GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
The goal of Dr. Troyer's ministry is to present helpful information in an understandable and easy-to-read format that is based on the most recent scholarship and practice in the field of grief and loss. In addition to having his PhD in counseling psychology and specializing in grief, he belongs to the pre-eminent association for grief and loss in North America and is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement. He uses his knowledge and professional associations to continually stay current in the field and evaluate the helpfulness of new trends in grief support.
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
The Center for Loss is dedicated to "companioning" grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives. Founder and director, Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing in grief.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have almost 60 e-mail support groups and two web sites.
The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Hospice Care is Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient's loved ones as well. At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. “