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Bereavement Resources for Professionals

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The survivor Outreach Program is one of many programs and resources offered free of charge by AFSP for survivors of suicide loss.

Central NY Chapter
The Survivor Outreach Program
Phone: 315-664-0346
Phone: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)

Central New York Perinatal & Infant Bereavement Network Resource List
This Resource List is for families who have experienced perinatal or infant death. The Central New York Perinatal and Infant Bereavement Network (CNY-PIBN) is a group of professionals and community members committed to providing the best possible care and support to bereaved families in the Central New York region. It created this booklet in 2007 that includes resources for Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson and Lewis, Madison, Oneida and Herkimer, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins counties. It also has a list of national organizations.
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Crouse Hospital’s Resources for Grieving Families
This resource, compiled in 2007, offers annotated lists of books for parents and families, for children, and regarding a subsequent pregnancy. It also provides links to online resources.
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First Candle
Provides support to those who have experienced an infant death. Bilingual counselors are available 24 hours/day.

First Candle
Suite 210
1314 Bedford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone 410-653-8226 or 800-221-7437

Healing Circle of Central New York
Provides support to those who have had someone close to them take their life.

Healing Circle of Central New York (CNY)
Meets at the lower level of Cathy’s Corner Café
731 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Contact: Jeff Lamb
Phone: 315-480-5732

HOPE for Bereaved
Provides support, resources and hope for grieving children, adults and families, as well as training, consultation and resources for those who wish to help the bereaved.

Hope for Bereaved, Inc
4500 Onondaga Blvd.
Syracuse, New York 13219
Office phone: 315-475-9675
Helpline phone: 315-475-HOPE (4673)

Hospice of Central New York
Hospice fosters healing and growth by providing professional grief counseling, consultation and education to all ages through its Center for Living With Loss.

The Center provides bereavement support, counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families who may be dealing with life-threatening illness, grief following a death, and sudden and traumatic grief. The Center provides this support in both individual and support group settings to hospice families and friends. It also makes these services available to residents of Central New York.

Hospice of CNY
990 Seventh North Street
Liverpool, New York 13088
Phone: 315-634-1100

National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center
Serves as a central source of information on pregnancy loss and sudden infant death.
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center

Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, D.C. 20057-1272
Phone: 866-866-7437

Onondaga County Mental Health
Sue Ellen Harris, former Director of Outpatient Services, provides age-appropriate suggestions for grieving families with children in her article, "Four Ideas to Help Children Cope with a Death in the Family."
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Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center (SICDRC) – Contact Community Services.
The Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center is a statewide program helping families and communities affected by the sudden and unexpected death of an infant or young child. The Center coordinates a comprehensive program providing support for bereaved families and educational and public awareness programs about measures to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other causes of infant and child mortality.

Contact Community Services
6311 Court Street Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: 315-251-1400 x 118
Fax: 315-433-0950


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