AARP: Coping with Grief and Loss
For widowed and bereaved adults.
Assists bereaved parents that lost an only child or
all of their children.
Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in
Dedicated to assisting all grandparents when a
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Aids and supports bereaved parents and families
struggling to survive their grief after the death of a
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer
Foundation Represents a
voice for pediatric cancer families and survivors to
the general public, the medical community, government,
schools, employers, and the media.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
For bereaved adults and children and bereavement
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth
(CLIMB) For bereaved
parents of one or more twins, or multiples.
The Compassionate Friends
A self-help organization offering friendship,
understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have
experienced the death of a child.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
For families of law enforcement officers killed in the
line of duty.
Grief & Loss Resource Center
Features grief and bereavement resources and links to
Provides program speakers to discuss grief-related
Resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life
GROWW-Grief Recovery Online
Provides message boards, resource listings and secure
chat rooms for the grieving.
In Loving Memory
Dedicated to helping parents cope with the death of
their only child or all their children through
National Catholic Ministry to the
Bereaved Offers pastoral
and spiritual support to the bereaved, caregivers,
agencies, congregations and dioceses.
The National Center for Grieving
Children and Families
Provides peer support groups for grieving children.
National Donor Family Council
For families of those who died and became organ and/or
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
Dedicated to helping the survivors of homicide victims
with supportive family services after the murder of a
family member or friend.
Parents Without Partners
Devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents
and their children
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
For families who have experienced the death of a baby
due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Society of Military Widows
For widows of members of all branches of the uniformed
services of the United States.
Tragedy Assistance Program for
services to those that lost a loved one while serving
in the Armed Forces.
For bereaved individuals.
An information and self-help resource for, and by,
widows and widowers.
Wings of Light
Support and information network for aircraft-accident
survivors and others directly affected by aviation
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American Hospice Foundation
Aids programs that serve the needs of terminally ill
and grieving individuals of all ages.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
ABCD works with the public, clinicians, policymakers,
and organizations to improve end-of-life care.
Association for Death Education and
death-care professionals seeking information on death
education, bereavement counseling, and care of the
For people experiencing the challenge of caring for a
parent, a spouse or a child.
Finding Our Way
Focuses on issues regarding death and dying in America
Hospice Foundation of America
Provides information for professionals and families on
issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss
For professionals and volunteers working to improve
care of the dying.
The National Hospice and Palliative
Dedicated to improving end-of-life care and expanding
access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly
enhancing quality of life for people dying in America
and their loved ones.
The National Next Of Kin Registry
(NOKR) is a service for locating next of kin in urgent
situations. NOKR is designed as an emergency contact
system to help if you or your family member is
missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is a free service
to the public as well as local and state agencies.
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Provides education and support to people with
Alzheimer’s disease, their families and to caregivers.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and
diminishing suffering from cancer, through research,
education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association
Provides diabetes research,
information and advocacy.
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS
prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of
sound AIDS-related public policy
American Heart Association
Mission of the American Heart Association Dedicated to
reduce disability and death from cardiovascular
diseases and stroke.
American Kidney Fund
Provides direct financial assistance for the benefit
of kidney patients supported by educational programs,
clinical research and community service projects.
American Liver Foundation
Dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis
and all liver diseases through research, education and
American Lung Association
Dedicated to fighting lung disease in all its forms,
with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and
American Red Cross
Provides relief to victims of disasters and helps
people prevent, prepare for, and respond to
American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Institute Dedicated to
the prevention of sudden infant death and the
promotion of infant health.
Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Association Dedicated to
the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s
For children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dedicated to the development of the means to cure and
control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of
life for those with the disease.
First Candle - SIDS Alliance
Unites families, caregivers, health professionals and
scientists with government, business and community
service groups to advance infant safety and survival,
support bereaved families, and hasten the elimination
of SIDS through research.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dedicated to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma,
Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the
quality of life of patients and their families
Living Bank International, Organ and
Tissue Donor Registry
Promotes organ and tissue donation through public
education and maintains a national registry of those
willing to donate.
For children with life-threatening illnesses.
March of Dimes
Dedicated to improving the health of babies by
preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Focuses on drunk driving and underage drinking
problems, and offers support for people grieving the
death of a loved one caused by drunk driving.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides news and information
about neuromuscular diseases, and supports MDA
research and services for adults and children with
neuromuscular diseases and their families.
National AIDS Fund
Provides a voice on HIV infection prevention by
supporting harm-reduction programs throughout the
National Kidney Foundation
Seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases,
improve the health and well-being of individuals and
families affected by these diseases, and increase the
availability of all organs for transplantation.
Salvation Army National Headquarters
Dedicated to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus
Christ and alleviating human suffering and distress
Tissue Banks International
Provides corneas and other eye tissue for
sight-restoring transplant surgery, as well as tissues
as bone, ligaments and tendons (musculosketal tissue)
that restore mobility, skin for burn and
reconstructive surgery, heart valves to correct
cardiac conditions, and saphenous veins to remedy
United Cerebral Palsy Association
Dedicated to advance the independence, productivity
and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and
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Funeral Directors Assoc.