AARP, Widowed Persons Services

Independent branches of this organization can be found by searching online for Widowed Persons Service and the name of your town or state.

Information and resources, referrals to support groups.

American Association of Suicidology

202-237-2280 or 1-800-273-TALK (Suicide prevention lifeline)

Information and resources, referrals to suicide survivor groups.

Center for Loss and Life Transition


Resources, education, training and referral for bereaved families.

The Compassionate Friends


Information and resources for bereaved families who have experienced the death of a child.

The Dougy Center


Information, education, referral and support for children and families; publishes a national directory on support programs for bereaved children.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

214-744-6233 or 800-GET-MADD

Education, resources and advocacy for bereaved families.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)




Pregnancy and infant loss support

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

1-800-959-TAPS (24-hour survivor helpline)

Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Peer-based support, connections to grief and trauma resources, and retreats, camps, and national/regional survivor seminars.