The following is a state-by-state list of grief resources available for anyone affected by the death of a baby, whether during pregnancy or after birth.

Click on your state to see a list of grief resources in your area.

[Alabama], [Alaska], [Arizona], [Arkansas], [California], [Colorado], [Connecticut], [Delaware], [District of Columbia], [Florida], [Georgia], [Hawaii], [Idaho], [Illinois], [Indiana], [Iowa], [Kansas], [Kentucky], [Louisiana], [Maine], [Maryland], [Massachusetts], [Michigan], [Minnesota], [Mississippi], [Missouri], [Montana], [Nebraska], [Nevada], [New Hampshire],
[New Jersey], [New Mexico], [New York], [North Carolina], [North Dakota], [Ohio], [Oklahoma], [Oregon], [Pennsylvania], [Rhode Island], [South Carolina], [South Dakota], [Tennessee], [Texas], [Utah], [Vermont], [Virginia],  [Washington], [West Virginia], [Wisconsin], [Wyoming]

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Amy R. Stratton, BSN, RN

Region V Perinatal Director-FHS-ADPH

2119 East South Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36116



fax: 334-286-5415

cell: 256-239-0321



The Amelia Center

Valeri Cowart, MA, ALC

Group Counseling Coordinator

The Amelia Center

1513 4th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL  35233


205-638-7492 fax



Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB)

Ms. Jean Kollantai

P.O. Box 91377

Anchorage, AK 99509

Phone: 907-222-5321

Email: climb@pobox.alaska.net

Website: www.climb-support.org

An online resource providing local, national and international grief support to parents of multiples.


Mortality and Child Health Review at Epidemiology

MCH Coordinator

3601 C Street, Suite 540

Anchorage, AK 99524

Phone: (907) 269-8000

Fax: (907) 562-7802

Website: www.epi.hss.state.ak.us

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Arizona Department of Health Services

Bureau of Women’s & Children’s

150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 320

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 542-1875

Fax: (602) 542-1843

Website: www.hs.state.az.us/cfhs/azcf/sids.htm

Services: Bereavement & Stillbirth support though the MISS Foundation.


Bereavement Services/RTS – Banner Desert Medical Center*

Suzanne Helzer RNC-OBRTS Bereavement Services Coordinator

Banner Desert Medical Center

Mesa, AZ 85202

Phone (480) 412-3595

Email: suzanne.helzer@bannerhealth.com


Foot Prints

Ms. Mina Rose

350 N. Wilmot

Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: (520) 873-6590

Website: www.sierrabears.org


AGAST/the MISS Foundation

Sandra Graben

P.O. Box 5333

Peoria, AZ 85385

Phone: (623) 979-1000

Banner Desert Medical Center




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M.E.N.D. – NW Arkansas*

Dr. April Morenton

1955 Montclair Avenue

Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Phone: (479) 238-4505

Website: www.mend.org


Arkansas Dept. of Health

Ms. Jackie Whitfield

SIDS Program Coordinator

4815 West Markham


Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501) 280-4756

Fax: (501) 280-4082

Email: jwhitfield@healthyarkansas.com

Services: bereavement support, provides a visit from a public health nurse. Pays for SIDS Autopsy with limited funds



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Gwen Edelstein, RN, PNP, MPA

Program Director,

California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program

11344 Coloma Road, Suite 560

Gold River, CA 95670-6304

800-369-SIDS (7437) in CA Only

916-851-SIDS (7437)

FAX 916-851-5937




Empty Cradle


619-595-3887 San Diego, CA


SIDS Alliance of Northern California*

Ms. Lorie Gehrke


1547 Palos Verdes Mall, #301

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Email: info@sidsnc.org



HAND Support Groups

Helping after Neonatal Death*

Post Office Box 341

Los Gatos, CA 95031

Phone: 888-908-4263

Email: info@handonline.org

Website: www.handonline.org

Services: Telephone Grief Support, Grief Support and Subsequent Pregnancy Support meetings. They cover the Northern California counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Cost, and Stanislaus.


California Department of Health

Ms. Leona Shields

Nurse Consultant

1615 Capitol Ave, MS 8300

PO Box 997420

Sacramento, CA 99899-7420

Phone: (916) 650-0368

Fax: (916) 650-0304

Email: lshields@dhs.ca.gov


A New Normal ~ Child Loss Support Group
Rachel Strickland
Rancho Community Church
31300 Rancho Community Way
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 303-6789
Counties served:
Riverside and areas surrounding Temecula


Guild for Infant Survival ~ Inland Empire
(909) 838-1536 (San Bernardino County)
(951) 295-9217 (Riverside)
(951) 571-6259 (Riverside County)
Fax (951) 571-6262 (Riverside County)
sharon_lang@redlands.edu (San Bernardino County)
maureen.chavez@mvc.edu (Riverside County)
mcarrie1@hotmail.com (Riverside County)
Counties served:
Imperial/Riverside/San Bernardino including desert areas and surrounding cities


Guild for Infant Survival ~ Orange County
2130 E. Fourth Street, Suite 125
Santa Ana, CA 92705
PO Box 148
Tustin, CA 92781
(714) 973-8417 (Office)
(800) 247-4370 (Toll free 24 hour line within California)
Fax (714) 973-8429

Once a month support meetings: 7 pm, the second Monday of each month at 2130 E. 4th Street Santa Ana, 92705. We have SIDS parents and professionals available to support you through your grief.

County served:


Guild for Infant Survival ~ San Diego County
SIDS Alliance Affiliate
Jeri Wilson, MSW, SIDS Parent/Guild President

Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-6874
County served:
San Diego


Isabella’s Giraffe Club ~ Giant Hearts
Angela Amoroso and Drew Skinner
9920 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 449-6554 (Isabella’s Giraffe Club)
(858) 444-6464 (Angela)
(858) 775-4042 (Drew)
drewskinner014@yahoo.com (Drew)
angela@isabellasgiraffeclub.org (Angela)
Counties served:
San Diego/Riverside (Limited areas)


Family Support Group
841 Sierra Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612-1231
(559) 352-4159 (Torres)
(559) 299-9165 (Becker)
County served:


Support System for the Central Valley
198 Northgate Drive, #101
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 808-6680 c/o John Mack
Counties served:
Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne


Los Angeles County Grief Healing
Peer-Parent Support Group
Angel Hopson, PHN, SIDS Coordinator
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90005
ahopson@ph.lacounty.gov Counties served:
Los Angeles/Ventura/Orange


SIDS Alliance of Northern California
First Candle/SIDS Alliance Affiliate
1547 Palos Verdes Mall, Box 301
Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2228
Counties served:
Alameda/Butte/Colusa/Contra Costa/ Del Norte/Glenn/Humboldt/Lake/Lassen/Marin/ Mendocino/Modoc/Mono/Monterey/Napa/Plumas/ San Benito/San Francisco/San Mateo/ Santa Clara/Santa Cruz/Shasta/Sierra/Siskiyou/ Solano/Sonoma/Tehama/Trinity


SIDS Foundation
P.O. Box 2314
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-0105
County served:


SIDS Support of Sacramento
Laurie Mamola
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 427-6460
(916) 505-0349 ( Cell)
Counties served:
Alpine/Amador/El Dorado/ Nevada/Placer/Sacramento/Sutter/Yolo/Yuba


The Josephine DeMello SIDS Foundation
Gabriel and Yolanda DeMello
79 Daily Drive, #515
Camarillo, CA 93010
888-674-2999 (Toll free 24 hour phone line in CA only)
Fax (805) 265-5456
Counties served:
Los Angeles/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo/Ventura


Web Based ~ California SIDS Parent Support Group
Hosted by Colleen Ma, SIDS Parent, Orange County, CA.
This online web based support group is for CA parents and family members experiencing a SIDS loss or other sudden unexplained infant death. Stay connected, share news, photos, videos and more in a private setting.



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Sangre de Cristo Hospice

Ms. Kathy Bueno

1207 S. Pueblo Boulevard Way

Pueblo, CO 81005

Phone: (719) 542-0032

Services: Bereavement, Stillbirth & Miscarriage Support. Bilingual Support. They cover all of Colorado


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Christopher E. Urbina, MD, MPH

Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, A-5

Denver, CO 80246-1530

Phone: 303-692-2011

Fax: 303-691-7702

Email: Christopher.Urbina@state.co.us


Angel Eyes

425 South Cherry Street, Suite 560

Denver, CO 80246

Phone: (303) 320-7771

Fax: (303) 320-7827

Website: www.angeleyes.org

Services: Bereavement Support groups



Marilyn Carpenter

2555 N. Chelton Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Phone: (719) 429-7500

Fax: (719) 471-0403



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SIDS Network, Inc.

Mr. Chuck Mihalko

Executive Manager

P.O. Box 520

Ledyard, CT 06339

Email: sidsnet1@sids-network.org

Website: http://sids-network.org



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Delaware SIDS Affiliate*

Ms. Linda Hawthorne


17 Roselawn Ave.

Wilmington, DE 19805

Phone: (302) 996-0819

Fax: (302) 255-2273

Services: Parent Grief support


Child Development Watch

Northern Health Services

Barbara Akenhead RNC, MSN

285 Chapman rd Chopin Bldg suite 103

Newark DE 19702

Phone: (302) 995-8617/800-671-0050

Fax: (302) 995-8363


Services: Social work visitation & referral to support services, provides support to stillbirth &miscarriage families, has bilingual services & materials, and serves New Castle Co., Kent. Co.& Sussex Co.



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Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Ms. Beverly Jones

4201 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 204-5016 (202) 204-5016

Email: info@wendtcenter.org

Website: www.Wendtcenter.org


DC Department of Health

Maternal & Family Health Administration

2700 MLK Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20032

Phone: (202) 442-9124

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Florida SIDS Alliance*

4044 W Lake Mary Blvd Unit#104-209

Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Phone: 800-743-7352

Email: sidsfla@yahoo.com

Email: sidsloop@gmail.com


Florida Department of Health

Ms. Susan Potts

4052 Bald Cypress Way

HSFFM Bin #A-13

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1723

Phone: (850) 245-4465

Fax: (850) 245-4047

Email: susan_potts@doh.state.fl.us

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Garrett’s Voice

Mrs. Allison Glover

Phone: (800) 221-7437

Email: allison@firstcandle.org

Services: Bereavement support, SIDS risk Reduction, training for the family, childcare providers for healthcare professional

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Terri J. Byers

Maternal and Child Health Branch Chief

Hawaii Department of Health

Maternal and Child Health Branch

741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 207

Honolulu, HI 96816

Phone: 808-733-9022

Fax: 808-733-9078

Email: Terri.Byers@doh.hawaii.gov

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Braedyn Joe Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sandoval

16028 North 19th Street, Apt. #102

Nampa, ID 83687

Phone: (208) 230-0602


Services: Reburial Services and promoting community awareness. They work with late

miscarriage, stillbirth and any age child death in their area. They also do feet and hand castings.They have no support group but do have a resource guide to direct them to the proper place. This is in Southwest Idaho region. Canyon and Ada County


St. Lukes’s Meridian Medical Center

Labor & Delivery

Bereavement Committee

520 S. Eagle Road

Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: (208) 706-3160

Email: herreidm@slrmc.org

Services: Bilingual support

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare


Children & Family Services

590 West Washington Street

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720

Phone: (208) 334-5690

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SIDS of Illinois, Inc.

6010 Route 53, Suite A

Lisle, IL 60532

Toll Free 800.432.7437

Phone 630.541.3901

Fax 630.541.8246

Services: family, packet, newsletter, individual peer support, support groups, video/DVD support group for rural families, no stillbirth & miscarriage support, provides Spanish materials & services, covers state of IL.


Genetic program

SIDS/Infant Mortality Program

Nicki Woolverton

Illinois Department of Health

535 W. Jefferson St.

Springfield, IL 62761

Phone: (217) 557-2931

Fax: (217) 557-5396

Services: referral to local PHN in family’s county of residence, home visit for counseling &referral to support services, info on SIDS, grief & bereavement to parents via personal letter and packet. No stillbirth/miscarriage services, limited bilingual materials. Covers state of IL.

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Ms. Michie Sebree, RN

PO Box 17715

Indianapolis, IN 46217

Phone: (317) 446-3013

Email: info@neofight.org

Website: www.neofight.org

Services: Grief support, Education and outreach for Stillbirth, Miscarriage and SIDS


Indiana State Department of Health

Maternal & Child Health Services

Ms. Beth Johnson, Perinatal Consultant

2 North Meridian Street, Section 8-C

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 233-1344

Fax: (317) 233-1300


Baby Works

Ms. Barbara Himes**


P.O. Box 47155

Indianapolis, IN 47155

Phone: (317) 725-3754

Fax: (317) 882-2366

Email: sidsbhimes@aol.com


SIDS Center of Indiana*

Mr. John Schutt

1810 Broad Ripple Avenue, #13

Indianapolis, IN 46220

Phone: 1-877-507-7437

Email: brewat@aol.com

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Iowa SIDS Foundation

Ms. Patty Keeley

Executive Director

406 SW School St., Ste. 207

Ankeny, IA 50023

Phone: 515-965-7655

(toll free) 866-480-4741

Fax: 515-864-0286

Email: info@iowasids.org

Services: Bereavement support for SIDS and SUID


Kimberly Noble Piper

Executive Officer

Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders

State Genetics Coordinator

Iowa Department of Public Health

321 E. 12th Street

Lucas State Office Building #530

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075


Fax 515-242-6013



Stephanie Trusty

Maternal Health Consultant

Iowa Department of Public Health

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319


Fax 242-6013


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Kansas Dept. of Health Environment

Bureau of Family Health

Ms. Linda Kenney, Director

1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 220

Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Phone: (785) 296-1310

Fax: (785) 296-6553

Email: lkenney@kdhe.state.ks.us

Website: www.kdhe.state.ks.us/c-f/healthy.html

Services: Refers to SIDS Network of Kansas


SIDS Network of Kansas, Inc.

Christy Schunn, LSCSW

Executive Director

1148 S. Hillside, Suite 10

Wichita, KS 67211

Phone: (316 682-1301

Fax: (316) 682-1274


Website: www.sidsks.org

Services: Statewide community education and grief support services for those affected by infant loss.

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SIDS/Other Infant Death Network of KY

Ms. Robin Richardson

P.O. Box 186

Caneyville, KY 42721

Phone: 1-800-928-7437

Phone (270) 879-8008

Email: rrichardson@hotmail.com


Department of Public Health

Adult and Child Health Division

Child Fatality/Injury Prevention Coordinator

275 East Main Street, MS SHS2WC

Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 564-3236 X 3857

Fax: (502) 564-8389

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SIDS Support and Awareness Network of Louisiana*

Mrs. Elizabeth Trahan

Peer Contact

676 Maraist Road

Crowley, LA 70526

Phone: (337) 788-3767

Fax: (504) 578-6605


Louisiana Office of Public Health

Ms. Tracy Hubbard

SIDS Risk Reduction Coordinator

628 N. 4th Street

P.O. Box 3214

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Phone: (225) 342-7805

Fax: (225) 342-2256

Email: thubbard@dhh.la.gov

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Maine SIDS Foundation*

Mr. Roy Bagley

73 East Shore Drive, Box 268

Limerick, ME 04048

Phone: (207) 793-8337

Cell: (207) 233-9323

Email: roybagley@yahoo.com


Maine Public Health Nursing

Mr. Dwight Littlefield

Program Coordinator

Dept. of Human Services

200 Main Street

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: (207) 287-9025

Fax: (207) 795-4536

Email: dwight.littlefield@maine.gov

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Center for Infant and Child Loss

Ms. Latoya Bates

737 W. Lombard Street, Room 226

Baltimore, MD 21201-1585

Phone: (410)-706-5089 or 800-808-7437

Fax: (410) 706-0146



Services: Grief intervention for SIDS. Covers the state of Maryland


Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Jeanine L. McGrath, TN, CD (DONA)

9901 Medical Center Drive

Rockville, MD  20850

Phone: (240)481-3903

Email: jeaninemcgrath@gmail.com

6 week support group for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through Miscarriage, Infant Death, or Stillbirth


Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Nancy Campbell or Deborah Johnson

6569 North Charles Street

Towson, MD 21204

Phone: (443) 849-2308

Phone: (443) 849-2079

Services: Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please call to confirm location and time.


Holy Cross Hospital

Cubbi LaHood

1500 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Maryland MISS Support Group

Phone: (301) 681-5784

Services: Group meets on the 1st of each month at 7:30 pm


Mercy Medical Center (Mercy Cares Program)

Kathleen Wagner

301 Saint Paul Place

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 332-9326

Services: Group only open to mothers who gave birth at Mercy.


Saint Joseph’s Hospital

7601 Osler Drive

Towson, MD 21204

Phone :( 410) 337-1109

Services: Group meets 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the

Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department Conference room. Call to register (open to all).


Sinai Hospital

2401 West Belvedere Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone :( 410) 601-5192

Services: Group held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Weinberg building, Suite 105.


Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

500 Upper Chesapeake Drive

Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone :( 800) 515-0044

Services: Perinatal Bereavement Support Group – Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.Group held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Bel Air Room.

University of Maryland Medical Systems

Christine Shippen

Phone: (410) 328-0914

Services: For phone support or referrals.


Annapolis Area


Hospice of Prince George’s County

11700 Beltsville Drive, Suite 100

Beltsville, MD 20705

Phone: (301) 572-2489

Services: Hospice offers bereavement support services for a variety of need and concerns, including grief support groups.


Riva Trace Baptist Church

Anne O’Sullivan

2990 Riva Trace Parkway

Annapolis, MD 21407

Phone: (410) 863-8391 (410) 863-8391

Services: Group held 1st Monday of each month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.



Hospice of Frederick County

516 Trail Ave, Suite C

Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: (240) 566-3030


Email: dwatterson@fmh.org

Services: Six-week support for anyone who has experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or any type of infant death, will meet Wednesdays.

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Massachusetts Center for SIDS

Ms. Mary McClain, Project Coordinator

One Boston Medical Center Place

Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 414-7437

Fax: (617) 414-5555

Email: mary.mcclain@bmc.org


Hospice of the Good Shepherd

April Ely

Hospice Bereavement Coordinator

2042 Beacon Street

Newton, MA 02468

Phone: (617) 969-6130

Services: Several bereavement groups for adults and for children include groups for the loss of a spouse or parent; loss of a child or adult child; loss of an adult sibling; a children’s grief group exploring grief through art, writing, storytelling and talking with peers. Groups meet at various times.


Milford Regional Medical Center

Women’s Pavilion Conference Room, fourth floor

Phone: (508) 422-2273

Services: Families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage or fetal death meets the second Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Metro Detroit SHARE

P.O. Box 2143
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone 313.492.1172
(Angie Winton) email metrodetroitshare@outlook.com

Provides monthly pregnancy & infant loss support, funeral assistance and a memory box program for families in the Metro Detroit area.


Tomorrow’s Child/Michigan SIDS

112 E. Allegan

Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 485-7437

Fax: (517) 485-0163

Email: info@tomorrowschildmi.org

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Minnesota SID Center

Ms. Kathleen Fernbach


Children’s Hospitals & Clinics

2525 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 800-732-3812

Fax: (612) 813-7344

Email: kathleen.fernbach@childrensmn.org

Website: www.childrensmn.org/sidcenter



Ms. Barb Schaack

2308 Skyline Drive

Bloomington, MN 55442

Phone: (952) 854-1997

Email: barbschaack@yahoo.com


A Place to Remember*

Mr. Calvin DeRuyter

1885 University Ave West, #110

St Paul, MN 55104

Phone: (651) 645-7045/ 800-631-0973

Fax: (651) 645-4780

Email: tn@aplacetoremember.com

Website: www.aplacetoremember.com

GRACE Support Groups are facilitated by and made available for individuals and couples who have journeyed through infant and pregnancy loss, infertility and adoption.

Missing GRACE Foundation Local Support Groups

Website: www.MissingGRACE.org.com


Coon Rapids GRACE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Darlene M. Weber, RNC. RTSTC

Faith Lutheran Church Lounge

11115 Hanson Blvd.

Coon Rapids, MN 55443

Phone (763) 755-3530 (763) 755-3530

Services: Meets from: 6:30 to 8:30pm Third Monday of each month the group does an activity that is helpful for the grieving process. (Examples are: Scrap booking, crafts, having a guest speaker, candle light memorial service, etc.) The activity is decided by the group at the first Monday meeting in each month. Room location is not held in the Lounge on the third Monday meeting (second meeting of the month). Please check the evening’s schedule posted at the entrance of the church which has the room name/number listed for each activity. For more information about the Coon Rapids group contact: Mercy-Unity Hospital 763-757-4452 763-757-4452 Or Missing GRACE Foundation Candy McVicar, Founder and Executive director, 763-497-0709 763-497-0709 .


Maple Grove GRACE Support Group

Maple Grove Covenant Church

9350 Upland Lane

Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone:(763) 494-3233 (763) 494-3233

Services: We meet in class room 7 on left side of building. Enter at front doors, go left down hallway. Light refreshments provided. The second Tuesday of each month the group does an activity that is helpful for the grieving process. (Examples are: Scrap booking, crafts, having a guest speaker, candle light memorial service, etc.)


Longville Area GRACE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Melissa and Jason Gemmell

St Edwards Catholic Church

4905 State Highway 84,

Longville, MN 56655

Phone: (218) 363-2400 (218) 363-2400

please enters through the back entrance into the church hall.


Bradshaw Grief Resource Center Support Groups

Website: www.bradshawfuneral.com

several support groups offered through Bradshaw Grief Resource Center.

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Mississippi SIDS Alliance*

Mrs. Cathy Files

P.O. Box 2170

Madison, MS 39130-2170

Phone: 877-471-7437 or (601)-859-8900

Email: mssids@jam.rr.com

Mississippi State Department of Health


Ms. LaQutia Cooper, SIDS Coordinator

570 East Woodrow Wilson

PO Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215

Phone:(601) 576-7476 (601) 576-7476

Fax: (601) 576-7498


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SIDS Resources, Inc.*

Ms. Lori Behrens

1120 South 6th Street

St. Louis, MO 63104

Phone: (314) 822-2323

Fax: (314) 588-0850

Email: lbehrens@sidsresources.org.

Website: www.sidsresources.org

Services the state if Missouri and surrounding counties in Kansas and Illinois.

Western Region SIDS Resources, Inc.*


Ms. Pete Potts
Program Coordinator

6400 Prospect Avenue

Suite 216

Kansas City, MO 64132

Phone: (816) 569-6956

Email: ppotts@sidsresources.org



Ms. Maureen Connelly

4324 Berrywick Terrace

St. Louis, MO 63128

Phone: (314) 487-7582 (314) 487-7582

Email: amendgroup@charter.net



Ms. Martha Elise

1559 Ville Rosa

Hazelwood, MO 63042

Phone: (314) 291-0892

Email: Martha@amendgroup.com


SHARE National Office

Sarah Lawrenz

402 Jackson Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

1-800-821-6819 or (636) 947-6164

Fax: (636) 947-7486



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Dept. of Public Health and Human Services

1400 Broadway

Cogswell Building, Room C314

Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406) 444-3394

Fax: (406) 444-2606



Healing Hearts for Moms

Judy Peterson

Missoula, MT

Phone: (406) 549-8482

Services: support groups for mothers who have a child die. This group seeks to help Moms through the grief process and to move on with life. The group meets the third Monday of each month.


Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support of Gallatin County

Mary Jo or Heather

910 S. 6th Ave

Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone (406) 587-8309

Phone (406) 556-8585

Services: Group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at Bozeman Deconess Chapel,915 Highland Blvd.

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Nebraska SIDS Foundation*

3170 Arcadia Avenue

Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: (402) 935-1911 (402) 935-1911



Office of Family Health

Life Span Department

301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-0165

Fax: (402) 471-7049

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Medical Consultant

Jo Malay, RN MPH

Bureau of Family Health Services

Nevada State Health Division

3427 Goni Road, Suite 108

Carson City, NV 89706

Phone: (775) 684-4250

Email: jmalay@health.nv.gov


Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, Ph.D.

University of Nevada

4505 Maryland Parkway, Room GUA 3136

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5032

Phone: (702) 895-2449

Services: private resource for therapy, counseling and grief support purposes as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, does not take insurance.

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New Hampshire SIDS Alliance*

Mr. Charlie Foote

13 Drew Road

Derry, NH 03038

Phone: (617) 828-4996

Email: declan4204@comcast.net


New Hampshire Affiliate

Louis Erf

P.O. Box 338

Wheare, NH 03281

Phone: 603-529-7107

Email: Louisa@ERFS.org


New Hampshire SIDS Program**

Ms. Audrey Knight, MSN, RN

NH Division of Public Health Services

29 Hazen Drive-Health & Welfare Building

Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-4536 (603) 271-4536

Fax: (603) 271-4519

Email: aknight@dhhs.state.nh.us

Services: info & resources on SIDS & grief support, peer contact referral, no stillbirth or miscarriage services, limited bilingual materials, covers state of NH.

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SIDS Center of New Jersey

Alissa Sandler

Hackensack Medical Center

30 Prospect Avenue

Hackensack, NJ 07604

Phone: 800-704-7437 or 201-996-5330

Fax: (201) 336-8794

Email: asandler@humed.com


SIDS Center of New Jersey

Dr. Thomas Hegyi

Dr. Barbara Ostfeld

Dr. Linda Esposito** – contact for referrals

One Robert Wood Johnson Place, Dept. of Pediatrics, MEB 312, 3rd Floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Phone: 800-545-7437 800-545-7437

Fax: (732) 235-6609

Email: hegyith@umdnj.edu

Services: case management, telephone contact, individual, peer contact, groups, home

bereavement visits. Limited services for stillbirth or miscarriage families. Will make local

referrals. Services the state of NJ.


Remembering Our Babies

Lisa Brown

205 Pheasant Hollow Drive

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Phone: (609) 275-0866 (609) 275-0866

Fax: (609) 275-0866

Email: basil1964@aol.com

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New Mexico Grief Services Program

Mrs. Nancy Barickman

Grief Services Coord.

University of NM School of Medicine

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 272-5719 (505) 272-5719

Fax: (505) 272-0727

Email: nbarickman@salud.unm.edu

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Krystal’s Wish Foundation for SIDS*

Ms. Nancy Rafter

35 Highland Road

Ulster Park, NY 12487

Phone: (845) 338-5654 (845) 338-5654

Fax: (845) 338-5780

Email: nrafter@hvc.rr.com


New York Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center Offices

Statewide & Lower Hudson Valley Regional Office

Marie Chandick, Director

Stony Brook University

School of Social Welfare, HSC, L2, Rm. 111

Stony Brook, NY 11794-8232

Phone: (631) 444-3690 (800)336-7437

Fax: (631) 444-6475

Email: marie.chandick@stonybrook.edu

Website: www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/sids

Serving New York State: Statewide and Regional Offices provide family bereavement support, literature, referral to local groups. Limited services for miscarriage and stillbirth. New York City office has bilingual speakers.


New York City Regional Office

Peggy Regensburg, Regional Coordinator

Public Health Solutions, Inc.

421 East 26th Street, 13th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 323-1425



Central New York Regional Office

Clemencia Molina, Regional Coordinator


1010 James Street

Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone: (315) 424-0009, ext. 108

Fax: (315) 478-1981

Email: cmolina@reachcny.org



Western New York Regional Office

Ms. Jan Walkden, Regional Coordinator

Family Help Center

60 Dingens Street

Buffalo, NY  14206

Phone: (716)822-0919

Fax: (716) 822-5079

Email: jwalkden@familyhelpcenter.net


Eastern New York Regional Office

Mary Whittredge, Regional Coordinator

Albany Medical College

Department of Pediatrics, MC88/A240A

47 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208

Phone: (518) 262-5918

Fax: (518) 262-7237

Email: whittrm@mail.amc.edu



Sister Teresa Geigel

Phone: (631) 273-1110 (631) 273-1110

Speaks Spanish and English

Good Samaritan Hospital*

Ms. Pam Magi, RN

Coordinator Perinatal

255 Lafayette Ave.

Suffern, NY 10901

Phone: (845) 368-5297 (845) 368-5297

Fax: (845) 368-5463

Email: pmagi@tshs.org

Services: Support for families who have experienced the loss of a baby during

pregnancy/newborn loss/loss if a young child. (Stillbirth)



Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Lenire Rosenbaum

845 N. Broadway

White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: (914) 661-0600 (914) 661-0600 x 308

Fax: (914) 761-5859

Email: LRosenbaum@wjcs.com



Guardian Angel Perinatal Support

Martha Weiss

88 Hampshire Drive

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Phone: (516) 249-3314

Email: martyk9@optonline.net

website: www.stkilian.com/gaps

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Kinder Mourn, Inc.*

Ms. Kelly Hamilton

Clinical Director

1320 Harding Place

Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704) 376-2580 (704) 376-2580

Fax: (704) 376-0149

Email: kelly@kindermourn.org

Website: www.kindermourn.org


Ms. Jean Sawyer, RNC, BSN, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

Albemarle Hospital

P.O. Box 1587

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: (252) 384-4745 (252) 384-4745

Email: jsawyer@albermarlehealth.org


Harnett County Department of Public Health

Cristina Worthington, Grief Counselor

307 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd.

Lillington, NC 27546

Phone: (910) 814-6254,  main number 910893-7550



SHARE Contact

7403 Stonecraft Park Drive

Charlotte, NC 28226

Phone: (704) 542-4700 (704) 542-4700



Jean Batten

2000 W. First Street, Suite 510

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Phone: (336) 748-9070 (336) 748-9070

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North Dakota Department of Health

Division of Maternal & Child Health

600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301

Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

Phone: 701-328-2784

Fax: 701-328-1412

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District Board of Health – Mahoning County*

Ms. Debbie Moss

Public Health Nurse

50 Westchester Drive

Youngstown, OH 44515

Phone: (330) 270-2856

Fax: (330) 270-2860

Email: dmoss@mahoning-health.org


SID Network of Ohio

Ms. Barbara Lattur

421 Graham Road, Suite H

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Phone: 800-477-7437; 330-929-9911

Fax: (330) 929-0593

Email: leslie@sidsohio.org

Website: www.sidsohio.org

Services: free info about the grieving process, referral & support services to SIDS families, no stillbirth/miscarriage services, no bilingual services or materials, covers the state of OH.


Ohio Department of Health

Child Fatality Review

Ms. Merrily Wholf, SIDS Program Coordinator

246 North High Street, 6th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 728-0773

Fax: (614) 564-2442

Email: merrily.wholf@odh.ohio.govs

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Oklahoma State Health Department

Maternal & Child Health Services

1000 NE 10th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Phone: (405) 271-9444

Fax: (405)-271-9202

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Oregon Department of Human Services

Ms. Cynthia Ikatha, Public Nurse Consultant

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: (971) 673-0254

Fax: (971) 673-0250


The Dougy Center

3909 SE 52nd Ave

Portland, OR 97206

Phone: (503) 775-5683

Fax: (503) 777-3097

Website: www.dougy.org


Brief Encounters

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

11570 S.W. Bruce Dr.

Beaverton, OR 97005

Phone: (503) 699-8006


The Compassionate Friends

Therese Goodrich

10501 SE Market Street

Portland, OR 97212

Phone: (503) 248-0102

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Grief Assistance Program
Maternal, Child and Family Health
c/o Medical Examiner’s Office
321 University Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ms. Sylvia Urrata, M.S.S
Phone: (215) 685-7448
Services: Crisis Support

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Family Heath
Ms. Giselle Hallden
Health/Welfare Building, East Wing, 7th Floor 7th & Forester Streets Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 772-2762
Fax: (717) 772-0323
Email: ghallden@pa.gov
Website: www.health.state.pa.us
Services: grief & bereavement referrals, educational information & resources. Provides services to families who have experienced the death of an infant age 364 days or younger for any reason. Some bilingual materials. Covers state of PA.

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243
Active pregnancy loss support service.  It includes Hugs for Healing Hearts:  A Pregnancy Loss Support Group and Hugs for Healing Hearts:  Subsequent Pregnancy after a Loss support group.  They meet on the second and third Monday of the month respectively.  Free and open to Moms and Dads.  412-942-5882 or www.stclair.org  for more information.

Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative

Healing Hearts Infant Bereavement Resources

Eileen Carlins, MSW, LSW

Director of Support and Education

810 River Avenue, Suite 250

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: (888)721-2742 ext. 4

Fax: (412) 322-5686

Email: ecarlins@cribsforkids.org

Services: grief support, education and research

Canaan Baptist Church
Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Services for Adults
5430 Pulaski Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Good Grief Center (GGC) for Bereavement Support
2717 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Highmark Caring Place, A center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families:
Erie Region – (866)212-4673
Harrisburg Region – (866)613-4673
Pittsburgh Region – (888)224-4673
Warrendale/Cranberry Region – (888) 734-4073

Giselle Hallden | Public Health Program Administrator
Pennsylvania Department of Health | Bureau of Family Health
625 Forster Street | Harrisburg PA 17120
Phone: 717.772.2762 | Fax: 717.772.0323


Fatality Review Program of Philadelphia

Ms. Sylvia Urrata

321 University Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 685-7408

Fax: (215) 685-7592

Services: Home visits for families who lost babies

Jackie Souders

519 Saw Mill Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Phone: (717) 766-3824

New Drawing’s of the Grief Assistance


Christina Williams

321 University Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 685-7448

Email: williamsgap@aol.com


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Kristi Bothur

Naomi’s Circle

Columbia, SC

(803) 665-4228


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South Dakota Department of Heath

Ms. Nancy Shoup,

Program Coordinator

615 E. 4th Street

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-773-6286

Fax: 605-773-5509

Email: jenny.williams@state.sd.us

Services: Give information on Back to Sleep.


Lach’s Legacy

C/O Brianne Edwards

7360 Castlewood Dr

Summerset, SD. 57718

Phone: 605-716-1349

Email: LachsLegacy@gmail.com


Sanford Wellness Center

4201 South Oxobow Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Margie Rolfing, M.ED

Phone: (605) 336-3305

Services: This group discussion is open to any Mom or Dad experiencing infant loss.

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Tennessee SIDS Alliance*

Ms. Lisa Hunt

7603 Moon Crest Ct.

Powell, TN 37849

Phone: (423) 947-6669

Home: (865) 938-9848

Email: huntklisa@comcast.net


Tennessee Department of Health

Rachel Heitmann, MS

Program Director, Child Fatality/SIDS/CLPPP/FIMR

425 5th Ave. North, CHB 4th Floor

Nashville, TN  37243



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Center for Infant and Child Loss

Katherine Ratcliff

Prevention/CFIL Director

c/o Any Baby Can, Inc.

217 Howard Street

San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210/227-0530

800/524-3755 (Toll Free in Texas)

Fax: (210) 227-0812



Greater Houston Chapter SIDS Alliance*

Ms. Anita Carmona

916 Satsuma Street

Pasadena, TX 77506

Phone: (713) 924-1419

Email: anita.carmona@us.rhodia.com


M.E.N.D. – Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death*

Ms. Rebekah Mitchell, Founder

PO Box 1007

Coppell, TX 75019

Phone: 972-506-9000

Email: jaimie@mend.org


Southwest SIDS Research Institute

Mrs. Judy Henslee

Brazos port Memorial Hospital

100 Medical Drive, RM 220

Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Phone: (979) 299-2814

Fax: (979) 297-6682


Department of State Health Offices

Development Offices

Title V and Health Resources

Ms. Mary Chan McDermott,

Perinatal Coordinator

1100 West 49th Street, M355

Austin, TX 78756

Phone: (512) 458-7650

Fax: (512) 458-7711

Email: chan.mcdermott@dshs.state.tx.us


St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams

2400 Round Rock Ave

Round Rock, TX 78681

Phone: (512) 341-1391


Services: support/support groups in the areas of Austin/Round Rock/

Georgetown/Waco/Temple and central Texas areas.

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Utah SIDS Alliance*

Lisa Hughes

1760 American Park Circle

West Valley City, UT 84119

Phone: (801) 261-4222

Email: utahsidsalliance@yahoo.com

Services: Support groups for parents who have had an infant die suddenly.


Alliance of Grandparents / M.I.S.S. Foundation

Ginny Shutt

210 East 400 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: (801) 964-9466

Phone: (801) 524-8411


Centro De La Familia

3780 S. West Temple

South Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Phone: (801) 521-4473

Fee: Based on your ability to pay.

Services: Bi-lingual grief counseling


The Sharing Place

1695 E 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Phone: (801) 466-6730

Website: www.thesharingplace.org

Services: Grief support for children and families.

Fee: Based on your ability to pay

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Public Health, Health Services District Manager

90 Olin Dr.

Eden Mills, VT 05653

Phone: (802) 476-0161

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Central Virginia Area

Facilitated by Tammy Forrest, RN/SIDS parent and Blaire Borum, SIDS sibling survivor.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Amedisy’s Freedom Home Health.
21221 Patrick Henry Highway
Jetersville, VA 23038 (Amelia County)

Please calls ahead to RSVP. For more information call Tammy at (434) 294-2361

Peninsula Area

For information contact Trudi Reynolds (757) 865-2561

Meetings are held at the Chesapeake Central Library, Conference Room B, 298

Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Monthly Meetings facilitated by Heather Kiegel.

For further information call (757) 923-0367 or email heather.vasids@yahoo.com

Northern Virginia

SIDS Mid-Atlantic

Ms. Betty Connal

Executive Director

P.O. Box 799

Haymarket, VA 20168

Phone: (703) 955-6899

Fax: (703) 933-9101

Email: bconnal@aol.com

Website: www.sidsma.org

Services: peer support, support groups, newsletters, website, referrals, and special/memorial events. Stillbirth/miscarriage families welcome to attend groups but are referred to the local SHARE or MISS chapters. Have bilingual materials & refer out to bilingual grief therapists. Serve metro DC, including suburban MD & VA.


Tammy Ruiz, RN
21221 Patrick Henry Highway
Jetersville, VA 23038
Phone: (540) 741-3268


Ms. Lisa Church
26 Towne Centre Way, #731
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 826-2162
Email: lisa@hopexchange.com

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Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance

(formerly SIDS Foundation of Washington)

Ms. Inga Paige, Executive Director

4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Suite 350

Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (800) 533-0376

Fax: (206) 548-9445

Website: www.nwsids.org

Services: Support for grieving families, safe sleep education for parents, caregivers and

professionals, and support for local SIDS research.


Washington State Department of Health

Ms. Bat-Sheva Stein, RNC MN

Public Health Nurse Consultant

Maternal & Child Health Office

111 Israel Road S.E.

Tidewater, WA 98504

Phone: (360) 236-3582

Fax: (360)-586-7868

Email: bat-sheva.stein@doh.wa.gov

Services: Links healthcare professional and consumers to resources. No direct services.

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WV Statewide Birth scoring Program

Mr. Louis Morgan

Department of Pediatrics

Box 9214

Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone: (304) 293-7302

Fax: (304)293-5491

Email: lmorgan@hsc.wvu.edu

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Infant Death Center

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

620 South 76th St. Suite 120

Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: 414.292.4046

Fax: 414.2314952

Website: http://www.chawisconsin.org/


Department of Health and Family Services

Ms. Millie Jones

1 West Wilson Street, Room 243

Madison, WI 53703-0001

Phone: (608) 266-2684

Fax: (608) 267-3824

Email: jonesmj@bhff.state.wi.us


Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WISSP)

Friends of Clinical Genetics

Ms. Elizabeth McPherson, MD,

Clinical Genetics Center

1000 N. Oak Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Phone: (715) 221-7409

Fax: (715) 389-4399


State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Kate Gillespie, RN, BSN

1 West Wilson Street

Madison, WI 53701

Phone: (608) 266-1538

Fax: (608) 267-3824

Email: kate.gillespie@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Wyoming Perinatal & Prevention

Stacy Dunn

Department of Health- Hathaway, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone :( 307) 777-7944

Email: sdunn@missc.state.wy.us


Wyoming Department of Health

Ms. Debra Hamilton, RN, MSN, CCM, CNLCP

Perinatal Systems Manager

Office of Woman’s Health Coordinator

Community & Family Health Section

6101 Yellowstone Road, suite 420

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7944

Fax: (307) 777-8687

Email: debra.hamilton@health.wyo.gov

National Resources


Bereaved Parents of the USA

Ms. Dave Alexander

Director of Board

P.O. Box 95

Park Forest, IL 60466

Phone: (708) 748-7866

Website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org