Bereavement Support Services

We wish to express sincere sympathy to you in your loss.  We recognize that the loss of a loved one brings deep sorrow.  It is our hope that we can help ease your burden in some small way by providing information for non-profit bereavement support groups that may be helpful to you now and in the coming weeks.  Additionally, please consider accessing resources and referrals available through your primary care physician, health insurance provider, or faith or religious based group.


This list is meant for your convenience only.  It is not meant to be comprehensive.  The inclusion or exclusion of any entity does not constitute an endorsement nor signify disapproval by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.  The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office does not assume responsibility for the quality of service provided by any entity on this list.  For a more comprehensive list of support services, please visit the Washington Information Network 2-1-1 website and search for 'support groups'.  

Children & Teen Support Resources

  • Annual free weekend camp for children ages 6-17 (or18 if still in school) who have experienced a loss.
  • Led and sponsored by pediatric specialists and trained volunteers
  • Website

Drug & Alcohol Death Resources

Celebrating Lost Loved Ones - National Safety Council Interactive Opioid Epidemic Map

  • This interactive map allows family members to post memorials of loved ones lost opioid overdoses.  
  • Website

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) 

  • GRASP was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose.
  • Website

The Tears Foundation - Cali's Gift

  • This program financially assists parents whose child (ages 13-20) has died due to drug related issues and/or completed suicide with funeral assistance and/or grief counseling support.
  • For more information contact Margaret Pilon, Program Director, at (732) 610-8771, or
  • Website

SIDS Resources

Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance (NISSA)

  • NISSA offers information and bereavement services for families who have experienced the loss of an infant.  
  • (206) 548-9290 or (800) 533-0376
  • Website

Parent Support (P.S.) of Puget Sound

  • P.S. of Puget sound is a local support group run by parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or SIDS.
  • (425) 686-9451 (Voicemail only. Messages returned within two business days)
  • Website

Suicide Bereavement Resources

Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) Support Group

  • A monthly, specific grief support group for those who have lost someone from suicide.  
  • Meetings held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Stanwood Library in Stanwood, WA.
  • (425) 622-3313 (Angie Drake)

Swedish Edmonds - Survivors of Suicide Support Group

  • Eight-week group for family members and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide.  Hosted by Swedish Medical Center.
  • (425) 640-4404
  • Website

Traumatic/Sudden Loss Support Services

Swedish Edmonds - Traumatic Loss Support Group

  • This eight week group is for those who have experienced a loss that is sudden and traumatic (car accident, drowning, etc).
  • (425) 640-4404
  • Website

Victim Support Services

  • Longest running victim advocacy agency in Washington state.  Offers services free of charge to victims of crimes, such as homicide, vehicular homicide, and elder abuse/neglect.
  • (888) 288-9221
  • Website

If you are a non-profit bereavement support group with services available in Snohomish County and would like to be added to this page, please contact our office.