Bereavement Organizations
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The Aids Quilt:
An AIDS support group that sponsors the ongoing creation of a memorial called "The Quilt". They also help raise money and awareness for hundreds of AIDS service organizations. The NAMES Project Foundation provides over 40 local chapters, with international affiliates in 30 countries. They offer a catalogue, national newsletter, and sponsor local and national memorial events.

The NAMES Project Foundation
310 Townsend Street
Suite 310
San Francisco, California 94107
Phone: (415) 882-5500
Fax: (415) 882-6200
Alive Alone, Inc.:
An organization to benefit bereaved parents who's only child or all children are deceased. They provide a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing.

Alive Alone, Inc.
c/o Kay & Rodney Bevington
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Phone: (419) 238-7879
American Association of Suicidology:
A national organization offering resources for suicide prevention and the survivors of suicide (SOS). They provide a newsletter, a directory of resources for suicide prevention, conferences, and referrals to local SOS chapters.

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 310
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 237-2280
Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A.:
A national support group for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. They offer a national newsletter, referrals to local chapters, and conferences.

Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A.
P.O. Box 95
Park Forest, Illinois 60466
Phone: (708) 748-7672
Fax: (708) 748-9184
Children's Grief:
Today's children face grief and loss issues we never dreamed of.....death, not only of parents and family members, but of child friends...and not just "normal" death, but murder and suicide. This is the web site for Linda Goldman, a trained grief therapist, who specializes in working with children. She has written several books to help children and their families deal with grief.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF):
The largest self-help organization in the world for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. They provide more than 650 local chapters in the U.S. and Canada, with national and regional conferences. TCF offers national and local newsletters, books and tapes, and other related bereavement resources.

The Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, Illinois 60522-3696
Phone: (708) 990-0010
Fax: (708) 990-0246
The Compassionate Friends of Canada:
A volunteer self-help organization for bereaved parents grieving the death of a child of any age. They have over 130 local chapters and offer national and chapter newsletters.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
Box 141 RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3S7
Phone: (204) 475-9527
Toll Free: 1-866-823-0141
Fax: (204) 475-6693
The Compassionate Friends of the U.K.:
A nationwide organization of bereaved parents, offering friendship and understanding to other bereaved parents, with affiliations around the world. They offer leaflets, postal library, plus one-to-one and/or group support.

The Compassionate Friends
53 North Street
Bristol BS3 1EN
United Kingdom
Helpline: 0117 953 9639
Admin / Fax: 0117 966 5202
A private, not-for-profit charity dedicated to serving the critical behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents and teens. KidsPeace provides specialized residential treatment services and a comprehensive range of treatment programs and educational services to help families help kids anticipate and avoid crisis whenever possible. This is a great source for helping kids deal with grief.

KidsPeace National Centers
KidsPeace Hospital
5300 KidsPeace Drive
Orefield, PA 18069
Dignity Memorial:
L.I.F.T. - New beginnings for widows and widowers is a program sponsored by Dignity Memorial. The goal of L.I.F.T. (Living information for today) is to create an atmosphere of comfort and support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one and to provide an opportunity for improved quality of life through personal involvement and contribution. They have many wonderful activities, including: Luncheons and guest speakers, educational seminars, cultural events, sunset dinner cruises, casino nights, out-of-town trips, annual picnics, etc. There are no membership fees for this group. for your local group.
Men's Grief Support Group:
This web site has information on many different types of support groups in the Titusville area of central Florida. Many excellent resources. Any man experiencing the death of a loved one, friend or family member, is invited.

First Wednesday -- 9:00am
Village Inn on U.S. 1, Titusville
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):
A national organization dedicated to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime. MADD has over 500 local chapters and offers victim support groups for the bereaved. They also provide a newsletter, magazine, training programs, and conferences.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, #700
Irving, Texas 75062
Phone: (800) GET-MADD
Fax: (214) 869-2207
Mothers In Sympathy & Support (MISS):
M.I.S.S. is a grass roots organization dedicated to supporting parents one to one after the death of an infant or young child. Referrals to peer contacts and ancillary organizations offered. Grief workshops are available for professionals who work with families during and after the death of their child.

c/o Joanne Cacciatore, Founder
P.O. Box 5333
Peoria, AZ 85385-5333
Phone: (623) 979-1000
National Hospice Organization (NHO):
The only non-profit organization devoted entirely to promoting and maintaining quality hospice care for terminally ill persons and their families. NHO offers referrals to more than 2,100 hospices, a national newsletter, magazine, volunteer and professional conferences, and related support resources.

National Hospice Organization
1901 North Moore Street
Suite 901
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone: (800) 658-8898
Fax: (703) 525-5762
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC):
The largest self-help organization in the world for parents, families, friends, and other victims of homocide. POMC has more than 400 local chapters and contact persons in the U.S. and abroad. They provide newsletters and conferences.

Parents of Murdered Children
100 East 8th Street, B-41
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 721-5683
Fax: (513) 345-4489
Pen-Parents, Inc.:
An international correspondence network for bereaved parents. They match participants by the type of death and the age of their children, which allows them to give each other mutual support and encouragement. Pen-Parents offers a quarterly newsletter and other bereavement publications.

Pen-Parents, Inc.
P.O. Box 8738
Reno, Nevada 89507-8738
Phone: (702) 322-4773
SIDS Alliance:
A national organization supporting families who have suffered sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS Alliance has more than 50 local chapters and offers a newsletter and conferences.

SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue
Suite 210
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone: (800) 221-SIDS
Fax: (410) 653-8709
Suicide Information & Education Centre (SIEC):
The largest English language suicide information resource centre and library in the world. SIEC has extensive information on suicide prevention, postvention, and intervention efforts and trends. They offer a newsletter and referrals to local support services.

Suicide Information & Education Centre
1615 - 10th Avenue S.W.
Suite 201
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J7
Phone: (403) 245-3900
The Compassionate Friends Australia:
The Compassionate Friends of New South Wales was founded in August, 1979. Also, the Bereaved Parent Centre in Sydney is staffed daily by volunteers who are bereaved parents, and there is a network of support groups throughout Australia available at this web site.

The Compassionate Friends - NSW
4th Floor, Room 404
32 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 61 29290 2355
Widowed Persons Service (WPS):
A support program for widows and widowers of all ages, sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons. WPS provides more than 225 local chapters and offers a newsletter and conferences.

Widowed Persons Service
c/o AARP
601 E Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20049
Phone: (202) 434-2260
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