Helpful Links

Please feel free to browse this page for helpful information on a variety of related topics. 

If you are a healthcare provider or agency, or have support group, you can join RGVFDA as an Organizational Affiliate. Offer the public the resources they seek with a Link To Your Website, and Add your Phone Number and Address. For information on how to sign to be listed as an  Organizational Affiliate, please click here to download this application.

COVID-19 Grief Guide 

Funeral Service Foundation

Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of Your Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic is now available to you at no charge to share with families and community outreach organizations.

Written by certified thanatologist Sara Murphy, Ph.D., CT, with a forward by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., the 12-page booklet offers guidance to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one during the pandemic or who would like to learn how they can support those who have.
The guide also serves as a tool to help you strengthen relationships with families and support your community during the pandemic

Funeral Associations

New York State Funeral Directors Association

National Funeral Directors

Order of the Golden Rule

Governmental Agencies

New York State Crime Victims Assistance

Veterans Administration

Social Security Administration  

Grief-related Sites

300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301-2893
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
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.

Professional Therapy Group
Rochester Regional 
Central Intake department will assist in setting up an appointment.

Coping with Grief and Addiction 
Carrying the emotional trauma of a loved one who has passed can be a difficult battle. Support is available to help you mourn in healthy ways. Our website is helpful for individuals dealing with substance abuse.

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.   
First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 South Winton Road
Rochester NY 14610-2956
United States
Phone Contact:
Steven (585) 727-9584
Meeting City:
Rochester, NY
Meeting Info:
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7:15 – 9:00 pm
**Chapter is currently holding virtual meetings, please contact chapter for login information.
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.

MHA Mental Health Association 
Center for Compassion and Healing, Lifetime Care
Kids Adjusting Through Support (KATS) 
Widow/Widower Support groups of all ages.
3111 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY 

Children's And Teenager's Grief

2303 Indian Mound Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212
For grieving children and their families. Offers a newsletter.

The Dougy Center  
3909 SE 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97206
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
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
Publishes THEOS magazine, books and organizational materials for widowed men and women and the professionals who work with them.