In addition to our personal Aftercare support,  there are some community and church groups that are also available to offer advice and assistance:

Chera Fellowship – A Ministry to Widows and Widowers:

Chera @ Calvary Church in Grand Rapids meets on Tuesdays for dinner.
A support group designed to reach out with the comfort found in Jesus Christ to those who have lost spouses. Chera offers a monthly dinner and guest speakers on related topics, and gives an opportunity to meet others who are walking a similar path. Contact: Regina Scovillhttp://app/

Todd Waite Legacy Foundation for suicide awareness:


Grief Share

West Michigan Survivors of Suicide:

Hospice of Michigan:

Grief Camp for children:

Support Group for children:

Widowed Persons Service:

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids:

Faith Hospice:

Psalms for the Grieving Heart – A 30 Day Devotional for those who grieve:


A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman

Our Greatest Gift by Henri Nouwen

A Decembered Grief by Harold Ivan Smith

Turn My Mourning Into Dancing by Henri Nouwen

What Helped Me When My Loved One Died by Earl A. Grollman

Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries

Traveling Through Grief: Learning to Live Again by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries

The Empty Chair: Handling Grief on Holidays and Special Occasions by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss by Michael F. Myers, M.D. and Carla Fine

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse by H. Norman Wright

Naming the Child: Hope Filled Reflections on Miscarriage , Stillbirth and Infant Death by Jenny Schroedel

The God of All Comfort by Dee Brestin

DVD: Helping Children Grieve available @

A Grace Disguised    How  the Soul Grows Through Loss  by Gerald L. Sittser

The Tender Scar  by Richard L. Mabry