Resources

Helping you cope with your grief

The experience of loss can change your life. Often, the emotional roller coaster of grieving can be confusing and difficult to understand. Bereaved persons have found that talking with someone who understands about their experience is one way to work through the grief experience. Others who have shared a similar experience of loss may have insights to share with you and you with them. Groups such as those listed below may offer the grieving person valuable information and emotional support.

For additional information regarding grief support groups please call Blyth Funeral Home (864) 223-2223 or Dr. J. William Harris (864) 388-9197.

Local Grief Support Groups

 

Compassionate Friends

Open to parents who have lost a child

First Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM

Pelham Road Baptist Church

Contact: (864) 990-1061.

First Presbyterian Church

Stephen Ministry

Contact: (864) 229-5814


Holiday Help

Blyth Funeral Home sponsors a holiday candlelight memorial service. This service is usually held immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. You may contact the funeral home for more information.

Hospice Grief Support

Open to everyone, third Tuesday of every month 10:00 AM

408 West Alexander Ave

Greenwood, SC 29646

Register: (864) 227-9393


Hospice Men's Grief Support Group

Open to men, third Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM

408 West Alexander Ave

Greenwood, SC 29646

Register: (864) 227-9393

Northside Baptist Church

Open to everyone, every Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Church office area

Contact: (864) 229-6010


Cross Roads

A group meeting for survivors of suicide

Second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Lowell Street United Methodist Church

300 Lowell Street

Greenwood, SC 29646

Contact: (864) 229-2704

E-mail: crossroads_sos@yahoo.com

Honea Path Grief Support Group

Open to everyone, first Thursday of every month 7:00 PM

First Baptist Church

100 South Main St.

Honea Path, SC 29654

Contact Gloria: (864) 369-7097


National Grief Support Groups

Many of these national organizations have local chapters. We have listed their addresses and phone numbers for your easy reference. You may be able to find a local group by calling the national organization for a referral.

 

AARP Widowed Persons Service

An outreach program for those who have lost a spouse

601 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20049

Contact: (202) 434-2260

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

For parents of children who have cancer or who have died of cancer

7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 460

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Contact: (800) 366-2223


The Compassionate Friends

For bereaved parents and siblings

PO Box 3696

Oakbrook, Illinois 60522-3696

(630) 990-0010

The National Hospice Organization

Offers support to families before, during and following the death of a terminally ill person

1700 Diagonal Rd, Suite 625

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703) 243-5900


Parents Without Partners

Regards the needs of single parents and their children

1650 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 500

Boca Raton, Florida 33432

(800) 637-7974

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance

Offers information and support to parents who have lost a child to SIDS

1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210

Baltimore, Maryland 21208

(800) 221-SIDS (7437)


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.

3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630

Arlington, Virginia 22201

(202) 588-TAPS (8277)

Survivors After Suicide

For information and support to survivors

Ray of Hope, Inc.

PO Box 2323

Iowa City, Iowa 52244

(319) 337-9890

 

 

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