Links

The following national nonprofit organizations have missions which are
similar to that of The Compassionate Friends


Listing of sites does not imply an endorsement by TCF and is included to provide

sources of useful information for bereaved families.

AARP
- American Association of Retired People Grief and Loss program includes online articles, publications, support groups, and discussion boards on coping with the loss of a family member.

ACCESS - Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Service provides peer grief support and resource information to those who have survived or lost loved ones in air disasters.

AFSP - American Foundation for Suicide prevention is dedicated to advancing knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it, and in supporting those who are bereaved after suicide loss..

Alive Alone - designed to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children have died by providing a self-help network and newsletter to promote communication and healing.

BabySteps - named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child.

BPUSA - Bereaved Parents of the USA offers support, care, and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.

Center for Loss in Multiple Births - by and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more children during a multiple pregnancy, at birth, and through childhood.

Comfort Zone Camp - No charge nonprofit camp for siblings and children (age 7-17) coping with the loss of a sibling or parent

griefHaven - griefHaven provides loving support, hope, and hands-on tolls for those who have lost a child, brother or sister, or grandchild, and also provides education to professionals and others seeking to help bereaved family members rebuild their lives.

Hospice Foundation of America
- includes information about hospice care and programs including bereavement support for families using hospice.

MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has a mission to stop drunk driving, support victims of violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.

National SIDS Resource Center - provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.

NILMDTS - Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation's national network of photographers donate time and materials to preserve precious memories through photographs taken at the hospital when a baby has died at birth.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support - SHARE's mission is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.

SIDS Network - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network offers latest information, as well as support, for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID (other infant death).

SOS - Survivors of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide to resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is made up of, and provides services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving the country in the Armed Forces.

Twinless Twins -
serves in support of twins (and all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero loss.