Bereavement: A period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one.
Death is a part of life; grief will eventually touch us all. Mourning the loss of a loved one is a universal experience. When a significant person in our life dies, often we are catapulted into a world of confusion and unbelievable emotional pain. Everything can change: relationships, health, daily routines, finances, living arrangements, even our very self. Each person’s journey through grief is unique. The world of grief is often a secret place, misunderstood by those around us who have not yet experienced this pain. Walking the path of heartache with others who have previously navigated this road can ease our burden. These fellow travelers can provide a listening ear, helping us cope with this difficult time, lifting our spirit.
The Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento (BNRS) maintains a list of valuable resources for Sacramento and surrounding counties.
We publish the Community Bereavement Resource Directory which includes:
• Various types of bereavement groups
• Support contacts for major chronic illnesses
• Hospice providers
• 24-hour crisis lines
We also provide a phone referral service. Callers are given information about appropriate resources in their community and may receive additional information by mail.
This Community Bereavement Resource Directory was compiled by Bereavement Network. Inclusion is not intended to be an endorsement.
For more complete information, please get in touch with 2-1-1 Sacramento, a program of Community Link Capital Region, This is a free confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Call Specialists speak: Spanish, Hmong, Thai, Lao, Mien and English. Over 200+ additional languages can be assisted 24 hours a day via tele-interpretation. Trained information and referral specialists give personalized attention to each caller. Specialists can refer callers to a variety of service that best meet their needs.
Call: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-500-4931 or 916-498-1000
Call 7-1-1 if you are hearing impaired and ask to be connected to 2-1-1