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: http://www.accesshelp.org
Alive Alone, Inc.
11115 Dull Robinson Road, Van Wert, OH 45891
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
2128 Leroy Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
American Society of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015
BabySteps (Loss of a Young Child)
beliefnet (religious support)
Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A.
Box 95, Park Forest, IL 60466
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
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue # 210, Baltimore, MD 21208
c/o The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation
15332 Antioch Street, # 147, Pacific Palisades, California 90272-3628
P.O. Box 3272, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272
Hospice Foundation of America
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
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
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
100 E. 8th Street, Suite 202, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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
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: http://www.taps.org, General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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