Grieving Families


A Program of First Candle funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

No matter how deep your grief and how great your pain, remember that you are not alone. First Candle, along with others who have traveled this road before you, are here to help you through the difficult time following the death of your baby.

Grief Counselors are available 24/7 at 1.800.221.7437.


We would like to introduce you to First Candle’s Family Support Manager,  Allison Glover. Every quarter Allison will share a special grief article in her Counselor’s Corner. Feel free to contact her at 800-221-7437 or

If you are looking for grief resources in your area, please visit this state-by-state list.

Grieving parents or family members may request a free grief packet by calling 1-800-221-7437.

Health professionals may order bereavement materials in the First Candle Store.

Grief counselors are a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you, or someone you know, needs help.