Bereavement Support and Grief Counseling Organizations

Contact information for organizations offering grief counseling and bereavement support

Last updated: 2 February 2017

Support helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 free, confidential support if you or someone you know is struggling to cope.
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Teen Line
Community-based organization for teenagers, with a hotline open every night from 6pm to 10pm.
Website: www.teenlineonline.org
Phone: (310) 855-4673 or (800) 852-8336
Address: P.O. Box 48750, Los Angeles, CA 90048-0750

Support after the death of a partner

Soaring Spirits International
Connecting widowed people with each other in a support network.
Website: www.soaringspirits.org
Email: contact@sslf.org
Phone: 877-671-4071
Address: 2828 Cochran Street, #194 Simi Valley, Ca 93065

National Widowers’ Organization
Information center and support network for men who have lost a spouse or partner.
Website: www.nationalwidowers.org
Email: info@nationalwidowers.org
Phone: 1-800-309-3658

Samaritans USA
A coalition of community-based suicide prevention centers in Boston, Cape Cod, Fall River, Keene, Merrimack, New York City and Providence.
Website:www.samaritansusa.org
Phone: 1-(800) 273-TALK

Support after the death of a child

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child, with 650 chapters across all 50 states.
Website: www.compassionatefriends.org
Phone: (630) 990-0010 or toll-free (877) 969-0010
Address: PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522

MISS Foundation
Volunteer-based organization helping families across the US after the death of a child.
Website: www.missfoundation.org
Email: info@missfoundation.org
Phone: 1-602-279-MISS (6477) or 1-888-455-MISS (6477)
Address: P.O. Box 9195, Austin, TX 78766

Bereaved Parents of the USA
National non-profit self-help group offering support through chapters across the US.
Website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org
Address: c/o Katherine Corrigan, 5 Vanek Road, Poughkeepsie NY12603-5403

COPE Foundation
Organization providing support groups and resources to bereaved families.
Website: www.copefoundation.org
Email: info@copefoundation.org
Phone: (516) 364-COPE (2673)
Address: P.O.Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747

First Candle
Grief counselors and resources for parents grieving after miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby.
Website: www.firstcandle.org
Phone: 1-800-221-7437
Address: 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, MD 21050M

Support for children and teens

National Alliance for Grieving Children
Network and resources for those supporting bereaved children and teenagers.
Website: www.childrengrieve.org
Phone: (866) 432-1542
Address: 900 SE Ocean Blvd., Suite 130D, Stuart, FL 34994

The Dougy Center
A national center for grieving children, teens and families, providing free support services.
Website: www.dougy.org
Phone: 503-775-5683 or toll-free 866-775-5683
Email: help@dougy.org
Address: PO Box 86852, Portland, Oregon 97286

Support for military families

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Support network for those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces.
Website: www.taps.org
Email: info@taps.org
Phone: 202-588-TAPS (8277) or toll-free 800-959-TAPS (8277)
Address: 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22201

Society of Military Widows
Offering practical and moral support to women whose husbands served in the Armed Forces.
Website: www.militarywidows.org

Support after suicide

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Grief support resources provided by suicide prevention charity SAVE.
Website: www.save.org
Phone: 952-946-7998
Address: 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 470, Bloomington, MN 55431

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Bereavement support networks and resources provided by a national charity.
Website: www.afsp.org
Address: 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005