Finding your way after the death of a child at any age is almost always an
unfamiliar and difficult journey.  Here is a list of other organizations parents,
grandparents and siblings like yourself have found helpful in learning to live
with their loss.
Our Partners
Bi-weekly peer-support groups for children and their families after the death of a loved one. They
have companioned over 30,000 children and their families along their grief journey with trained
volunteers who provide a safe environment for children to express feeling and emotions as well as
the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their
 Contact: (817) 870-2272
The Warm Place
Available to residents of Dallas and Tarrant counties as well as surrounding
Johnson and Collin counties. This group is unique in that it bridges the gap
between short-term crisis intervention and referral services and the longer term
therapeutic needs of adults, children and families resulting from a traumatic
event.  With licensed and credentialed therapists they can help a person return
Trauma Support Services of North Texas, Inc.
from a traumatic event to a happier, more productive life; especially if the victim was without
insurance or the ability to pay for services.  
Contact: Duncanville (972) 709-4904  Fort Worth (817)
Helps children ages 5 to 18 grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that brings them closer to
answers they are seeking, rather than leaving them stuck in their grief journey.  It brings them closer
to others, rather than becoming relationally isolated and to a place of healing and peace, rather than
sliding into depression, anger, or other emotional traps that can occur when grief is not dealt with.  
They provide Christian grief counseling and support groups and is a ministry of ChristianWorks for
Children.  Experienced and trained grief counselors and volunteers listen to children's hurts and
guide them in individual and age-divided groups. Private counseling and free resources are also
available in an environment that is supportive, safe and loving for children to deal with grief in a
healthy way.  
Contact: (972) 960-9981 or (800) 375-2229
Alliance of Hope for suicide survivors
This group offers specialized grief support in the aftermath of suicide loss.  Their counseling and and
consultations are designed specifically to help survivors of suicide address the questions,
debilitating emotions, and secondary wounds which commonly occur following loss from suicide.  
Contact:  (847) 868-3313
Center for Loss & Life Transition
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to
“companioning” grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives. They
help both mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional
caregivers and lay people, by serving as an educational resource and professional forum.
Contact:  (970) 226-6050
The Healing Garden
The Healing Garden is a child grief web page with interactive activities to help children deal with
their grief and loss through creative expression and companion interaction.  Plant seeds and watch
them bloom, revealing a loss lesson on the healing nature of the grief journey.  Decorate your
garden, name it in honor of your loved one, and then print it out in color or in black-and-white as a
coloring sheet. Or email your garden memorial to a friend or relative.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Coping with Suicide

your sorrow and questions. We are here to help all who are bereaved find the support they need and
deserve, honor our loved ones and remember them by how they lived, not how they died, and to If someone you love has died by suicide, you are not alone. There are, sadly, many others who share
provide volunteer opportunities for survivors of suicide loss to get involved in ways that make sense
to them.  
Contact:  (800) 273-TALK
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death
of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as
the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75
chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone counseling, face-to-face
support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for
caregivers, and so much more. Should you need them, we hope you can also benefit from at least
one of these many resources.  
Contact:  (817) 571-2420
Dr's. Gloria and Heidi Horsley, an awarding winning mother/daughter team) now have a new radio
show called The Open to Hope Show which replaces their popular show, Healing the Grieving Heart.
Featuring experts who discuss the many aspects of grief, with a main focus on the death of a child
and its effects on the family, the new show can be heard Thursdays at noon ET (9 a.m. PST).  Listen
to archived shows, read and share your own stories at their extensive website.
Open to Hope
The Association for Death Education and Counseling®
The Association for Death Education and Counseling® is an international, professional organization
dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying,
grief counseling and research in thanatology. Based on quality research, theory and practice, the
association provides information, support and resources to its international, multicultural,
multidisciplinary membership and to the public.  
Contact:  (847) 509-0403