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While we cannot take away the pain that you are feeling after losing a loved one, there are places and resources available that provide the support and comfort needed in order to turn your pain into the hope you so desperately desire.

Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause (no religious affiliation, no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome).

Compassionate Friends
Meetings are held at 7pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road, Toms River

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)

GRASP was founded to help provide sources to help, compassion, and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. GRASP is a subsidiary of Broken No More, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Organization.

Gary and Denise Cullen lost their only child, Jeff, to an overdose after many years of struggling with addiction, and through these experiences, have a deep desire to ease the pain in any way for those left to cope with similar tragic deaths due to the illness of substance use disorder/addiction or misuse of substances. In the same way that Pat and Russ Wittberger, the founders of GRASP, began this effort after their daughter Jenny’s death from a heroin overdose, Gary and Denise intend to continue to work on behalf of Jenny and Jeff, and so many, many others.

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)
Monmouth County GRASP Chapter
Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Center
Conference Room B
Centra State Medical Center
901 Main Street
Freehold, NJ
Abby Boxman
Josie Dafeldecker

Compassionate Friends
Toms River Chapter

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Grief Recovery After a
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