The LAFD Chaplains, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, have formed a new alliance for surviving spouses and other family members. The LAFRA Family Support Group was created to assist those who have lost a loved one, either active or retired, helping them through the difficult transition from spouse to widow or widower.

The grieving process can be painful and surviving family members must take on many arduous tasks, often with no advance notice. From funeral arrangements to mountains of paperwork to handling other home and financial matters, the passing of a loved one is a stressful time. We want all of our members to know they not alone, especially in the months and years ahead.

The LAFRA Family Support Group is here to assist surviving families with their needs and build lasting relationships. It is being led by Coordinators Valerie Lawrence and Diane Vigil. In addition, there are many other professionals and volunteers that will be assisting these efforts in areas of grief and family counseling.

For more information contact the LAFRA Family Support Group at (323) 259-5277 or