Category: Grief and Loss


Dr. Jay Childrens Grief Centre

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre is a unique organization, and one of the only of its kind in Ontario. We provide free counselling support and specialized programming to children, youth and families as they navigate the difficult journey of living with terminal illness, traumatic loss and grief. Our small team of dedicated counsellors and staff design and deliver support to young people impacted by illness, suicide, homicide and sudden death. All of our programs strive to support, educate and empower families to learn to live with loss and grief in a way that helps to make life feel manageable and meaningful again. Our programs help to increase the resiliency of children, youth and families by supporting emotional literacy and family communication, building community and connection, reactivating social skills, promoting healthier relationships with family and peers, improving mental health and family systems, and decreasing the feelings of isolation and loneliness so common to the experience of living with terminal illness and grief. Key Programs: One-on-one counselling for children/youth, Family Programming/Parenting Group/Information Sessions, Youth Program (peer support group & leadership training), Camp Erin (3day bereavement camp), Professional Education and Consultation.  (Read More...)
HealGrief

HealGrief, a nonprofit, is a social support network for people who are grieving, bereaved or for those just wanting to help them. By taking a modern approach to the way individuals communicate a loved one’s death, HealGrief brings family, friends and communities from around the globe to a virtual place to grieve and heal together. Everything they do is inspired by their core mission: guiding one’s journey with grief into a healthy grief recovery. From the moment a loved one dies, HealGrief.org guides individuals through grief’s journey. They begin by taking the place of the traditional obituary. At no cost, users create a funeral notice and can choose to disseminate it to family and friends around the globe. From within the funeral notice, virtual candles are lit and memories are shared. Cathartic to users, this provides instant comfort as the funeral notice transitions into a celebration of the decedent’s life. This online interaction, changes the way we handle grief, but ultimately provides comfort as one journeys to a healthy grief recovery. Additional no-fee programs include a virtual: Candle Gallery - Individuals can light and share a virtual candle in memory of their loved one; Before I Die…wall - A virtual wall provoking thoughts about living life, to its fullest, every day. Loss Project & Artful Healing - Inspiring healing through art. PetsCountToo! - Providing tools to guide a child’s first experience with death into a healthy grief recovery.  (Read More...)
Camp Erin

Created and supported by The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to restore hope, enhance self-esteem, and learn that they are not alone. There are 48 locations in the U.S. and Canada serving over 3000 grieving families each year.  (Read More...)
griefHaven

The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, has five primary goals: (1) to provide hope and support to any parent who loses a child; (2) to support siblings, family members, and friends impacted by the death of a child; (3) to educate the public about the loss of a child, letting them know how they can support parents in rebuilding their lives; (4) to educate and collaborate with professionals who deal with the death of a child; and, (5) to provide ways for parents to honor their child.  (Read More...)
Recover-from-grief.com

Grief loss: so a terrible tragedy has left you or your friend brokenhearted! Trust our website for straight answers, practical advice... and hope. Our ground-breaking grief forums also provide much-needed support from some very special people. Come visit our warm workshop today.  (Read More...)
Peter's Place

Peter’s Place is a center for grieving children and families located in Radnor, PA. At our center, we offer age-appropriate peer support groups for children ages 4–17. While the children meet, their parents and caregivers have an opportunity to participate in their own peer support group. Additionally, Peter’s Place offers a group for young adults, ages 18-25, and a specialized peer support group called Ryan’s Hope, which is for parents who have experienced the death of a child as a result of addiction.  (Read More...)
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support organization that provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us. TCF has over 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, that offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened. To find a local chapter: www.compassionatefriends.org/find-support/chapters/chapter-locator/  (Read More...)
Rainbows

In 1983, three Chicago-area private schools piloted the Rainbows curriculum. Over the next 30 years, this grass roots program expanded throughout the United States and into 11 countries, serving over three million youth. For three decades, Rainbows has sustained children and families in their tragedy through peer-support group programs and services. These programs are strategically designed to address the social and emotional well-being of youth and their family after a life-altering loss or traumatic event such as divorcing parents or the death or absence of a loved one. We partner with schools, faith communities, and other agencies to implement adult-led, peer support groups. We offer interactive, online training for group facilitators and provide age-appropriate curriculum for youth participants. We help children develop problem-solving and coping skills, learn anger management, alleviate depression and anxiety, and reduce emotional pain and suffering.  (Read More...)
Canadian Hospice of Palliative Care Association

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national association, which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. The CHPCA offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.  (Read More...)
Soaring Spirits International

Soaring Spirits has one goal; to connect widowed people with each other. As an organization, our leaders have personally experienced the power of the words, “Me, too.” We have felt the relief of being understood by another widowed person. We have laughed, and cried, with our widowed community. We have witnessed the transformation that having access to hope makes for someone whose life has been altered by death. Through our unique programs, we prove to widowed people, from all walks of life, that they are not alone. Our innovative, life-affirming events, groups, and on-line programs provide vital access to hope for widowed people everywhere; hope for the moment, as well as hope for the future.  (Read More...)

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