Adult Loss of a Parent


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Regional & National Resources

Asante Hospice Bereavement Support, MedfordOR
Bereavement Coordinator:  Donna Stribling
Runs 8-week groups, seasonally; normally daytime
Groups are open to the public and free.
Interested clients call Donna directly at: 541-789-4831

Providence Homecare & Hospice, Medford, OR
Bereavement Coordinator: Susan Cooper
Ongoing daytime bereavement support group(s).
Free and open to the public.
Call for more information:(541) 732-6500

Klamath Hospice, Inc., Klamath Falls, OR
Offers bereavement support, including a local support group free and open to the community. Call main number 1-541-882-2902 to find out more.

Websites and Links to Articles & Other Resources

Huffington Post article on Coping With the Death of a Parent

“The Long Goodbye” article on Grieving the Death of a Mother

“They’re my Parents. I Miss Them”  Article on the death of both parents from the British newspaper, The Guardian.

“Orphaned in Adulthood: Grieving the Loss of Your Parents”
Article from

AfterShare-Online Grief Support
A website dedicated to writing as a form of healing with the ability to write privately or share with family members or a therapist.  A forum and other features makes this a unique tool for working through grief.

The Center for Loss and Life Transition, Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Dr. Wolfelt is a nationally recognized expert in grief and loss. Through the Center you can access various articles on grief and loss, purchase books on many different subjects within the field of bereavement, sign up for an e-newsletter, register to attend a workshop with Dr. Wolfelt, and get involved in other ways with a community of others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Open to Hope Foundation
Non-profit organization and online resource with a special radio program. Focuses on death of a child, parent, spouse, and sibling.  This site has community forums, articles, stories, ideas, suggestions and ways to connect with others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

What’s Your Grief?
An easy to use and comprehensive grief website with over 250 articles dealing with all aspects of grief and bereavement.  Offers print resources, like pamphlets. For all ages and all kinds of losses.

Grief & Healing ~ Dancing in My Mother’s Slippers
Website of Fayegail Mandell Bisaccia, local author and longtime friend of WinterSpring. Fayegail wrote “Dancing In My Mother’s Slippers” chronicling her journey of grief and transformation after the death of her mother.

Our House
“Our House is the most recognized grief support center in California. On-site grief support and interventions are available to schools and businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles area.” Great articles and resources for a variety of losses, including children, teens, adult grief.

Harvard Medical School handbook:Coping with Grief & Loss: A Guide to Healing
“Compassionate advice for dealing with the loss of a loved one”

“Coping with Bereavement”
Grief basics from a national mental health advocacy non-profit organization.
Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311
Toll free (800) 969-6642

Modern Loss
“Candid Conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.”