Grief Resources from Iowa Cremation

Everyone grieves in their own unique way; there is no “right” or “wrong” way, and there is no timeline.

This is why Iowa Cremation offers a variety of grief resources for our members and their loved ones.

Everything we do is designed to help families, friends, and individuals grieve in a healthy and healing way.  

GriefCare Line

As a benefit to our members, Iowa Cremation offers an exclusive access phone number for our GriefCare Line, a 24-hour service staffed by trained, compassionate counselors with a required college degree in Human Services. The GriefCare Line is overseen by Iowa's only certified crisis counseling center, Foundation 2. All calls are free and remain completely confidential. To access the GriefCare Line, please use our Contact Us Form and you will be provided with your private access number.

Web-Based Resources

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Click on "Someone I love has died" for free articles for mourners. It provides specific information on coping with the death of a child, parent, spouse or others.

Hospice Foundation of America
Scroll down and click on "Understanding Grief" for a 20 minute webinar on grief basics.

A non-profit, online bereavement support group.

Grieving as a Family
Great information for families and children.

American Association of Retired Persons

AARP Grief & Loss

American SIDS Institute

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Compassionate Friends

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)


"Iowa Cremation gave me extraordinary support when my husband passed away. Everything was handled with compassion and respect, and for that I am forever grateful."

- Barbara B. from Clive, Iowa


"Iowa Cremation's service was incredible and I tell everyone they should preplan with their staff."

- Patti B. from Muscatine, Iowa


"The compassion and professional care extended to us by Iowa Cremation was very consoling and deeply appreciated by our family."

- Mary Ellen M. from Lansing, Iowa