Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to healing.

365 Days of Healing

With our daily emails of comfort and hope, you will feel supported knowing we’re here to walk with you through your journey of grief.

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Just One of Many

Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.

Grief Support E-mail


Grief & Healing Websites



GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.


Coping with Grief and the Holidays

Coping with Grief and the Holidays is a timely and helpful program for those mourning the loss of a loved one. Please click the link below to learn sincere and practical strategies to make the holiday season manageable and memorable.

Coping with Grief and the Holidays


Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.


The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.



With AARP you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end-of-life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.


Living with Loss-Grief books




Funeral Basics

Reliable planning and informative articles.



David Kessler's site with articles, events and resource directory.



Grief in Common

424-265-1818  online peer support.


Open to Hope

Articles, podcasts, and books


Specialized Support

Twinless Twins

Resources for widows and widowers www.widownet.org

MADD- Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Kathy Ginn
Grief Companioning (A holistic approach to grief support through Individual Grief Companion Sessions). Please visit the website below for a complete list of services offered.
www.4riverscenter.com | 608-334-8592 | kathy@4riverscenter.com


Loss of a Child

Center for Loss in Multiple Births (CLIMB)

National SIDS and infant death support center
239-431-5425 | www.sids.org/

Missing Grace Foundation
Grief from infant loss of infertility
763-497-0709 | www.missinggrace.org

The Dougy Center
National Center for Grieving Children & Families


       "The reality is that you will grieve forever.
You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it.
You will heal
and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered.
You will be whole again but you will never be the same.
Nor should you be the same nor would you want to."


Elisabeth Kubler - Ross


Resources for Grieving Children


Camp Hope - Camp for Grieving Children
715-341-0076 | www.camphopeforkids.org

The National Alliance for Grieving Children
866-432-1542 | www.childrengrieve.org


Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.

When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

More Advice

This list from Allina Health recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief. There are suggestions for children of all ages, from preschool to age 12. They also have books for different types of losses, such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet. With these books, you can start a meaningful conversation with your child and help them understand their feelings

More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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