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Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support Groups 

By Chris Raymond

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Each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many others seek and find comfort in sharing the pain, anger, depression and other emotions they feel following a loss. This article provides a list of grief and bereavement support groups and organizations that offer nationwide grief support and recovery services, information and other resources to help the bereaved.

About This List 

The following groups and organizations offer nationwide grief, loss and bereavement support and recovery services, information and other resources. This list is arranged alphabetically by the type of loss because many of these groups specialize in the grief associated with a particular type of circumstance. 


This list is not comprehensive. The groups and organizations shown below appear here because they offer assistance regardless of where you live. If you cannot locate information about a grief support and recovery group in your community online, contacting your local funeral home or library may offer suggestions for grief support and recovery meeting locations. These meetings are generally held in gathering spaces like the local churches, community centers, hospitals and healthcare clinics, and school gymnasiums. 

Although every listing/URL below is accurate as of the date at the end of this list, Internet links can change.

Grief, Loss & Bereavement Support Groups 

Addiction Loss

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing),
Aircraft/Aviation Loss

ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services),
Child/Grandchild Loss

Bereaved Parents of the USA,

Compassionate Friends, The,

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) Foundation, The,

Grief Healing,,

MISS Foundation, The,,
Firefighter Loss

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation,

Law-enforcement Loss

C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors),


Hospice Foundation of America,

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging,

Note: Many LGBT bereavement support groups operate locally, and you should search for one in your area.

Military/Armed Services Loss

Camp Hometown Heroes (for children/teens),

T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors),

Miscarriage/Pregnancy/SIDS/Stillbirth Loss

Baby Center,


CJ Foundation for SIDS,

First Candle,

Grief Healing,

Grieve Out Loud,,

Hand to Hold,

Healing Hearts,

Hope After Loss,

Missing GRACE Foundation,

Naomi's Circle,

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support,

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program,

Tears Foundation, The,

Murder Loss

Parents of Murdered Children,

Parent Loss

Camp Erin (for children),

Grief Healing,,,

Pet Loss

APLB (Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement),

Grief Healing,,

Pet Loss Grief Support,

Sibling Loss

Bereaved Parents of the USA,

Compassionate Friends, The,

Grief Healing,,

Twinless Twins Support Group,,

Spouse/Partner Loss

Beginning Experience,

Grief Healing,,

National Widower's Organization,

Parents Without Partners,

Single Fathers Due to Cancer,,

Suicide Loss

American Association of Suicidology,

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,,


S.A.V.E. (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education),,

Survivors of Suicide,,

List History

09/17/2015: Links verified.

02/26/2013: Original list published.

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