We encourage you to explore support resources for grieving parents. You won’t need this support forever, and the best form of support for you may change over time.
Through many of these resources you can connect with other parents who have had a similar experience, and you may be able to get dedicated support from someone who feels your pain.
A home for links to support group information and Facebook groups, as well as suggested books and reading.
A national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. There are no religious affiliations or membership fees.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
A group that provides a space where grieving families can connect, share stories, and learn to rebuild their lives. The website includes information about support for siblings of those who have passed.
A Christian-based organization that provides grief support from parent mentors who have your experience, and have gone through a training program.
A resource that offers pages of ideas for planning memorial and funeral services to help parents, families, and friends memorialize their loved one.
A nonprofit international organization that provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families.
A resource for bereaved parents that is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the loss of their child or children. They offer information on sibling grief, parent and grandparent grief, and infant loss.
A resource that includes writings from people who have experience with all kinds of loss. You can search for the type of loss you are experiencing (for example, pregnancy or child). It features very honest and clear discussions.
The “Coping with Grief and Loss” area of this resource describes stages of grief and includes suggestions for managing and living through the grief.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
This website includes helpful information about the grieving process and how to support loved ones who are grieving a loss.
The Solace Tree
Helping children and teens cope with the death of a loved one, the Solace Tree offers peer support groups for children, teens, and adults. Their support includes counseling and a children’s bereavement network.
The Tears Foundation
Offers financial assistance for burial or cremation.
Here are websites you can explore with lists of books for grieving parents and siblings.
Location: Multiple locations in the U.S.
Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and especially to learn that they are not alone.
Location: Palo Alto, California
Camp Kara is a free bereavement camp for youth ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Children and teens come together for one weekend to participate in traditional fun camp activities and peer support focused grief activities. Campers are supported throughout the weekend by Kara’s highly trained volunteers and staff.