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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.

Contact a Bereavement Specialist

Name Phone Areas Supported Within the Hospital
Josh Fagin 513-636-8484 NICU, Heart Institute, Fetal Care & Transitional Care Center
Bryan Wright 513-803-4275 Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, Complex Care, PICU & Emergency Department
Karen Behm 513-636-7211 StarShine Hospice & Palliative Care

Sesame Street

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.

What’s Your Grief

Highly interactive and diverse content supporting grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.

Return to Zero: H.O.P.E

Transforming the culture of silence and isolation around pregnancy and infant loss. Helpful articles, links to supportive resources, and more.

The TEARS Foundation

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 Dougy Center: National Center for Grieving Children & Families

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.

National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)

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.

After Talk: Write. Share. Always there

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.

The Center for Loss & Life Transition

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.

The Compassionate Friends

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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Fernside – The Center for Grieving Children

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

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.

Hospice Foundation of America

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.

Share: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

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. Because Love Never Dies

A wide-ranging collection of information and resources addressing losses and grief of all types. Based on the work of author David Kessler.

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