Resources

Government

Veterans Affairs – www.VA.gov
Social Security – www.SSA.gov

Grief Support and Education

The Association for Death Education and Counseling – Founded in 1976, is an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, care of the dying, and bereavement counseling and support. Based on quality research and theory, the Association provides information, support, and resources to its multicultural, multidisciplinary membership, and, through it, to the public.
www.ADEC.org

Compassionatefriends – Assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
www.Compassionatefriends.org

Griefnet – is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Griefnet contains over 50 e-mail grief support groups and two web sites. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.
www.Griefnet.org

Kidsaid – A safe place for kids to grieve and help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.
www.Kidsaid.com

Nationalshare – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support serves those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
www.Nationalshare.org

Funeral Director Associations

National Funeral Directors Association - www.NFDA.org
New York State Funeral Directors Association - www.NYSFDA.com
Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association - www.NSFDA.org

Additional Helpful Links

Hospice Foundation of America –  End of Life care resources for professionals, patients and families.
www.Hospicefoundation.org

American Cancer Society - Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
www.Cancer.org

American Heart Association –  The Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
www.heart.org

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
www.StJude.org

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center –The world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSKCC has devoted more than a century to patient care as well as to innovative research, making significant contributions to new and better therapies for the treatment of cancer.
www.MSKCC.org

Mesothelioma Survival Rate
www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/mesothelioma-survival-rate

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance – the web’s leading resource for those affected by asbestos cancer
mesothelioma.com