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

National Funeral Directors

Selected Independant Funeral Home

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.

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.   
National Headquarters, PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
 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.
An online journal for pregnancy and neonatal loss.

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.