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Grief Resources  

Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes and, at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links below or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

National Support Groups

AARP*
Grief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

Air Crash Support Network
1595 York Ave., Box 22
New York, NY 10028
(877) ACSN-HELP

Alive Alone
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

Alliance of Grandparents
PO Box 17281
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0281
(888) 774-7437

ALS Association*
27001 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
(818) 880-9007

Alzheimer's Association*
919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20049

American Cancer Society*
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345

American Diabetes Association Research Foundation*
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

American Foundation for AIDS
Research*
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
(212) 682-7440 ext. 210

American Heart Association*
7320 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
527-6941

American Hospice Foundation
1130 Connecticut, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0204
E-mail:ahf@msn.com

American Kidney Fund*
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8299

American Liver Foundation
1425 Pomptom Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1000
(800) 233-0179

American Lung Association*
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(800) LUNG-USA

American SIDS Institute*
2480 Windy Hill Rd. Suite 380
Marietta, GA 30067
(800) 232-SIDS

Association for Death Education and Counseling
342 Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
(860) 586-7503

Backstoppers
9811 South Forty Drive Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63124
314-692-0200

Bereaved Parents of the USA
P.O. Box 95
Park Forest, IL 60466
(630) 971-3490

Bereavement Services/RTS
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center
1910 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 791-4747 or
(800) 362-9567 Ext. 4747

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation*
3910 Warner St.
Kensington, MO 20895
(800) 366-2223
(301) 962-3521

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth
(CLIMB) Inc.*
P.O. Box 91377
Anchorage, AK 99509
(907) 222-5321

The Compassionate Friends*
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630) 990-0010
(Supports families who have experienced the death of a child)

Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199, So. Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020
(314) 346-4911

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation*
6931 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20014
(800) 344-4823

Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
(877) 402-5900

Grief Magazine
1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40219-1927
(800) 346-3087

GROWW.org*

Hospice Foundation of America
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(800) 854-3402

In Loving Memory*
1416 Green Run Lane
Reston, VA 20090
(703) 435-0608
(Dedicated to helping parents cope with the loss of their only child or all of their children.)

Leukemia Society of America*
600 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10016
(703) 960-1100

The Living Bank
Organ and Tissue Donation
Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
(800) 528-2971

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Of America*

100 Charendon Ave., Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 279-9474

March of Dimes Birth
Defects Association*

1275 Marnaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 453-3816

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Victim Assistance Program
511 E John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
(800) GET-MADD

Muscular Dystrophy Association*
3300 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-2000

National AIDS Fund
1400 "I" St., NW, Suite 1220
Washington, DC 20005-2208
(202) 408-4848

National Catholic Ministry
28700 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44092-2527
(440) 943-3480

National Donor Family Council
C/o National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(For Families of those who died and became
Organ and/or tissue donors.)

National Hospice Organization*
1901 N. Moore St., Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 243-5900
(800) 658-8898

Parents of Murdered Children Inc.
(POMC)
100 E. Eighth St., B41
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-5683
(888) 818-POMC

Pen-Parents Inc.
PO Box 8738
Reno, NV 89507
(702) 826-7332
(Support network designed for grieving parents
and grandparents providing a pen-pal type service.)

Ray of Hope
PO Box 2323
Iowa City, IA 52244
(319) 337-9890
(For survivors of those who died from suicide.)

Salvation Army National
Headquarters*

615 Slaters Ln.
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
(703) 684-5500

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Support Inc.
St. Joseph's Health Center
300 1st Capitol Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63001
(800) 821-6819 (For families who have experienced the death
of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.)

SIDS Alliance*
1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226

Society of Military Widows
5535 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 750-1342

THEOS Foundation, Inc.
322 Blvd. Of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-7779

TBI/Tissue Banks International*
815 Parks Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 756-4824

Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors Inc. (TAPS)

2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 959-TAPS
(202) 588-8277

United Cerebral Palsy
Association*
1660 L St. NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 776-04006
(800) USA-5UCP

Wings of Lights Inc.
16845 N. 29th Ave., Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(800) 613-8531
(Support and information network for aircraft accident survivors and others
directly affected by aviation accidents.)

* Denotes a national charitable organization

 

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