Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links below, or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

General Grief Resources

Grief Resources For Parents

Grief Resources For Children

  • Fernside Online – an online resource for grieving children.
  • The Dougy Center – the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children.

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Lithonia, GA 30058
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Carrollton, GA 30117
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Riverdale, GA 30274
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