Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov
Veterans Affairs: www.va.gov
Borough of West Chester: www.west-chester.com
• Grief-related Organizations:
AARP: Coping with Grief and Loss:
For widowed and bereaved adults.
Assists bereaved parents that lost an only child or all of their children.
Bereaved Parents of the USA:
Aids and supports bereaved parents and families struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child.
Center for Loss and Life Transition:
For bereaved adults and children and bereavement caregivers.
The Compassionate Friends:
A self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS):
For families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Death and Dying: Beyond Indigo:
For bereaved individuals.
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Provides program speakers to discuss grief-related issues.
Resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care.
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved: Offers pastoral and spiritual support to the bereaved, caregivers, agencies, congregations and dioceses.
The National Center for Grieving Children and Families:
Provides peer support groups for grieving children.
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC):
Dedicated to helping the survivors of homicide victims with supportive family services after the murder of a family member or friend.
Society of Military Widows:
For widows of members of all branches of the uniformed services of the United States.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors:
Provides services to those that lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.
An information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
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American Hospice Foundation:
Aids programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages.
For people experiencing the challenge of caring for a parent, a spouse or a child.
Hospice Foundation of America:
Provides information for professionals and families on issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
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Provides education and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and to caregivers.
American Cancer Society:
Dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association:
Provides diabetes research, information and advocacy.
American Heart Association:
Mission of the American Heart Association Dedicated to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Kidney Fund:
Provides direct financial assistance for the benefit of kidney patients supported by educational programs, clinical research and community service projects.
American Liver Foundation:
American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute:
Dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
Dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health.
Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association:
Dedicated to the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Bringing Hope Home
Keeping hope alive for families battling cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area through emotional and financial support.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
Dedicated to the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
First Candle - SIDS Alliance:
Unites families, caregivers, health professionals and scientists with government, business and community service groups to advance infant safety and survival, support bereaved families, and hasten the elimination of SIDS through research.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
Dedicated to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
For children with life-threatening illnesses.
March of Dimes:
Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):
Focuses on drunk driving and underage drinking problems, and offers support for people grieving the death of a loved one caused by drunk driving.
Muscular Dystrophy Association:
Provides news and information about neuromuscular diseases, and supports MDA research and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families.
National AIDS Fund:
Provides a voice on HIV infection prevention by supporting harm-reduction programs throughout the United States.
National Kidney Foundation:
Seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Salvation Army - National Headquarters:
Dedicated to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ and alleviating human suffering and distress without discrimination.
United Cerebral Palsy Association:
Dedicated to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
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