Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, call Terry Funeral Home to discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

The following grief counseling and support groups are available in our region. These organizations offer help to people who have experienced loss through death. Your funeral director can offer additional information at your request.

Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
202.966.7300
www.aacap.org

All Kids Grieve
A resource for teachers, parents, counselors and other caring adults. www.allkidsgrieve.org

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
215.576.6776
www.avpphila.org

Centering Corporation
A non-profit bereavement resource center for books and other printed material
P. O. Box 4600
1531 N. Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE 68104
402.553.0507
www.Centering.Org

Compassion Books Resources
Help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement.
800.970.4220
www.compassionbooks.com

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child
P. O. Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
877.969.0010
fax 630.990.0246
www.compassionatefriends.org

Dougy Center
National Center for Grieving Children and Families
P. O. Box 86852, Portland, Oregon 97286
503-775-5683
www.dougy.org

FEMA for Kids
Government kid friendly site to help children with trauma
www.fema.gov/kids

Grief Net
Internet community for persons dealing with grief
www.griefnet.org

Mental Health Issues
Mental Health Association on Southeastern Pennsylvania
800.688.4226
www.mhasp.org

Mothers in Charge
Hatfield House
3201 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215.236.3937
www.mothersincharge.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
800.646.6460
www.nhpco.org

Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
888.333.AFSP (888.333.2377)
www.afsp.org

The Center for Grieving Children, Teens & Families
1139 E. Luzerne Street, Philadelphia, PA
215.744.4025

UNITE, Inc.
Grief support following miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death
P. O. Box 65, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
888.488.6483
www.unitegriefsupport.org

Wissahickon Hospice
800.789.7366