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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. 

woman comforting older manFamily 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.

National Support Groups

AARP*
Grief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(888) 687-2277

AIDS United
1424 K St., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-4848

AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
1202 Lexington Ave., Suite 335
New York, NY 10028
(877) 227-6435


Alive Alone
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, OH 45891


Alliance of Grandparents
77 E. Thomas Road, Suite 112
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(888) 455-6477


ALS Association*
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 782-4747


Alzheimer's Association*
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 272-3900


American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-2280

American Cancer Society*
250 Williams St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) 227-2345

American Childhood Cancer Organization*
National Office
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MO 20895-0498
(855) 858-2226
(301) 962-3520

American Diabetes Association*
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES


American Foundation for AIDS Research*
120 Wall St., 13th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3908
(800) 342-2437


American Heart Association*
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA-1

American Hospice Foundation
2120 L St, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
(800) 347-1413


American Kidney Fund*
11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8299


American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
(800) GO-LIVER

American Lung Association*
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
(800) LUNG-USA


American SIDS Institute*
528 Raven Way
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 431-5425


Association for Death Education and Counseling
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 509-0403

Backstoppers
10411 Clayton Road, Suite A5
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-692-0200

Bereaved Parents of the USA
P.O. Box 95
Park Forest, IL 60466
(708) 748-7866

Bereavement Services
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation, Inc
1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 775-4747 or
(800) 362-9567 Ext. 54747


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


The Compassionate Friends*
900 Jorie Blvd. Suite 78
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(877) 969-0010
(Supports families who have experienced the death of a child)

Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199, So. Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-4911


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation*
6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) FIGHT-CF


Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishops Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005-6607
(877) 402-5900

New Leaf Magazine
6630 West Hwy 146, Suite A
Crestwood, KY 40014
(800) 346-3087

GROWW.org*
11877 Douglas Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005


Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 854-3402

In Loving Memory*
4801 DeZavala Road, Suite 2
San Antonio, Texas 78249
(800) 909-9156
(Dedicated to helping children cope with the loss of their parents.)


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society*
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-5213

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


Make-A-Wish Foundation
Of America*

4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 279-WISH

March of Dimes Birth
Defects Association*

1275 Marnaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 997-4488

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

Muscular Dystrophy Association*
3300 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(800) 572-1717



National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved
PO Box 16353
St. Louis, MO 63125-0353
(314) 638-2638


National Donor Family Council
C/o National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010

(For Families of those who died and
became organ and/or tissue donors.)

National Hospice Organization*
1731 King Street, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22314
(703) 837-1500
(800) 658-8898


Parents of Murdered Children Inc.
(POMC)
100 E. Eighth St., Suite 202
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-5683
(888) 818-POMC


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.
402 Jackson Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
(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


Society of Military Widows
5535 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
(800) 842-3451

THEOS Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 7361
Alexandria, VA 22307

TBI/Tissue Banks International*
815 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-3800

Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors Inc. (TAPS)

1777 F Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 959-TAPS
(202) 588-8277


United Cerebral Palsy
1825 K St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 776-0406
(800) 872-5827


Wings of Light
(Support and information network for aircraft accident survivors and others directly affected by aviation accidents.)


* Denotes a national charitable organization