For Grief Support Call: 1-800-221-7437

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.

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.

First Candle offers 3 private, online, 24 hour access support groups on Facebook. We invite you to connect with our compassionate miscarriage, stillbirth and SIDS / SUID communities. The following are instructions on how to join one of these free support groups: If you have a Facebook account, then go to the Facebook search bar and type in First Candle. Then choose either the First Candle Miscarriage, Stillbirth or SIDS / SUID Closed Support Group links. Next, click the Join button in the upper right hand corner of the next page. A First Candle Grief Counselor will allow you access into the group. The groups are closed because we respect your privacy. The posts that you make while on the support page will only be seen by other members of the support group. Your posts will not be visible to your Facebook family members or friends.

First Candle SIDS/SUID Support Group Link

First Candle Stillbirth Support Group Link

First Candle Miscarriage Support Group Link