Community Resources

Bradley & Son Funeral Homes understands the complexity of dealing with the loss of a loved one and offers the following resources that may be helpful during your time of need. The organizations below are not affiliated with Bradley & Son Funeral Homes but serve many of the same communities.
AARP - Grief & Loss - Will & Estate Planning, Widower, Funeral Arrangements, Life After Loss
Tools to help bereavement, coping, wills and estate planning, checklists, memorials, and more. Read about community resources and final details in the grief and loss section of AARP.

The Centering Corporation - Your Grief Resource Center
The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1978 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. They continue to provide educational offerings and workshops for caregivers and families.

The Compassionate Friends
If you and your family have experienced the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends can help you find the support, understanding and healing to work through your grief.

Crisis, Grief, and Healing - Tom Golden LCSW offers multiple interactive resources useful in healing from grief and loss. Healing and supporting the bereaved is our mission.

Good Grief
Good Grief provides FREE support to children, teens, and young adults after the death of a mom, dad, brother, or sister.

Grief Counselors
My name is Elissa Bishop-Becker and, like you, I have experienced loss. My losses led me to learning about the grief process, and now I am a psychotherapist, a nationally recognized expert in the field of grief and loss, and the co-founder of the Center for Transformative Counseling. Through the Center, I offer online counseling.

Grief Speaks
Grief Speaks offers presentations, workshops, and consulting on how to cope with grief and loss due to death, divorce, job loss, moving, and other losses that cause grief.

Hearts & Crafts Counseling
Hearts & Crafts Counseling has provided individual and group counseling services. We help children, teens, and adults learn to cope, survive and ultimately thrive after suffering the loss of a loved one or experiencing any other life-altering situation.

Hearts of Hope
Hearts of Hope is a movement of hope accomplished through healing art for the benefit of those in need. Our program is nearly all volunteer-driven by those who wish to “pay it forward.” Our volunteers are often people “who have been there” and have experienced life-altering challenges of their own.

Helping Hand Grief Support
The Helping Hand Grief Support Group offers resources for the bereaved through education, encouragement, counseling, and understanding.

Imagine, A Center for Coping With Loss
Imagine is a free year-round children’s grief support center that serves NJ children age 3-18 and young adults 18-30 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling, or who are living with a parent of sibling with a life-altering illness. Imagine also provides grief education and training for thousands of teachers, parents, coaches, youth and other adults annually.

North Jersey Consultation Center
The North Jersey Consultation Center (NJCC) is an affordable treatment service provided for the community by ACAP in Livingston, NJ. At NJCC, all applicants are accepted: individuals, couples, groups, families and children, based entirely on the client’s personal circumstances.

The Recovery Village
An organization dedicated to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse into recovery.

Tuck Sleep
Tuck's primary mission is promoting awareness of sleep health, including studying how grief can cause insomnia, which groups are at the highest risk for sleep disorders during the grieving process, and how to deal with insomnia without resorting to habit-forming substances during an emotionally difficult time.

Distinctive books, videos, newsletters, notecards and electronic resources that promote healing, instill hope, and tend that which is sacred.
Assisted Living/Nursing Homes

Arbor Terrace, Morris Plains

Arden Courts, Whippany

Berkley Heights Nursing & Rehab, Berkley Heights (Autumn Lake)


Brightview Senior Living

Brookdale, Florham Park

Care One

Chatham Hills, Chatham

Chelsea Senior Living - Warren

Cornell Hall Nursing Home - Union

Fellowship Village Senior Living - Basking Ridge

Garden Terrace Nursing Home - Chatham

Inglemoor, Livingston

Juniper Village - Chatham

Lantern Hill, New Providence

Manor Care, New Jersey Morris Hills Center - Morristown

Morris View, Morristown

Pine Acres, Madison

South Mountain Rehab, Vauxhall

Spring Hills, Morristown

Spring Meadows, Summit


Troy Hills Center, Parsippany

Winchester Gardens, Maplewood


Caring Transitions of North Central NJ
Professional solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, and estate sales for both full and partial liquidation.

The Mavins Group
The Mavins Group helps families navigate through housing changes often associated with age and lifestyle transitions—from buying and selling to de-cluttering and staging.

Oasis Senior Advisors
The dedicated and compassionate Senior Living Advisors at Oasis have extensive knowledge about senior living options in our area, and they will work with you and your loved ones to find the perfect fit.
Aging, Eldercare & Home Care

Aging Care

Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter

Atlantic Private Care Services - Morris Plains

Bayada Home Health Care

Caring, An Online Resource

Caring Transitions of North Central NJ

Eldercare Locator

Home Care: My Senior Care

No Wrong Door: ADRC Locator

Right at Home, In-Home Care & Assistance
Whether your loved one needs a little extra help around the house or daily medical assistance, Right at Home of Morris & Union Counties' in-home care could be the answer. We tailor our plans around your loved one's specific needs through our Custom Care Plan and custom caregiver matching. It's the Right care, Right at Home.

SAGE Eldercare
A unique community resource that offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for older adults and caregivers, promoting independence and quality of life.

Victorian Garden Adult Day Center, (973) 635-2266
The social adult day center offers adults with physical, emotional or cognitive impairments an opportunity to maintain or improve their level of functioning while continuing to remain at home in their community.

Vitas Healthcare

VNA of Somerset Hills

Hospice Organizations

Acacia Hospice

Barnabas Health Home Care & Hospice - West Orange

Care Alternatives - Ascend Hospice - Cranford

Caring Hospice Services of Central Jersey

Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care - Scotch Plains

Community Care Hospice - Visiting Nurse Association - Somerville

Embracing Hospice Care

Father Hudson House, Elizabeth

Greenwood House Hospice, Lawrence

Haven Hospice - Edison

Holy Name Hospice

Holy Redeemer Hospice

Homecare & Hospice Association of NJ

Homeside Hospice

Hospice of New Jersey

Hunterdon Hospice

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Newton

Kindred Hospice

Life Source Hospice - Paramus

Lighthouse Hospice - Cherry Hill

Martin and Edith Stein Hospice - Somerset

Peggy’s House, Scotch Plains

Princeton Healthcare Hospice

Season Hospice & Palliative Care of NJ

Serenity Hospice

National Associations

Association for Death Education and Counseling

Cremation Association of North America

National Association of Social Workers

National Funeral Directors Association

Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Senior Centers

Chatham Senior Center

East Hanover Twp. Senior Center

Florham Park Senior Center

Hanover Twp. Seniors

Madison Senior Center

Maplewood Seniors Club

Millburn Senior Citizens Department

Morristown Senior Center

New Providence Senior Center

Parsippany Senior Center

Springfield Senior Services

Summit Community Programs Senior Club

Union Senior Center

County & State Services

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Morris County Division of Aging Services

Union County Division of the Aging

Office of the New Jersey State Medical Examiner

Municipal Services

Chatham Borough

Chatham Board of Health

Chatham Police Department

Chatham Borough Fire Department

Chatham Emergency Squad

Chatham Township

Chatham Township Board of Health

Chatham Township Police Department

Chatham Township Fire Department

Chatham Township Emergency Squad

East Hanover

East Hanover Board of Health

East Hanover Police Department

East Hanover Fire Department

East Hanover Emergency Squad

Hanover Township

Hanover Township Board of Health

Hanover Township Police Department

Hanover Township Fire Department

Hanover Township Emergency Squad

Millburn Township

Millburn Board of Health Squad

Millburn Police Department Squad

Millburn Fire Department Squad

Millburn Emergency Squad Squad

New Providence

New Providence Board of Health

New Providence Police Department

New Providence Fire Department

New Providence Rescue Squad


Springfield Board of Health

Springfield Police Department

Springfield Fire Department

Springfield Rescue Squad


Summit Board of Health

Summit Police Department

Summit Fire Department

Summit Emergency Squad


Union Board of Health

Union Police Department

Union Fire Department

Union Emergency Squad

Chatham Area

Calvary Presbyterian Church, Florham Park

Chatham Township Presbyterian Church

Chatham United Methodist Church

Chatham Church of Christ

Corpus Christi Church, Chatham

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatham

Good Shephard Lutheran, Florham Park

Grace Episcopal Church, Madison

Green Village Methodist Church

Holy Family Church, Florham Park

Long Hill Chapel, Chatham

Madison United Methodist Church

New Providence Methodist Church

Our Lady of Peace, New Providence

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chatham

St. Vincent Martyr Roman Catholic Church, Madison

Stanley Congregational Church, Chatham

Odgen Memorial Presbyterian Church, Chatham

St. Andrew’s Church, New Providence

St. Patrick's Church, Chatham

The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township

Presbyterian Church of Madison

Presbyterian Church, New Providence

Presbyterian Church of New Vernon

Springfield Area

Calvary Assembly of God, Springfield

Christ Church in Short Hills

Community Congregational Church, Short Hills

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Short Hills

Good Shepherd Church, Springfield

Holy Cross Lutheran, Springfield

Springfield Presbyterian Church

St. James, Springfield

St. Rosa of Lima Church, Short Hills

St. Stephen’s Church, Millburn

Wyoming Presbyterian, Millburn

Summit Area

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

Central Presbyterian, Summit

Christ Church of Summit

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mountainside

St. John's Lutheran Church, Summit

St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church, Summit

Unitarian Church, Summit

United Methodist Church of Summit

Union Area

Christ Community Church, Union, (908) 686-4488

Christ the King Church, Hillside

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Union

Evangelical Baptist Church, Union

Grace Lutheran Church, Union

Holy Spirit Church, Union

Liberty Church, Union

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Union

Townley Presbyterian, Union

United Methodist Church of Union

Whippany Area

Abundant Life Worship Center, Whippany

Church of the Assumption, Morristown

Eternal Grace Church, Parsippany

First Presbyterian Church of Whippany

Hildale Park Presbyterian Church, Cedar Knolls

Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Church, Cedar Knolls

Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Whippany

Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains

St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Parsippany

St. Ann Catholic Church, Parsippany

St. John’s Ukrainian, Whippany

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Morristown

United Methodist Church of Morristown

Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP - NJ & NY

The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC - Westfield

Bourne, Noll, & Kenyon - Summit

Drinker & Biddle - Florham Park

Elderlaw Attorney in New Jersey

Hauptman & Hauptman PC - Livingston


Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy by John E. Welshons

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Loss and Growth: The Grief Spiral by Elissa Bishop-Becker

The Way Men Heal by Thomas R. Golden

Choosing a Charity for Memory Gifts

Charity Navigator

American Institute of Philanthropy

BBB Wise Giving Alliance


Just Giving

Financial Advisors

Stonebridge Financial Advisors, LLC - Jennifer M. Murray, CFP

Runnymede Capital Management, Inc. - Sam Wong


Zhangogh Foundation
Inspiring breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents; supporting public schools in enriching education experience.

Obituary & Thank You Notes

How to Write an Obituary

Writing After-Funeral Thank You Notes

Retirement/Funeral/Legacy Planning

Bradley Advance Planning

Talk of a Lifetime

Twilight Done Right
Twilight Done Right is an educational campaign created by local experts in estate law, living and long-term care options, real estate and relocation, healthcare and hospice, and funeral planning. Our collective goal is to inform our senior community about how to live smart today and ensure a cherished legacy tomorrow.