A fairly comprehensive list of several non-profit groups and organizations
can be of great support in helping you to cope with the grief of losing
a loved one.
- American Association of Retired
People Grief and Loss program includes online articles, publications,
support groups, and discussion boards on coping with the loss of a family
ACCESS - Aircraft Casualty
Emotional Support Service provides peer grief support and resource
information to those who have survived or lost loved ones in air disasters.
- American Foundation for Suicide prevention is dedicated to advancing
knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it.
Alive Alone - Designed to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children
have died by providing a self-help network and newsletter to promote
communication and healing.
after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from
the loss of a child.
- Bereaved Parents of the USA offers support, care, and compassion for
bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Center for Loss
in Multiple Births
- By and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more children
during a multiple pregnancy, at birth, and through childhood.
Connection - Contains articles and
readings for all who have suffered a loss.
Camp - No charge
nonprofit camp for siblings and children (age 7-17) coping with the loss of
a sibling or parent.
Coping-With-with Loss -
Coping with loss is an excellent site that lists a tremendous amount of
grief help and other web sites to go to.
Good Grief Resources
Shiva Foundation connects
the bereaved and their caregivers with as many bereavement support resources
as possible in one efficient and easy-to-use website directory.
- Grief Haven provides loving support, hope, and hands-on tolls for those who
have lost a child, brother or sister, or grandchild, and also provides
education to professionals and others seeking to help bereaved family
members rebuild their lives.
GriefNet - Offers
e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings, and
grandparents. It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content
including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations and a
sister website for bereaved children,
- Grief Recovery Online offers wide variety of grief and bereavement
Foundation of America - Includes information about hospice care and
programs including bereavement support for families using hospice.
Against Drunk Drivers has a mission to stop drunk driving, support victims
of violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
- Mothers in Sympathy and
Support provides emergency support to families after the death of their baby
or young child.
information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
When a baby or infant has died, Now I Lay Me Down to
Sleep, through its nationwide network of professional photographers, will
arrange a tasteful private sitting at the hospital with no charge for any
services or pictures.
support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to
create a world free of murder.
Perinatal Hospice - A gift of Time -
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 hospices and other resources) and that you are
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
- SHARE's mission is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a
baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network offers latest information, as well as
support, for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID (other
- Survivors of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide to
resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.
- Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood
Program offers support, information, advocacy, and research opportunities
for those touched by the sudden and unexplained death of a child (over 12
months of age).
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
is made up of, and provides services to, all those who have lost a loved one
while serving the country in the Armed Forces.
Twinless Twins - Serves in support of twins (and all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of
companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero loss.