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I'm Sorry For Your Loss

Get the support you need when grief hits. Find resources below for victims and/or survivors of  gun violence. Don’t grieve alone.


Lifeline Chat -

Lifeline Chat is a service of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.


Death of a Child Affects Relationships Throughout Family
by Alex James
Open to Hope Foundation® is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.

Helping Bereaved Parents Cope
by Sandy Fox
Open to Hope is an online community offering inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. We believe hope is the bridge between loss and recovery

How to Talk To A Parent Who Has Lost a Child
by Samantha Hayward
Mamamia is Australia’s largest women’s media company, producing podcasts, videos, written articles, social and branded content.

Loving My Son, After His Death
by Nora Wong

My Adult Son’s Death Has Changed My Life
by Basia Mosinski
Open to Hope Foundation® is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.

Parental Grief in the Wake of Homicide
by Marty Tousley
Open to Hope Foundation® is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.

Therapist Credentials: What do all those letters mean?

by Eleanor Haley

What I Wish More People Understood About Losing A Child
by Paula Stephens
Leading the wellness movement since 2009.


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Bereaved Parents of the USA
It offers support, care, and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Bereaved Parents of the USA was founded in 1995 by a group of bereaved parents from across the country to offer support, understanding, encouragement and hope to fellow bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their loved one. This purpose remains the thrust of BPUSA today.

Center for Loss and Trauma
Intelligent, thoughtful discussions about traumatic grief and death. I’m a research professor at ASU.
Grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Losing a sibling can take a huge toll on not only you but your family as well. OUR HOUSE provides tools and resources to help through those troubling times.

Fathers Forever
Fathers Forever were founded 10 years ago by four men in the Boston area who met in a bereavement therapy group; all had recently lost young children to various causes. We became friends and decided to extend our relationship and work outside a therapeutic setting.

Federal Government – Office for Victims of Crimes 
OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund.

GPS (Grieving Parents Sharing)
Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to be a light of HOPE in your place of darkness.

Dedicated to assisting parents who have lost a child, as well as family members, friends, professionals, and those who want to lend their support but don’t know-how.

Grieving Dads: To The Brink and Back
A collection of candid stories from grieving dads that were interviewed over a two-year period. The book offers insight from fellow members of, in the haunting words of one dad, “this terrible, terrible club,” which consists of men who have experienced the death of a child. This book is a collection of survival stories by men who have survived the worst possible loss and lived to tell the tale.

Grieving Parents Support Network
This is a safe space where we, as bereaved parents, can come, read, feel understood, rest, share, find information and resources, learn, process grief, and connect with other bereaved parents.

Helping Parents Heal
There are many factors that contribute to the healing process. In addition, to support from family and friends, people often find peace and a sense of purpose in learning more about evidence for the continuation of consciousness after physical death.

lamenting Sons: Fathers in Grief
This page and my others are, in part, an effort to understand what happened to my son and what happened to me.

Mothers Against Murder
PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT TO HELP THE SILENTLY GRIEVING FAMILIES OF MURDER VICTIMS.  We are not affiliated with any religious or political organization and hold no ideology beyond the right of victims and survivors to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Mothers Finding Meaning Again
Online Grief Support – Because when a loved one leaves us, the grief can be overwhelming.

National Organization for Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

National Center for Victims of Crime (local assistance Connect Directory)
The leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them since 1986Provides a fast and easy way to locate crime victim assistance in a wide variety of jurisdictions throughout the country. Simply provide as much information as possible and hit the search button to find crime victim assistance organizations near you.

National Funeral Directors Association provides many grief resources for coping with the death of a child within the family.

Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC)
Provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

Remembering Homicide Victims
A page that joyfully remembers those taken from families by an act of homicide. This page will serve as a community of people who will provide emotional support and guidance for those dealing with the death of someone close to them.

Survivor Resources
Immediate Crisis Support – Survivor Resources advocates for and supports families with a wide variety of immediate problems. Crisis support services include:
• Support during the viewing of the body
• Explaining autopsy procedures
• Help in notifying others who need to be told
• Special help in telling children about the death
• Crime scene cleaning resources
• Providing a link between the police and the survivors for the exchange of information
• Debriefing or processing the events surrounding the death
• Assisting families in dealing with the media
• Arranging for families to meet with police investigator to learn facts about the case
• Filling out forms for the Crime Victim Reparations Board
• Helping with resources and referrals as needed

Wendt Center’s
General suggestions on the grieving process, seeking help, and common reactions.

NEW YORK - Resources for Families of Homicide Victims

ILLINOIS - Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G_PAC)



For people who do not have or cannot access local grief support counselors or grief support groups – the internet and our mobile phones provide access to new online, text-based, and chat-based grief counseling services from licensed therapists/corporations, OR coaches & trained listeners. Increasingly, a number of companies and organizations have started to provide grief counseling via unlimited texts or emails for a fixed weekly fee. Some of these services are listed below, but please understand that we are not affiliated with, nor endorsed any of these groups. They are provided here strictly for the educational and informational objectives of this course:
(online-based) – Approx. $40 for a week of unlimited text-messaging with a licensed therapist
(text-based) – Approx. $25 for a week of unlimited text-messaging with a licensed therapist.
Self-pay or insurance rates usually listed with each therapist. (chat)
Chatting with coaches or trained “listeners” – who may not be a licensed mental health professional or therapist.
Chatting with coaches or trained listeners – who may not be a licensed mental health professional or therapist.

Consumer Alert/Information:
In addition to the above services, there are many other new online and mobile services appearing daily, but in all cases, please be aware that some of these sites that offer you “free” trials will then automatically sign you up for a mandatory weekly or monthly billing plan, or try to later upsell you to other much more expensive services – ASK Upfront and keep all related email/chat records on questions about all the costs associated with the service you seek; how do you stop the service from billing you further if you no longer need it, and check the major review sites for verified reviews of others that have used their services.

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