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Online Resources

UW Organ and Tissue Donation in Madison, Wisconsin, suggests the following online resources for people dealing with grief.
 
Resource  Description
AARP  Counsel about life after loss.

GriefNet 

An integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.
GROWW Online grief recovery counsel for all bereaved.
Hospice Foundation of America Offers information to professionals and families about care giving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
Journey of Hearts Journey of Hearts is a unique Web experience. This site combines elements of medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support to those who have experienced loss, be it acute or long-standing.
Mental Health of America Wisconsin For survivors of suicide.
National Donor Family Council Home for Donor Families For donor families, health care professionals, transplant recipients or friends.
The Compassionate Friends

Dedicated to parents whose children have died.

TAPS For those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.
WindowNet The first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
Crisis, Grief, and Healing Online grief discussion boards for issues related to grief and healing.
Agrace A community based health care agency providing expert physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families through the stages of serious illness.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention A national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide. Features support for coping with suicide.
Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine: Grief Resources Dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Features resources for adult grief, death of a child, and children's grief.
Love Never Dies For anyone who is dealing with pain and grief.
Survivors of Suicide Support and information for survivors of suicide.

 

Resources for Parents Dealing with the Loss of a Child

 

Resource  Description 
Alive Alone  Grief support after the death of an only child. 
Babysteps 

Recovery from the loss of a child. 

Healing Hearts  Dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the death of their child. 
Parents of Murdered Children  Provides support and assistance to all families of homicide victims. 
The Compassionate Friends  Exists to provide friendship, understanding and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. 
Parents Without Partners  Provides single parents and their children support and a place to exchange parenting techniques.
SHARE  Support for those touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.

 

Resources for Children Dealing with Death or Loss

 

Resource  Description
Children's Grief Connection- Minnesota  Grief support resources and weekend camps for grieving children, teens, and their families.
Children Bereavement Programs in Wisconsin (pdf)  A list of some of the child bereavement organizations and camps in Wisconsin. Contact information included.

Dougy Center 

The Dougy Center is a nonprofit organization that provides support for grieving children and teens.
Highmark Caring Place Champions the cause of grieving children by creating awareness of their needs, providing programs from them and their families, and empowering the community to effectively support them. (Pennsylvania-based)
KidsAid Kidsaid is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.
Margaret Ann's Place Wisconsin Center of hope for grieving children.
Rainbows Support group for children.
The Center for Grieving Children

Provides educational and support materials to grieving children, teens, their families, schools and other community agencies that support them.

Bereaved Parents of the USA A self-help group that offers support to parents, grandparents, or siblings after the death of a child.
Family Service of Waukesha

Strength for families.

Kyle’s Korner

Support groups for grieving children, teens, and their families. Based in Milwaukee County.