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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.

 Beginning Experience

 Elizabeth's Ministry

 National Hospice Organization (NHO)

T.H.E.O.S. (They Help Each Other Spiritually) International Foundation

Widowed Persons Service (WPS)

Additional Support Groups

Beginning Experience

This is a peer ministry for widowed/separated/divorced and their children. Contact your diocesan Family Life Office.

Elizabeth's Ministry

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
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
(800) 658-8898

T.H.E.O.S. (They Help Each Other Spiritually) International Foundation

This is an international ecumenical widow/widower grief workshop. Contact them at:

Suite 105
322 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1919
(412) 471-7779
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
(202) 434-2260

Additional Support Groups


P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630) 990-0010
(Bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents)


511 E. John Carpenter Freeway #700
Irving, TX 75062
(800) GET-MADD
(Victim support)


1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-SIDS
(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome family support)

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