Dakota Lions Sight & Health honors donors and their families through a dedicated program that includes comprehensive bereavement support, information, and communications.
Full details of our donor family care program are found here.
In this section, we invite you to explore the following online resources for donor families. If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please contact us.
Understanding Your Grief: Hope for the Holidays
We invite you to view this video from Dr. Alan Wolfelt as he provides practical suggestions that will help you survive and still embrace hope during this unique and challenging time.
An organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.
Powerful strategies for managing stress and bring your life into balance.
Used to gain access to valuable Grief Share resources to help you recover from your loss, provide a support group, and look forward to rebuilding your life.
A free grief counseling and support program for children and adults who care for them.
Journey of Hearts was created for anyone who has ever experience a life-changing loss. This website is for those who are ready to begin the long uphill battle to regain their faith, sanity, and security.
The baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child. No parent, relative, or friend is immune from the pain that results from the loss of a young loved one.
When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. How much kids can understand about death depends largely on their age, life experiences, and personality. But there are a few important points to remember in all cases.
A website dedicated to those who have lost children. A support group for the education of bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult, especially for a child. When a child loses a love one to death or incarceration, the loss can have a profound effect on the rest of his or her life.
Wise Words for Widows. We are healed of a suffering only by exercising it to the fullest.
Healing Your Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
No Time for Goodbyes by Janice Harris Lord
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
More than Surviving by Kelly Osmont
Tear Soup by Hope Edelman
Books for Grieving Parents
Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
A broken heart Still Beating by Anne McCraken
Children Die, Too by Joy & Marv Johnson
Books for Grieving Teens & Children
Healing a Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan Wolfelt
Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
Books for Suicide Survivors
Understand Your Suicide Grief by Alan Wolfelt
Additionally, Dakota Lions Sight & Health maintains a library of grief resources in our Sioux Falls office. If you’d like to obtain materials, please contact our donor family care coordinator at 605-978-6068.