At Konopka Funeral Home, the obligation to our families rises far beyond the arrangements for the funeral service and burial. We know the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. We have many resources available to help with the grief process.
We all have our ways in dealing with grief. Several support groups through religious and charitable organizations are available. We will try to assist you in locating the one which will be most suited to your needs.
There are a number of fine organizations whose primary goal is to help families deal with grief. Below is a list of websites that might be able to help.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.
Grief and Loss
Grief support information and resources from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Crisis, Grief and Healing
A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden's books on healing from loss.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.