Getting Help

Families of donors are our heroes. Providing support to families after donation is a top priority for LifeCenter Northwest. We are always available by phone if you have any questions, or just need someone to talk to, at (425) 201-6602.

Because each individual’s journey through grief is different, we have a variety of bereavement support materials to help you find what you need to heal. Below are links to support groups and organizations, as well as a list of our grief support resources and a list of books on grief and bereavement .We also have more information on self-care and coping with grief.

Support groups and organizations

Local hospice organizations are frequently the most accessible and affordable providers of support groups and counseling. For help finding a hospice program or counseling provider in your area, call our Family Services team at (425) 201-6602.

General

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King County, WA.

What’s Your Grief
A website that includes Podcasts, Blogs, and articles related to coping with various types of grief and loss.

Hello Grief
A place to share and learn about grief and loss.

The Healing Center
The Healing Center offers support and guidance on the grieving and healing process. Serving adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner, parent, or sibling.

GriefShare
A network of grief support groups and other resources.

GriefNet
Internet and email support groups for people dealing with grief, death, and loss.

National Donor Family Council
The National Kidney Foundation founded the National Donor Family Council, which supports the needs and expectations of donor families. It is the largest organized group of donor families in the world.

National Kidney Foundation
In your initial bereavement packet we included information about the newsletter from the National Kidney Foundation, For Those Who Give and Grieve.  You can also view these newsletters (the most recent, and issues dating back to 1995) by visiting their website here.

AARP Article
Steps for dealing with loss.

Parents

Bereaved Parent Support
A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families as they struggle with grief caused by the death of a child.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby, with a free gift of professional portraiture.

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child.

The MISS Foundation
Grief support after the death of a child.

The Tears Foundation
The TEARS Foundation offers free support groups for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby.

Suicide/Depression

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
A leading non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

Friends for Survival
A national nonprofit outreach organization for those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy.

SAVE
Resources for survivors of suicide loss.

Survivors of Suicide
A place where survivors can share their struggle and pain to comfort and support one another.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King County, WA.

Homicide

Victim Support Services
Providing grief support and assistance to families and friends of victims of crime.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
A national organization for the families and friends of those who have died by violence.

MADD
A nonprofit, grassroots organization working to stop drunk driving, support the victims of drunk driving, and prevent underage drinking.

Youth and Children

Camp Erin 
A free, weekend long, bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Click here for information on upcoming camps in the Pacific Northwest.

Children’s Grief Connection
A nonprofit organization providing grief programs for children and teens in partnership with the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.

The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Art with Heart
Art with Heart is dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of children adversely affected by hardship and grief, through creative expression.

Safe Crossings Foundation
Helping children cope with grief.

Journey
The Journey Program is for any family who has experienced the death of a child. Journey provides support to help families cope with death, loss and the grieving process.