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You are not alone.

We have volunteers who are available to talk on the phone with you about your loss, confusion, frustration, anger, grief, or anything else you would like to talk about. Please leave a message if you don’t reach them at home and they will return your call as soon as possible. Email is also listed for some if you prefer to communicate that way.

You may contact any of the people on the list below, however, we have listed the names by the loss they have experienced if you want to talk with someone having a loss similar to yours.

When you need to talk to someone who has experienced a loss of:



Anne W.
(619) 992‐9023

Allison L
(760) 670-7158


Child: Daughter

Cheryl V.
(760) 942‐7869

Anne W.
(619) 992‐9023


Child: Son

Cheryl W.
(619) 277‐0913

Christa S.
(858) 755‐3400



*Paul G. (mother)


Sibling: Brother

Pam E.
(760) 415‐5604
Kathy G.
(619) 820-8890


Sibling: Sister

Cindy P.
(619) 850-6225



*Jeannie F.
(619) 417‐2788

* Paul G. & Jeannie F. are bilingual (English & Spanish)

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 The Crippling Loneliness of Grief 
By Maureen Hunter 

There is no worse feeling in the world than being amputated from the one you love. There is an earthquake between two people, a rift a million miles apart. There seems to be no little...Continue Reading 

Living With Uncertainty 

When talking about living with uncertainty, we mean living where the future or sometimes even the present is unpredictable. We go through much of our lives with...Continue reading. 

What do I tell the others? 

Some people find it difficult to tell others about the cause of death and choose not to do so. Initially this may  be easier. However, it may result in experiencing a sense of unease and distance in your relationships with...Continue Reading. 


Understanding Grief – Loss of A Child 
Grief, with its many ups and down, last for longer than society in general recognizes. Be patient with yourself.  Each person’s grief is individual. You and your spouse will experience it and cope with it differently...Continue Reading. 

If Only 

“I should have _________.” 
“If only I _____________.” 
“Why didn’t I ____________?” 
Different people may fill in the blanks with different words, but the sentiments are...Continue Reading. 




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