Child Loss Support Groups & Grief Resource Information

This "Child Loss Support Groups & Grief Resource Information" page is dedicated as a tribute in loving memory of Chase Preston Rinehart of Warner Robins, Georgia.

Chapter 10 of Holding Onto Love: Searching for Hope When a Child Dies outlines a variety of sources of reassurance to grieving families, including the comfort some grief support groups can provide. There are a multitude of support groups devoted to various types of bereavement throughout the country. A few of these organizations are listed below for your convenience. However, you are encouraged not to let this be the end of your inquiry. There may be a terrific grief support group located in your community. You might learn about it simply by talking with local social workers, therapists, religious leaders, or other bereaved family members. If you try different groups relevant to your circumstances, you will hopefully find an environment that gives you comfort and instills reassuring hope for the future.

ACCESS � Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Service 
1202 Lexington Avenue, Suite 335, New York, NY 10028 
Phone: 1-877-227-6435 - Website:

Alive Alone, Inc. 
11115 Dull Robinson Road, Van Wert, OH 45891 
Phone: 419-238-1091

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. 
2128 Leroy Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
Phone: 202-265-0991 

American Society of Suicidology 
5221 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015 
Phone: 202-237-2280 

BabySteps (Loss of a Young Child) 

beliefnet (religious support)

Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A. 
Box 95, Park Forest, IL 60466 
Phone: 708-748-7866 

Bereavement Services 
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation 
1900 South Avenue, LaCrosse, WI 54601 
Phone: 608-775-4747/ 800-362-9567 

Comfort Zone Camp 
4906 Cutshaw Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23230 
Phone: 866-488-5679 

First Candle/SIDS Alliance 
1314 Bedford Avenue # 210, Baltimore, MD 21208 
Phone: 1-800-221-7437

c/o The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 
15332 Antioch Street, # 147, Pacific Palisades, California 90272-3628 
Phone: 310-459-1789 
P.O. Box 3272, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272 

Hospice Foundation of America 
Phone: 800-854-3402 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 
National Office: 
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700 
Irving, Texas 75062 
Phone: 800-GET-MADD (800-438-6233) 

The Missing Grace Foundation (pregnancy/infant loss & related topics)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 
1731 King Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314 
Phone: 703-837-1500 

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children 
100 E. 8th Street, Suite 202, Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Phone: 513-721-5683 

SIDS Network 

Survivors of Suicide

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation 
P.O. Box 498, Kensington, MD 20895 
Phone: 301-962-3520 or 1-800-366-CCCF 

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. 
Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522 
Phone: 630-990-0010 or 1-877-969-0010 

The Samaritans 
Box 9086, Providence, RI 02940 
Phone: 24 hour Crisis Hotline 401-272-4044 or 800-365-4044

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS) (Armed Forces Support) 
910 17th Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20006
Main Number: 1-800-959-8277 or 202-588-8277 
Website:, General inquiries:

UNITE, Inc. (Miscarriage, Stillborn, Infant Death Support)
7600 Central Avenue,
c/o Jeanes Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2499
Voice: 888-48 UNITE or 888-488-6483