Many of theresources shared below were created by my friend and fellow Healing Mom, Jenny Robbins and another student, Jamee Leichtle for a class at Regis University. Thanks go Jenny and Jamee for sharing these resources with me to add to the website.
National Organizations (With Local Chapters):
The Compassionate Friends – Support for families after a child dies. compassionatefriends.org
Parents of Murdered Children – For the families and friends of those who have died by violence. Meets 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:30 pm, Century Link Building, 52nd & Zuni, Denver. colorado-pomc.org or call Phil Clark at (303) 748-6395. Spark of Life – Free healing grief retreats for those who have experienced loss. sparkoflife.org.
MISS Foundation – Providing C.A.R.E. (counseling, advocacy, research, and education) services to families experiencing the death of a child. missfoundation.org.
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore from MISS Foundation has also recently published a wonderful book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief (focused on loss of a child).
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Denver Area Resources:
HeartLight Center – Center for grief support and education. Various groups and topics. (720) 748-9908 or heartlightcenter.org.
Denver Hospice – Support group for children, teens, and adults. (303) 321-2828.
Judi’s House – Peer groups for children ages 3-25 grieving the death of a loved one. Increases awareness and knowledge of grieving children’s needs with support and understanding. (720) 941-0331 or judishouse.org.
The Grief Journey – Bereavement care of all types including support groups and individual counseling.
Trauma Informed Yoga – Private and group sessions. Sara Moser (Boulder)
Teacher's College at Columbia University: Loss, Trauma & Emotion Lab
Addresses Sleep Issues Associated with Grief