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LGBTQ+ Grief Support Resources Directory

Many of the Resources included in this LGBTQ+ Grief Support Resources Directory (A Work In Progress) are thanks to the great research work of Volunteer Ryanne

Crisis/Support Lines

The Trevor Project

Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Contact: (866) 488-7386

Crisis support and mental health referrals, as well as other resources

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services specifically for LGBTQ

young people ages 13-24. Text and call

Free, LGBT

Trans Lifeline

Website: https://translifeline.org/

Contact: (877) 565-8860

A trans-led organization providing community, support, and resources to help trans

individuals survive and thrive.

Free, LGBT

Pride Institute

Website: https://pride-institute.com/

Contact: (888) 408-1625

Provides chemical dependency and mental health referrals and information specifically

tailored for the LGBTQ community

Free, LGBT

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

Website: https://www.lgbthotline.org/

Contact: (888) 843-4564

Offers free and confidential peer-support, information, and local resources to the

LGBTQIA+ community through national hotlines and online programs, with all support

volunteers identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ family.

Free, LGBT

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Senior Hotline

Website: https://www.lgbthotline.org

Contact: (888) 234-7243

Offers free and confidential peer-support, information, and local resources to the

LGBTQIA+ community through national hotlines and online programs, with all support

volunteers identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ family.

Free, LGBT

Crisis Text Line

Website: https://www.crisistextline.org/

Contact: Text START to 741-741

Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 text-based support for individuals in crisis, with trained

Crisis Counselors. Accessible throughout the USA.

Free, LGBT

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline

Website: https://www.sageusa.org/what-we-do/sage-national-lgbt-elder-hotline/

Contact: 877-360-LGBT(5428)

Referrals and crisis support. The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline provides a platform for

LGBT older individuals and caretakers to talk and be heard, connecting them with

friendly responders.

Free, LGBT

The Friendship Line

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/services/friendship-line/

Contact: 888-670-1360

Provides private phone assistance for older adults (60 and over) who might feel lonely,

isolated, or are dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, or contemplating death or

suicide, along with round-the-clock crisis intervention via phone. It also offers aid to

those caring for the elderly and to individuals with physical or emotional challenges.


Postpartum Support International

Website: https://www.postpartum.net/

Contact: 1-800-944-4773 Call or Text “Help”

Postpartum Support International is a website and helpline that provides support with

postpartum life and complications such as loss of a child, and more


Friends for Survival

Website: https://friendsforsurvival.org/

Contact: (916) 392-0664 Toll Free: (800) 646-7322

Friends for Survival is a nonprofit dedicated to helping those affected by suicide,

providing continuous peer aid, a crisis line, and supplementary materials.


Grief Support Groups Professional and Peer Led

The Compassionate Friends

Website: https://www.compassionatefriends.org/

Contact: https://www.compassionatefriends.org/contact/ or call (877) 969-0010

The Compassionate Friends is a website providing support to families grieving the loss

of a child through both local and online gatherings.


Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Website: https://www.wendtcenter.org/about-grief/

Contact: (202) 204-5021

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a website that offers support to people who have

experienced loss, terminal illness, abuse, or other trauma

Free, Paid


Website: pflag.org

Contact: https://pflag.org/meetings/?f-topic%5B%5D=virtual

PFLAG is the nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and

advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Free, LGBT

Fenway Health: LGBTQIA+ Aging Project




Contact: All groups require pre-registration. For more information on the LGBTQIA+

Bereavement Program contact Lisa Krinsky at 857.313.6590 or


To register email: LGBTQIAAgingProject@fenwayhealth.org

Weekly Zoom Drop-in Group for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults. The Aging Project has offered

a free weekly Zoom drop-in group for LGBTQIA+ older adults. These are informal

discussion groups, facilitated by Aging Project staff, that help people feel more

connected. The group meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

EST. Based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

Free, LGBT

The Center San Diego


For more information on the group or the Zoom Link, please contact


Join us to connect with others who have experienced personal loss. Led by The Center

Behavioral Health Services staff and volunteer facilitators, this group is a safe,

nonjudgmental space to receive support. Mondays, 5-6:30pm virtually via ZOOM.

Based out of the LGBT Center in San Diego California.

Free, LGBT

The Loft LGBTQ+ Community Center

Website: https://www.loftgaycenter.org/grief_and_loss_discussion_support_group

Contact: info@loftgaycenter.org or (914) 948-2932 x13

This discussion and support group is for members of the LGBTQ+ community to have a

safe space to grieve and discuss the feelings of loss they are experiencing.

This is an ongoing series of discussions with facilitator J. Cruz, MSW/MSEd. This group

meets on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays of every month from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Virtual

based out of White Plains, New York.

Free, LGBT

LGBT Bereavement Support Group in Upstate New York

Websites: https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resource.cfm?r=652

Contact: call HOPE at 315-475-9675 and ask for Walt

The group meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the 2nd Tuesday of each month at HOPE

For Bereaved, 4500 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse. HOPE also offers one-on-one

counseling for those who feel that they need individual help with their grief. Both the

support group and counseling are free of charge to the bereaved. Virtual options.

Free, LGBT

Grief Encounters

Website: https://www.switchboard.org.uk/what-we-do/grief-encounters/

Contact: Should you wish to learn more or participate in this peer support group, please

reach out to Jackie, the Development Worker for Grief Encounters at Switchboard, via

the email: grief.encounters@switchboard.org.uk.

Grief Encounters offers a peer support platform for LGBTQ individuals dealing with a

loss. Beyond the common feelings of grief, anguish, and sorrow experienced by all,

many in the LGBTQ community encounter extra challenges during bereavement, such

as: Discrimination based on LGBTQ status, Lack of recognition for our relationships,

Alienation from family members, Legal and financial complications, Being left out of

conversations and decisions by relatives and medical professionals. Virtual, based out

of East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Free, LGBT

Local Options

Your Local LGBT Center

Your local LGBT center will be able to provide you with local support groups for all kinds

of needs. Map that provides list of most

LGBT Centers: https://www.lgbtcampus.org/lgbt-map

Professional Therapy Resources and Directories

Psychology Today:

Link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Most widely used therapist and psychologist directory. Ability to sort by type of therapy;

modalities and insurance coverage.

Open Counseling

Link: https://www.opencounseling.com/

Open Counseling is a website that provides a directory of local and affordable in person

and virtual counseling.

Good Therapy

Link: https://www.goodtherapy.org/find-therapist.html

Find therapists and counselors, rehab and residential treatment centers, and mental

health resources.

Therapy Tribe

Link: https://www.therapytribe.com/

Users can explore numerous professional profiles based on location and expertise to

find a roster of competent mental health practitioners nearby. The platform features

user-friendly tribes centered on uniting individuals dealing with different mental health

conditions, addictions, and illnesses.

Open Path Collective

Link: https://openpathcollective.org/

Open Path Collective is a nonprofit organization offering a directory for affordable

in-person and virtual therapy sessions. The directory allows users to filter and match

with therapists. While Open Path charges a one-time fee for lifetime membership,

therapists associated with it agree to offer services ranging from $40-$70 for individuals

and $80 for couples.

Inclusive Therapists

Link: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

Inclusive Therapists is a directory of professionals that strive to embody:

anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-racism & anti-ableism.

Resources, Tools and Apps

Grief Works - Self Love & Care

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.psyt.gw&hl=en_US&gl=US

Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

The Grief Works app is designed to guide you through your mourning after losing

someone dear, alleviate your sorrow, and fortify you as time progresses. Although each

grief journey is distinct, Grief Works features insightful guidance from the UK's top grief

specialist, Julia Samuel, assisting you in discovering your "new normal."

Free, Paid

Empathy - Loss Companion

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.empathy.companion

Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/empathy-loss-support/id1536395192

Whether it's crafting an obituary, finding the will, or setting up a probate bank account,

this guide outlines the precise actions you should undertake, tailored to your individual

circumstances, at the appropriate times.

Free, Paid

Untangle Grief

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.disciplemedia.untangle

Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/untangle-grief/id1617596956

Untangle assists you through the emotional, practical, legal, and financial hurdles

following a bereavement, simplifying the process of reconstructing your life.

Free, Paid

Smiles and Tears

Link: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/smiles-tears/id965830012

Smiles and Tears is an app that offers a way to record memories, send gifts, and write

thoughts and feelings while coping with a loss. Apple only.


What's Your Grief?

Link: https://whatsyourgrief.com/

Promotes grief education by sharing brochures, webinars, a podcast, and booklets. Free

General Virtual Grief Support Resources

Carson's Village

Website: https://carsonsvillage.org/

Contact: https://carsonsvillage.org/contact-us/

Carson's Village offers free support services to help families manage practical details such as burial arrangements, funeral planning, and tracking gifts, during the challenging time following the sudden loss of a loved one.Free

Friends for Survival

Website: https://friendsforsurvival.org/

Contact: (916) 392-0664 Toll Free: (800) 646-7322

Friends for Survival is a nonprofit dedicated to helping those affected by suicide, providing continuous peer aid, a crisis line, and supplementary materials.Free

Mourning Hope Grief Center

Website: https://www.mourninghope.org/

Contact: https://www.mourninghope.org/findsupport.html

Provides weekly online grief support groups for families, young adults, adults, and those coping with loss due to suicide



Website: https://save.org/

PDF: https://save.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Grief-After-Suicide.pdf

Provides support groups for suicide loss survivors, as well as resources about suicide and finding help for yourself or others.

Healing Conversations

Website: https://afsp.org/healing-conversations/

Contact: https://afsp.org/find-a-local-chapter/

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents "Healing Conversations," a program aimed at linking those who have experienced a suicide loss with peer volunteers who've undergone a similar tragedy. These discussions can take place over the phone, through video chat, or face-to-face.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

Website: https://nacg.org/

Contact: https://nacg.org/find-support/

Provides information on supporting children through grief, including a national database of grief support programs, camps, and community resources.Free

Glow in the Woods

Website: https://www.glowinthewoods.com/

Provides a platform for mothers and fathers who have faced miscarriage or fertility challenges to express and mourn their loss. Further guidance is available for third parties wishing to support friends enduring such losses.

Additional Resources Suggested By My Grief Angels' Volunteers and Online Community Members

http://www.connect.legacy.com/group/gayandlesbianswhohavelostpartners - For Gays and Lesbians who have lost partners


- Central Florida Support Group

http://www.centeronhalsted.org/ - Chicago Support Group

http://www.gmhc.org/ - NYC. Bereavement Group. A 12-week support group for those who are struggling with grief and loss since the death of someone close to them. Mondays, 4 pm – 5:15 pm. To register, please contact: Basia Mosinski, 212.367.1019.

http://glowcounseling.com/lgbt-issues/lgbt-grief-counseling/ - Grief Counseling in Denver, Colorado

http://www.lgbtagingproject.org/Bereavement.html - Mass. The LGBT Bereavement Support Group is the first state wide initiative to address loss in the LGBT community. The program is funded by the Department of Public Health and it is facilitated by Ethos, and elder service agency in Jamaica Plain and The LGBT Aging Project. This initiative consists of six free LGBT Bereavement Groups each in different parts of the state. Each group will run for six consecutive weeks and will be led by a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in bereavement issues in the LGBT Community. The free group is open to any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one (family member, friend, partner/spouse).

http://www.outboulder.org/content/supporting-each-other-addressing-lgbt-grief-community - Grief Counseling in Boulder, Colorado