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Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support Groups 

By Chris Raymond

Tom Merton/Caiaimage/Getty Images

Each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many others seek and find comfort in sharing the pain, anger, depression and other emotions they feel following a loss. This article provides a list of grief and bereavement support groups and organizations that offer nationwide grief support and recovery services, information and other resources to help the bereaved.

About This List 

The following groups and organizations offer nationwide grief, loss and bereavement support and recovery services, information and other resources. This list is arranged alphabetically by the type of loss because many of these groups specialize in the grief associated with a particular type of circumstance. 

 

This list is not comprehensive. The groups and organizations shown below appear here because they offer assistance regardless of where you live. If you cannot locate information about a grief support and recovery group in your community online, contacting your local funeral home or library may offer suggestions for grief support and recovery meeting locations. These meetings are generally held in gathering spaces like the local churches, community centers, hospitals and healthcare clinics, and school gymnasiums. 

Although every listing/URL below is accurate as of the date at the end of this list, Internet links can change.


Grief, Loss & Bereavement Support Groups 

Addiction Loss

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), http://grasphelp.org
Aircraft/Aviation Loss

ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services), http://www.accesshelp.org
Child/Grandchild Loss

Bereaved Parents of the USA, http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Compassionate Friends, The, http://www.compassionatefriends.org

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) Foundation, The, http://www.copefoundation.org

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

MISS Foundation, The, http://www.missfoundation.org

Webhealing.com, http://webhealing.com/forums
Firefighter Loss

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, http://www.firehero.org

Law-enforcement Loss

C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors), http://www.nationalcops.org

LGBT Loss

Hospice Foundation of America, http://hospicefoundation.org

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

Note: Many LGBT bereavement support groups operate locally, and you should search for one in your area.

Military/Armed Services Loss

Camp Hometown Heroes (for children/teens), http://www.hometownheroes.org

T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), http://www.taps.org

Miscarriage/Pregnancy/SIDS/Stillbirth Loss

Baby Center, http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a15155/miscarriage_stillbirth_infant_loss_support

BabySteps, http://www.babysteps.com

CJ Foundation for SIDS, http://www.cjsids.org

First Candle, http://www.firstcandle.org

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealing.com

Grieve Out Loud, http://grieveoutloud.org

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

Hand to Hold, http://handtohold.org

Healing Hearts, http://www.babylosscomfort.com

Hope After Loss, http://www.hopeafterloss.org

Missing GRACE Foundation, http://www.missinggrace.org

Naomi's Circle, http://www.naomiscircle.org/index.html

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, http://www.nationalshare.org

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program, http://www.sudc.org

Tears Foundation, The, http://www.thetearsfoundation.org

Murder Loss

Parents of Murdered Children, http://www.pomc.com/index.html

Parent Loss

Camp Erin (for children), http://www.moyerfoundation.org/programs/CampErin.aspx

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

Webhealing.com, http://webhealing.com/forums

Pet Loss

APLB (Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement), http://aplb.org

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

Pet Loss Grief Support, http://www.petloss.com

Sibling Loss

Bereaved Parents of the USA, http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Compassionate Friends, The, http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

Twinless Twins Support Group, http://www.twinlesstwins.org

Webhealing.com, http://webhealing.com/forums

Spouse/Partner Loss

Beginning Experience, http://www.beginningexperience.org

Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

National Widower's Organization, http://www.nationalwidowers.org

Parents Without Partners, http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Single Fathers Due to Cancer, http://www.singlefathersduetocancer.org

Webhealing.com, http://webhealing.com/forums

Suicide Loss

American Association of Suicidology, http://www.suicidology.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, http://www.afsp.org

Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com

HEARTBEAT, http://heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org/index.shtml

S.A.V.E. (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), http://www.save.org

SiblingSurvivors.com, http://siblingsurvivors.com

Survivors of Suicide, http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com

Webhealing.com, http://webhealing.com/forums


List History

09/17/2015: Links verified.

02/26/2013: Original list published.


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