Nursing Home Guide: Coping with Death & Grief
At some point in our lives, we all must deal with the loss of someone we love. The loss may come after a lengthy illness, or it may come suddenly.
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA)
BP/USA is a non-profit, completely volunteer support organization for families (parents, siblings & grandparents) who have lost a child.
Connecting Our Paths Eternally- A grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. COPE PO Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747 Phone: (516) 364-COPE (2673)
Karen Flyer, Executive Director Phone: (516) 484-4993
American Association of Suicidology -- Dedicated to the Understanding and Prevention of Suicide
Suite 310, 4201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 Phone: (202) 237.2280
Since 1968, this nonprofit organization. has helped family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. Find survivor support groups, peer counseling, and other services.
The Compassionate Friends, Inc. -- that their light may always shine.
PO Box 1347, Oak Brook, IL 60521 Phone: (877 969.0010 or (630) 990.0010
The Compassionate Friends is a nationwide mutual self-help bereavement organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. TCF/USA has nearly 600 chapters with locations in all 50 United States plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
Healing A Grieving Heart
An on-line radio show dedicated to helping people with their grief. All you have to do is click on the link and follow the instructions to listen live to the show. This is a wonderful way to wile away the hours when you need hope.
Learning to embrace grief and draw new strength and meaning from it.
Lotsa Helping Hands
365 Boston Post Road, Suite 157, Sudbury, MA 01776
Lotsa Helping Hands is a simple, immediate way for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to help loved ones in need. Its easy-to-use private group calendar organizes help such as meals delivery, rides and other tasks that can be challenging to manage during times of medical crisis, end-of-life caring, or family caregiver exhaustion. It is also a place to keep these 'circles of community' informed with status updates, photo galleries, message boards and more.
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving -- making a difference for more than 20 years
PO Box 541688, Dallas, TX 75354-1688 Phone: 800.GET-MADD (800) 438.6233
Fathers as well as mothers from all over the country join this well-known nonprofit organization to find solace when a child is killed by a drunk driver.
Offering encouragement, comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound emotional, physical or financial distress and provides opportunities for enhancing overall wellness, stability and quality of life.
Parents of Murdered Children -- for the families and friends of those who have died by violence
100 East Eighth Street, Suite B-41, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Phone: (513) 721.5683
Following the murder of their daughter Lisa, Charlotte and Bob Hullinger launched this nonprofit group in 1978. Support groups are available around the country, as well as legal advice, a newsletter, grief support weekends, and other services.
Ped AIDS Foundation
1311 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone: (310) 395.9051
While primarily focused on fund-raising for AIDS research, this group also provides bilingual education and information material, including video tapes for parents of children with AIDS. This foundation also serves as a referral agency for parents who wish to connect with other parents.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Center
1415 E. Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN 55391 Phone: (612) 473.9372
Along with a parent-to-parent outreach program, PILC offers educational materials, a newsletter, and information on counseling services. PILC can also connect parents with national and international support groups.
RTS Bereavement Services -- to provide dignified, respectful, and compassionate bereavement care for patients and families.
1910 S. Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601 Phone: (608) 785.0530 ex.4747
This orginization provides information on local and national support groups for famlies who have experinced miscarriage, still birth or neonatal death.
On this blog you’ll find a large assortment of grief helps: ideas and suggestions, words and images, mini-books and mini-videos. All of these are designed solely with grieving people in mind. And every resource offered here is absolutely free.
In Loving Memory
An organization specifically for bereaved parents who are now childless. The purpose of In Loving Memory is to provide conferences for bereaved parents who are now childless, where they find encouragement and solace from the profound grief caused by the death of their child.