Donor family resources
LifeGift’s Aftercare team provides ongoing support and communication to families following donation, including the following:
- Facilitates organ and tissue donor/recipient correspondence
- Provides donor families with recipient updates when available
- Publishes quarterly donor family newsletter, Pathlight
- Hosts donor and recipient family meetings to bring families together face-to-face or via virtual platforms such as Zoom.
- Sends a yearly anniversary card
- Sends a yearly holiday card
- Hosts annual donor medal ceremonies in Houston, Fort Worth and Lubbock
- Provides educational webinars
- Observes National Donate Life Month in April, honoring donors and their families, those waiting for a transplant, hospital and transplant partners and volunteers
- Provides social media pages for families to share their experiences
- Offers opportunities to join LifeGift’s Ambassadors of Hope volunteer program
Resources for you
Local organizations and support groups
Houston and Surrounding Area
- Bo’s Place
Bereavement center offering free grief support services for children, families and adults.
Phone: (713) 942-8339
- The Compassionate Friends – Houston
Exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
Phone: (713) 877-8626
- Haven of Hope Ministries
Providing non-denominational ministry to moms who have suffered the death of a child by offering comfort, hope and encouragement.
Phone: (979) 776-8128
- Hope and Healing Center & Institute
HHCI is a comprehensive mental health resource serving the Houston community and beyond.
Phone: (713) 871-1004
- Institute for Spirituality and Health Bereavement Group
Enhance well-being by exploring the relationship between spirituality and health.
Phone: (713) 797-0600
- Sunshine Thru The Rain
Helps kids who lost one or both of their parents, through counseling, group meetings and outings.
Fort Worth and Surrounding Area
- The Warm Place
Provides grief support for children ages 3 1/2-18 and their families as well as young adults 19-25 who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Phone: (817) 870-2272
- The Compassionate Friends – Fort Worth
Offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child.
Phone: (682) 201-0837
Lubbock/Amarillo and Surrounding Area
- The Compassionate Friends – Lubbock
Provides friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
Phone: (806) 218-2397
Weekly support groups and personal reflections for those who have lost a loved one.
Phone: (806) 786-8126
- Lake Ridge Ladies
Provides a community of support and encouragement for women who have lost their spouse.
Phone: (806) 695-8085
National Organization and Support Groups
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
A nonprofit resource for those affected by suicide.
- Center for Loss and Life Transition
Dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.
- The Dougy Center
Supports children and families who are grieving before and after a death.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
On a mission to end drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
- National Alliance for Grieving Children
Raises awareness about the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.
- Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
Provides on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors.
Serving those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
- What’s Your Grief?
Promote grief education, exploration, and expression through sharing, support, resources, and more.
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