Resources and National Organizations
HOW CAN YOU FIND a support group that will help you?
Ask your parish priest, hospital chaplain, doctor, senior citizen group, mental-health organization or hospice for a local grief-support group.
Christian bookstores are a good source of material and generally carry a number of excellent book selections about grief and recovery. The resource sections at the back of these books often have lists of international groups.
In addition, the following national organizations can direct you to the nearest grief recovery workshop in your area.
This is a peer ministry for widowed/separated/divorced and their children. Contact your diocesan Family Life Office.
This is a women's volunteer ministry supporting women during and after pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, adoption, infertility and grieving. Contact your diocesan Family Life Office.
National Hospice Organization (NHO)
This includes a caregivers and grievers support group. Contact them at:
1901 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
T.H.E.O.S. (They Help Each Other Spiritually) International Foundation
This is an international ecumenical widow/widower grief workshop. Contact them at:
322 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1919
Fax: (412) 471-7782
Widowed Persons Service (WPS)
This is a widow/widower grief workshop support group. Contact them through:
American Association of Retired People (AARP)
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Additional Support Groups
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF)
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(Bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents)
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD)
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway #700
Irving, TX 75062
1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome family support)