The vision statement of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.
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 dedicated to assisting parents who have lost a child, as well as family members, friends, professionals, and those who want to lend their support but don’t know how.
GriefNet – offers e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings, and grandparents. It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations and a sister website for bereaved children, KIDSAID
GriefShare – GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
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 to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
My Miscarriage Matters – provides support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth, and early infant loss, while increasing awareness around those devastating and heartbreaking issues.
National Center for Victims of Crime (local assistance Connect Directory) provides a fast and easy way to locate crime victim assistance in a wide variety of jurisdictions throughout the country. Simply provide as much information as possible and hit the search button to find crime victim assistance organizations near you.
National SIDS Resource Center – provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.
NFDA – National Funeral Directors Association provides many grief resources for coping with the death of a child within the family.
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.
Open to Hope – a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.
POMC – Parents Of Murdered Children provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.
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.
SUDC – Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program offers support, information, advocacy, and research opportunities for those touched by the sudden and unexplained death of a child (over 12 months of age).
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.
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