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. 

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.

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.

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.