Grief Assistance and Bereavement ResourcesGrief Assistance and Bereavement Resources

Grief is a very personal journey. It is a process toward accepting something that has changed forever. How you deal with this change will follow a path that is unique to you. Working your way through will take time, but know that however different your life may be, the future is still ahead of you. We have compiled a list of organizations that provide grief assistance. These bereavement resources may aid you on your journey:
For loss of an adult:
The Open to Hope Foundation's mission is to help those who have suffered a loss to cope with their pain and find hope for the future. Founded by Gloria and Heidi Horsely, the site provides articles on hope and grieving. www.opentohope.com

Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation provides a national network of care for anyone grieving the loss of someone they love with special emphasis on those who have been widowed. Each year, SSLF sponsors Camp Widow, a gathering of widows from around the world coming together to create a community of people who understand the life altering experience of widowhood. www.sslf.org

The Widow's List provides practical and tested places where widows have found answers and trustworthy service providers. It's a place where they can discuss their unique challenges and joys. www.widowslist.com

AARP has a grief and loss section on their website covering topics from claiming benefits to coping with grief. www.aarp.org/life/griefandloss

The Centering Corporation is a non-profit dedicated to providing education on grief and loss www.centering.org

Crises, Grief and Healing offers forums for grief related topics www.webhealing.com

Twinless Twins Support Group has resources for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a twin. www.twinlesstwins.org

American Association of Suicidology offers links to suicide related topics. www.suicidology.org

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Provider for Survivors) offers support for military families www.taps.org

For loss of a child:
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a national support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child. www.compassionatefriends.org

Alive Alone is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased. www.alivealone.org

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth offers support for parents who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all twins or higher multiples. www.climb-support.org

The Dougy Center has a Grief Support Resources center that lists over 500 centers that provide grief counseling and services. www.dougy.org/grief-support-resources

Healing Hearts is a website for bereaved parents and grandparents www.healingheart.net

MISS (Mothers in Sympathy and Support) offers supportive information for parents who have experienced stillbirth, infant, or toddler death. www.missfoundation.org

POMC was founded to provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims. www.pomc.com

The Sibling Connection offers bereavement support to siblings including information on age appropriate responses to death. www.counselingstlouis.net

First Candle/SIDS Alliance offers help to parents of SIDS babies and other infant related deaths. Their mission is to reduce infant mortality through research, education, family support and advocacy. www.firstcandle.org