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HOW TO ACCESS COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS ON-LINE SUPPORT CHAT SESSIONS-To access the on-line support system go to Or use Key word “Compassionate Friends. Click on Resources then click On-Line Support and then click on Schedule & Entrance for On-Line Support.  (A schedule of upcoming “rooms” for various discussions will come up.  Please note all rooms are moderated.) 

WEEKLY WEB-RADIO SHOWS-To access the weekly "Open to Hope Show" on Thursdays at noon, go to  This show deals with the different aspects of grief.  You can also pick up archives of this show at this site or go to  For archives of "Healing the Broken Heart" go to

ACCESSING BROCHURES-To access brochures go to click on Resources then click Available Brochures.



Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Service-ACCESS-Provides peer grief support and resource information for those who have survied or lost loved ones in air disasters.

Phone: 1-877-227-6435   Website:  E-mail:


American Association of Retired People-AARP-A grief and loss program includes online articles, publications, support groups, and discussion boards on coping with the loss of a loved one.



American Foundation For Suicide Prevention)-Dedicated to advancing knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it.  Phone:1-888-333-2377  Fax: 1-212-363-3500 

Website:  E-mail  Address: 120 Wall St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005


Adult Sibling Grief-A support & resource community for surviving adult siblings.

Website:   E-mail author@adultsibling


Alive Alone-Designed to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children have died by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to reinvest their lives for a positive future. 

E-mail  Address: 1112 Champaign Drive, Van Wert, Ohio 45891


American Cancer Society-NCIC relations.  Phone:1-866-929-6939 or 1-516-270-2797

Or call 24 hour hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345.  Website Nat.: 

Address: 6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 200W, Syosset, NY 11791


Baby Steps-named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery form the loss of a child.  Phone: 1-905-707-1030  Website:  E-mail

Address: 182-1054 Centre St. Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 8E5, Canada


Bereaved Parents of the USA-BPUSA-Offers support, care, and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.  Phone: 708-748-7866  Website: 

Address: PO Box 95, Park Forest, Ill. 60466


Break The Silence-Impatient safety for those in crisis or at risk for self-harm and suicide.

Website:  E-mail  Phone: 1800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433)

Address: 821 Landis St., Scranton, PA 18504


Center for Loss of Multiple Birth-CLIMB-By and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more children during a multitude pregnancy, birth, and through childhood.  Phone: 907-222-5321 

Website:  E-mail: 

Address: PO Box 91377, Anchorage, AK 99509


Children's Bereavement Support Group-Support group for children 7-14 who are bereaving the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend.  Meets the first and thrid Thursday of each month from 5-6PM in hte Cory Building, 599 Route 37 West in Toms River, Phone:1-732-505-KIDS.


Comfort Zone Camp-For siblings and children (age 7-17) coping with loss of a sibling or parent.

Phone: 1-804-337-3430  Fax: 1-804-377-3433  Website: 

E-mail:  Address: 4906 Cutshaw Ave. 2nd Floor, Richmond, Va 23230


Compassion Connection-Contains articles and readings for all who have suffered a loss.



Good Grief Resources-Connects the bereaved and their caregivers with as many bereavement support resources as possible in one efficient and easy-to-use web directory.  Website:


GriefHaven-Provides loving support, hope, and hands-on for those who have lost a child, brother, or sister, or grandchild, and also provide education to professionals and others seeking to help bereaved family members rebuild their lives.  Phone: 1-310-459-1789  Website:  E-mail:

Address: The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 15332 Antioch St. #147, Pacific Palisades, Ca 90272


GriefNet-offers e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings and grandparents.  It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations Website:  Address: PO Box 3272 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272 

and a sister website for bereaved children(KIDSAID)  Website:   


Grief Speaks-Lisa Athan is a grief specialist who facillitates workskops and training programs on grief. 

Phone: 973-912-0177  Website:


Grief Work Center-Barbara Rivel is a grief speaker who specializes in helping those who have to deal with suicide and homicide and in general death, dying and bereavement issues by providing compassion during a time of need.  Phone: 732-422-0400  Website:


GROWW-Grief recovery online offers wide variety of grief and bereavement resources. 

Phone: 800-854-3402  Website:


Hospice Foundation of America-Includes information about hospice care and programs including bereavement support for families using hospice.  Phone: 1-800-854-3402  Website:


Mothers Against Drunk Driving-MADD-Phone: 1-800 GET MADD (1-800-438-6233) or 1-877-MADD HELP (1-877-623-3435)  Fax:1-972-869-2206/7  Website National:   Website Local:  

Address National: 511 E. John Carpenter Frwy. Suite 700, Irving, Texas 75062

New Jersey Chapter: P.O. Box 5085, Trenton, NJ 08638   Phone: 1-609-585-7233


Mothers In Sympathy and Support-M.I.S.S-Provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families, empowerment through community volunteerism opportunities, public policy and legislative education, and programs to reduce infant and toddler death through research and education. 

Phone:1-623-979-1000  Website:   E-mail: 

Address: P.O. Box 53333, Peoria, Arizona 85385-5333


National Funeral Director's Association-NFDA-Provides many grief resources for coping with the death of a child within the family.  Phone-800-228-6632  Website:   E-mail: 

Address: 13625 Bishops Drive, Brookfield, WI 53025


National SIDS Resource Center-Provides information service and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. 

Phone for grief counseling: 1-800-221-7437 Information/resources 1-866-866-7437

Website:  E-mail: 

Address 2115 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20007


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep-When a baby or infant has died, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, through its nationwide network of professional photographers, will arrange a tasteful private setting a the hospital with no charges for service or pictures.  Phone: 1-877-834-5667  Website: 

E-mail:  Address: 7800 S. Elati St. #111, Littleton, CO 80120


Parents of Murdered Children-POMC-To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims, while working to create a new world free of murder.  Phone:1-513-721-5683  Fax:1-513-345-4489

Website:   E-mail:

Address: National POMC 2200 East Eighth St. Suite 202 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


SHARE-Support for those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. 

Phone:1-800-821-6819  Fax:1-636-947-7486  Website:

Address: St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301


SIDS-National SIDS Resource Center-Provides information service and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. 

Phone for grief counseling: 1-800-221-7437 Information/resources 1-866-866-7437

Website:  E-mail: 

Address 2115 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20007


SIDS Alliance-For those who lost a child through sudden infant death. 

Phone:1-800-221-7437  Website:  E-mail:


SIDS Network-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network-Offers latest information, as well as support, for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS or other infant death.  Website:


Spanish Resources (Los Amigos Campasivos)-For those needing assistance is Spanish you can go to and go to En Espanol or for brochures go to resources (then go to available brochures and scroll down to bottom of page for brochures written in Spanish).  Another webpage you can access is is which offers alot of information on their site and has additional links to other resources.  


Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood-SUDC-Program offers support, information, advocacy, and research opportunities for those touched by the sudden and unexplained death of a child (over 12 months of age) 

Phone: 1-800-620-SUDC or in NJ 1-201-996-5080  Fax: 1-202-996-5326 

Website:  E-mail:  

Address: SUDC Program c/o The CJ Foundation for SIDS

Don Imus Pediatric Ctr. 30 Prospect Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601


Suicide Prevention (American Foundation For Suicide Prevention)-Dedicated to advancing knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it. Crisis: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Phone:1-888-333-2377  Phone: 1-363-3500  Fax: 1-212-363-6237.

Website:  E-mail  Address: 120 Wall St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005


Suicide Prevention (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)-Suicide hotline with free and confidential national networkd of crisis centers.  Phone:1-800-273-TALK (8255)  In Spanish phone 1-888-628-9454



Survivors of Suicide-SOS-To help those who have lost a loved one to suicide and resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way. Local chapter meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 at St. Dominics, Church Rd, in Brick.  Phone:1-732-899-8483 Contact-Dave Thelen



Survivors of Suicide Awareness of Education-SAVE-A suicide prevention hotline.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255  Website:


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors-TAPS-Made up of and provides services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces. 

Phone: 1-202-588-8277  Website:  E-mail:

Address: 910 17th St. NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006


Trauma and Loss in Children (National Institute)-TLC-Dedicated to helping traumatized children and families restore a sense of safety and reduce the effects of trauma; information available about trauma, resources and training for professionals.  Phone: 1-877-306-5356  Fax: 1-313-885-0390 

Website:  Address: 900 Cook Road, Gross Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236


Twinless Twins-Serves in support of twins (and all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in–utero loss. 

Phone: 1-888-205-8962  Website:  E-mail:




Contact of Ocean County-Dial 211 or 1-732-240-6100 (24 hour crisis intervention help line) 

Website:  E-mail:


First Call For Help-dial 211 or 1-732-240-6105 (24 hr. information & referrals)


Psychiatric Emergency Services-Kimball Medical Center-Provides crisis/suicide intervention for psychiatric emergencies.  Phone:1-732-886-4474 (24 hour)


Suicide Hotline-1-800-249-9090 (Kimball Medical Center)


Crisis Hotline Information

Al-Anon Family Groups (Addiction/Recovery ...... 1-888-425-2666

Depression & Crisis Hotline ...... 1-800-784-2433

Families Anonymous (Addiction/Recovery) ...... 1-800-736-9805

National Center for Victims of Crime ...... 1-800-394-2255

National Hispanic Resource Hotline ...... 1-800-473-3003

Post Partum Depression ....... 1-800-944-4773

Suicide Hotline..... 1-800-Suicide (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   TTY 1-800-799-4889   Spanish 1-800-628-9454

The National Instiute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) ...... 1-877-306-5256



N. J. Self-Help Group Clearinghouse-Phone:1-800-367-6274  or

Mutual Self Help-Phone:1-800-FOR-MASH   Website:


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