Grief Support Organizations

There are many good websites that provide information on grief and loss and options for support, which include online communities, national and local bereavement support groups, and opportunities to share your story and get involved.

General

Modern Loss

A website that encourages open and honest discussion about living with grief and loss at any stage during the process.

Platform for sharing your story, how to and advice columns that explore different aspects of grief and bereavement

The Dinner Party

A community of young adults dedicated to transforming life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement.

 Join a table, start a table

What’s Your Grief

A site dedicated to promoting grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.

Information on types of grief and loss, self-care, how-to’s, tips for supporting someone who is grieving, photo sharing, and more

Open to Hope

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.

Articles, video, and podcasts on bereavement

The Grief Toolbox

Website dedicated to helping people early in their grief journey to find the resources they need.

Articles, support group locator

Loss of a child

The Compassionate Friends

Offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died.

Chapter locator, live chats, closed Facebook groups

Bereaved Parents USA

Offering support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

Chapter locator, articles and poems

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children

Committed to providing emotional support and assistance to parents and other survivors of homicide victims.

Monthly support meetings, advocacy and court accompaniment

Loss of a spouse

Losing a spouse

Website dedicated to providing widows and widowers with information and support.

Information specific to losing a spouse, share your story

Widownet

Online resource that facilitates communication between people about their shared experiences of grief, survival, and recovery after the death of a spouse or life partner.

Online chat, message boards, FAQs

Loss of a loved one by suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Dedicated to bringing people together to prevent suicide, and to help family and friends bereaved by suicide.

In-person and online support group locator, peer outreach network, information on how find a therapist, opportunities for getting involved with the organization

SOPROXI

A non-profit organization operating in Italy that provides support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide through specialized information and expert consultation.

Assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, and online support groups

Bereaved Families

National Alliance for Grieving Children

A nationwide network of professionals and volunteers who share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve.

Online education, annual symposium on children’s grief, database of local and national children’s bereavement support programs and camps

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

Information for parents on trauma and getting help

Moyer Foundation

A non-profit organization supporting programs that provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.

Camp Erin, Camp Mariposa

Family Lives on Foundation

Supports parentally bereaved children and teens in continuing traditions they shared with their deceased parent. The Tradition Program is national and currently available to the more than 2 million eligible young people living in the USA.

Tradition program

Bereaved Young Adults

National Students of AMF Support Network

A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.

Campus chapter locator, college grief information

Bereaved Military Families

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces.

Peer mentoring, survivor helpline, online support, seminars, camps and retreats