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Grief Resources

Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process.Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environmen tfor expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process.

Below is a list of national support groups and their contact information:

AARP*
Grief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

ACCESS
AirCraft Casualty Emotional
Support Services
Email - [email protected]
877-227-6435

AliveAlone
11115 Dull RobinsonRoad
Van Wert, OH 45891

Allianceof Grandparents
PO Box 17281
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0281
(888) 774-7437

ALSAssociation*
27001 AgouraRoad
Calabasas, CA 91301
(818) 880-9007

Alzheimer'sAssociation*
919 N. Michigan Ave.,Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700

American Association ofSuicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave.,NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20049

American CancerSociety*
1599 Clifton Road,NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345

AmericanDiabetes Association Research Foundation*
1701North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

American Foundation forAIDS
Research*
120 WallSt.
New York, NY 10005
(212) 682-7440 ext.210

American HeartAssociation*
7320 GreenvilleAve.
Dallas, TX 75231
527-6941

American HospiceFoundation
1130 Connecticut, NW,Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202)223-0204
E-mail:[email protected]

AmericanKidney Fund*
6110 Executive Blvd.,Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
(800)638-8299

American LiverFoundation
1425 Pomptom Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1000
(800) 233-0179

American LungAssociation*
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(800) LUNG-USA

American SIDSInstitute*
2480 Windy Hill Rd.Suite 380
Marietta, GA 30067
(800) 232-SIDS

Association for Death Education andCounseling
342 Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
(860) 586-7503

Backstoppers
9811 South Forty Drive Suite 3
St. Louis, MO63124
314-692-0200

Bereaved Parents of theUSA
P.O. Box 95
ParkForest, IL 60466
(630) 971-3490

Bereavement Services/RTS
Gunderson Lutheran MedicalCenter
1910 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 791-4747 or
(800) 362-9567 Ext. 4747

Candlelighters Childhood CancerFoundation*
3910 Warner St.
Kensington, MO 20895
(800) 366-2223
(301)962-3521

Center for Loss in MultipleBirth
(CLIMB) Inc.*
P.O.Box 91377
Anchorage, AK 99509
(907)222-5321

The CompassionateFriends*
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630) 990-0010
(Supports families who have experienced the death of achild)

Concerns of PoliceSurvivors
P.O. Box 3199, So.Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020
(314)346-4911

Cystic FibrosisFoundation*
6931 ArlingtonRoad
Bethesda, MD 20014
(800) 344-4823

Funeral Service EducationalFoundation
13625 Bishop'sDrive
Brookfield, WI 53005
(877) 402-5900

Grief Digest
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska  68134
866-218-0101

GROWW.org*

Hospice Foundation ofAmerica
2001 S Street, NW, Suite300
Washington, DC 20009
(800) 854-3402

Leukemia Society ofAmerica*
600 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10016
(703) 960-1100

The LivingBank
Organ and TissueDonation
Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
(800) 528-2971

Make-A-WishFoundation
OfAmerica*

100 Charendon Ave., Suite2200
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 279-9474

March of DimesBirth
DefectsAssociation*

1275 MarnaroneckAve.
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 453-3816

Mothers Against DrunkDriving
Victim AssistanceProgram
511 E John Carpenter Freeway
Suite700
Irving, TX 75062
(800) GET-MADD

Muscular DystrophyAssociation*
3300 E. SunriseDr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-2000

National AIDSFund
1400 "I" St., NW, Suite1220
Washington, DC 20005-2208
(202)408-4848

National CatholicMinistry
28700 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland,OH 44092-2527
(440) 943-3480

NationalDonor Family Council
C/o National KidneyFoundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(For Families of those who died and became
Organ and/ortissue donors.)

NationalHospice Organization*
1901 N. MooreSt., Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
(703)243-5900
(800) 658-8898

Parents ofMurdered Children Inc.
(POMC)
100 E. Eighth St., B41
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-5683
(888) 818-POMC

Pen-Parents Inc.
PO Box 8738
Reno, NV89507
(702) 826-7332
(Support network designedfor grieving parents
and grandparents providing a pen-paltype service.)

Ray of Hope
PO Box2323
Iowa City, IA 52244
(319) 337-9890
(For survivors of those who died from suicide.)

Salvation Army National
Headquarters*

615 Slaters Ln.
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA22313
(703) 684-5500

SHARE Pregnancy& Infant Loss
Support Inc.
St.Joseph's Health Center
300 1st Capitol Dr.
St.Charles, MO 63001
(800) 821-6819 (For families who haveexperienced the death
of a baby due to miscarriage,stillbirth, or neonatal death.)

SIDSAlliance*
1314 Bedford Ave., Suite210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226

Society of MilitaryWidows
5535 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 750-1342

THEOS Foundation, Inc.
322 Blvd. Of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-7779

TBI/Tissue BanksInternational*
815 Parks Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 756-4824

Tragedy Assistance Programfor
Survivors Inc.(TAPS)

2001 S Street, NW, Suite300
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 959-TAPS
(202) 588-8277

UnitedCerebral Palsy
Association*
1660 L St. NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC20036
(202) 776-04006
(800) USA-5UCP

Wings of LightsInc.
16845 N. 29th Ave., Ste1
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(800) 613-8531
(Support and information network for aircraft accident survivorsand others
directly affected by aviationaccidents.)

* Denotes a national charitable organization