For a list of blogs written by young widows and widowers, please see my blogroll here. For books about grief, see here.
- Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation - A nonprofit that provides support to those grieving the death of someone they love, with a special emphasis on those who have been widowed. (See the "Programs" tab on their website for a comprehensive list of the online services they offer, or make a donation here.) Among their many programs and services, they offer or sponsor:
- "Camp Widow": A national conference on widowhood, held in San Diego. I attended the first conference in 2009 and have gone back in 2010 and 2011, and I can attest that it was fabulous. Worth every penny and then some.
- Widow's Voice blog: Seven widowed people share their unique view on widowed life--every day of the week. Visit it for a daily dose of hope and understanding.
- Widow Match and Widower Match: An online support group that matches widows and widowers of similar circumstances for supportive email correspondence. For an overview and contact information, see here.
- Widowed Village forum: A free, online support group and forum/bulletin board.
- Liz Logelin Foundation - A nonprofit that gives financial support to parents who've been recently widowed. Make a donation today! Or if you've been widowed in the last 12 months and have dependent children, apply for assistance.
- YoungWidow.org and the YWBB - A free, online support group and forum/bulletin board for young widows and widowers. This site was a lifeline for me in the first year after my husband died.
- The Dougy Center - A center here in Portland, OR that provides peer support for grieving children and their families. Started in 1982, it's become a model for other support centers founded across the U.S. Many of the widows and widowers I know locally have attended the Dougy Center with their children, and all their children have benefited from it greatly.
- Hello Grief - Online grief resource that is, as it says, "a place to share and learn about loss." It seems to primarily be for children who are grieving but also provides information and many resources for general grieving (and for adults) too. Includes some videos, has an online community/forum, and other interesting resources. For more information about it, see here.
- Open to Hope - An online resource center for people who have experienced loss, regardless of what type. Features regular articles and links to archived radio shows, podcasts, and online videos about loss.
- WidowNet.org - Another free online forum/bulletin board for widows and widowers. For more info on it, see here.
- American Widow Project - A nonprofit for military widows.
- Heartache to Healing
- Lost and Found