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Support Groups

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.

* Denotes a national charitable organization

 

* AARP
LGrief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

Air Crash Support Network
1595 York Ave., Box 22
New York, NY 10028
(877) ACSN-HELP

Alive Alone
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

Alliance of Grandparents
PO Box 17281
Phoenix, AZ 85011
(888) 774-7437

* ALS Association
27001 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
(818) 880-9007

* Alzheimer's Association
919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-8700

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20049

* American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345

* American Diabetes Association Research Foundation
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 2231

* American Foundation for AIDS Research
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
(212) 682-7440 ext. 210

* American Heart Association
7320 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
1-800-AHA-USA-1
1-800-242-8721

American Hospice Foundation
1130 Connecticut, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0204

* American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8299

American Liver Foundation
1425 Pomptom Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(800) 233-0179

* American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(800) LUNG-USA

* American SIDS Institute
2480 Windy Hill Rd. Suite 380
Marietta, GA 30067
(800) 232-SIDS

Association for Death Education and Counseling
342 Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 586-7503

Backstoppers
9811 South Forty Drive Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63124
(314) 692-0200

Bereaved Parents of the USA
P.O. Box 95
Park Forest, IL 60466
(630) 971-3490

Bereavement Services/RTS
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center
1910 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 791-4747 or
(800) 362-9567 Ext. 4747

* Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
3910 Warner St.
Kensington, MO 20895
(800) 366-2223
(301) 962-3521

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) Inc.
P.O. Box 91377
Anchorage, AK 99509
(907) 222-5321

* The Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
(630) 990-0010
(Supports families who have experienced the death of a child)

Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199, So. Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020
(314) 346-4911

* Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20014
(800) 344-4823

Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
(877) 402-5900

Grief Magazine
1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40219
(800) 346-3087

* GROWW.org
11877 Douglas Rd
Alpharetta GA 30005

Hospice Foundation of America
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(800) 854-3402

* In Loving Memory
1416 Green Run Lane
Reston, VA 20090
(703) 435-0608
(Dedicated to helping parents cope with the loss of their only child or all of their children.)

* Leukemia Society of America
600 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(703) 960-1100

The Living Bank
Organ and Tissue Donation
Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
(800) 528-2971

* Make-A-Wish Foundation Of America
100 Charendon Ave., Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 279-9474

* March of Dimes Birth Defects Association
1275 Marnaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 453-3816

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Victim Assistance Program
511 E John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
(800) GET-MADD

* Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-2000

National AIDS Fund
1400 "I" St., NW, Suite 1220
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-4848

National Catholic Ministry
28700 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44092
(440) 943-3480

National Donor Family Council
C/o National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(For Families of those who died and became Organ and/or tissue donors.)

* National Hospice Organization
1901 N. Moore St., Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 243-5900
(800) 658-8898

Parents of Murdered Children Inc. (POMC)
100 E. Eighth St., B41
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-5683
(888) 818-POMC

National Donor Family Council
C/o National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(For Families of those who died and became Organ and/or tissue donors.)

Pen-Parents Inc.
PO Box 8738
Reno, NV 89507
(702) 826-7332
(Support network designed for grieving parents and grandparents providing a pen-pal type service.)

Ray of Hope
PO Box 2323
Iowa City, IA 52244
(319) 337-9890
(For survivors of those who died from suicide.)

National Donor Family Council
615 Slaters Ln.
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
(703) 684-5500

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc.
St. Joseph's Health Center
300 1st Capitol Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63001
(800) 821-6819 (For families who have experienced the death of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.)

* SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226

Society of Military Widows
5535 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 750-1342

THEOS Foundation, Inc.
322 Blvd. Of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-7779

* TBI/Tissue Banks International
815 Parks Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
((800) 756-4824

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Inc. (TAPS)
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 959-TAPS
(202) 588-8277

* United Cerebral Palsy Association*
1660 L St. NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 776-04006
(800) USA-5UCP

Wings of Lights Inc.
16845 N. 29th Ave., Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(800) 613-8531
(Support and information network for aircraft accident survivors and others directly affected by aviation accidents.)

Irwin Chapel - Granite City
Phone: (618) 931-8000 | Fax: (618) 931-8668
3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Irwin Chapel - Glen Carbon
Phone: (618) 288-9500 | Fax: (618) 288-7956
591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL 62034


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