Resources

Here are some helpful resources for anyone looking for support when supporting a loved one:

Here are some more resources with hotlines:

  • AARP Grief and Loss Programs
: Offers a variety of programs in which volunteers reach out to widows
: 202-434-2260
  • American Society of Suicidology
: 202-237-2280
  • Cancer Care, Inc: 800-813-HOPE (4673)
  • Center for Suicide Prevention: 403-245-3900
  • Compassionate Friends (help following a suicide)
: 1-877-969-0019
  • ElderHope, LLC
: Offers online support, forums, seminars, classes and bereavement materials
: 
972-768-8553
  • Hospice Education Institute
: 1-800-331-1620
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1-800-438-MADD [6233]
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
: Provides a search for hospice and palliative care, as well as statistics, resources and information: 
703-837-1500
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance
: 1-800-879-6682
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center
: 1-866-866-7437
  • Parents of Murdered Children: 
1-888-818-POMC
  • Parents Without Partners: 
Offers support, information and resources for single parents: 
516-391-8833
  • Pet Loss: 
1-888-332-7738
  • Samaritan Hospice (Marlton, NJ)
: Offers several free grief support groups to those who have lost a spouse at a young age and to those grieving the loss of a same-sex partner
: 1-800-229-8183
  • SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc: 
1-800-821-6819
  • Society of Military Widows 
1-800-842-3451

Organizations That Help Children to Cope

  • Dougy Center: Through the National Center for Grieving Children and Families, the Dougy Center provides support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
  • The Mourning Star Center, Inc: A nonprofit support center for grieving children and those who love them, providing loving support in a safe place where grieving children can share their experience as they move through their healing process.
  • Amanda the Panda: Amanda the Panda provides support to grieving children and their families through a variety of services including weekend camps, support groups, home visits, fun days, school presentations, holiday cheer boxes, pen pal programs and more.
  • All Kids Grieve: Access to individuals, organizations, materials, and ideas that facilitate the possibility of growing through loss and grief for kids and adults who care for them.
  • Kara: Kara offers emotional support and information to adults, teenagers and children who are grieving a death or coping with a life-threatening illness.
  • Kidsaid – A safe place for kids to grieve: KIDSAID is a site to kids, for kids, by kids for grief support and peer support, and for kids to express themselves through artwork, stories, and poetry. Kids can ask questions and get answers from other kids. Monitored by adults, this site is an approved safe site for all kids.

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