Free Grief Services in Aftermath of Sandy Hook Tragedy

Free 24-hour counseling is available for people in the Newtown area.

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers is making its Compassion Helpline® available at no charge to the families and friends of the victims, as well as other community members affected by this event.

The toll-free number designated for use by members of the Newtown and Connecticut-area community and their families is 1-800-854-8080.

Answered 24 hours a day by professionally-trained and licensed counselors, many of whom are multi-lingual, the Compassion Helpline is designed to provide emotional support and guidance at no charge to those in need of counsel during times of grief or mourning. Local Dignity Memorial providers and their partner, Charles Nechtem & Associates Inc., will provide this resource free of charge.

Additionally, the Dignity Memorial network is making available its nationally-recognized grief management library which can be found by visiting www.DignityMemorial.com and clicking on a "Library."

The network is also providing bereavement travel benefits to those affected. Anyone interested should call a Dignity Memorial provider in the Connecticut area. Those providers can also be found at the Dignity Memorial website.

With more than 1,800 locations, the Dignity Memorial network is North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com.


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