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There are a number of organizations that focus on providing support to people facing specific kinds of adversity. If you’re looking for more specialized help, here are a few places to start.
Good Grief helps kids and their families cope and build resilience following the death of a loved one.
HealGrief offers a virtual place for those who have lost someone to memorialize their loved one and provides resources to support a healthy grief recovery.
The Moyer Foundation brings grieving kids together to process grief and provides tools to help them restore hope.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children supports kids who have lost a loved one by sharing advice and connecting them to local support programs.
TAPS offers peer support and a 24/7 helpline for all those grieving the death of a loved one who served in the armed forces.
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who are experiencing grief rebuild a sense of hope.
LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation provides personalized information and support services for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, families, and educators.
The American Cancer Society provides access to online communities and self-care advice for cancer patients, survivors, and families.
Courageous Parents Network provides community and advice to support families as they care for seriously ill children.
Easterseals offers a range of support services nationwide for people with disabilities and their families, to help people of all abilities reach their full potential.
Hidden Heroes connects military caregivers to a community of peers, vetted resource directory, and online trainings.
NAMI helps people affected by mental illness navigate daily challenges by connecting them to relevant information and peer support groups.
The PACER Center offers practical guidance for youth with disabilities, their families, and educators to help each person thrive.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association offers peer support and practical guides for both women and men (and their loved ones) living with infertility.
FUTURES provides innovative resources to prevent and end violence against women and children.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides immediate support for those affected by domestic violence, as well as information about healthy relationships and finding help for yourself or others.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence offers support to people escaping abusive relationships and empowers survivors to build new lives.
RAINN offers programs and services to help prevent sexual violence and assist survivors in all stages of recovery.
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who have experienced trauma rebuild a sense of safety and hope.
Loveisrespect empowers young people to prevent and end abusive relationships by helping them recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships and get help for themselves or others.
LIVESTRONG Fertility Services provides individualized information and support for cancer patients and survivors at risk of infertility.
The Moyer Foundation brings together kids affected by substance abuse in their families and provides tools to help them restore hope.
Splitopia offers advice to help people address divorce and separation cooperatively and build healthy lives afterward.
The Family Equality Council connects LGBTQ parents across the country to share advice and encourage the acceptance of all families.
GLSEN helps students and educators foster a safe and affirming learning environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
HeartMob connects people who have experienced online harassment to a support community and offers safety and self-care guides.
Hollaback! teaches individuals, bystanders, and schools how to respond to street harassment and build a more inclusive public space.
The National Center for Transgender Equality empowers people to address transgender discrimination and violence in their own lives and in their communities.
PFLAG helps LGBTQ people and their allies cultivate individual pride, supportive families, and safe communities.
The Trevor Project provides community and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ kids and teens and crisis counseling for those thinking of suicide.
Root & Rebound provides guides for individuals preparing for reentry and their families.
Sesame Street offers bilingual multimedia tools for parents and providers to help kids coping with the incarceration of a loved one.
Fostering Resilience offers information for parents and professionals to help kids build resilience and tools for teens to manage stress and seek help.
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center offers practical guidance for students, educators, and parents to address bullying and promote safe environments for all youth.
Sesame Street offers bilingual multimedia tools for parents and providers to help kids build resilience.
The Mindset Kit by PERTS provides tools for teachers, parents, and mentors to help kids develop a growth mindset and a sense of belonging.