Aftercare: Support & Resources
Support Every Step of the Way
After a loved one’s passing, there are many things to take care of, even after the funeral is over. We’ll help you with Aftercare Support Services for all of the funeral details so you get what you need and have more time to spend with your family during this difficult time.
There is contact information at the bottom of the page for a few emotional-support resources and programs, as well as help with settling an estate.
Dealing with Grief
The best way to help a friend who has lost a loved one is to be compassionate and to actively listen to what they have to say. Your physical presence and desire to listen without judging can be a great help in your friend’s healing process. Simply listen and understand, and give your friend permission to express his or her feelings without fear of criticism. Allow your friend to express all the hurt, sorrow, and pain they are experiencing. Recognize that tears are a natural and appropriate expression of the pain associated with death.
Provided by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Director of The Center for Loss and Life Transition, Griefwords is a comprehensive library of articles and book excerpts designed to help bereaved families and those caring for them. View the library here to learn more about helping others deal with loss and grief, coping with loss yourself, and/or helping children and teenagers deal with the death of a friend or family member.
Funeral Services for Children & Youth
There are many misconceptions related to bringing children to funerals and we’d like to help put some of those fears to rest. Learn more about why it is actually beneficial for your child to attend a funeral.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the toughest things you’ll ever face. But you don’t have to do it alone. Our specialized support groups offer emotional support and the chance to connect with people who truly understand what you’re going through.
Moving Forward Group provides fellowship, understanding, companionship, and support to those who have lost a spouse. Here, you can talk with others who have experienced the same loss and truly understand how difficult it is to return to “normal” everyday activities after losing a spouse.