Additional Services and Resources

Sympathy Cards

Sympathy Cards
http://www.cardsdirect.com/business-sympathy-cards.aspx

Grief Support Groups and Organizations

ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services)
http://www.accesshelp.org/
Air disaster bereavement support network

The Alcove Center For Grieving Children
http://thealcove.org/
Support Groups for grieving children and their families in the New Jersey area

The Care Community
http://www.thecarecommunity.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
Grief and aging care support and information

The Center For Grieving Children, Teens and Families
http://grievingchildren.org/
Bereavement Support for children, teens and their families who have experienced a significant death

The Center for Loss and Life Transition
http://centerforloss.com/
Bereavement assistance for adults and children in the Colorado area

The Compassionate Friends
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/
Support for Families That Have Lost A Child

First Candle
http://sidsalliance.org/
SIDS information and coping with the death of a baby for families and professionals

Griefshare
http://griefshare.org/
Seminars and support groups for the grieving of all ages

Hospice Foundation of America
http://hospicefoundation.org/
Information and Resources for those coping with terminal illness, death and grief.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
http://nhpco.org/templates/1/homepage.cfm
Improving the care of the dying

Mental Health Organizations

Mental Help Net
http://www.mentalhelp.net/

Mental Help Net is a highly regarded internet website dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Designed and maintained by Clinical Psychologists since it first launched in 1995, the site provides easy to understand, comprehensive scientifically accurate coverage of topics like depression and anxiety disorders, psychosis, attention deficit, stress, grieving and many more related issues. Daily blogs and a thriving support community round out the site's offerings.

Travel Resources

Bereavement Flights

The airlines below do not provide compassion/bereavement fares. However, ALWAYS ask when booking a ticket. You never know what you may be able to get the day of.

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Air Tran
  • America West
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest

Bereavement Fares: Airline Policies in the Case of an Emergency or Death

A Guide by Martin Clinton, Search and Content Marketing Team, Cheapflights Media

Veteran Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs
Survivor Benefits Information
http://www.vba.va.gov/survivors/index.htm

VA National Cemetery Information & Locations
http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/cems_nmc.asp

Burial Benefits and Services for Veterans
http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/bbene_burial.asp

Headstones and Markers for Veterans
http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/hm_hm.asp

Burial At Sea
http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/bbene/bsea.asp

Identity Theft Information

Identify theft is one of the fastest growing crimes to affect both the elderly as well as the deceased.  Criminals use information about the deceased to commit fraud and run up credit card debts. There are however, resources available to help you protect yourself and your family.

Identify Theft Prevention
Protectheir
http://www.protectheir.com/mc/page.do
This company provides automated death notification services to financial institutions to remove their names from credit card offers and promotional materials that could be used by criminals.

Identity Theft Resource Center
http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-what-is-identity-theft.aspx
Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Tips

Checklist: What To Do When Someone Dies
http://www.unclefed.com/AuthorsRow/Newland/pass_on.html
Information provided by Newland & Associates (2002)

Grave robbery: Stop Identity Theft of the Dead
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18495531/
Article: Tips to keep deceased love ones’ credit private and protected

Funeral Pre-Planning

Wills / Living Wills

LegalZoom.com/valleyoflife

US Legal Forms

Legacy Writer


Pre-Planning Steps

Pre-Planning Your Funeral: Steps Toward Peace of Mind

The Funeral Preplanning Guide


Funeral Directors / Funeral Homes

National Funeral Directors Association

Funeral Homes and Cemeteries (Valley of Life Directory)

Honor Their Memory Today