(Association for the Advancement of Retired People) -
Grief and Loss
AARP is a national organization founded in 1973 to promote quality of life for older people. The grief and loss programs are open to everyone. These programs provide support to widows and widowers of all ages and for persons grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or other loved one.
601 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (800) 424-3410
Rainbows is an international organization that offers peer support for children and adults who are grieving a death, divorce, or other painful transition in their families. Groups are led by trained adults. This organization provides an online newsletter, information, and referrals.
2100 Golf Road Suite 370 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-4231
Phone: (800) 266-3206 or (847) 952-1770
Friends National Headquarters
Compassionate Friends is an organization that helps family members through the grieving process when they have lost a child.
P.O. Box 3696 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
Phone: (312) 990-0010
and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) offers information on local hospice and palliative care programs across America. NHPCO is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for dying people and their loved ones.
1700 Diagonal Road Suite 625 Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 837-1500 (800) 658-8898
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National Funeral Directors Association: For consumer information on funerals, funeral directors, and consumer protection information call (800) 228-4332 or check the web site.