Grief Support Helps

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The list below consists of some grief resources.  If you or someone in your family is in need of support services, please take advantage of these resources. Everyone copes with grief differently and it is extremely important that you and your family understand that grief is real, sometime requiring the help of professionals to help you through your time of loss. Please understand there is no shame in asking for help.  After all, this is a tremendous loss and you need to take care of your wellbeing.

 

If you know or can recommend a local grief support service not found in this list, please contact us and we would be happy to include them as a resource.

 

If you know someone who needs help one-on-one, please call.  We will assist you in finding a local area pastor that will meet with them.  Feel free to call Pastor Bob Rice at 402.499.9542 (cell) or 402.483.6512 at Lincoln Beran Church. Berean also has individual counselors avaiable.  Just call the church.


Loss in General

Lincoln Area Support Groups or Help

 

GRIEF SHARE
Lincoln Berean Church

6400 South 70th Street (north door)
Call Chris and Dave Obbink
402.499.1059 Chris's cell
or 402.791.5319 home
Meets Tues. nights @ 7:00 p.m. in D107.

 

AGING PARNTERS
Phone:  402.441.7070
Website:http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/aging/index.htm#s
A offering a variety of groups, activities, and services for seniors in our community.


CANCER RESOURCE CENTER
Phone: 402.483.2827
A caring resource for people facing cancer. For those newly diagnosed, going through treatment, or going through recurrence.


CHRIST’S PLACE
Phone: 402.421.1111
Adult grief sessions for both members and non-members. Spring and Fall sessions. There is a small fee for book and materials.


COMMUNITY FRIENDS
Phone: 402.477.0857
Supported by local medical centers and rehabilitation hospitals.  Meets monthly.  


GRIEFSHARE
Phone: 402.4209552
Website: http://www.firstfreelincoln.org/ministries/griefshare/
Sponsored by First Free Church, 3280 S. 84th Street, For adults high school age or older. Cost is $15 (for workbook). Scholarships are available. Meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.Two 13-week sessions per year.


GROWING THROUGH GRIEF
Phone: 402.484.9692  or 402.483.7671
Tabitha sponsored. Free 8-week session of adult group education and support.Offered quarterly.


HELPING HEARTS
Phone: 402.219.7000
Website:  www.SaintElizabethOnline.com  (select Events & Classes)
St. Elizabeth Medical Center sponsored.This eight-week series helps you work through grief with the aid of group members, professional grief educators, and facilitators. $50/person (includes book and journal). Registration is required.

 

ST. MARK’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 402.489.8885
Website: http://www.stmarks.org/ministries/affinity-interest-groups/grief-support-group.html
Support group for people grieving over any significant loss. Meets Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.


T.H.E.O.S. (THEY HELP EACH OTHER SPIRITUALLY)
Phone: 402.466.5238
Sponsored by Warren United Methodist Church.  Free support for adults.Meets first Saturday in the McGee Parlor. Potluck dinner at 6:15 pm and meeting at 7:00 pm. Open to all.

 


On Line Grief Helps:

Website:http://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional_health/coping_with_death_and_grief.aspx
Series of articles coping with death and grief from a Christian perspective.


Website: http://www.cbn.com/family/familyadvice/stoelting-grief-at-christmas.aspx
Coping with grief at Christmas.


Website: http://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2008/July/grief-and-faith.html
Grief and faith article.


Website:  http://www.christianforums.com/t7474267/
A beautiful explanation of grieving for a Christian.

 

 

Loss of a Child

BRIDGES
Phone: 402.219.7065
Application via web: http://perinatalhospice.org/uploads/Bridges1209.pdf
St. Elizabeth Medical Center sponsored. For persons who have experience a pregnancy loss though miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. Personal support. No group meetings.


REMEMBERING OUR CHILDREN
Phone: 402.477.0857
For parents who have experienced the death of an older (not infant age) child.Meets at Madonna Rehab Hospital , 5401 South Street , Contact: Sharon Duffy , 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


REMEMBERING OUR CHILDREN / COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Phone: 402.477.0857
Website:  http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Sponsors three annual events: Butterfly release, Candle lighting, and Walk to Remember.


SIDS SUPPORT/COUNSELING
Phone: 402.441.7940
Support and counseling for families dealing with SIDS.  

 

 

Loss through Suicide

RAY OF HOPE
Phone: 402.477.8610 or 402.483.2099 or 402.476.9668 or 402.488.3827
For survivors of those who complete suicide.Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Our Saviour's Lutheran Church east parking lot, 40th & "C" Street.

 


Loss of a Spouse

JUST PALS
Phone: 402.441.7028
Focused on younger widowed people.Meets one Saturday a month for social activities.


WIDOWER’S BREAKFAST
Phone: 402.488.2661 or 402.441.7028
Gathering for breakfast and sharing.


WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE/GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES
Phone: 402.441.7028
Grief support for loss of a spouse or partner through death. Call for times and dates. Also provides social activities with other widows/widowers at various locations.


YOUNG WIDOW/WIDOWERS
Phone: 402.488.1363
Sponsored by Aseracare Hospice.

 

 

Loss through Homicide

HOMICIDE C0-VICTIM GROUP
Phone: 402.441.7181
A free counselor-led counseling and support group for friends and families of homicide victims. Meets second Monday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm.

 

 

Grief Support for People Involved in the Death of Another

HIDDEN VICTIMS
Phone: 402.486.9668 or 402.476.9668
For people who were involved in the death or serious injury of another person. Free telephone support & literature.

 

 

Grief Support for Caregivers

CAREGIVER SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP
Phone:  402.441.7070
Sponsored by Life/ElderCare Connection.

 


Loss through a Military Related Death

TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS
http://www.taps.org/
Caring for families of our fallen heroes.

 


Loss through AIDS

National Hotline for Surviving Friends and Relative of AIDS Victims
Phone: 800.342.2437

 


Grief Support for Children and Families with Children

CHARLIE BROWNS KIDS
Phone: 402.483.1845
Website:http://charliebrownskids.org/
Grief support for children ages 3-16.  


MOURNING HOPE
Phone: 402.489.8989
Website: http://www.mourninghope.org/
A grief support network for children, teens & families.

 

 

Loss of a Child to Cancer

Beyond the Cure
Phone: 800.532.6459
Website: http://www.beyondthecure.org/

 


Loss of a Child through Homicide

Parents of Murdered Children
Phone:513.721-5683
Website:  http://www.pomc.com/

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Phone: 800.438.6233
Website:  http://www.madd.org/