Additional Grief Resources

Additional Grief Resources 
Grief Support Is Available

Losing a loved one is a time of great trepidation. The funeral services and process of burying someone you love can be healing and help to give closure but it will not entirely remove the feeling of grief, uncertainty and sometimes despair you feel when returning to your life without that person. In times like this, it is important to remember you are never alone and never without options. Below is a list of resources to help you along your way.

Resources for Grief Support in the Buffalo, Tonawanda and Kenmore, NY Areas
  • Bailey-Kensington Counseling Center
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA, WNY Chapter
  • Buffalo General Hospital (Bereavement Support)
  • Child and Adolescent Treatment Services
  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • Families Growing Through Grief
  • Finding Life After A Child’s Death
  • Extended Family Support Group
  • Precious Lives/Painful Choices
  • Subsequent Pregnancy
  • Empty Arms
  • Hamburg Counseling Service, Inc.
  • Jewish Center: Coping the Loss of a Child (Older Children)
  • Life Transitions Center, Inc.
  • Storm Clouds and Rainbows
  • Suicide Bereavement Support Group
  • Widowed/Young Widowed Persons Support Group
  • After A Parent Dies
  • Northwest Community Mental Health Center
  • Extended Family Support Group (Parents, siblings, grandparents)
  • Erie County Crisis Services
National Resources for Grief Support 
  • AARP, Widowed Person's Services - http://www.aarp.org
    • Independent branches of this organization can be found by searching online for Widowed Persons Services and the name of your town and state.
  • American Association of Suicidology - http://suicidology.org
    • Information and resources; referrals to suicide survivor groups
  • Center for Loss and Life Transition - http://centerforloss.com
    • Resources, education and training, and referral for bereaved families; provides certificate program in Death and Grief studies for bereavement professionals
  • The Compassionate Friends - http://www.compassionatefriends.org
    • Information and resources for bereaved families who have experienced the death of a child
  • COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.) - www.nationalcops.org
    • Resources for the surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
  • The Dougy Center - http://www.dougy.org
    • Information, education, referral and support for children and families; publishes a national directory of support programs for bereaved children
  • Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing - www.grasphelp.org 
    • Created to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
  • Share - http://nationalshare.org
    • Pregnancy and infant loss support
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - http://www.MADD.org
    • Education, resources, and advocacy for bereaved families
  • Parents of Murdered Children, Inc - http://www.pomc.com 
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care - http://www.nhpco.org
    • Information, resources, and support for bereaved families
  • National Institute of Mental Health Public Inquiries - http://www.nimh.nih.gov
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