International. 12 regional coordinators. Founded 1986. Mutual support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin or multiple(s). Phone support, chatroom, information, local meetings and annual conference. Parents of infant/child age survivor twins welcome. Publishes 'Twinless Times.' Dues $50/yr. Write: Twinless Twins PO Box 980481 Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Voice: 1-888-205-8962 Website: http://www.twinlesstwins.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/17/2012
International. 4900 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Establishes peer support groups in faith communities, schools or social service agencies for children and adults who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in their family. Groups are led by trained adults. Online newsletter, information and referrals. Write: RAINBOWS 1360 Hamilton Parkawy Itasca, IL 60143 Voice: 1-800-266-3206 or 847-952-1770 Fax: 847-952-1774 Website: http://www.rainbows.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/2/2012
National. Founded 1992. Bereavement support and educational resources for families of deceased organ and tissue donors. Provides free literature, educational programs and numerous ways to honor a loved one. National Donor Family Quilt, newsletter, pen pals and advocacy efforts. Write: National Kidney Foundation 30 E. 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 Voice: 212-889-2210 or 1-800-622-9010 Fax: 212-689-9261 Website: http://www.donorfamily.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 6/28/2012
National. 3 support networks. Founded 1995. Support and information network for individuals whose lives have been touched by aviation accidents. Separate networks for airplane accident survivors, families and friends of persons killed in airplane accidents and helps individuals involved in the rescue, recovery and investigation of crashes. Information and referrals. Website: http://www.wingsoflight.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/2/2012
National. 52 chapters. Founded 1984. Provides resources for the surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal criteria. Also offers law enforcement training. Quarterly newsletter, departmental guidelines and peer support. Provides annual national Police Survivors Conference each May during National Police Week. Special hands-on programs for survivors. Summer camp for children (ages 6-14) and their parent/guardian, parents' retreats, affected co-worker retreats and spouses get-away. Outward Bound experiences for young adults (ages 15-20), siblings retreat, adult children and in-laws, fiance/significant other and co-worker retreat. Write: C.O.P.S. / P.O. Box 3199 P.O. Box 3199, 846 Old South 5 Camdenton, MO 65020 Voice: 573-346-4911 Fax: 573-346-1414 Website: http://www.nationalcops.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
National network. Provides support for persons who have lost a loved one while serving in the armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserves, Service Academies, Coast Guard and contractors serving beside the military). Offers networking, crisis information, problem solving assistance and liaison with military agencies. Also has regional and national seminars and youth camps. Write: TAPS 1777 F St. NE, Ste 600 Washington, DC 20006 Voice: 1-800-959-8277 or 202-588-8277 Fax: 202-509-8282 Website: http://www.taps.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/14/2012
Online. Support groups for persons bereaving the loss of a loved one. Offers a large variety of chatrooms, run by volunteers, dealing with specific issues (loss of a child, sibling, significant other or parent; loss due to drugs, long-term illness, sudden death or violence). Website: http://www.groww.org Verified: 6/29/2012
(MULTILINGUAL) Online. Moderated board that offers support and understanding for persons grieving the loss of their pet or who have a pet that is ill. Provides personal support and thoughtful advice. Also offers 'Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony,' a chatroom, tribute pages and other resources. Website: http://www.petloss.com Verified: 6/29/2012
National network. Founded 1992. Provides emotional support to spouses, families and friends of firefighters who have died in the line of duty and are honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. Members are matched with survivors of similar experiences to help them cope during the difficult months following the death. Write: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 16825 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, MD 21727 Voice: 301-447-1365 Fax: 301-447-1645 Website: http://www.firehero.org (click on 'Family Resources>Survivors Network') E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/14/2012
Biblically-based. 13 week support groups for churches to offer to those grieving the death of a loved one. Group members view a video each session, followed by discussion and complete weekly exercises. Workbooks are required for each member. Basic kit $340 (5 workbooks; ministry kit $440 (15 workbooks); total ministry kit $540 (25 workbooks) plus postage. GriefShare meeting locations may be found listed on the website. Write: Grief Share P.O. Box 1739 Wake Forest, NC 27588 Voice: 1-800-395-5755 or 919-562-2112 Website: http://www.griefshare.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 6/28/2012
International. Over 230 chapters in US, Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Support organization for the family and friends of those who have died by violence. Newsletter published 3 times a year. Court accompaniment also provided by many chapters. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available. Offers assistance in starting local chapters. Write: POMC 100 E. Eighth St. Ste. 202 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST) Fax: 513-345-4489 Website: http://www.pomc.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/24/2012
Online. Support for those who have suffered the devastating loss of an adult sibling. Chatroom, message board and resources. Website: http://www.myadultsiblinggrief.com Verified: 7/31/2012
National network. Founded 1996. Matches persons who have lost a loved one in an aircraft-related tragedy to volunteers who previously experienced a similar loss. Goal is to help fill the void that occurs when the emergency and disaster relief organizations disband, the initial shock subsides and the natural grieving process intensifies. Offers guidelines to help start a similar group. Persons communicate through e-mail or by phone. Online newsletter. Write: ACCESS 1202 Lexington Ave., Suite 335 New York, NY 10028 Voice: 1-877-227-6435 Website: http://www.accesshelp.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/9/2012
International. Network of university students helping each other cope with the serious illness or death of a parent or loved one. Campus-based mutual support groups, online newsletter, online chats and service projects. Website provides information, group development guidelines and a listing of universities currently interested in group development. Write: National Students of AMF Support Network 3344 Hillsborough St., Suite 260 Raleigh, NC 27607 Voice: 1-877-830-7442 or 919-803-6728 Website: http://www.studentsofamf.org Verified: 7/31/2012
Online. Various discussion groups dealing with bereavement including: anticipatory grief, loss of infant, child or grandchild, loss of spouse, loss of specific family member, pet loss, friend and relationship. Website: http://www.hovforum.ipbhost.com Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Website: http://forums.grieving.com Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Faith-free support for non-religious people grieving the death of a loved one. Website: http://facebook.com/faithfreegriefsupport E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/24/2012
Online. Interactive support for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Website: http://www.webhealing.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/2/2012
National. Founded 2002. Support and advocacy group for parents and others who have suffered the death of a loved one due to substance abuse or substance abuse disorder. Provides opportunity for people to share their grief and experiences without shame or recrimination. Provides information and suggestions for those wanting to start new chapters across the US. Also has an active online support group on Facebook. Write: GRASP, c/o Denise and Gary Cullen 42-335 Washington St. Ste.F #175 Palm Desert, CA 92211 Voice: 760-262-8612 (PST) or 714-865-7879 (PST) Website: http://www.grasphelp.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
International. Founded in 1987. Offers support for those who have lost a pet. Chatrooms, list of support groups catagorized by state, counselors, pet chaplains, hotlines and coping with euthanasia. Includes e-cards, newsletters, memoriam, events and training programs. Write: Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement P.O. Box 55 Nutley, NJ 07110 Voice: 718-382-0690 Website: http://aplb.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/17/2012
International. 78 teams. Founded 1974. Christian-based. Support programs for divorced, widowed and separated adults (and their children) enabling them to work through the grief of a lost marriage. Write: Int'l Ministry Center 1657 Commerce Dr., Suite 2B South Bend, IN 46628 Voice: 574-283-0279 or 1-866-610-8877 Fax: 574-283-0287 Website: http://www.beginningexperience.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/9/2012
Online. Provides a community of support for persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Website: http://www.griefnet.org Verified: 8/15/2012
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