Bereavement Center

A sudden and tragic loss often accompanies the need to make very serious decisions while still suffering from the disbelief of what has happened. These decisions may include using services with which you are unfamiliar and involve matters that you have not previously considered. It is our hope that we can help ease your burden in some small way by providing information that may be helpful to you now and in the coming weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner Bereavement Center partners with The Center for Compassionate Care of the Elizabeth Hospice in order to be a support to those that have experienced a sudden and traumatic death in the family and provides free services such as licensed counseling, financial and credit counseling and credit services.  We also refer services for Crime Victims Compensation, various survivor support programs for homicide, sudden infant death, suicide and general bereavement.     

Other resources:      

Therapy Changes                                                                            

Jenna Druck Center                                                 

Jewish Family Service                                                 

Family Focus Christian Counseling                           


We have a document containing information regarding support groups or other grief resources in the County.  Also, we have a pamphlet we provide to all families addressing grief and providing grief resources.