Grief Support Resources
Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.
The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.
The following are some available aftercare grief resources:
Center for Loss & Transition A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve Educational content and interactive activities to help support children through their grief.
GriefPlan.com Videos, resources, newsletter, and an online therapeutic grief program created by Dr. Jason Troyer.
» National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Coping with Grief and Understanding Grief - CaringInfo Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
» Grief Services (vmfh.org) CHI Franciscan Hospice grief resources (Puget Sound area)
» GriefShare - Grief Recovery Support Groups - GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. These groups are held at several local churches with rotating schedules.
» Kitsap County Chapter - Compassionate Friends in Silverdale, WA When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
» Bridges Center for Grieving Children | Mary Bridge Children's Bridges provides a safe place for you and your child to grieve. We support families with children between the ages of 4 and 18 who are coping with a loved one’s serious diagnosis or who have experienced the death of someone they care about.
» Grief Support Program Finder | Dougy Center Dougy Center is world-renowned for their expertise and approach to childhood bereavement. Use the link to find a program near you.