AIDS Project Los Angeles
Various locations in Los Angeles
Support groups periodically. Individual counseling services available for those
who have lost a loved one to AIDS related illnesses.
Board of Rabbis of Southern California
6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #430
Los Angeles, CA 90048
An "Emergency Chaplaincy Service" is available for unaffiliated patients in critical or imminent death situations in L.A. County hospitals or medical centers. Requests should be made by a staff member at the facility.
The Center for Grief and Loss for Children
Support groups for children, teens and their parents who have experienced the
death of a loved one.
West Coast Headquarters
Congregations in most Los Angeles County cities. Chabad rabbis serve as bereavement
counselors for those in and outside the Chabad community. Rabbis are also available
to make home visits.
9233 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Chai Lifeline is an international organization that provides free support services
to catastrophically ill Jewish children and their families. Bereavement services
include support and counseling via telephone conferences with other bereaved
parents and a trained social worker or psychologist, weekend retreats of support
and therapy, books and visual materials. Services also available for educators
and community rabbis.
Nationwide bereavement support groups for families after the death of a child,
at any age, from any cause.
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries
Hollywood Hills FD 904
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Galen Goben, Grief Coordinator
Offers free seminars which cover the various aspects of grief and provide useful coping tools for those who have experienced a loss of a loved one and struggle to manage their grief.
Jewish Family Service
6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Main office phone number: 323-761-8800
Providing individual counseling and support groups; sliding scale fees. Locations
offering individual counseling include: Los Angeles, West Hollywood, the Conejo
Valley, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica and the South Bay. Russian and
Hebrew speaking therapists are available.
Parents of Murdered Children
www.pomc.com - National site
For families and friends of those who have died by violence. Free support groups/meetings,
one-on-one support and assistance to help survivors deal with their acute grief
and with the criminal justice system. Survivors will be linked with others
in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one's murder. Local chapters
San Fernando Valley Chapter
412 N. Lazard Street, San Fernando, Ca. 91340 or
P.O. BOX 920395, Sylmar, Ca. 91392.
818-362-5506 or 818-202-0071
San Gabriel Valley Chapter
P.O. Box 40673
Pasadena, CA 91144
Orange County Chapter
P.O. Box 28864
Santa Ana, CA 92799
The Wellness Community
Locations in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Westlake Village and Orange
County (Santa Ana). A free program of support, education and hope for people
with cancer and their loved ones. Some locations, such as Santa Monica, Foothills
and Westlake, offer bereavement support services for family members and friends
of Wellness Community participants.