In addition to our support group which meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 in Naples, below are additional resources that may help you on your path through grief.
COLLIER COUNTY RESOURCE APP
Collier C.A.R.E.S. (Naples)
Collier CARES (Community Application for Resources and Emergency Services) is a mobile application and web app for the purpose of connecting people in need with critical resources and services available in Collier County, Florida. The application is free, bilingual, and provides users with information about critical resources and services in Collier County.
COLLIER COUNTY GUIDE TO GRIEVING SUPPORT BROCHURE
Grieving Support Resources compiled by Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County (Naples)
Click here for an online brochure.
The grieving process can be made a little easier with support. A variety of grieving support resources are available, many of which are online. Their brochure offers the best grief-related resources in Collier and on the Web for children, parents, spouses, siblings, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and employers.
SUICIDE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPS
Surviving After A Suicide Loss (S.A.S.)
The suicide loss support group of Project H.U.G.S. (Helping Underserved Grieving Survivors) (Naples)
SAS is Naples’ oldest, continuously running weekly support group of 34 years. We are a peer-led group of individuals who know the agony and anguish of having experienced a loss of a loved one to suicide. We gather to help people cope with the death of a loved one who has died of suicide.
SUDDEN DEATH/GRIEF SUPPORT
Project Help (Naples)
Project HELP works with dignity and compassion to ease the pain of those affected by rape, violence, crime or loss of a loved one.
SUDDEN DEATH/GRIEF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Valerie’s House (Naples & Fort Myers)
Valerie’s House is the only organization in Southwest Florida with its sole mission to help children grieve the loss of a loved one. Valerie’s House is a special place where children connect with one another and learn the tools to heal after they have experienced the death of someone they love. info@ValeriesHouseSWFL.org 239-478-6734 valerieshouseswfl.org
SUDDEN DEATH/GRIEF SUPPORT FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD
Compassionate Friends (Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers)
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. firstname.lastname@example.org, tcfswfl.org
239-690-7801 Compassionate Friends SWFL Chapter 2
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP GRIEF BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Avow Hospice (Naples)
Avow Hospice provides caring grief and loss support services to both children and adults. Avow serves those who are: Living with a chronic, serious, or terminal illness, caring for a frail senior or someone who is seriously ill, grieving any loss: a family member, friend, coworker, fellow student, or pet. email@example.com 239-239-261-4404 Avowcares.org
Bob Riley Grief Coaching (Naples)
Whether asked to be a part of someone’s life experience or to help the bereaved through the walk of grief, it is an honor to be involved in any part of someone’s life. 239-253-6600 bobrileycoaching.com
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
David Lawrence Center (Naples)
the David Lawrence Center is a not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.
Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida (Naples)
Serves the SWFL community in working for wellness, mental health and victory over mental and substance use conditions.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses.
Surviving After a Suicide Loss support group meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm in Naples, Florida. Please contact our group facilitator Bob Riley at 239-253-6600 for the location and to learn more about our group.
Updated February 2019