My Grief Angels  
is for and by the 100,000+ people grieving that use this site yearly

Grief Support directory

is a Directory of

Grief Support Resources

By Type of Loss Experienced

In the Grief Support Directory below you will first find a short list of key Crisis Phone/Text/Online services, and then a directory of links to online grief support resources and groups helping us all to cope with the Grieving process. These resources have been suggested by grief support network mobile app users and My Grief Angels website users/visitors.  They are organized by type of loss, and there is a section on International resources which is by country.  

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY Facing a life-threatening, physical or mental health emergency, please call 911 immediately.  The resources highlighted below are shared as secondary support services and organizations, and not a replacement for seeking immediate emergency help from 911.


 Crisis TEXT Line - - "Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust"

Crisis Call Center -  -  24/7/365 Crisis Hotline - Call: (775) 784-8090

Friendship TELEPHONE Line for SENIORS  - Tel: 1-800 -971 -0016 / 415-750-4111 - A Crisis Intervention Hotline as well as a “warm line” for non-urgent calls, all specifically designed to serve older people. (  /

Military  Call TAPS Military Survivor Helpline at 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email to be connected with grief counseling.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -  1-800-273-8255

Online Crisis Network - - If you (or someone you know) are depressed and thinking about suicide, please call 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) to talk to a caring crisis hotline volunteer. Your call is free and confidential.

Online Support for Child Loss - Compassionate Friends (Online Support/Chat) - 

Samaritans Hotline - - Samaritans Completely Confidential Hotline -  Samaritans free, non-religious 24-hour emotional support and crisis response hotline is available on an immediate and ongoing basis for people who are dealing with every kind of problem, situation, illness, trauma or loss and need someone to talk to.   When You Need Someone to Talk to 24/7 - 212-673-3000

Suicide Prevention LifeLine - - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Free Telephone Number: 1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention LifeLine CHAT - - Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.

Veterans - The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

II. Online/Text/Phone Grief Support Sites & Services:

 For people who do not have or cannot access local grief support counselors or grief support groups - the internet and our mobile phones provide access to new online, text-based, and chat-based grief counseling services from licensed therapists/corporations, OR coaches & trained listeners.  Increasingly, a number of companies and organizations have started to provide grief counseling via unlimited texts or emails for a fixed weekly fee.  Some of these services are listed below, but please understand that we are not affiliated with, nor endorsed any of these groups. They are provided here strictly for the educational and informational objectives of this course: 

- (online-based) - Approx. $40 for a week of unlimited text-messaging with a licensed therapist .

- (text-based) - Approx. $25 for a week of unlimited text-messaging with a licensed therapist. 

- - Self-pay or insurance rates usually listed with each therapist.
- (chat) - Chatting with coaches or trained "listeners" - who may not be a licensed mental health professional or therapist.

- - Chatting with coaches or trained listeners - who may not be a licensed mental health professional or  therapist.

Consumer Alert/Information:  In addition to the above services, there are many other new online and mobile services appearing daily, but in all cases, please be aware that  some of these sites that offer you "free" trials will then automatically sign you up for a mandatory weekly or monthly billing plan, or try to later upsell you to other much more expensive services - ASK Upfront and keep all related email/chat records on questions about all the costs associated with the service you seek; how do you stop the service from billing you further if you no longer need it, and check the major review sites for verified reviews of others that have used their services.

III. GRIEF SUPPORT DIRECTORY by Type of Loss Experienced:

The My Grief Angels' online bereavement/grief support directory listings below have been suggested by site visitors, and if you have others to suggest, please send them to us at : 

Aids/HIV: - GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. - AIDS National Interfaith Network, Washington, DC - The Names Project (Quilt) , San Francisco, CA 94107 - Site lists the services and support available for HIV and AIDS nationally and by region - A Caring Response: An Aid's Related Death - This site is about healing loss.  Book: "Out of The Ashes: Healing in the Afterloss" - Author's wife received a blood transfusion infected with HIV during the birth of their first child, Matt. He and Lydia had another child, Bryan, before they were informed of her infection. Consequently, his wife and their two children died, the first being in 1985 and the last death was in 1995. Book details that journey. Portraying normal people in abnormal circumstances, the book shows how he, and those he loved and lost, came to a deeper connection with life in the embrace of death. - Site lists the services and support available for HIV and AIDS nationally and by region

Alzheimer & Dementia Loss: - Center for Caregivers of individuals suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia. Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses - What is the difference between grief, bereavement and mourning? The terms grief, bereavement and mourning are often used in place of each other, but they have different meanings

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) - - Alzheimer Foundation - ARCH Respite Network. The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center provides resources to help families locate respite and crisis care services - American Hospice Foundation - Benefits Check Up helps you find and enroll in public and private benefits programs. You can also find an online application for Medicare's Extra Help. It's simple and free and always includes the most up-to-date information. - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Action Network.  The site offers a virtual library of information and educational materials for family caregivers - National Alliance For Caregiving. The site contains publications and resources for caregivers, including the Family Care Resource Connection, where you can find reviews and ratings on over 1,000 books, videos, Web sites, and other materials on caregiving - Caring Connections provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss. Link provided is to their Grieving a Loss Resources - The ACL Eldercare Locator is a website and call center that links you to state and local agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. - Long-term care includes a variety of services and supports to meet health or personal care needs over an extended period of time. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Website provides information and resources to help individuals plan for future long-term care.
Alzheimer Information Article Links:
Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Disease and Disaster Preparedness
The Guide to Keeping Your Home through Debilitating Disease
Alzheimer’s Society: Exercise and Physical Activity
Alzheimer’s Disease and Swimming
Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Disease
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients
Alzheimer’s: How to Pay and Plan Ahead
Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Caregivers

Aircraft Casualty - ACCESS is an air disaster bereavement support network dedicated to connecting those  who have survived or lost loved ones in private, military and commercial plane crashes  and other aviation tragedies with individuals who have lived through similar losses - Wings of Light provides three distinct support networks: survivors, family members of those killed, and rescue/response personnel

Aquatic accidents / Drownings: - The Drowning Support Network is a peer support group for people who have lost loved ones in drownings or other aquatic accidents, including when no physical remains have been recovered, or the recovery process has been lengthy and difficult. 

Baby/Pregnancy/Child Loss: - CJ Foundation for SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Grief Resources. Giving voice to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death), SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) and SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) families who have suffered an unexpected and unexplained loss and creating a healing, supportive community whose overriding goal is for no other families to suffer - EVERMORE is here to support all families who have lost a child, whether young or old, from accidents, violence, suicide, war, illness, natural causes, or disasters.  We are working to build a more holistic societal support system, implement policies that help parents and families during a time of deep pain, and advance the science of parent and family bereavement.  A parent-to-parent network so that people who’d lost kids to drug overdoses, for instance, could connect with one another. ​ EVERMORE is dedicated to supporting parents and families who have lost a child, at any age and from any cause, by building an evidenced-based support system touching the lives of all those who have been affected. - List of support groups and counselors who specialize in helping families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby at any time. - This is a place for bereaved families who have experienced the loss of their baby(s) in-utero, whether through miscarriage or still birth. These precious lives never had to experience suffering or sorrow, only love. It is such an inspiring gift to our babies to have held them their whole lives. So many of us understand the immense pain and anguish of giving birth in silence and having our babies torn from our lives, leaving us with broken hearts, emptiness, and shattered dreams. We exist to give recognition to the babies born in silence when the world wants to say they were not babies since they did not breathe air. We hope that by gifting a keepsake necklace with your beautiful baby's name on it, you will know that your child counted. We hope that you will find comfort and healing through those of us who have survived, and share your baby’s beautiful story so that we may remember them. - For families experiencing the death of a baby or child at any age and from any cause - A clearinghouse of information about perinatal hospice and palliative care. If you are here because of a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after birth, we are so sorry. Perhaps you are considering continuing your pregnancy and embracing whatever time you may be able to have with your baby, even if that time is only before birth, while your baby is cradled safely inside of you. Please know that support is available (see the links on this site for perinatal hospice/palliative care programs and other resources) and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey. - Organization supporting bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age. They offer the following services, (monthly drop-in centres, 24 hour listening ear helpline, befriending service  and subsidised counselling). - Non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundationhave experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow. 

Cancer Loss: 

Children: - The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder.

Camp Cocoon (Pruitt Cares Foundation) 
Weekend camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children meet other children who are going through similar experiences and suddenly they feel less alone. They will have the opportunity to share stories and learn from each other in a fun, safe and caring environment.
Find Children Grieve Support in you Area Map by the National Alliance for Grieving Children. The CGEA (Children’s Grief Education Association) is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children and families and to providing education and support to those who serve them.   The Children’s Room is the largest independent, non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to creating safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone. - Christi Center. The organization provides peer-based support groups information/referral, outreach and education on grief issues, and limited individual counseling. In 1993, they began partnering with Austin Independent School District (AISD) schools to serve children on site-at schools.  In 2010, they opened a satellite office in Williamson County at the Georgetown Community Resource Center. They offer groups for children (ages 5-12), teens (13-18), loss of a child, loss of a spouse, adult general loss, men’s/women’s groups, loss to suicide, and loss to violent crime. - Article: Guiding children through grief and loss. - Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the Country. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia. - The Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children and Families, provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. They do this through peer support groups, education, and training. - Founded in 1997 as Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, Family Lives On is a provider of Tradition FulfillmentSM services to grieving children ages 3 to 18, as well as the only bereavement support program that happens in the child’s home environment. The organization has fulfilled more than 1,000 traditions, and provides free bereavement education resources to families, healthcare providers, school counselors, bereavement professionals and others. - Grief Support for Children - Helping Children and Teens Cope with Loss Provides children grieving the loss of a loved one and their immediate family members with positive, uplifting, and cost free experiences and activities to promote positive thinking, self-esteem, fun, and a healthy return to normal living. - a place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. This is part of; listed earlier in online resources.  - Atlanta based organization with mission to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Kate's Club is free for children and teens, age 5-18, living in the Metro-Atlanta area and surrounding counties who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver at some point in their lifetime. - Grief and Death. People React Emotionally and Physically. When coping with a death, you may go through all kinds of emotions. You may be sad, worried, or scared. You might be shocked, unprepared, or confused. You might be feeling angry, cheated, relieved, guilty, exhausted, or just plain empty. Your emotions might be stronger or deeper than usual or mixed together in ways you've never experienced before. - Youth Grief Services Resources"  Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support. - Horses & Grieving Support. Mane Support is a nonprofit organization that provides a ministry through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced a death, who are anticipating the death of someone they know. Mane Support is located in Blount County with services offered to the surrounding area of East Tennessee.
- To empower children in distress by providing education and support , and - Partnership between Moyer Foundation & NY Life Foundation that provides Listing of Grief Organizations & Grief Camps by Geography: Country, Region, State. -, a valuable collection of stories and resources that will help guide you and your family through the death of a loved one. Parent Trauma Resource Center.. Information about Helping Children and Teenagers Dealing with Trauma. - To support the provision of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and activities (AAA) for at-risk youth dealing with traumatic experiences; including death. - Assists children experiencing death or divorce - Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together. - United States - When Families Grieve. Our When Families Grieve program was developed to help children summon the strength to heal after the death of a parent. About 2.5 million American children under age 18 have experienced the death of a parent, including the more than 12,000 who have lost a parent in the military over the past eight years. While nothing can fully shelter a child from the impact of such a loss, When Families Grieve outreach materials have proven to provide some comfort. The effort includes two outreach kits in both English and Spanish — one specifically for military families, as part of our larger efforts to support these families, and another for the general public. SIDS Resources’ Bereavement ProgramDescription. The death of an infant is tragic. Sometimes, no matter what we do, things happen that we never expect. Whether through newborn death, SIDS, or an accident, infants die leaving their families totally shocked and unprepared. The death of a baby is a shattered dream.Program Goal:
The Infant Loss Bereavement Program assists parents, siblings, extended family members, friends, co-workers, child care providers and other professionals in learning to build the necessary skills to cope with the sudden death of an infant to any cause. - Where Children, Teen and Families learn to grief and heal. Healing with Horses. "Each year, Windrush provides an array of educational services and therapeutic activities to more than 2,056 children and adults – and their families. Founded in 1964, Windrush Farm was one of the first therapeutic equitation centers in the United States. Windrush offers equine assisted activities founded on the principle that all of us, disabled or not, are capable of more than we think."

Complicated/Prolonged Grief Support: - Columbia University School of Social Work's Complicated Grief Program.  Program focuses on finding treatments that can help people with complicated grief, and on teaching professionals to recognize and treat this condition.Complicated grief is an intense and long-lasting form of grief that takes over a person’s life. People with complicated grief often say that they feel “stuck.” - Harvard Medical School - Family Guide - Mass General - Complicated Grief - Mayo Clinic - Recent Trends in the Treatment of Prolonged Grief - Prolonged Grief: What to Watch Out for - University of Penn - Complicated Grief

CyberLoss​ - nderstanding of how important and life-changing online friendships can be, and how significant  the loss of such a friendship is.

Directories of Other Grief Support Services and Resources: A drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resource. Our website is dedicated to educating our users about drug and alcohol addiction. - Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses. It is common for caregivers to have feelings of loss and grief as their life is changed by Alzheimer's. You're entitled to these emotions and may start to experience them as soon as you learn of the diagnosis

Caring for Kids after Trauma and Death: A guide for parents and professionals The Institute for Trauma and Stress at The NYU Child Study Center. 

Helping your Preschool Child Cope with a Death UC Davis and UC David Children’s Hospital. 
After a Loved One Dies—How Children Grieve and How Parents and other Adults can Support Them 

NY Life Foundation. Sibling Death and Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for families National Child Traumatic Stress Network - EAGALA is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs.  Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning.  It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals.  Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or "brief" approach. EAP is experiential in nature.  - the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation - Life and Death Planning: Low effort, high reward.  Organization featured on: - From Grief Comes A Mission To Make Estate Planning Less Daunting. Free Online Resources from a grieving wife that  hopes to help you and your family not have to go thru what she had to endured with the unexpected loss of her husband. and - Griefshare  Seminars  and  Support Groups in your community in the US and Worldwide - ADEC - The  Association for Death Education and Counseling  compiled  these resources for individuals experiencing a death-related loss or for those seeking to help others,_Loss_and_Bereavement/Support_Groups/  - Open Directory project includes listing of grief support groups - Compassion & Choices is one of the leading nonprofit organizations committed to helping everyone have the best death possible. We offer free counseling, planning resources, referrals and guidance, and across the nation we work to protect and expand options at the end of life. For over thirty years we have reduced people’s suffering and given them some control in their final days – even when injury or illness takes their voice. We are experts in what it takes to die well. - Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. We do for funeral purchases what Consumer Reports does for products. - Palliative Care Provider Directory by State -Listings of grief support groups by grief-related categories - Growth House, Inc., provides education about life-threatening illness and end of life care - Coping with grief and loss resources - Hospice Net Bereavement Resources - Blog created by daughter who lost her parents in her 20s to help others grieving the loss of their parents. Her mission is to connect those who have lost mothers, fathers or both parents, at any age, through art, writing, and focusing on the positive. - Directory of Grief Meetup Groups worldwide - MedlinePlus. A service of A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine  [From the National Institutes of Health] National Institutes of Health - New York State – Office of Mental Health. Grief Counseling Resource Guide – Field Manual  - The Social Work Therapy Referral Service is a free, confidential telephone referral service. We provide professional, personalized counseling referrals matched for location, specialty and insurance or fee requirements. A public service of the National Association of Social Workers - Mass Chapter.

Disabilities - Grieving the loss of someone who was disabled or helping a person with disabilities cope with grief (Organizations/Reports/Resources): - Aging and Disability/Grieving - Manual for Grief Support Groups for People with Intellectual Disabilities - GRIEVING FOR A DISABLED CHILD

​ - Grief and its Complications in Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Domestic Violence: - List of resources for victims of domestic violence.!information/cmri - Grieving children of a mom who was a bystander victim of domestic violence started this site. She was slain at a Hair salon by the estranged husband of the salon owner. The sight provides a directory of agencies that provide help and information for domestic violence victims, and their families. - English and Espanol/Spanish Language sites. Providing legal information and online support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault -- Because knowledge is power.

Drunk Driver Loss - Loss of a loved one by drunk drivers - Victim Services - 
a wide selection of brochures for crash victims, available in English and Spanish, covering grief and healing, talking to children and teens about death, coping with serious injury, the criminal and civil court system, and other topics of interest.

Families that have lost a Child - American Childhood Cancer Association. Bereavement Resources - 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 - Children's Hospice International. Resources - Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition. Resources  and  - The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family -A grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. - Grandparents As Parents. Founded by a clinical social worker, whose own family was impacted by the death of her sister. Her sister left an 8 year old grandchild who immediately went to live with his grandparents. She recognized the need for support services targeting grandparents and other relatives who began to parent relative children because the parents were unable to do so. The primary reasons were due to parental drug/alcohol use, abuse, neglect, incarceration,death, mental illness and more. The impact of parenting again, required a total change in lifestyle. Most families needed help in recognizing what should be done and how to do it. - Providing support and services to parents and others who have lost a child - International Children's Palliative Care Network. Children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions have very specific and unique palliative care needs, often different to those of adults. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that these total needs should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care. - National Organization for the Parents of Murdered Children. For the Families & Friends of those who have died by violence. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness - A Support Network for Parents of Children with Serious Illnesses - SPANISH LANGUAGE SITE. Red de Apoyo para Padres de Niños con Enfermedades Serias - A clearinghouse of information about perinatal hospice and palliative care. If you are here because of a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after birth, we are so sorry. Perhaps you are considering continuing your pregnancy and embracing whatever time you may be able to have with your baby, even if that time is only before birth, while your baby is cradled safely inside of you. Please know that support is available (see the links on this site for perinatal hospice/palliative care programs and other resources) and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey. - For families experiencing the death of a baby or child at any age and from any cause

Firefighters/ERP: - Fire Service Survivors Network - FireEMSFatality. Remembering our fallen Fire and EMS Heroes. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has created a website exclusively devoted to public safety officer deaths in the fire and emergency medical services. Our goal is to honor firefighters and EMS provided that have died and to share with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to ensure that families of public safety officers are informed of PSOB resources that may be available to them. - Improving the lives of emergency response professionals

Heroin: - To spread the word locally and nationally on Heroin use and to lobby to have our current Heroin laws changed. An informative site for Parents, Friends and Addicts.

Homocide Loss / Murdered: - PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT TO HELP THE SILENTLY GRIEVING FAMILIES OF MURDER VICTIMS. - National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. for the families and friends of those who have died by violence. - Remembering Homicide Victims is a page that joyfully remembers those taken from  families by an act of homicide. This page will serve as a community of people who will provide emotional support and guidance for those dealing with the death of someone close to them - Survivors of Homicide Support & Counseling Services offers free, safe, supportive, and compassionate programming for children, teens, adults, and families in Camden City and Camden County who are grieving the loss of a loved one by homicide. he program provides emotional support, counseling, and education to guide individuals through a process of healing and recovery.

International - Australia - Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Support, Education & Resources - National Association for Loss & Grief (NSW) Inc. Australia. NALAG (NSW) Inc. is one of the leading providers of loss, grief, bereavement and trauma education in New South Wales. Our primary objective is to build the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities in order to enhance well-being following loss, grief, bereavement and trauma. NALAG (NSW) Inc has Centres and Branches across NSW with it's State office located at the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief in Dubbo.

International – Canada

Ontario - - Bereaved Families of Ontario - Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. - FRENCH LANGUAGE SITE.     Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association - Canadian parents of Murdered Children and survivors of Homocide victims - British Columbia grief support services and organizations - Ottawa grief support services and organizations - Quebec grief support services and organizations - Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC (LTLC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional grief counseling to adults and children who have experienced any type of loss - Rainbows Canada. Rainbows is an International Organization celebrating over 25 years of experience with grieving youth and adults. Over 2.6 million satisfied participants, preschool children through adult have used our curricula. Rainbows is cost effective because it is volunteer driven with no annual fee and there is no cost to youth participants or their families - Information and Support on Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Loss and Grief

International - China: - Beijing will set up 15 service centers this year for people who lost their only child. The centers will provide a variety of services, including psychological counseling, healthcare and emergency assistance, Beijing News reported. Establishing the service centers is a part of a national project launched by the China Women's Development Foundation and the Beijing Ruipuhua Senior Care Fund. Bereaved parents in Beijing can call 010-65242524 for more details about the project

International - India: - Pallium India is a national registered charitable trust formed to fulfil the need for a stable organisation working at the national level to fight for needs of the suffering millions in India who are in need of pain relief and palliative care. - Directory of Palliative Care by State

International - New Zealand – Provides a national support service for New Zealand children and young people who are experiencing change, loss and grief – whatever its cause. – Providing grief support, products and services to individuals and companies who assist people who are grieving. – Dr. Kübler-Ross has been credited as one of the Pioneers of Hospice in the United States and a leader in death and dying advice. – National Association for Loss And Grief (NALAG) is a voluntary, non-profit organization which focuses on issues related to loss and grief. NALAG branches extend throughout New Zealand, and links are maintained to similar organisations in Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK – A confidential and non-judgmental telephone counseling service operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – A service available 24 hours a day for people who want confidential listening and support

International - UK: - NHS: Find Bereavement support services.  Enter a location on their site to continue or browse all locations. You can also narrow your search to identify local bereavement support services - Somewhere to turn to when someone dies with national helpline - Support  services for grieving a child and grieving children - Support services for grieving a child and grieving children

LGBTQ: - For Gays and Lesbians who have lost partners - Central Florida Support Group - Chicago Support Group - NYC. Bereavement Group. A 12-week support group for those who are struggling with grief and loss since the death of someone close to them.  Mondays, 4 pm – 5:15 pm. To register, please contact: Basia Mosinski, 212.367.1019. - Grief Counseling in Denver, Colorado - Mass.  The LGBT Bereavement Support Group is the first state wide initiative to address loss in the LGBT community. The program is funded by the Department of Public Health and it is facilitated by Ethos, and elder service agency in Jamaica Plain and The LGBT Aging Project. This initiative consists of six free LGBT Bereavement Groups each in different parts of the state.   Each group will run for six consecutive weeks and will be led by a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in bereavement issues in the LGBT Community. The free group is open to any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one (family member, friend, partner/spouse). - Grief Counseling in Boulder, Colorado

Men Dealing with Loss:;jsessionid=42ACC2234FB9D0340AB6456ED75F69B1 - Offers support, information, and resources to fathers as they adjust to being sole parents and work through their grief and that of their children - Writings and resources for men dealing with the loss of a father

Menengitis: - The National Meningitis Association (NMA) has formed a coalition of mothers from across the country whose children’s lives have been drastically affected by meningococcal disease. The “Moms on Meningitis” (M.O.M.s) support NMA in its efforts to educate local parents, adolescents, young adults and surrounding communities about meningococcal meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease through media outreach and community activities. It is the M.O.M.s’ hope that by sharing their personal experiences, other families will know about the dangers of meningococcal disease and have the opportunity to make informed decisions about immunization.

Mesothelioma Guide:

The site provides information and resources on Mesothelioma Cancer and Asbestos awareness.

Military:  The mission of the American Widow Project is to provide vital support to military widows with peer based support programs designed to educate, empower, inspire and assist in rebuilding their lives in the face of tragedy. -
Nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to US military personnel and their families.  Currently focusing on the psychological needs of military personnel and their families because of the significant human cost of the current conflicts. Over 2.6 million troops have been deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf since September 11, 2001. Nearly 550,000 of these troops have been deployed more than once. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, as of October 26, 2012, a total of 6,623 U.S. troops have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. In addition, 50,054 U.S. troops have been injured during these conflicts. - Gold Star Moms is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. They are a Veterans Service Organization, established in 1928 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1984 - Gold Star Wives
The widows/widowers whose spouses died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States,  or as result of service-connected disabilities. The widows/widowers of service personnel of all armed conflicts involving the United States of America. The mothers and fathers of children whose parents gave their life in the service of the country. The widows/widowers of service personnel of all ranks, races, and creeds. - Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more - National Resource Directory -  - Service Members Funeral Relief Fund - Operations Stephen's Touch.  A free compassionate listening service is offered to members of military families living without a loved one. It is a non-denominational ministry that provides a one-on-one confidential listening ministry. Since starting in 1975, more than 9,000 congregations from over 100 denominations are involved in Stephen Ministry.  These congregations come from all 50 states in the U.S.A, 9 Canadian provinces and 21 other countries.  The caring listening is being offered to spouses, parents, adult children and siblings of those who died or those who are dealing with separation due to military service. The non-profit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is partnering with Salus Telehealth of Waycross, Ga., to create the unique telehealth program, which gives grieving family members access to counselors, therapists or primary care clinicians through Salus’ VideoMedicine video-conferencing platform, available on mobile devices. and  - Caring for the families of our fallen heroes – Grief counseling.
Caring for the families of the fallen...TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.  Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women.  TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources. - Army Survivor Outreach Services website.Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program designed to provide long term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers - Grief Self-Help Resources.Grief information and tools are organized here, with links to additional resources.Individuals who are grieving may also be struggling with depression, PTSD, substance abuse, stress, anger management issues, or any number of other physical and/or mental health conditions. You may find the self-help information posted under other behavioral health categories on this web site to be helpful. Grief experts note that most grief support information is based on assumptions, not scientific data. Keep in mind that everyone responds and copes differently with loss. - mission is to connect the military, veterans and their family members to government and non-profit programs in their local community. 

The Department of Veteran Affairs provides bereavement counseling free of charge to spouses, kids, parents and siblings of service members who died while on active duty, to include members of the Guard and Reserve component.   The counseling is available at community-based Vet Centers near the bereaved families. 
In many cases, counseling sessions can be conducted in your home or at a location where the family feels comfortable. To obtain these services please contact Readjustment Counseling Service at 202-461-6530 or e-mail them at and they'll help you contact the Vet Center that's nearest to you - Directory of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors. - The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Service members and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability The non-profit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is partnering with Salus Telehealth of Waycross, Ga., to create the unique telehealth program, which gives grieving family members access to counselors, therapists or primary care clinicians through Salus’ VideoMedicine video-conferencing platform, available on mobile devices.

Online Grief Support: - Video and information on online grief support groups and - A social Community of over 5,000 members - GriefNet provides online support those dealing with grief and loss issues on either a personal or professional level - Links to other online resources - Grief Support Online - Online Support Groups in your community - a charitable organization for anyone dealing with grief from any cause|ga|6|Health+%2d+Mental|janine+orphan+m+f+%2d+Grief+Support+%2D+1&JPKW=online%20grief%20support&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=14140392772&JPMT=b&JPNW=g&JPAF=txt&JPCD=20120920&JPRC=1&Jclt=Grief+Support&JPOP=Janine_GimmeAMinute_trans&gclid=COHdvPuS9bUCFYpDMgod5lAAnQAsk a questions on Grief Support - Free Online Tribute - An online healing place for anyone grieving a loss - Blog from Grieving Mom on issues related to Mental Health - Helping People find Hope after loss - A grief support organization serving New York and New Jersey with online resources/links to other support groups. – Sending and receiving Free eGrams of daily Hopes and Prayers

Parental Loss -  ​- What Will Happen to Autistic Children After Their Parents Die? Community involvement can give autistic adults a support network

​ - Children & Grief. Guidance and Resources.

​ - The empowerHER story starts with a young girl who has lost her mother. empowerHER supports young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers.

​ - When an Adult Experiences the Death of a Parent

​ - What Happens When You Lose a Parent in Your 20s

Pet Loss


"WHY WE NEED TO TAKE PET LOSS SERIOUSLY"Losing a beloved pet is often an emotionally devastating experience.Yet, as a society, we do not recognize how painful pet loss can be and how much it can impair our emotional and physical health

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center -

Pet Loss Hotlines:

877-474-3310    ASPCA Grief Counseling Line;

970-297-1242    Colorado State University

607-253-3932    Cornell University

508-839-7966    Tufts University 

865-755-8839    University of Tennessee

866-266-8635    Washington State University

Pet Loss and Children  

The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement

Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Medicine

Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs

​ -  Coping with the loss of a pet

​ - Grief Counseling


Police Families and Friends:  - The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC) offers a number of programs and services that support the law enforcement community and specifically the surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty. - Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. 

Siblings Loss: - Supportive Community of Sibilings who are survivors of suicide -  COPE Line – (516) 364-COPE (2673) - 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  and  - The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family

Students - Practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of the millions of grieving kids in America’s classrooms. - College Students supporting College Students grieving the illness or the the loss of a loved one - Students Grieving Coalition to Support Grieving Students

 Substance Passing - Grasp: Grief Recovery.  Grasp was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families who have had a loved one dire as a result of substance abuse, or addiction.
Gateway Drug Addiction Resource, Comprehensive overview of the concept of 'gateway drugs' put together by the drug abuse and treatment experts at Foundations Recovery Network.

Suicide Loss - American Association of Suicide. Resources for those who have lost someone to suicide - Crisis Clinic provides a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services. For many people in emotional distress or needing community services assistance, we are their “first call for help.” Each year, we improve the lives of thousands of people by listening, caring and linking to services. “When you need us, we’re here!” - HEARTBEAT is peer support offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one - American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Coping with Suicide Loss Resources
Supportive Community of Sibilings who are survivors of suicide Survivors of Suicide, web site to help people who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

Traumatic Loss: - Face to Face Fine Art Commemorative Expressions Inc. is a nonprofit organization that wishes to help ease suffering and aid in the grieving process by providing a lasting commemorative portrait that will honor and memorialize the deceased. The portraits, created by a talented trained artist are intended to assist individuals who have suffered a significant loss due to sudden, unexpected or tragic death.  -The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies was founded in 1985 for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma. ISTSS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. ISTSS provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the world. We are the premier society for the exchange of professional knowledge and expertise in the field. Members of ISTSS include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, advocates, journalists, clergy, and others with an interest in the study and treatment of traumatic stress. ISTSS members come from a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings around the world, including public and private health facilities, private practice, universities, non-university research foundations and from many different cultural backgrounds. - Immediate Crisis Support - Survivor Resources advocates for and supports families with a wide variety of immediate problems. Crisis support services include:

Support during the viewing of the body
Explaining autopsy procedures
Help in notifying others who need to be told
Special help in telling children about the death
Crime scene cleaning resources
Providing a link between the police and the survivors for the exchange of information
Debriefing or processing the events surrounding the death
Assisting families in dealing with the media
Arranging for families to meet with police investigator to learn facts about the case
Filling out forms for the Crime Victim Reparations Board
Helping with resources and referrals as needed
Continuing grief support


Twins – Loss of a Twin:  and - Twinless Twins Support Group, International (TTSGI) exists to provide a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. They provide support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age.

Widows / Widowers:  American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her grief  - Serving the widowed, separated and divorce Camp Widow® is an inclusive, secular event focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. - A 15 week online support group is for people who have lost a spouse or partner to cancer. A faith-based open online support group for widows A Financial To-Do List for the Recently Widowed List of Grief Support Meetup Groups worldwide. Most of them free, but some may charge a group fee or event fee. Check the group summary description. Modern Widows Club - Video and Resources for windower - Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. - Free online grief support for widows, widowers, significant others & LGBT partners of all ages for mutual support, sharing & encouragement - National network of support for anyone grieving the loss of someone they love – with a special emphasis on those who have been widowed National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255 - Widows helping widows rebuild their lives



The Department of Veteran Affairs provides bereavement counseling free of charge to spouses, kids, parents and siblings of service members who died while on active duty, to include members of the Guard and Reserve component. 

The counseling is available at community-based Vet Centers near the bereaved families. 

In many cases, counseling sessions can be conducted in your home or at a location where the family feels comfortable. To obtain these services please contact Readjustment Counseling Service at 202-461-6530 or e-mail them at and they'll help you contact the Vet Center that's nearest to you The non-profit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is partnering with Salus Telehealth of Waycross, Ga., to create the unique telehealth program, which gives grieving family members access to counselors, therapists or primary care clinicians through Salus’ VideoMedicine video-conferencing platform, available on mobile devices.

Victims Resources: - National Center for Victims of Crime. The leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them since 1986. Our mission is to empower victims of crime to rebuild their lives - The National Center's Connect Directory provides a fast and easy way to locate crime victim assistance in a wide variety of jurisdictions throughout the country. Simply provide as much information as possible and hit the search button to find crime victim assistance organizations near you. To select multiple items within a field, hold down the "control" key. - Federal Government - Office for Victims of Crimes. Resources. - National Organization for Victim Assistance. NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


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