Local & National Support

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms. The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

The following are general grief resources on a national level which you might find useful:  

At  Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory  we offer the following aftercare grief sessions: 

Center for Loss & Transition 
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.  

Growth House 
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.  

GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many e-mail support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.  

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.


The following organizations specialize in specific areas of support. Please contact one of the organizations below if they can provide you with information and assistance in your time of need.

Adult Bereavement Support Groups through Franciscan St. Francis Health 
Phone: (317) 528-2636

Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter
Phone: (317) 575-9620 or (800) 272-3900

Brooke's Place 
Grief Support Groups and Grief Counseling for Ages 3-20s 
Phone: (317) 705-9650

Camp Healing Tree through Brooke's Place 
Yearly Weekend Camp for Grieving Youth Ages 7-17 
Phone:  (317) 705-9650 

Caterpillar Kids Support Group through Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service St. Francis Hospice
Support Group for Children Age 5-12 Who Have Lost a Loved One 
Phone:  (317) 528-2092 

Centerstone Indiana
Phone: (800) 344-8802


Coordinated Aging Services of Morgan County 
Services for Older Citizens
Phone: (765) 342-3007


Crisis/Suicide Hotline at Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 251-7575 or (800) 273-TALK


The Damien Center
For Individuals with HIV and Their Loved Ones
Client Services: (317) 632-0123

Families First
Phone: (317) 464-9575

GriefShare at First United Methodist Church in Mooresville
Phone: (317) 831-3376
Website  - International 

Community Hospital 
Phone: (317) 621-4800 or (800) 404-4852

Franciscan VNS St. Francis Hospice 
Phone: (317) 528-2092 

IU Health Hospice
Phone: (866) 272-5083  

St. Vincent Indianapolis 
Phone: (317) 338-4060 or (888) 780-7284

Memories to Hold Support Group through Franciscan St. Francis Health 
For Parents Who Have Lost a Child through Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Newborn Death 
Phone: (317) 528-5199 

Senior Citizens Centers
Offers a Variety of Activities & Services
Martinsville  Phone: (765) 342-5525 
Mooresville  Phone: (317) 831-7510
Morgantown  Phone: (812) 597-5515

Social Security Administration
Phone: (800) 772-1213

Survivors of Suicide Victims
Support Groups for Family & Friends of Those Who Have Died by Suicide
Phone: (317) 887-7169

Veterans Administration
Phone: (800) 827-1000




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