Grief Resources

 
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Grief Digest - Grief Digest is a quarterly magazine supporting grieving people and caregivers. The Centering Corporation, which is the largest and oldest grief resource center in the country, has created this resource by gathering a remarkable group of writers to aid you in your journey.
Sample from Grief Digest
 
Fire In My Heart - A journal for teenagers experiencing a loss. This site is designed to let you share your stories, illustrations, help items and other information that you share in the journal "Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins" in an online anonymous environment. Your stories and illustrations can help and that is why we would like you to share them.
 

Free Grief Books

FreeGriefBooks.org - Several titles of books and CDs from Centering's back room. Bookmark this site or "like" Centering on facebook for updates.
 
 

Memorial Sites

 forever missed FREE memorial website
ForeverMissed.com - While reflecting upon his grandparents' lives, Forever Missed founder Oleg Andelman was surprised by how little he actually knew about them. He realized that today families can use the Internet to create an online memorial page and share media with one another. These websites would also help our children learn about the lives of their ancestors and preserve memories of them. And so, at the end of 2008, Oleg launched ForeverMissed.com, a place where people could create a FREE online memorial to collect and share memories of the people they have lost.

 

Create a Memorial Website for your loved one on ForeverMissed.com.

 

Support Groups and Sites 

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a New York based grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. COPE connects individuals who have experienced similar losses by offering ongoing emotional support, spiritual and therapeutic programs, as well as appropriate resources and referrals.  Our programs include bereavement support groups for parents and siblings of all ages, individual support, alternative healing therapies (like yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, art and music therapy), professionally led lectures and workshops, and a grief hotline (516-364-COPE).  COPE also offers a weekend bereavement camp (Camp Erin New York City) for children ages 6-17 dealing with a major loss.  For more information, please visit www.copefoundation.org or contact Karen Flyer, Executive Director, at karen@copefoundation.org.
 
Faith’s Lodge is a peaceful retreat located in the North Woods of Wisconsin.  We serve parents and families coping with the serious illness or death of a child. Time spent at Faith’s Lodge is meant to connect parents and allow them to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.  Families enjoy various therapeutic activities, children enjoy dedicated time with a licensed art therapist and parents participate in facilitated group discussion with a  licensed therapist.  Rates are only $50/night for first-time guests and no one is ever turned away for financial purposes. 
 
Grieflink.net is designed to provide a wide range of resources, information and sources of help to people who have experienced a loss and are grieving, or for those who wish to help someone who is experiencing grief and loss.
 
GriefShare - There are thousands GriefShare support groups meeting weekly throughout the United States and Canada and many groups meeting internationally. GriefShare groups are designed so that you can begin attending on any week.
 
Jewish Funeral Homes - The Nieberg Midwood Jewish Funeral home in Brooklyn, NY provides Jewish funeral services for residents in the New York area.
Caring Bridge - provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.
 
N.A.G.C. - National Alliance for Grieving Children - provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities.  The National Alliance for Grieving Children also provides information on current topics and a schedule of professional workshops across the country.
 
 
T*A*P*S - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.
 
 
Open to Hope Foundation - an online forum  to support people who have experienced loss:  to help them cope with their pain, heal their grief and invest in their future.  They encourage their visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.
 
 
Hopeline has already collected over 10 million phones nationwide, while donating over $18 million dollars to domestic violence organizations. HopeLine phones are refurbished phones that are equipped with 3,000 anytime minutes of airtime and texting capabilities. They come with Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Basic Voice Mail and texting. HopeLine phones are available to survivors affiliated with participating domestic violence agencies.
 

Ishwari.org
 - Grief Counseling and Support Services with Ishwari Sollohub, MA, LMHC, LLC - "I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, offering caring, supportive counseling services in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For those not in the area, I offer telephone sessions. I work with adults, children, couples, and groups. Through my own personal experience with the sudden death of a loved one, I have been inspired to work with others who find themselves facing the journey of grief.  I would be honored to work with you if you desire assistance on your journey. Please call me directly at (505) 231-1697 if you would like to meet with me in person or to arrange phone sessions. You may also want to peruse my website: www.ishwari.org. If there are others who you think would benefit from these services, please pass this information on to them as well."
 
 
 
Bereavedparentsusa.org - A national group for bereaved parents - Their sole purpose for organizing this group was to offer support, understanding, encouragement and hope to other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their children, brother, sister or grandchildren.
 
 
GriefsJourney.com - Our primary focus is on the bereavement for the loss of a spouse and life partner.Our commonality is our journey through grief. It unites us in our desire to find the tools to cope with our loss and manage our grief. It unites us in our hope to discover the means to incorporate our loved one's death into our living. It unites us as we remember and cherish the life and the love shared with one we so sorely miss.
 
On the Resources pages, there are links to Internet resources you may find helpful for issues relating to spousal grief, as well as issues relating to other types of bereavement.
 
MySeniorCare - is a comprehensive website providing a community for senior housing, home care, and health. Search the MySeniorCare website to locate the resources that are right for you. You can also join a discussion on topics of interest to you.
 
MISS Foundation - The MISS Foundation is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. They also participate in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.
 
The Compassionate Friends - The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
 
Webhealing.com - This page is meant to be a place men and women can discuss, chat, or simply browse to understand and honor the many different paths to heal strong emotions.
 
 
 

 

The Caring Music Group - music with purpose - creates and produces professional music CDs designed to calm, comfort, and serve as a companion to individuals who are grieving loss, living with challenging illnesses, or searching for relaxation and rest, healing and hope.
 
 

Professional Associations

 
 
ADEC the Association for Death Education and Counseling - The Association for Death Education and Counseling is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, care of the dying, and bereavement counseling and support. Based on quality research and theory, the Association provides information, support, and resources to its multicultural, multidisciplinary membership and, through it, to the public.
 
Iowa Hospice
- Iowa Hospice Organization (IHO) is the statewide leader in the enhancement of end-of-life care through representation of and service to hospices.