GRASP: Loss from substance use disorder

GRASP was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion, and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance use.

Tuesday each month, in Chantilly, VA 20151, call for exact day.

Contact Lori Feldhausen (540)-424-4720, nvagrasp@gmail.com 

3rd Wednesday of every month at Camp Chapel United Methodist Church,

Fellowship Hall, 5000 E. Joppa Rd., corner of Honeygo & Joppa, Perry Hall, MD 21128

Contact Toni: 443-554-6150, 3sons4life@gmail.com | www.Grasphelp.org


COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Specifically for loss of a child

The Compassionate Friends exist to provide friendship and understanding to those who have lost a child, and the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live again.  A meeting locator page is on the website.



CAPITAL CARING: For loss of a loved one

Organized sessions of Bereavement programs in Falls Church and Leesburg.  703-538-2065.


GRIEFSHARE:  for loss of a loved one or friend

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help face challenges and move toward rebuilding a life.  Each session has a video seminar and a support group discussion.  The webpage has a session locator section.  www.griefshare.org


HAVEN OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Bereavement Support Services

Among other supports, currently hosting a drop-in Suicide Loss Support Group

4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale VA  22003 | 703-941-7000 |havenofnova@verizon.net www.havenofnova.org



Multifaceted arrangements for coping with a loss.

4201 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20008 | 202-624-0010 | www.wendtcenter.org


  • The Partnership at DrugFree.org has a memorial page where you can post and read tributes to our fallen loved ones. http://www.drugfree.org/memorials/

  • Shatterproof.org also has a My Last Photo page where you can create a photo memorial of your lost loved one. http://www.shatterproof.org/mylastphoto

  • Jenny's Journey: A website where parents and teens can share stories of how their lives have been affected by addiction. It’s a resource for support for those grieving but also serves as a warning and a wake-up call to teens who may be thinking about experimenting. View their website: www.JennysJourney.com

  • Bereaved Parents of the USA: Has local meetings as well as online resources. Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support,
    understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved. They are open to parents, grandparents, or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their family member. View their website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org

​​Call us:


for TTP/TTY dial 771

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9282, Reston, VA 20195

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