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Bereavement Resources

Although loss is part of the human condition, it is never easy when someone we love dies.  The following organizations offer support and counseling for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Compassionate Friends
A national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings for loss of a child. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
Website:  www.compassionatefriends.org
Phone: (916) 457-4096.
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Friends For Survival
A national non-profit outreach organization open to those who have lost family or friends by suicide and also to professionals who work with those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy. Friends For Survival, organized by and for survivors, has been offering services since 1983. All staff and volunteers have been directly impacted by a suicide death.
Website:  www.friendsforsurvival.org
Phone: (916) 392-0664.
 
Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento
Weekly support group and directory of area resources
Website:  http://griefhelpsacramento.com/
Phone:
(916) 557-5882
 
Yolo Hospice.
Offers bereavement support counseling for Yolo County residents.
Free drop-in Adult support groups meet regularly. Stepping Stones is a grief program for children and teens. Specialized classes (pre-registration required) are scheduled on a regular basis.
Website:  http://www.yolohospice.org/bereavement.php
Phone: (530) 758-5566.