Grief Resources

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.

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. or call Phil Clark at (303) 748-6395.

Spark of Life – Free healing grief retreats for those who have experienced loss.

MISS Foundation – Providing C.A.R.E. (counseling, advocacy, research, and education) services to families experiencing the death of a child.

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

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

The Grief Journey – Bereavement care of all types including support groups and individual counseling.
Contact Linda Coughlin Brooks at (303) 951-9240, 

Trauma Informed Yoga – Private and group sessions. Sara Moser (Boulder)

Candlelight Counseling – Janet Buntrock, MA, LPC, FT (Littleton)

Crazy Good Grief – Connection and inspiration for those healing the loss of a loved one (Lakewood)


Refuge in Grief

What’s Your Grief?

Wise Old Sayings: Guide to Grieving Support Resources

Robert Neimeyer, PhD

Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families

National Allegiance for Grieving Children

American Gold Star Mothers

Mothers who have lost a child in the service of our country

Teacher's College at Columbia University: Loss, Trauma & Emotion Lab
Tuck Sleep
Addresses Sleep Issues Associated with Grief

Resources Specific to Loss by Suicide:

HeartBeat: Grief Support Following Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Second Wind Fund (Matches at-risk children (up to age 18) with therapists in their community)

Jenny & Jamee's Amazing Presentation:

The Impact of Grief, Loss, and Death on Individual and Family Development

Impact of Grief, Loss, and Death on Individual and Family Development PRESENTATION 2.6MB Jan 04, 2017 2:11 PM
Impact of Grief, Loss, and Death on Individual and Family Development OUTLINE 547.4KB Jan 04, 2017 2:23 PM