National Support Groups

AARP Grief and Loss Programs 601 E. Street, NW Washington, DC 20049 AIDS United 1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 408-4848 AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) 2443 Fillmore St. #226 San Francisco, CA 94115 info@accesshelp.org (877) 227-6435 Alive Alone [For bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased] 11115 Dull Robinson Road Van Wert, OH 45891 alivalon@bright.net Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy [Helping grandparents through the trauma, stress and grief after the loss of a grandchild] info@missfoundation.org ALS Association [Research, advocacy & support for families dealing with Lou Gehrig’s Disease] 1275 K Street NW Suite 250 Washington, DC 20005 (800) 782-4747 Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601 (800) 272-3900 info@alz.org American Association of Suicidology 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015 (202) 237-2280 American Cancer Society 250 Williams Street NW Atlanta, Georgia, 30303 (800) 227-2345 American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) American Foundation for AIDS Research 120 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 (212) 806-1600 information@amfar.org American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 (800) 242-8721 American Hospice Foundation [Organization closed, but library of resources still available on website] American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852 (800) 638-8299 American Liver Foundation 39 Broadway, Suite 2700 New York, NY 10006 (800) 465-4837 American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60601 (800) LUNG-USA (548-8252) info@lung.org American SIDS Institute 528 Raven Way Naples, Florida 34110 (239) 431-5425 American Stroke Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 (888) 478-7653 Association for Death Education and Counseling One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (847) 686-2240 Backstoppers [Financial assistance & support for spouses & dependent children of first-responders in their coverage area who lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty] 10411 Clayton Rd, Suite A5 St. Louis, MO 63131-2928 (866) 539-0521 backstoppers@backstoppers.org Bereaved Parents of the USA P.O. Box 622 St. Peters, MO 63376 (501) 920-4852 Gundersen Health System\RTS Bereavement Services Grief FAQs 1900 South Ave. La Crosse, WI 54601 (800) 362-9567 Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance 8323 Southwest Freeway, Suite 435 Houston, Texas 77074 (713) 270-4700 Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) Inc. P.O. Box 91377 Anchorage, AK 99509 (907) 222-5321 climb@climb-support.org The Compassionate Friends [Supporting family after a child dies] P.O. Box 3696 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696 (630) 990-0010 Nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org C.O.P.S. - Concerns of Police Survivors P.O. Box 3199 Camdenton, MO 65020 (573) 346-4911 cops@nationalcops.org Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road 2nd floor Bethesda, MD 20814 (800) 344-4823 info@cff.org The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families PO Box 86852 Portland, Oregon 97286 (866) 775-5683 help@dougy.org Fernside, Supporting Children & Families through Grief 4360 Cooper Road, Suite 100 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 246-9140 First Candle, Helping Babies Survive & Thrive [Support for families who have lost a baby to SIDS, stillbirth & other sudden, unexpected infant deaths (SUID)] 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200 Forest Hill, MD 21050 (800) 221-7437 info@firstcandle.org Funeral Service Educational Foundation 13625 Bishop's Drive Brookfield, WI 53005 (877) 402-5900 info@funeralservicefoundation.org GriefWorks [Bereavement resource] 28700 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44092-2527 (253) 333-9420 Grief Digest Magazine 7230 Maple Street Omaha, NE 68134 (866) 218-0101 Hospice Foundation of America 1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (800) 854-3402 In Loving Memory Conference [For bereaved parents who are now childless] 1416 Green Run Lane Reston, VA 20090 (703) 435-0608 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-5213 The Living Bank [Raising awareness of the critical need for organ transplant donors] Box 6725 Houston, TX 77265 (800) 528-2971 Make-A-Wish Foundation of America [Grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions] 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (800) 722-9474 March of Dimes [Preventing birth defects and infant mortality] 1275 Marnaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 (800) 453-3816 MISS Foundation - A Community of Compassion and Hope for Grieving Families [Providing counseling, advocacy, research, and education services to families experiencing the death of a child] MISS Foundation P.O. Box 9195 Austin TX 78766 (888) 455-MISS (6477) info@missfoundation.org Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Assistance Program 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 700 Irving, TX 75062 (877) 623-4357 [24-hour victim help line] (877) 275-6233 Muscular Dystrophy Association 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (800) 572-1717 mda@mdausa.org National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved [Facebook group] (314) 638-2638 National Donor Family Council c/o National Kidney Foundation [List of books for grieving families and caregivers] 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 (800) 622-9010 National Hospice Organization 1731 King Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 837-1500 (800) 646-6460 nhpco_info@nhpco.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress] (800) 273-TALK (8255) National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) 4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2 Cincinnati, Ohio 45209 (888) 818-7662 natlpomc@pomc.org The Salvation Army 615 Slaters Lane PO Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313 SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. [For families who have experienced the death of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death] St. Joseph's Health Center 300 1st Capitol Dr. St. Charles, MO 63001 (800) 821-6819 share@nationalshareoffice.com Wyoming Contact: Tina Dickey 2612 Lodahl Avenue Gillette, WY 82718 (307) 686-8184 Society of Military Widows 5535 Hempstead Way Springfield, VA 22151 (703) 750-1342 Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC) Foundation 549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197 Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (800) 620-SUDC (7832) info@sudc.org TBI/Tissue Banks International 815 Parks Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 (800) 756-4824 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Inc. (TAPS) 3033 Wilson Blvd. Suite 630 Arlington, VA 22201 (800) 959-TAPS (8277) (202) 588-8277 info@taps.org United Cerebral Palsy 1825 K Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 776-04006 (800) 872-5827 Wings of Lights Inc. [A united voice for those whose lives have been touched by aircraft accidents] 16845 N. 29th Ave., Ste 1 Phoenix, AZ 85053 (800) 613-8531 (307) 674-6329 PLEASE CALL…