One of the greatest tragedies to experience after losing your spouse is not knowing where to turn for help. This page serves as a resource guide to help you navigate the next steps in your new life. The links on the page itself can't remove any of the pain, but if you take the initial step in working towards getting support, you're more than half way there. We highly encourage you to visit the first site listed as it is a blessing beyond belief to help with your actual grief recovery journey. We use it's method and certified counselors for our flagship program. It may be difficult to see now, but at Infinity, we believe you can and will be happy again!
The Grief Recovery Method offers group & individual counseling sessions internationally for grieving adults. They also offer assistance on helping your children grieve. They have been around since the 1980's and over a number of books that can assist you along your journey to recovering from grieving your loved one. "If you found this page there is a high probability that you, or someone you love, is suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce or another major loss? If so you might feel sad, distracted, or confused. You are not alone. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for 40 years."
International Group Meetings, 1-1 Counseling
GriefShare is a faith based, friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
International Group Meetings
NWO is a clearinghouse, a connecting house, an information center for men. Their sole goal is to bring men together, arm them with as much
information about how to get through a debilitating time in their lives.
Provides online support to Widows / Widowers / non-widowed / Youth / Teens or regardless of marital status. They bring together others who have also lost a loved one additionally grieving and giving them the opportunity to proportion their grief with others who can relate to what they are feeling and understand with others who are at the identical journey where everyone understands in a loving and caring environment worldwide.
With online and local support programs, and an annual fee of $40, The W Connection provides peer-to-peer emotional support from women of all ages who understand what it means to lose a spouse. Their programs are designed to provide you with the emotional support you need to cope with your bereavement and the information and training you need to rebuild your life.
Online, Nationwide in Various States
A widow mentoring, leadership and empowerment nonprofit organization with national chapters, memberships, services, active social media sites and inspirational blog. We hope to be a bridge of understanding, comfort, compassion and positive change between a widow and society at large.
Nationwide in Various States
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. This 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.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. Through this network, the NAGC offers online education, hosts an annual symposium on children's grief, maintains a national data base of children's bereavement support programs and promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Nationwide in Various States
Thank you for visiting WidowNet. Established in 1995, it is the first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
This forum resource has in excess of 45,000 active members who connect with others experiencing loss and grief and share hope.
Find helpful articles, a support group locator, an online art gallery and more for people experiencing grief.
Kids Aid is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings, share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers. Kids Aid is an extension of GriefNet.org
These free camps are available for children 7-17 who have suffered the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. They are held year-round in locations across the United States.
While Meetup is not specifically for grief-focused groups, there are many widow groups across the country on the site, and it can be a great place to “find your people.”
Soaring Spirits is an inclusive, non-denominational organization focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. We are positive, and forward thinking, while focusing on offering our members the tools and resources they need to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or life partner.
Simi Valley, CA
Kate’s Club empowers children facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. We create healing communities through recreational and
therapeutic group programs, education, and advocacy.
Atlanta & Gainesville, GA
Bereavement Support Groups for Children age 4-19. Support groups are provided for children and teens who have experienced a death. A variety of therapeutic activities including music, art, play and storytelling are incorporated into the group sessions to facilitate each child’s unique process of grieving and healing.
Sandy Springs, GA
Families in Gwinnett, DeKalb and Rockdale Counties can turn to the Partnership for Community Action for referrals and help. As funding allows,
the non-profit organization assists qualified low income, unemployed, and less fortunate residents. The main goal of the agency is to get people on the path to self-sufficiency.
The Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry has been serving the citizens of Gwinnett County, Georgia for more than 20 years in the Lawrenceville
and Dacula communities. We assist by providing food, limited emergency financial assistance, and connections to other helping resources. One of our primary goals is to help clients become fully responsible for themselves.
HOPE for Bereaved understands that when someone close to you dies, it changes your life. Those suffering from grief need the support of others who share that experience. We provide our core services free of charge to anyone experiencing the death of someone close to them. The journey from grief to hope can begin with any of our counseling services provided in groups or one-on-one.
We are a non-profit organization designed to fulfill the biblical responsibility of helping widows find their physical, mental, social and spiritual purpose. We offer support, education and resources to allow you to move forward with a sense of purpose.
Mount Carmel Hospice services provide expert treatment, counseling and care for patients and their families who are facing a life-limiting illness. Patients receive relief from pain and discomfort, as well as the emotional and spiritual support of experienced, empathetic professionals. Here is a link to their mailing to families.
Provides a safe, confidential environment designed to normalize feelings and help children and teens express and process their grief. Weekly support groups are provided at the Courageous Kids office with age-appropriate, arts-based activities. Participants are allowed to attend support groups as long as it continues to be helpful for them.
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Through our Pathways Program we provide a safe place for families facing an advanced serious illness.
The Center for Grieving Children helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. In addition, our mission includes serving as a training and resource center for professionals and others who interact with grieving children and teens.
The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education within an environment of support and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement.
The foundation of Hope for Widows is firmly embedded in the bedrock of experience. From its leaders to its newest member, Hope for Widows is a support system for, and developed by widowed women.
They offer all types of counseling including credit, budgeting & housing. Although some of Clearpoint’s services require a fee, the majority of their counseling and education services are free of charge.
Financial stress is prevalent in America, across all income levels. That’s why we launched the onUp Movement — to inspire everyone to take a step and move from financial stress to confidence. This is sponsored by SunTrust Bank and is completely free of charge.
An Everplan is a complete archive of everything your loved ones will need should something happen to you. Securely store wills, passwords, funeral wishes, and more in your own secure and shareable vault.
It is important to make sure you are financially secure after the loss of a spouse. Find out which benefits you are eligible to receive.
The Gold Star Wives of America is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that provides assistance and friendship to those who have lost their spouse to a military-related cause of death. "We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”
This a non-denominational ministry that provides a one-on-one confidential listening ministry. Stephen Ministers care for people who are suffering some difficulty or trauma in their lives. Stephen Ministers don't give advice and they don't proselytize. If the person receiving care wishes, the Stephen Minister may say a prayer during the session for them but that is totally optional.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
Provide vital support to military widows with programs that unify, educate, empower and assist in rebuilding their lives in the face of tragedy.
They offer online courses, a complimentary DVD describing the lives of military widows from meeting their spouse to becoming a single parent, a newsletter & 24 hour hotline run by fellow widows.
Nationwide - USA
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers bereavement counseling to parents, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who died in the service of their country. Also eligible are family members of reservists and National Guardsmen who die while on duty.
Concerns Of Police Officers Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving offers a number of services for survivors of drunk and drugged driving deaths along with information on the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
Drug Rehab is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.
Provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. We offer support and guidance for those who are struggling, as well as their parents, family members, friends, and community members.
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
If you’ve lost a friend or family member to suicide, you’ve come to the right place. Find support groups, order a grief packet, or start a named memorial for your loved one. You can also find information on helping others who are grieving, share your story of hope and how you were able to cope with a suicide loss.
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness
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