Bereavement Support and Grief Counseling Organizations

Contact information for organizations offering grief counseling and bereavement support

Last updated: 2 February 2017

Support helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 free, confidential support if you or someone you know is struggling to cope.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Teen Line
Community-based organization for teenagers, with a hotline open every night from 6pm to 10pm.
Phone: (310) 855-4673 or (800) 852-8336
Address: P.O. Box 48750, Los Angeles, CA 90048-0750

Support after the death of a partner

Soaring Spirits International
Connecting widowed people with each other in a support network.
Phone: 877-671-4071
Address: 2828 Cochran Street, #194 Simi Valley, Ca 93065

National Widowers’ Organization
Information center and support network for men who have lost a spouse or partner.
Phone: 1-800-309-3658

Samaritans USA
A coalition of community-based suicide prevention centers in Boston, Cape Cod, Fall River, Keene, Merrimack, New York City and Providence.
Phone: 1-(800) 273-TALK

Support after the death of a child

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child, with 650 chapters across all 50 states.
Phone: (630) 990-0010 or toll-free (877) 969-0010
Address: PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522

MISS Foundation
Volunteer-based organization helping families across the US after the death of a child.
Phone: 1-602-279-MISS (6477) or 1-888-455-MISS (6477)
Address: P.O. Box 9195, Austin, TX 78766

Bereaved Parents of the USA
National non-profit self-help group offering support through chapters across the US.
Address: c/o Katherine Corrigan, 5 Vanek Road, Poughkeepsie NY12603-5403

COPE Foundation
Organization providing support groups and resources to bereaved families.
Phone: (516) 364-COPE (2673)
Address: P.O.Box 1251, Melville, NY 11747

First Candle
Grief counselors and resources for parents grieving after miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby.
Phone: 1-800-221-7437
Address: 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, MD 21050M

Support for children and teens

National Alliance for Grieving Children
Network and resources for those supporting bereaved children and teenagers.
Phone: (866) 432-1542
Address: 900 SE Ocean Blvd., Suite 130D, Stuart, FL 34994

The Dougy Center
A national center for grieving children, teens and families, providing free support services.
Phone: 503-775-5683 or toll-free 866-775-5683
Address: PO Box 86852, Portland, Oregon 97286

Support for military families

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Support network for those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces.
Phone: 202-588-TAPS (8277) or toll-free 800-959-TAPS (8277)
Address: 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22201

Society of Military Widows
Offering practical and moral support to women whose husbands served in the Armed Forces.

Support after suicide

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Grief support resources provided by suicide prevention charity SAVE.
Phone: 952-946-7998
Address: 8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 470, Bloomington, MN 55431

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Bereavement support networks and resources provided by a national charity.
Address: 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005