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Compiled by Kara L.C. Jones, KotaPress Editor
and Katie Smith, KotaPress Co-Editor

It is our hope that this list be a reliable starting place for you to find support during the grief journey. If you find a link that is broken or know of a group that should be included here, please email us!

Good Grief Center, based in Pittsburgh, PA, founded by Lulu Orr, offers support groups not only for bereaved parents, but also for Daughters Without Mothers, Youth, Widow/Widower plus bereavement care packets and more.

Grief Watch is the home of the book Tear Soup. They offer support group, other books and products like infant urns and more. or

GAPS is a bereavement group that continues to grow and minister to others…see their website at:

SHARE also has international groups offering pregnancy and infant loss support.

The Sidney Center, named in honor and memory of Sidney Eve Alves, offers education, counseling and support to bereaved families and their caregivers after the death of a child, pregnancy loss, or infant death. Eugene, OR. 541-284-2712.

TCF is the national organization for The Compassionate Friends. The Compassionate Friends is a nationwide support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. They even have materials speaking directly to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neo-natal death now, too.

NeoFight is the Indiana based group doing phone and peer to peer support for families enduring neo-natal fight for life or grief journey after death of a baby.

MEND offers faith-based support, newsletter, workshops, and events with emphasis on Christian belief.

A Common Bond is a Seattle Children's Hospital Guild, hosting memorial events including a holiday Angel Tree benefitting their outreach programs. To read about A Common Bond's Care Package Program, visit

The PS: Parent Support after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, offers group support here in Western WA in multiple locations from Bellingham to Renton, Tacoma to Olympia. Check out their site at:

Grief and Loss Toll-Free Support Line is now available.
You can call 1-866-797-2277 toll free - 9am - 9pm EST, daily.
The service is confidential and is available in 140 languages and dialects. National Relay Service for the hearing impaired and the speech disabled is also available. Information on this and other resources is available at:

In Washington State - Western WA

Highline Medical's Healing from Loss groups - 8 week group for people who have lost a loved one, new groups begin quarterly, call 206-439-9095 for information and registration.

Grief Support - A walk-in support group at Highline Medical Main Campus, for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, 2 to 3:30pm, call 206-439-9095 for information.

Burien WINGS group - support group for kids ages 5 years to 16 years, including siblings who need support after the death of a brother or sister. Call Allie Franklin at 206-241-5650 for information.

Mt. View Funeral Home groups - Call Kieth Jeans at 253-584-0252 for full information.

Weeks Mortuary in Enumclaw - Suppor groups, call Katherine at 360-825-3548 for information.

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