Some useful websitesThe Compassionate Friends The Compassionate Friends assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us. Today more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened. Open To Hope Open to Hope is an online resource center dedicated to helping people find hope again after loss. We bring together grief experts as well as ordinary people who have experienced a loss in their lives. We share our stories so that others can find ways to cope and hope through articles, podcasts, and videos. Healing Hearts For Bereaved Familes HEALING HEARTS for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the death of their child or children. The volunteers at HEALING HEARTS are here to help. We have known the pain that the death of a child brings. We have struggled with and worked on our grief and finally have made peace with that sorrow. Our purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and most of all hope to all parents who are struggling with grief. Parents whose child has died as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth are equally welcome as those whose children have died as a result of an illness, an accident, a suicide, a drug overdose or violence. The Cope Foundation COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. Since 1999, COPE has connected individuals who have experienced similar losses by providing ongoing emotional, therapeutic and spiritual programs. Bereaved Parents Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that 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. The National Center for Grieving Children and Families-The Dougy Center The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. We are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services. Parents Of Murdered Children For familes and friends of those who have died by Violence. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to reduce murder. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. American Association of Suicidology “AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.” GRASP-Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) was created to help provide sources of help,
compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had
a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving “The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.” To date, MADD’s work has saved nearly 300,000 lives…and counting. Alive Alone Alive Alone is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to reinvest their lives for a positive future. Twinless Twins We provide support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age. The unique
aloneness we feel can best be understood by another twinless twin Coping With Grief and Loss A trusted non profit resource Support for grieving and bereavement. Love To Know-Grieving the Loss of a Child Grieving the loss of a child takes on many forms. For many, grieving is an actual physical, mental and emotional process that can take years to process. For others, grief is more of an internal struggle that is rarely ever seen. Losing a child is one of the worst experiences parents can ever face. So learning to understand their grief is just one step in helping them see brighter days. Grief Watch-Resources for Bereaved Families and Caregivers The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief. If you are a bereaved individual, our hearts go out to you. If you are a friend or curious, we welcome you. Please use this site to learn more about grief and the individual needs of the bereaved. Bringer Of Light Newsletter A wonderful website filled with poems, articles and news written by an artist and grieving mother.