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National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
Website: www.caregiveraction.org

    Information and support for family caregivers from peers and CAN volunteers

Kids Konnected
Toll-free number: 1-800-899-2866 (If you get voicemail, leave a message to get a call back)
Website: www.kidskonnected.org

    A support network for children and teens who have a parent with cancer as well as for those who have lost a parent to cancer

Caring ConnectionsNational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Toll-free number: 1-800-658-8898
In other languages: 1-877-658-8896
Website: www.caringinfo.org

    Information on making plans for end of life (advance directives), hospice care, and finding hospice care. Also has information on caring for a very ill loved one, managing pain, grieving, and more.

Hospice Foundation of America
Toll-free number: 1-800-854-3402
Website: www.hospicefoundation.org

    Has end-of-life resources and information for patients and families, a hospice locator service (at www.hospicedirectory.org), and bereavement support groups referrals are available in some areas

The Centering Corporation
Toll-free number: 1-866-218-0101
Website: www.centering.org

    Information, books, and many other resources on bereavement and loss for children and adults; also has materials in Spanish

GriefNet
Telephone: 734-761-1960
Website for adults: www.griefnet.org
Website for children: www.kidsaid.com

    Information on grief and bereavement; online and email groups for adult grief support; separate online support groups for children under 12 and for teens (with consent from parent or guardian)

The Dougy Center
Toll-free number: 1-866-775-5683
Website: www.dougy.org

    Information, books, DVDs, and online activities for grieving children, teens, adults, and their families. They refer to programs across the country and around the world that serve to help children in grief. Some support groups offered, even for very young children.

Fernside
Telephone: 513-246-9140
Website: www.fernside.org

    Offers phone support to parents and guardians with questions or concerns about the needs of grieving children; also has “How to Help” booklets to help adults assist grieving children

National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-228-6332
Website: www.nfda.org/public.html

    Offers information on grief and mourning, working with kids and teens, funeral planning, understanding cremation, “green” burials, and more

You may also want to contact your local hospice or hospital for bereavement support groups in your area.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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Last Medical Review: January 14, 2015 Last Revised: March 20, 2015

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