Grief Resources

Our hope for you is firm because we know that just as you share in the sufferings, so will you share in the consolation. (2 Corinthians 2:7)

Book Resources 

Video Resources 

Grief Support in the Diocese 

Healing & Recovery Links

American Society of Retired Persons
Grief & Loss AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.

Compassionate Friends
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Grief Recovery Online for Widows and Widowers is nonprofit Internet site offering a wide variety of grief and bereavement resources.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
SHARE's mission is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Web site offers packet of grief literature, information on local chapters, bi-monthly newsletter, resources.

Who Can Help Links

Catholic Human Services
Catholic Human Services, Inc., (formerly CFCS - Catholic Charities) has been serving people in northern lower Michigan since 1946. Although their heritage and continuing support comes from the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, services are available to people of all faiths. C.H.S. offers programs to provide counseling to help individuals, families, and communities meet the increasing challenges of daily living. Catholic Human Services attempts to serve through the balanced services of counseling, adoption, education, advocacy, volunteerism, community development, and prevention activities.

Hospice Foundation of America
Learn about hospice care and programs, read excerpts from hospice publications, order books and videos and learn about the annual bereavement teleconference which is co-sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of America and The Compassionate Friends.

Hospice of Michigan
Hospice of Michigan is the largest nonprofit hospice in the United States, serving more than 6,000 patients a year. Hospice of Michigan offers a full range of medical and support services for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Hospice of Michigan is licensed by the State of Michigan and certified by Medicare.

The National Catholic AIDS Network
The purpose of the National Catholic AIDS Network is to reach out with compassion and hope to those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. The National Catholic AIDS Network helps make spirituality and faith a powerful, transformative resource for those who suffer from HIV/AIDS... and for their loved ones and care givers.

National SIDS Resource Center provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.

Helpful Links

The Michigan Electronic Library
The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) provides information resources for the citizens of the state of Michigan.

Social Security Administration