Where to go for help, support

November 05, 1991

BELOW ARE just a few of the organizations that either offer regional support groups or can steer you to help in your area. Also check with local hospitals and churches.

The Compassionate Friends -- Support groups for bereaved parents and siblings; (708) 990-0010. Locally, there is one number for all Compassionate Friends groups in the area -- 321-7053. The address is Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 625, Brooklandville, Md. 21022-0625.

Afterloss -- Monthly newsletter focuses on grief recovery; P.O. Box 2545, Rancho Mirage, Calif. 92270; (800) 423-8811.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center -- Referrals for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death; 1415 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 105, Wayzata, Minn. 55391; (612) 473-9372.

Parents of Murdered Children -- Referrals to local chapter, plus a newsletter; 100 E. Eighth St., Suite B41, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; (513) 721-LOVE.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center -- Workshops; regional bereavement groups; South Route 616, Head Waters, Va. 24442; (703) 396-3441.

Theos -- Groups for those who have been widowed; 1301 Clark Building, 717 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222; (412) 471-7779.

Center for Attitudinal Healing -- Grief groups, including those for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Local offices in 50 cities. Head office: 19 Main St., Tiburon, Calif. 94920; (415) 435-5022.

National AIDS Hotline -- Information and referrals to local counseling groups; (800) 342-AIDS.

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