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Bereavement Groups

The Vander Plaat Memorial Home and has compiled this list to aid you in locating a bereavement group. If you find that any of the information listed below is incorrect or if you know of a group that should be added to the list, please contact us at [email protected].

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse

Mutual aid self-help groups for various needs, including bereavement.

Phone - 800-367-6274
Website - www.selfhelpgroups.org

National Grief Recover Hotline

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Hotline for people who have lost loved ones that offers grief counseling over the phone, seminars and outreach programs.

Phone - 800-445-4808

The Center for Help

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Offers confidential grief and bereavement support groups for people who have lost loved ones.

Phone - 201-666-0009

Grief Support Services Inc.

Phone - 201-656-2022

Compassionate Friends

Bergen/Passaic Chapter, Wyckoff
Support for those who have lost children of any age.

Phone - 201-567-0089

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Bereavement Support Groups - Adult

Pathways, Ridgewood

Monique Mollet

Phone - 201-447-8822

Grieve Center, Englewood

Ester Ehrenberg

Phone - 201-894-0042

Irma Goodman

Phone - 201-449-0283

Holy Name Hospice, Teaneck

Debbie Van Alstine, MA

Phone - 201-833-3740 ext.2766

Bereavement Support Groups - Children

Rainbows Program, Ridgewood YMCA

Brigid Caffrey

Phone - 201-444-5600 ext.332

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Bereavement Support Groups - Infant Death

SIDS Alliance

Phone - 800-221-7437


Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group
Meets monthly; first Thursday

Contact: Alissa K. Sandler, LCSW

Phone - 551-996-5328


After: "Ending a Loved Pregnancy"

Contact: Genetic Services

Phone - 551-996-5264

Bereavement Support Groups - MIDS

(Miscarriage, Infant Death, Stillbirth)

Bergen County Chapter

Patty Platten

Phone - 201-670-8325

Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck

Pam Tyler

Phone - 201-864-38673

Englewood Hospital Nursery

Sue Dziemian

Phone - 201-384-8258

Spectrum, Midland Park

Phone - 201-444-0392

Journeys, Ridgewood

Monique Mollet

Phone - 201-444-0392

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Newark Archdiocese

Our Lady of the Visitation, Paramus

Ruth Quimby

Phone - 201-939-3661

Most Blessed Sacrament, Franklin Lakes

Sr. Rose Marie Kean

Phone - 201-891-4200, 891-4292

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Washington Twp.

Sr. Joseph Miriam

Phone - 201-664-6624

St. Gabriel the Archangel, Saddle River

Sr. Theresa Mahan

Phone - 201-327-5663

St. Anne's, Fairlawn

Richard McGarry

Phone - 201-797-4202

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Oakland

Sr. Barbara Kolzman

Phone - 201-337-0843, 337-5364

Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River

Melanie Cheplic

Phone - 201-327-1313

M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

Bergen/Hudson Chapter

Florence Ness

Phone - 201-836-6233

Passaic Chapter, Clifton

Rebecca Dieckman

Phone - 201-334-1463

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