Grief Support and Bereavement Group Information and Helpful Resources
We have all been touched by the loss of a loved one, and we understand the need and importance of having support. At Island Trauma Services, we understand that our cleanup services are only the initial stage in the process that our customers are facing. In order to further assist you in this process, we can provide you with information for the additional support that you may need during this difficult time. If you are struggling with a hoarding issue, or your loved one is a hoarder, we can also provide you with a list of resources to assist you in obtaining professional help.
Support information is available free of charge regardless of whether you have used our remediation services. If you are in need of support information, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-855-872-8624 or go to the Contact Us page of our website. On the Contact Us page, click in the box marked “Support Information” and you will receive a listing of support services that can assist you in your time of grief. Additionally, you will receive printable contact information for counselors, support groups & hotlines. At ITS, it is extremely important to us that our customers are provided with the support that they may need to assist them in getting through their difficult time.
Below is a list of local and national grief and bereavement support service organizations and other helpful resources:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
ADAA Anxiety and Depression Association of America – ADAA is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. Visit the ADAA website to find current treatment and research information and to access free resources and support. Together they are changing lives.
Alive Alone – Non profit organization that produces a bi-monthly newsletter for bereaved parents who lost a child. Visit alivealone.org for more information.
American Association of Suicidology – Support group directories for Suicide Loss Survivors, Newsletters and reference books. Visit suicidology.org for more information.
Bereaved Parents USA – National non profit organization offering support, compassion and hope for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child. Visit bereavedparentsusa.org for more information.
Bittersweet Counseling – Offices in Nassau and Suffolk County, providing one on one and group grief counseling services.
COPE Foundation – a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. Visit copefoundation.org for more information.
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Centering Corporation – Non profit organization providing education and resources for the bereaved. Visit centering.org for more information.
The Compassionate Friends – Providing families with assistance toward the positive resolution of grief following the loss of a child of any age. Visit compassionatefriends.org for more information.
Detox Local – provides a nationwide directory of detox centers for both drugs and alcohol. Their comprehensive directory lists detox centers by state, zip code, or through an interactive map. Depending on the specific drug someone was using, they may need a certain type of detox and that is made easy at Detox Local. Their website also provides information for finding a detox program that specializes in supporting domestic violence survivors. Please visit detoxlocal.com for more information.
Helping Survivors – The mission of Helping Survivors is to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence, and domestic violence. Their website provides information and resources to assist survivors and their families. In addition, their website offers a very helpful guide specific to domestic violence and sexual abuse, including information about how to help someone who has experienced this type of abuse and warning signs to be aware of. Please visit helpingsurvivors.org/domestic-violence-and-sexual-abuse/ to learn more.
Marianne Esolen, L.C.S.W. – Licensed clinical social worker providing counseling for both children and adults in individual and group settings and specializing in the areas of coping with grief, chronic illness, and managing life transitions. Private practice in Huntington Village, New York and available by phone for consultation and life coaching. Visit doallthegood.com for more information.
Open to Hope – Providing a content rich, online forum with information and support for people who experience loss to assist in coping with pain and grief. Visit opentohope.com for more information.
Safe Horizon – Assistance organization for victims and surviving families of homicide serving those in the New York area. Services include accompaniment, individual & family counseling and support groups. Visit safehorizon.org for more information.
The Recovery Village – An organization with locations across the country, dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Visit their website at therecoveryvillage.com/resources/domestic-violence/ which contains important information on how to leave an abusive relationship, how to help a victim of domestic violence, and more.
If you are currently seeking help for a domestic violence situation, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) for confidential assistance.
You may request and receive additional information at no charge and regardless of whether you have used our cleaning services. Please contact us today if we can be of any assistance.