Remember to read our "Events" page for current activities. At Haven of Rest we know you are going through a time of transition and turmoil. For that reason we frequently have programs designed with your grief recovery in mind. You can join various activities listed on that page.

Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director


Grief: General

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyonetouched by grief.

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, butimportant, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of yourthoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.It is an essential part of healing. The following articles providemany practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in yourunique grief journey.

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can youhelp? The following articles provide many practical suggestions forhelping others with grief:

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of afriend or family member. The following articles provide wonderfulinsight in helping children and teens understand and express theirgrief.

Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled withsadness and confusion. The following articles can help youunderstand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.

For Funeral Directors

Effectively meeting the grief needs of customers in an increasinglyimpersonal world takes special effort on the part of professionalsin the grief industry. The following articles are designed to helpfuneral directors gauge their own effectiveness and meet thechallenges of serving customer needs.

For Hospices and Other Caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articlesare designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well asthose who are suffering from loss.






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