Resources for Times of Grief or Loss
The Bereavement Support team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital offers this list of online resources for anyone struggling with grief or loss. We hope you are able to find support through these resources, but also feel free to contact one of our bereavement specialists for additional support.
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Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward.
Highly interactive and diverse content supporting grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.
Transforming the culture of silence and isolation around pregnancy and infant loss. Helpful articles, links to supportive resources, and more.
The TEARS Foundation seeks to lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with burial or cremation services. Also offers bereavement care through support groups and peer companions.
The mission of The Dougy Center, a pioneer in addressing child and family grief, is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.
Sometimes, the sudden "aloneness" is too much to bear. The silence is almost unendurable. You yearn to continue the conversation. If you are coping with grief, this online grief support site offers grief blogs, inspirational quotes, and interactive writing tools to help you manage your grief.
Led by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the organization helps people who are grieving and those who care for them. Perhaps someone you love has died, or you want to help a grieving friend or family member. Or maybe you are a professional or volunteer grief caregiver. Visit for helpful resources.
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends 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.
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation's second oldest children's grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services and outreach and education to the community and families. An affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside services compliment Hospice of Cincinnati's comprehensive bereavement program by addressing the unique needs of children.
The Adonis Foundation is a bereavement Organization who assists those who have been affected by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.
Programs for the public that are designed to assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief.
The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
A wide-ranging collection of information and resources addressing losses and grief of all types. Based on the work of author David Kessler.