GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) is a National support group providing sources of help, compassion and understanding for individuals and families who have had someone they love die as a result of substance use or addiction (drugs or alcohol). All people who have lost a loved one are welcome to attend and share. This National support group was founded in 1994, and the organization has grown to include most States in the USA and provinces in Canada. The groups are led by a “peer” -- someone who has experienced or is experiencing the same grief as the group members are. Pre-registration is required. If you know anyone who has suffered this kind of loss, please have them call Donna Belanger @ (856) 678-8659 or or see the national website We will meet for the first time on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. and each month thereafter on the 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Location is the Lutheran Church of St. Ambrose, 443 S. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070. Brochures are available.

The Compassionate Friends - Grief support after the death of a child. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

NFDA - The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is the worldwide resource and advocate across all facets of funeral service dedicated to high ethical standards and helping members provide meaningful service to families.

SSA - The official website of the US social Security Administration

VA - United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Burial and Memorial Benefits

American Cancer Society - The website for the American Cancer Society