Mental & physical health

Get bereavement support

The Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) is able to provide free bereavement support to grieving families.


The MEO’s bereavement support services are offered to everyone in need, including but not limited to those who:

  • Experienced the loss of an infant or child.
  • Lost a loved one to an overdose.
  • Lost a loved one to homicide.
  • Lost a loved one to suicide.

Where and when

Our social workers provide free counseling and referral resources, mostly over the phone, and usually in a limited manner.

For certain infant and child deaths, we are able to offer in-person counseling in your home.

You can also get support by coming into the MEO office during regular business hours.

Bereavement support staff members refer families to other agencies for most medical or social service needs – including, but not limited to, burial or cremation assistance.