To equip families with resources to prevent sudden unexpected infant death (SIDS/SUID), and to support those affected.
■ Phone Number: 818-296-6267
■ Website: https://www.aeronsfoundation.org
The Compassionate Friends (Chapter of Bereaved Parents of USA)
Self-help group that helps parents cope with grief after the death of a child. Bereaved siblings are also welcomed. Please visit the website or call the national line to find a local chapter.
■ Phone Number: 310-474-3407
■ Website: https://tcfla.org
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Didi Hirsch pioneered many of the support group models for people affected by suicide that are in use around the nation and world. Because no one understands the pain of losing someone to suicide like other survivors, Didi Hirsch’s Bereavement groups for adults and teens are co-facilitated by a clinician and a peer who has successfully completed the program.
■ Phone Number: 424-362-2912
First Candle provides 24/7 bereavement support, offering compassion, expertise, professional guidance, and a network of people who understand because they too know the pain of losing a baby.
■ Phone Number: 800-221-743
The MISS Foundation is a 501 (c) 3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis and long term support to families after the death of a baby or child. The MISS Foundation also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities. We are the originators of the Kindness Project, which began in 1997 by our founder, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.
■ Website: http://la.missfoundation.org/home
Our House Grief Support Center
Provides compassionate Grief Support Groups in a safe, warm environment for children, adolescents and adults, who have experienced the death of someone close. Also provides Adult Grief Support Groups in Spanish and On-Site Grief Response in schools, businesses and organizations after the death of a co-worker, student, family member or colleague. All groups are appropriate to age and relationship. OUR HOUSE provides grief support groups in local school districts and offers an education program for medical students, clergy students, educators, businesses, and mental health professionals. The agency is available for professional and community education and support. Camp Erin LA and Orange County- bereavement camp for children aged 6-17.
■ Phone Number: 310-473-1511
■ Website: www.ourhouse-grief.org
■ Main Office: West Los Angeles 1663 Sawtelle Blvd., #300, L.A. 90025
Grief Haven (aka The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing grief support and education to those who have loved and lost, those who want to know how to support someone who is grieving, and professionals who work within the arena of death and dying.
■ Phone Number: 310-459-1789
■ Website: https://griefhaven.org
Grief Share seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. There are thousands of GriefShare grief recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada, and in over 10 other countries. There’s one meeting near you!
■ Website: https://www.griefshare.org