Grief & Loss - A Collection of Resources, A Community of Care
National grief and loss resources, writings, links and support
Air Disaster Victims' Friends and Families
Assistance provided for air disaster victims' friends and families, through
peer grief mentor matching program (through telephone and e-mail) and additional
Family support providing crisis phone counseling, grief literature and referrals
for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
A multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence
in death education, bereavement counseling and care of the dying. ADEC’s
specific internet resource list can be found at www.adec.org/links/index.htm.
Area Jewish Healing Center
Providing Jewish spiritual care for people coping with illness, loss and death.
Bereaved Families of Ontario, Canada
Includes highlights from newsletters published by their affiliates, as well
as a monthly column. The Bereavement Self-Help Resources Guide indexes their
own resources along with hundreds of listings to other resources and information.
A grief resource center, dedicated to serving the needs of those healing from
loss; offering books, videos and other resources. Wide selection of book choices
for many different types of losses.
Dougy Center for Grieving Children
Providing support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals
and organizations seeking to assist children and teens in grief.
Our Way, Living with Dying in America
The website is based on a series of newspaper articles which offer practical
advice, resources, and personal stories.
Tools and rituals for dealing with change and loss.
and Growing Weekend
c/o Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
3330 Geary Blvd, 3rd Floor West
San Francisco, CA 94118
An annual Jewish healing weekend for Bereaved Individuals and Families (located at a camp setting in Northern California)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
The Grief Recovery Institute has been helping people deal with the emotions
caused by death, divorce, and other losses for 25 years, through certification
trainings, workshops and books. See http://www.grief-recovery.com/ArticleIndex.html for
free, printable articles on the subject.
Offers a platform for poetry and prose, references and links as well as a chat
group specifically for pregnancy and neonatal loss.
My Jewish Learning
A transdenominational website of Jewish information and education
geared towards learners of all religious and educational backgrounds. A
comprehensive resource featuring articles, essays and guided learning on
attitudes, themes and sources on traditional, practical and contemporary
issues around death and mourning.
National Center for Jewish Healing
The NCJH helps communities better meet the spiritual needs of Jews
living with illness, loss and other significant life challenges. Working
closely with a network of Jewish healing centers and programs throughout
North America, they offer consultation, resource material, publications,
training and referrals to community resources.
Death and Mourning
A basic description, from an Orthodox viewpoint, on what Judaism says about
Life, Death, and Mourning.
Translations of the Mourners Kaddish and an audio version of the Kaddish recited
Pet loss grief support website.
The association for pet loss and bereavement.
A reference site to pet loss resources.
Ritual Well is the source for innovative, contemporary Jewish ritual,
with resources that address each aspect of the process of navigating
death and mourning; from the moment of death, to the burial of the body,
the tearing of clothes, the weeklong practice of shiva, and the recitation
Suicide Loss Resources:
Friends for Survival, Inc.
Friends for Survival, Inc. is an organization of people who have
been affected by a death caused by suicide. We are dedicated to providing
a variety of peer support services that comfort those in grief, encourage
healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss
and educate the entire community regarding the impact of suicide.
Survivors of Suicide
The purpose of the Survivors of Suicide web site is to help those
who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their
own personal way.
A free resource to provide information and assistance to Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences. The website features articles about "sitting shiva," a "Shiva Registry" to privately share funeral & shiva details, a calendar to view/post food for each day, online memorial donations, helpful resources and an emailed Yahrzeit Reminder.
Twins Support Group, International
PO Box 980481
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-0481
Founded to serve in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from
the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero
Union for Reform Judaism’s Department of
Jewish Family Concerns
The organizing principle of the Department of Jewish Family Concerns
is the development of caring congregations. A prevalent Caring Community
program involves dealing with the issues that surround support for those
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Online Resources
A Time to Grieve, A Time to Teach: Teaching Children about Death
and Dying, A Challenge to Parents and Educators by
Jewish Death and Mourning Customs
An information and support resource for, and by, people who have lost a spouse
or life partner. Topics covered include grief, recovery, senior sites, spiritual
resources, and relationship-specific information. Features include a bereavement
Yizkor.com enables mourners to capture the history and impact of a loved one, including biography, timeline, photos, videos, family tree, and funeral information. Family and friends can visit the site and contribute stories and memories or just “leave a stone.” The result is an online, interactive memorial “book” that is uniquely personal and imparts the legacy of the deceased to children and grandchildren.