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Grief Organizations

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A Little Hope

The National Foundation for Grieving Children, Teens and Families  The mission of A Little Hope, Inc. is to help provide grief counseling and bereavement support services to children and teens that have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.  The leadership of founding board member and president Richard H. Schimel, Tanhya Vancho, vice president and Amy Liebman Rapp, M.S.Ed., CT along with the support of the Board of Directors, has shaped the groundbreaking direction towards which the foundation has evolved. Prior to the founding of A Little Hope, Inc. – in early 2002 – there was not a single national organization dedicated to raising money to advance the growth of children’s grief support and the expansion of bereavement centers, camps and school outreach programs for grieving children and teens across the United States.  For more information, visit www.alittlehope.org


OPEN TO HOPEwww.opentohope.com

This is an outstanding site for all of those who grieve. Here is their description:

The Open to Hope Mission: Helping people find hope after loss.

Our Vision: To provide 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.

Website Definition: OpentoHope.com is an online website where people can share inspirational stories of loss and love. We encourage our visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.


GRIEFHAVEN
http://www.griefhaven.org/


The loss of a child thrusts parents into a grief that is the worst pain anyone must ever endure. Parents need to know that they are not alone and that, with hope and support, they can put their lives together again.

griefHaven.org  provides grieving parents, family members, friends and professionals information regarding the various types of support currently available, creates and offers new support tools, and endeavors to make these resources as readily accessible as possible.

Their excellent DVD video Portraits of Hope is available at this link: http://www.griefhaven.org/order-DVD.shtml

ASSOCIATION FOR DEATH EDUCATION AND COUNSELING [ADEC]
www.adec.org
The Association for Death Education and Counseling® is an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology. Based on quality research, theory and practice, the association provides information, support and resources to its international, multicultural, multidisciplinary membership and to the public. The public section has a "find a specialist" utility that helps you experts in your community.

CHILDREN'S BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
www.cbft.org

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation offers a national bereavement support program for families who have lost children to brain or spinal cord tumors. Our support services include telephone and online counseling, resource referrals, live online support groups, a bereaved parent mentor program, and a private Facebook community for bereaved parents. For more information click this link:  http://www.cbtf.org/connections/loss-grief-bereavement



American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/
Resource for everything cancer.

American Hospice Foundation

http://www.americanhospice.org/
Supports people who are dying.

If I Die

http://www.ifidie.org/
A site that delivers information and personal messages after you die.

KinderMourn

http://www.kindermourn.org/
Addresses special needs of grieving parents.

Legacy.com

http://www.legacy.com/
This site offers online obituaries and online guestbooks.

The Compassionate Friends

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Grief support after the death of a child.

Bereaved Parents of the USA

www.bereavedparentsusa.org
Bereaved Parents of the USA is a national non profit  group
offering support for newly bereaved parents, grand parents or siblings.

Heartache to Healing

www.heartachetohealing.com
Wonderful site! Compassionate Grief support. Wonderful information.

TAPPS

www.taps.org
(TAPPS) Tragedy assistance program for survivors caring for families of Fallen Heroes.

Military Widows

www.militarywidows.org
Go-to site for Military widows. Very informative.

Asset Lock

www.assetlock.net
Wow! What a great site.  This is like an online safe deposit box holding files, passwords, instructions etc.

Ask Mary Mac

www.askmarymac.com
Warm, inviting site with a plethora of Grief support.

MissFoundation

www.missfoundation.org
Organization that provides crisis and long term support to families after the death
of a baby or child.

Friends for Survival

www.friendsforsurvival.org : Help after a suicide death.

Death Cafe

www.deathcafe.com
Death Cafe is an international group that meets to discuss the topics of Death and Grief.

www.bcelebrated.com
This site automatically emails your community when you pass away. Write password 
protected messages for your loved ones.

This is an end of life planning guide. Step by step guide to passing on information to your 
beneficiaries on your behalf.

www.deathswitch.com
Site sends out emails after you die.

www.e-z-safe.com
Online virtual safe to store valuable data like contracts, online accounts like emails, Facebook, 
Twitter, eBay, or Paypal. Great byline : "Leaving Your Way".

www.estateplusplus.com
A virtual safe deposit box . Can upload Word documents, PDFs, Excel Spreadsheets,
and audio/video formats and more.

www.partingwishes.com
Seems like an informative, straightforward site offering creation of online wills, Powers of Attorney, 
Living wills, Funeral plans and more.

www.annieshope.org
Wonderful upbeat site offering bereavement services to children, teens, and their families.

www.griefshare.org
Hook up with regional Grief recovery support groups.

www.moyerfoundation.org
This is an outstanding site for helping both bereaved children. and children with family addiction problems.  

www.achildingrief.com

This is another outstanding site for helping bereaved children. Sponsored by New York Life, the also collaborate on a National Bereavement Resources Guide that is an excellent resource. The state index link for the guide is:  
http://www.moyerfoundation.org/nbrg/default.aspx

Grief Healing

Information, comfort and support for anyone coping with or anticipating the loss of a loved one, whether that is a person or a cherished animal companion. Includes useful articles on various aspects of loss (including pet loss), recommended book lists, inspirational writings and poetry, and categorized links to dozens of other helpful resources ~ including the Grief Healing Blog and the online Grief Healing Discussion Groups. Hosted by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, a nationally certified grief counselor who specialized in pet loss.

 Grief Healing Discussion Groups

http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com - Virtual support groups for caregivers and the bereaved, addressing the grief that stems from any type of loss or anticipated loss. Privately administered, closely monitored, and professionally moderated by nationally certified grief counselors to ensure quality, safety and security for its members.

Full Circle Grief Center  [Richmond, VA]

Full Circle is a comprehensive bereavement resource center in Richmond, VA that offers professional grief support to children, families, adults and communities through utilizing group work and therapeutic arts to help individuals express grief and remember their loved ones.

10611 Patterson Ave
Building 201
Richmond, VA  23238

IMAGINE: A Center for Coping with Grief and Loss (NJ)  http://www.imaginenj.org/

Imagine is a free year-round children’s grief support center that serves children age 3-18 and young adults 18-30 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling, or who are living with a parent of sibling with a life-altering illness, and provides training and education for thousands of teachers, parents, coaches, youth and other adults annually.  Concurrent support groups are provided for the parents or guardians of the children.  One of 500 organizations worldwide based on the Dougy Center model in Portland Oregon, we are the fourth year-round grief support center to open in New Jersey.

The Center for Loss and Renewal (NYC)  

http://www.lossandrenewal.com/
The Center for Loss and Renewal is a leading New York City psychotherapy and consultation group dedicated to the practice of life transition therapy. In a setting of warmth and acceptance we focus our energies on helping individuals to discover resilience, hope, meaning and coping strategies in the presence of loss, trauma, work and relationship problems. Over the last twenty five years hundreds of clients have utilized our services for grief counseling, bereavement groups, individual psychotherapy for low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, couples counseling, EMDR, and grief in the workplace crisis debriefing. We invite you to call today to embark on your journey of change.

Please call today to (212) 874-4711 to schedule an individual or marital therapy consultation or to inquire about a bereavement group or professional presentation.



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