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Region-Wide Services

AIDS Project Los Angeles
Various locations in Los Angeles
213-201-1500
www.apla.org
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
323-761-8600
E-mail: boardofrabbis@jewishla.org
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
866-744-7433
www.griefcenterforchildren.org
E-mail: jether547@msn.com
Support groups for children, teens and their parents who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Chabad
West Coast Headquarters
800-CHABAD-9
310-208-7511
www.chabad.com
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.

Chai Lifeline
9233 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-274-6331
877-374-6331
www.chailifeline.org
E-mail: rgrossman@chailifeline.org
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.

Compassionate Friends
1-877-969-0010
www.compassionatefriends.com
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
www.forestlawn.com
Galen Goben, Grief Coordinator
800-204-3131
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
Administrative Office
6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
www.jfsla.org
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
888-818-7662
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 include:

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
E-mail: floresmagon@yahoo.com

San Gabriel Valley Chapter
P.O. Box 40673
Pasadena, CA 91144
626-259-8989

Orange County Chapter
P.O. Box 28864
Santa Ana, CA 92799
714-647-7508

The Wellness Community
310-314-2555
www.thewellnesscommunity.org
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.

 
   
© 2006 The Jewish Bereavement Project. Designed by Karin Mueller. Supported by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.