Helpful Links

Please feel free to browse this page for helpful information on a variety of related topics. There is some information about groups that offer support groups; for more about support groups, also visit our Available Resources page. 


Funeral Associations

New York State Funeral Directors Association
www.nysfda.org

National Funeral Directors
www.nfda.org

Selected Independant Funeral Home
www.nsm.org

Order of the Golden Rule
www.ogr.org

Governmental Agencies

New York State Crime Victims Assistance
www.cvb.state.ny.us

Veterans Administration
www.va.gov

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov  

Grief-related Sites

SHARE   
300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301-2893
(800)821-6819
Offers support to families who have had a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Provides a newsletter, network of support groups, literature and referrals



SIDS Alliance
(800) 221-SIDS  
http://sids-network.org
This site is the growing collaborative effort of individuals from across the United States and around the world. This sites offers up-to-date information as well as support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID.

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.   
National Headquarters, PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630)990-0010   
http://compassionatefriends.org
 A self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Newsletter available.


www.hygeia.org
An online journal for pregnancy and neonatal loss.


www.aplacetoremember.com

Children's And Teenager's Grief

Fernside
2303 Indian Mound Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212
(513)841-1012
www.fernside.org  
For grieving children and their families. Offers a newsletter.

The Dougy Center  
3909 SE 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97206
(866)775-5683  
www.dougy.org
For grieving children and their families. Lots of information and resources

Death Of A Spouse

AARP Widowed Persons Service (AARP WPS)   
601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049
(202)434-2260   
http://www.aarp.org/families/griefloss    
griefandloss@aarp.org
AARP WPS is an outreach program in which trained widowed volunteers offer support to newly widowed people of all ages.

THEOS Foundation, Inc. (They Help Each Other Spiritually)   
1301 Clark Building, 717 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412)471-7779
Publishes THEOS magazine, books and organizational materials for widowed men and women and the professionals who work with them.