LOSS, GRIEF AND TRAUMA
On-line support provided people working through loss and grief issues on many kinds. Click on Adult Support groups to join an email grief support group.
KIDSAID.com, a companion to grief.net provides a safe environment for grieving kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.
The Children’s Room
The Children’s Room provides support to children, teens, young adults, and families who have experienced a significant loss, such as the death of a parent, sibling or child.
P: (781) 641-4741
The Compassionate Friends – South Shore Chapter
The mission of this organization is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Monthly support groups are offered free of charge in Hingham and Needham.
Provides a comprehensive family bereavement support program after the death of a loved one. P: (617) 414-4005
Living After Murder (LAMP) – Beth Israel Hospital
On-going counseling for individuals who have lost someone to murder. P: 617-541-3790
MassGeneral Hospital for Children Club STAR
Club STAR: Sharing Together and Remembering is a bereavement support group for children ages 5- 18 grieving the loss of a sibling or parent. (A group for parents/caregivers runs concurrently.)
55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114
National Students of AMF Support Network
National Students of AMF (supporting one another and Actively Moving Forward) connects and empowers college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one. http://www.studentsofamf.org
Summer Camps for Bereaved Children and Teens
Comfort Zone Camp
A free bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.
Circle of Tapawingo
Provides a one-week, overnight camp program in Massachusetts and Maine for girls ages 8-13 who have experienced the death of a parent.
2251 Commonwealth Ave, Auburndale, MA 02466
(781) 820 – 3388
Jeff's Place and Manitou Camp Experience
Serving MetroWest Boston, MA, offers peer-support group for bereaved children, teens and families. Manitou Experience is a free, week-long overnight camp for grieving boys. Camps are held in Maine and California.
34 Deloss Street, 2nd Floor Wayland, MA 01702 (508) 879-2800
The National Mental Health Association website provides “Coping with Disaster” for trauma issues. http://nmha.org/reasurrance/anniversary/index.cfm
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI): The trauma center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families. Its mission is to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in their world. They also have links to various trauma related topics and resources.
P: (617) 232-1303
Children’s Charter Trauma Clinic: An outpatient clinic for victims of trauma and their families. P: (781) 894-4307
Children’s Advocacy Center: The Children’s Advocacy Center unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.
P: (617) 779-2146
Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance
The mission of MOVA is to advocate for and assist victims of crime in Massachusetts. Provides referrals, information and advocacy for victims.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources
Domestic Violence 24 hour hotline P: 1-877-785-2020
Massachusetts Rape Crisis Center
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
This agency can provide confidential support to victims of assault and rape. P: 1(800) 841 – 8371 (24-hour hotline)
This agency can provide confidential support to victims of assault and domestic violence. P: (617) 471 – 1234 24-hour hotline
P: (617) 328 – 0639 Community advocacy and prevention