• Bereavement resources

    New York Life’s dedicated online resource for bereaved families and those who want to support them.

Helping families in times of grief is at the heart of our company’s mission, and our research has shown that families who lose a loved one wish they had more resources and support available to them. In an effort to address this gap, we have developed this dedicated online grief resource which offers articles, expert tips, personal stories and local resources for families, educators and community members.

Today, more than ever, children are witnesses to a world filled with tragedy and loss. Young people can and do experience the death of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and teachers. As caregivers, teachers, and all concerned adults, we need to be prepared with an arsenal of information and guidance that can help bereaved children and their families make sense of this life-altering change. New York Life Foundation stands on the frontlines of this effort by offering accessible resources to families, communities and the public to help build and support resilient families.

Support and resources:

  • National Bereavement Resource Guide : State by State Bereavement Listing
    A list of each state's bereavement organizations to support bereaved children and their families.
  • After a loved one dies - how children grieve and adults can support them
    This booklet explains how children grieve and how parents and other caring adults can help them understand death better. It can also help parents and adults who are part of the lives of children who have experienced a loss know what to expect and how to help.
  • Coalition to Support Grieving Students
    The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of leading professional organizations representing the school community who have come together to support grieving students and their families. The Coalition has created and is sharing a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students.
  • Sesame Workshop's When Families Grieve
    This bilingual kit uses the power of Elmo and the Sesame Street Muppets to support grieving families. It includes the Muppets, and stories of families coping with the death of a parent; a parent/caregiver guide, and a storybook.
  • The Shared Grief Project
    Multimedia site designed to bring hope to grieving children by sharing the stories of respected athletes and other celebrities who have experienced childhood loss.
  • National organizations:

  • The Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
    The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss.
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children
    The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities.
  • Moyer Foundation
    The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
    TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.