The Newly Widowed Checklist was written in collaboration with the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation:
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a national support network for people grieving the loss of someone they love. Founded by people who have personally experienced either the death of a spouse, or the death of a parent, our leadership is committed to implementing programs that reach out to a variety of communities across the country. We have several web based programs, and two annual events focused on supporting people who have lost of a spouse. SSLF hosts a large database of resources designed to provide practical tools and useful information for people who have experienced any type of loss. Our database is regularly updated, and new information is added monthly. All of our programs are based on the concept of peer-based support, we offer no formal counseling and do not have any therapists or counselors on staff. We help each other to heal by telling our stories, and being available to listen when an understanding ear is needed. Please visit us at www.sslf.org.
New York Life Foundation supports AChildInGrief.com. As a company with a proud history of helping others, New York Life is fully committed to providing those grieving with the tools necessary to cope with a loss. AChildInGrief.com is a valuable collection of stories and resources that will help guide you and your family through the death of a loved one.
Sesame Street – When Families Grieve presents families’ personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.
National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them… Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal. From their website you can find resources in your neighborhood.
Camp Erin is the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country for children and teens who are grieving a significant loss. The camp is run by the Moyer Foundation