Support Groups-Grief and Loss

For those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Provides an opportunity to receive and offer support in a caring and accepting atmosphere.

Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. The group is run by "seasoned grievers" who reach out to the newly bereaved. National website includes link to chat room and online brochure for siblings.
Grief Share
(800) 395-5755
A national website with over 50 facilitated e-mail support groups covering topics such as loss of a parent, loss of a spouse/partner, loss of sibling or friend, spiritual aspects of loss, etc. Each topic has subtopics, such as young widowed, widowed with children, grief moving on, etc. Enjoy the flexibility of 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access. Some people often find the anonymity of an internet support group more healing.
Please Note: ShiningCare does not specifically endorse the activities of any organizations mentioned, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.