Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee


The resources below are for officers and their loved ones experiencing bereavement, or profound sadness as a result of deprived of a loved,

Resource Summary Population
Army Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)  A program of long-term family support for survivors. This program is designed to fulfill the Army Family Covenant by providing support to survivors for as long as they desire. This support includes: behavioral health information and referral; benefits and entitlements; life-skills training for survivors; financial counseling; and other grief and trauma support. Support is provided to anyone who is affected by the death of a U.S. military service member, regardless of service branch or component. All
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)  The 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or circumstance of the death. TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources. TAPS also holds Regional survivor seminars, a National Survivor Seminar and a National Suicide Survivor Seminar. They have online chat, support groups, and care groups around the country. All
The Centering Corporation  The Centering Corporation a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.  The resources cover such topics as Healing During Grief, Adult Grief Resources, Children's Grief Resources, Infant Loss, Bereaved Parents, Suicide, Death of Spouse and Illness. All
Griefnet A companion to, this site provides an integrated approach to online grief support and provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.  This site also provide links to many different types of online support groups for a number of different grief topics. All
Grief Share   GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help.  Ultiple resources and free daily email. All
Hospice Foundation of America  Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is a nonprofit organization providing programs for professional development, public education and information; funding research, producing publications, and information on issues related to advance care planning, hospice and palliative care, caregiving, and grief. HFA programs for healthcare professionals are designed to improve care of those with terminal illness and those experiencing the process of grief, and are offered on a national basis. HFA programs for the public are designed to assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief. All
Legacy Connect  Grief support groups, condolence advice, articles, blogs, funeral etiquette and more All
The Open to Hope Foundation    An online website where people can share inspirational stories of loss and love. We encourage our visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion. All
Bereaved Parents of the USA  Articles and resources for bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings Siblings, Parents & Grandparents
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Siblings, Parents & Grandparents
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of Mothers whose sons and daughters served and died while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or died as a result of such service, or were missing in action. Siblings, Parents & Grandparents
American Widow Project  The American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her grief. Every military widow deserves the opportunity and tangible tools available to help rebuild her life. Because of that, the American Widow Project provides the vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize success, healing and hope for a brighter future. Widows, Widowers & Partners
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.   The Gold Star Wives of America is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that provides assistance and friendship to those who have lost their spouse to a military-related cause of death. Widows, Widowers & Partners
National Widower’s Organization  Newsletter, books and resources related to men's grief. Widows, Widowers & Partners
The Dougy Center The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Resources, trainning, books, DVDs and consultation Children & Families
When Families Grieve: Talk, Listen and Connect  Videos and articles related to child grief. For Children & Adolescents
National Alliance for Grieving Children  Support, conferences,  grants, education, blog and resources For Children & Adolescents
Snowball Express  Events and news related to children of fallen heros For Children & Adolescents
Traumatic Grief in Military Children  Education, treatment, training and resources for tramatic grief in military children For Children & Adolescents
Military Child Education Coalition  Programs, training, tools, publications and resources focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. For Children & Adolescents
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)  Contining education, conferences, evants, publications, certifications related to death education All
Military OneSource   Resources lated to military life cycle, finances, relationships, moving, education, wellness recreation and service providers for military members and their families All
TRICARE  Eligability, claims, forms, find a provider. All provides a safe environment for grieving kids and their parents to find information and ask questions. Children & Families
Hospice Net  The purpose of Hospice Net is to provide information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Primary services include an international directory of hospice and palliative care programs, and links to resources for caregivers, patients, and people dealing with grief. Caregivers, patients, and persons dealing with grief
Greif and Lose Support Guide Presentation explain the grieving process, managing symptoms of grief, and how to assist individuals that may be grieving. All
HSPAC Grief and Lose Support Guide Brief pamphlet providing a brief overview of grief and how/where to find help dealing with grief. All
Survivor Benefits
Resource Summary Population
Benefits for Survivors of Active Duty Officers This fact sheet addresses the most widely used benefits for survivors of active duty officers; it does not include benefits available through Social Security.  

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