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Each person has their own way of coping with grief, sorrow and loss. Parents, family members and caregivers who lose a child to illness or injury may respond to many different kinds of support.
Our Hope in Healing Bereavement Program recognizes the unique needs of grieving families and we offer several types of grief support.
Whether you prefer to seek help online, by phone, in one-on-one counseling or through direct contact with people who share similar losses, we are ready to support you wherever you are in your grief.
We provide individualized, family-centered services for our patients’ parents, siblings and family members, including:
All services are confidential and free of cost. If you have experienced the death of a child, Hope in Healing offers compassionate care to help families receive the support they need. To learn more about how we can help, explore our Frequently Asked Questions.
For Bereaved Parents
Compassionate Friends. The Compassionate Friends is a global organization organized in chapters around the U.S. to support bereaved families and friends.
For Adults Who Want to Help a Child
The New York Life Foundation: A Child in Grief. New York Life Foundation offers an exhaustive set of resources designed to help people who grieve.
Scholastic: Children & Grief. Scholastic Corporation provides many online resources and classroom activities to support teachers who help students with grief.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children. This organization promotes awareness of needs children and teens may have when they are grieving and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.
For Bereaved Children & Teens
Hello Grief. This website is a place where children can learn about grief and loss.
For Bereaved College Students
National Students of AMF. This organization promotes peer-to-peer support among college students who are grieving.
For Schools and Educators
New York Life Foundation: A Child in Grief. This foundation offers a comprehensive set of resources designed to help people who grieve.
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. Located at the University of Southern California this center provides resources to help school-based professionals respond to children in grief and crisis.
Scholastic: Children & Grief. Scholastic Corporation provides many online resources and classroom activities to support teachers who want to help students deal with grief.
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students. Scholastic Corporation shares downloadable grief support materials for teachers.
grief support closest to you, please visit the
National Bereavement Resource Guide.