joy. The 6 expert techniques featured use the power of the mind to transform grief. Powerful program offered for the first time on the internet. Works for loss of dog, cat, pet, loved ones, divorce, etc. 



Online Grief Support - Don't Grieve Alone
You'll find caring people who understand the issues you face.  We have books, counselors, information, journal therapy, art therapy and lots of (((((virtual hugs))))).


Open To Hope
To provide an online forum  to support people who have experienced loss:  to help them cope with their pain, heal their grief and invest in their future.

The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support
To be a comprehensive bereavement resource and referral center that builds a more compassionate community through grief awareness, education, support and hope; creating a safe place where all who have experienced the pain of death may come to work through loss and learn to manage grief.


The Far Side of the Rainbow

The Far Side of the Rainbow is an online community in search for hope and healing in our journey of grief.

The Far Side of the Rainbow, is an interactive journal by myself Jan Stabile and you as well as an online community for anyone who has experienced a loss to come together for hope and healing. I hope that in sharing my story on this interactive journal that you, too, will participate in sharing your story with me and others. Our FaceBook page is for posting prayers, quotes, letters, poems. Some will be selected to be included on the website.


Life offers many links to resources on funeral planning and grief support.
Grief Support for Children

Children's Grief Connection
Children's Grief Connection, formerly known as Camp Amanda-Minnesota is a nonprofit organization providing grief programs for children and teens in partnership with Minnesota's funeral directors.

Foundation for Grieving Children
The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. is the first national public charity specifically designed to raise funds and provide grants to organizations whose mission is to assist, counsel, comfort and educate children and families following the death of a loved one.

Mourning Star Center
The Mourning Star Centers are dedicated to providing gentle and loving support to children and teens that are experiencing grief, often times resulting from the death of a parent or sibling. The Centers provide a supportive and safe environment which encourages the sharing of feelings to facilitate the process of healing.

Ted E Bear Hollow
We create a safe environment for children, their loved ones and the communities in which they live to honor and embrace the experiences that accompany death and grief. Omaha, NE.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them... Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal.

When Families Grieve on PBS with Katie Couric
When Families Grieve presents families' personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.

A Guide to Children and Grief
This book provides an introduction to issues common to grieving children. You will learn:
  • -How children grieve differently than adults
  • -What to say and do to help grieving children of different ages
  • -Where to find additional resources to help you and the child

Grief Support for Loss of a Child

The Compassionate Friends
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Cope Foundation
COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. 

In addition to assisting local families on Long Island, our COPEline (grief hotline) and COPE website have enabled us to also provide grieving individuals outside of Long Island with immediate support and resources and referrals. By providing help and support, COPE enables individuals grieving the death of a child to find strength from within to face the difficult journey that lies ahead.

Bereaved Parents of the USA

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

The Broken Angels Grief Support Group

For Mothers Who Have Lost a Child Due to Substance Misuse, Drug Overdose, Drug or Alcohol Related Suicide or Related Health Issues. 
Serving South Florida: Northwest Broward and South Palm Beach Counties. 
For location, dates and times contact : Janet 954-815-3661 or Laura 954-646-3376 -


Evolving Through Grief A Mother’s Guide to Healing After the Loss of Her Child

In this ebook, Roe Ziccarello conveys a sense of hope for others who are grieving a loved one. Her supportive tips and suggestions on coping with grief come from her own painful loss of a child, but anyone in mourning will be greatly comforted by her words. Roe shares her journey through her warm writing style, her poetry and her songwriting. She writes about surviving the loneliness, pain and heartache. She reveals her experience with the denial, shock, numbness, anger and helplessness. She explains how she desperately needs the grief support from family and friends but actually craves to just be alone. Roe Ziccarello is an unwitting authority on bereavement, grief, suffering and sorrow — she’s lost her sister, two best friends, two brothers, mother, father, brother in law, and her son.

Grieving Dads Project Website / Grieving Dads Project Blog
This project is designed to reach out to all grieving dads and to provide a conduit to share their stories.  One of my goals is to bring awareness to the impacts that child loss has on fathers and to let society know that it’s okay for a father to grieve the loss of a child.  A father shouldn’t have to hide his pain or feel ashamed to show his emotions.

From Grieving Dads Project blog: “I Will Not Abandon You” - An amazing story of love and friendship every person that is looking for ways to support a grieving friend should read.

M.I.S.S. Foundationa

The MISS Foundation is a 501 (c) 3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.



Grief Support for Loss of a Baby due to Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss

Baby Loss and Healing is dedicated to bringing support and information to families going through the loss of a baby, whether through chemical pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death in a positive and healing atmosphere. Includes a forum area, live chat room and regularly updated information on statistics, procedures, medications and facts about baby loss.

Forget Me Not
The Forget Me Not Foundation is dedicated to supporting families who have lost babies during pregnancy, birth or shortly after birth and educating the medical community about the emotional needs of such families.

Information, articles, resources, a free, monthly newsletter and encouragement for those coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.


Pregnancy Journeys After Loss

"The birth of a baby isn`t always a nine-month process." Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss, edited by Amy L. Abbey and published by WovenWord Press, is a book of comfort and companionship during a pregnancy following a loss. Stories by bereaved parents coupled with stories of birthing live children are detailed so the reader has a helping hand coping through a subsequent pregnancy.

Grief Support Groups for Military Widows & Families

American Widow Project
The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter………Military Widow to Military Widow.

Bubba's Belly Run
Bubba’s Run is a 5K run in honor and memory of Captain Brian "Bubba" Bunting’s race to grow his family and for the benefit of his children’s education.  All proceeds generated from this race will be used to support Bubba’s children’s education, The Fisher House™, American Widow Project, and Flat Daddies.

Grief Support for Widows, Widowers & Loss of a Life Partner

Camp Widow

Camp Widow™ is a weekend long gathering of widows from across the country, and around the world. We come together to create a community of people who understand the life altering experience of widowhood. Camp Widow™ provides practical tools, valuable resources, and peer-based encouragement for rebuilding your life in the aftermath of the death of a spouse.


Crash Course Widow
A mother, a writer, a widow, a homeowner, a photographer...and a whole lot else--something I'm relearning as I pick up the pieces of my life after my husband died in July 2005 when we were both far too young, at ages 28 and 27.


Fresh Widow

One Life out of Two, One Widow out of millions.  I am here to share my story and vision: We are not a charity we are a force.

Lost and Found
Lighting the way to help you find renewal from personal loss.  Practical and spiritual support from a widow who has taken her own grief journey.

Ellen Gerst, Relationship Coach

Pittsburgh Better Times

Pittsburgh Better Times is a lifestyle publication and website serving the nearly one half-million individuals* in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties who are divorced, widowed, and separated.

Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation

Welcome to the community at the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. We work hard to provide a national network of support for anyone grieving the loss of someone they love--with a special emphasis on those who have been widowed. SSLF offers a variety of programs intended to connect our members for the two-fold purpose of providing peer based support opportunities, and connecting the many wonderful organizations that provide services offering comfort for those traveling the difficult journey of grief.


The Unwedded Widow

I am an unmarried widow telling my story and reaching out to others in this situation-married and unmarried, male and female, with children or childless.
A free social support network dedicated to anyone who has suffered the loss of a significant other.



Grief management through humor and coping using the power of positive thinking.

Widows to Young
Helping widows under 50 continue to live.

Widows Wear Stilettos

We are pleased to announce that we have formed Widows Wear Stilettos in-person support groups throughout the United States.  There are NO CHARGES, FEES OR MEMBERSHIP DUES REQUIRED in order to attend any Widows Wear Stilettos in-person support group.

Widows Wear Stilettos is delighted to announce the formation of the "First Month" Foundation; a non-profit foundation that will be dedicated to providing specific financial assistance to the widowed.

Young Widow

Our mission is to provide a forum for young widows and widowers to connect online. Through these connections, young widows and widowers find understanding and validation of their feelings so that they are able to recover their joy for life, reclaim their identities and rebuild their futures.


Grief Support for Homicide Survivors

Community-Based Victim Assistance Programs

The easiest way to find a community-based victim assistance program is to call the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline, operated by the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The toll-free number is 800-879-6682 (voice 24 hours a day; TTY Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Compassionate Families
Compassionate Families, Inc. (CFI), is dedicated to serving the needs of homicide survivors, free of charge, regardless of race, religion, creed or financial standing. Serving the needs of all Homicide Survivors in Northeast Florida with immediate and long-term support, grief recovery assistance, and life rebuilding skills founded on a unique peer support and counseling program.

The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support -

If you are a victim or survivor of violent crime or you know someone in need of assistance, please call us. The aftermath of a violent crime can be overwhelming. Most often we don’t know what to do or where to turn for help or for answers.  The iCAN foundation is here to help.

National Center for Victims Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Since its inception in 1985, the National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.

NCVC Get Help Series
The Get Help Series provide basic information on a wide range of crime victim topics to increase awareness of the consequences of victimization and the options and resources available to help victims.

National Organization for Victims Assistance
Promoting rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.

Where to Find Help - There are crime victim assistance programs throughout the United States. Finding the most appropriate program may involve calling several different numbers. It is important not to give up easily. NOVA maintains a list of phone numbers, websites, and resources available here, of various assistance organizations.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.

Murder Victims

Far too often, the victims are forgotten and the focus is placed on the perpetrator.  Here we will come back to place focus on the victims of the most violent of crimes, murder.  Victim survivors can come here to find help, ask questions, give and get advice.

Grief Support for Suicide Survivors


Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors provides high-quality, healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.


The Broken Angels Grief Support Group

For Mothers Who Have Lost a Child Due to Substance Misuse, Drug Overdose, Drug or Alcohol Related Suicide or Related Health Issues. 
Serving South Florida: Northwest Broward and South Palm Beach Counties. 
For location, dates and times contact : Janet 954-815-3661 or Laura 954-646-3376 -


Friends for Survival
Friends For Survival, Inc. is a national non-profit outreach organization open to those who have lost family or friends by suicide, and also to professionals who work with those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy.

For Suicide Survivors
This site is devoted to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.

The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support

Article - Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. featured in the I Did Not Know What To Say September 2010 Newsletter.

HEARTBEAT is peer support offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.


Suicide Prevention Resources
1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Hopeline - 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center was created to help those in crisis find help and hope immediately. The site and her story gives you a raw, personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects those around you. In addition, you will find the only clear, step-by-step path for you to follow out of the darkness. There is hope and you can feel happy again! If you need to speak with someone right now call: 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Each year SAVE educates thousands of youth and parents on depression and suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
If you are suicidal, have attempted suicide, or are a suicide survivor, you will find help, hope, comfort, understanding, support, love, and extensive resources here.  Suicide Prevention Lines: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)


Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide .us is presented for adults and teens. We offer articles, facts, and information on teenage suicide prevention, adolescent suicide statistics/rates, and related issues.

Grief Support for the Loss of a Pet

Recover From The Grief Of Pet Loss

How To Emotionally Cope With The Death Or Loss Of A Pet.
Hospice Care & Grief Support Services


Hospice Directories - Most Hospice Centers offer end of life care and grief support groups for family members.

Hospice Directory - North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly North American directory of hospices, their phone numbers and locations, and complete information about their services. connects consumers and communities to hospices.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Database

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.


Help the Hospices - UK Directory

UK hospice and palliative care services directory.



Pathways - San Diego - CA

Pathways.....a community-based Volunteer Hospice, began as a community outreach program in 1985, developed  by Lakewood Regional Medical Center.  Since 1987, we have operated as a separate entity, incorporated in the State of California as a 501c (3) agency.  Dedicated to providing compassionate care to the terminally ill and their bereaved families, our hospice program is designed to enhance the quality of life for the dying patient.


San Diego Hospice -  San Diego - CA

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine is one of the 10 largest community owned, not-for-profit hospice programs in the nation, caring for 1,000 patients daily in their homes or other facilities in San Diego County. We have more palliative care specialists on staff than any other hospice and we do more to support the training of hospice and palliative care professionals. Everything we know, practice and teach about the science of palliative medicine is focused on the patient as an individual and as part of a family. We've been doing it that way for more than 30 years.



Hospice of Citrus County - Florida

Hospice of Citrus County, Inc. & Hospice of the Nature Coast a non-profit, charity organization provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.


Arrow Hospice - Naples - Florida

Avow Hospice delivers the promise of hospice by providing all residents of Collier County with comfort, care, pain relief and dignity at the end of life. But our promise to patients, their loved ones and physicians goes beyond health care and control of symptoms.



Horizon - Chicago - Illinois

Chicago's first hospice, Horizon's mission is to provide comfort for the dying and to preserve dignity at the end of life.



Hospice Cup -  Annapolis - Maryland

Hospice Cup's mission is to raise funds for and awareness of hospice care for our participating hospices.  Whether you choose to spend the whole day or just parts, your participation and contributions help Hospice Cup realize its mission of raising funds and awareness for hospice care.



Kansas City Hospice - Missouri

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has a range of programs that may be helpful to you or a loved one. Simply answer these eight questions and let us show how Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care can help.


New York

Hospice Care Network - Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties - NY

Hospice Care Network believes in making every day count for the patient diagnosed with advanced illness. The focus is on caring, not curing, to allow patient to live in peace and dignity, surrounded by their friends and family in the environment they are most comfortable. Special care is taken to support the family throughout the advanced illness experience. Hospice Care Network care for patients of all ages, religions, races and illnesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties.


North Carolina

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter - North Carolina

Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been privileged to provide compassionate care to individuals in our community who are facing the challenges of living with serious illness. As the first hospice and palliative care provider in North Carolina, we remain at the forefront of end-of-life care, expanding our programs and services to meet the needs of our patients and families.


North Dakota

Hospice of Red River Valley- Fargo - North Dakota

We see every terminally ill person having the opportunity to receive our care and people being enriched by our services.  We envision a highly motivated, empowered staff whose efforts make Hospice of the Red River Valley excellent. 



Hospice of Dayton - Dayton - Ohio

Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties have helped generations of Miami Valley families facing life-limiting illnesses. Serving patients in a variety of settings we provide specialists in hospice and palliative care including physicians, registered nurses, Advance Practice nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, pharmacists and more to focus on quality of life. 


Heartland Hospice - Toledo - Ohio

Heartland Hospice provides specialized care that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity.


Hospice of Morrow County - Ohio

Hospice of Morrow County is here for you whether you live locally or in surrounding communities. We help people manage the final phases of life and live each day fully, with dignity and comfort.


Hospice - Mount Vernon - Ohio

Providing compassionate, dignified care to persons and their loved ones throughout the dying and grieving process.



Saint John's Hospice - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint John's Hospice seeks to be a community grounded in faith and service
where homeless persons find dignity, respect, nourishment, and opportunities for new beginnings.


Hospice Care of the Southwest

The mission of Hospice Care of the Southwest is to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients,
their families and our community by providing quality Hospice Care with Compassion and Experience.
HCSW remains with the family for 13 months after the death, if they like, to help through grief and the many adjustments that follow the loss of a loved one or friend.


Disclaimer:  This information is provided as a resource and not an endorsement of any type of grief recovery treatment method.  We believe that each individual is unique and that it is important for the healing process to find a treatment and support method that is right for YOU! 
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