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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.

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Alabama
Bereaved Parents of the USA-West Alabama Chapter

Contact: Bonnie Strapp

Phone: 205-392-7710

Email: bstrapp@somternet.com

Mail: 1101 Walker Rd

York, Alabama 36925

Mission: A non-profit, self-help group offering support, understanding, compassion and hope to family after the death of a child, regardless of the child’s age or circumstances of death.

 Empty Arms Infant Loss

Mail: PO Box 7032

Dothan, AL 36302

Location: Friends Bank of Dothan

(Intersection of Hwy 84 and Ross Clark Circle)

Meeting Day: Mondays

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Purpose: Providing emotional support and

services that promote healing.

 Face 2 Face Friendship Groups-North Alabama

*Affiliated with Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

Coordinator: Annette

Email: annette@facesofloss.com

Co-leaders: Tiffany Torres and Mary Pruitt

Email: face2face.northalabama@gmail.com

Phone: 256-361-9636

*RSVP-http://www.facebook.com/pages/face2face-north-alabama/170275739683833

HALO, Inc (Honoring Angels Like Owen)

Founder: Wendy Blakley

Phone: 334-328-1202

Email: wblakley@honoringangelslikeowen.org

Founder: Nathan Blakley

Phone: nblakley@honoringangelslikeowen.org

Website: www.honoringangelslikeowen.org

Mission: A nonprofit whose purpose is to develop, promote, foster and support the spiritual and emotional needs of families who have lost a child from 20 wk’s gestation up to 12 yrs of age. Family oriented, Christian based grief support groups, need based financial assistance for their child’s burial, and “creating memories portraiture”. HALO, Inc will strive to educate and raise public awareness regarding such losses.

*HALO, Inc Parents Group

Phone: 334-328-1202

*Contact to RSVP

Location: River City Church

301 Dexter Ave

Montgomery, AL

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:45-8:15pm

Purpose: Offering a private outlet for parents, who have lost a child from 20 wk’s gestation up to 12 yrs of age, to share their losses with other parents who know what they are going through.

March of Dimes-Alabama

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 205-824-0103

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term

pregnancies and researching the problems that

threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and

advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing

with grief, coping with friends and family while

grieving, what parents can do to remember

their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss awareness and

information, online resources/ community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Region V Perinatal Director-FHS-ADPH

Amy R Stratton, BSN, RN

Work: 334-286-2830

Cell: 256-239-0321

Fax: 334-286-5415

Email: amy.stratton@adph.state.al.us

Address: 2119 East South Blvd

Montgomery, AL 36116

Renewed Hope Support Group

Contact: Tina Holmes

Phone: 334-277-5771

Email: tkholmes@hotmail.com

Contact: Cindy Benefield

Phone: 334-273-0048

Email: cindy.benefield@charter.net

Location: St James Methodist Church

9045 Vaughn Rd

Montgomery, AL 36117

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00pm

Purpose: A Christian-based pregnancy loss and infertility support group.

 Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Bereavement

Program for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

*Sponsored by Huntsville Hospital

Women’s Center: 256-265-7440

256-265-7286

Location: Huntsville Hospital-Dowdle Center

(Corner of Gallatian St and Govenor’s Dr)

Rm 131

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Providing support to families who are grieving the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

The Amelia Center

Counselor/Coordinator: Ms Stephanie Nelson

Phone: 205-251-3430

Email: stephanie.nelson@chsys.org

Group Counseling Coordinator: Valerie Cowart, MA, ALC

Phone: 205-638-7481

Fax: 205-638-7492

Website: www.ameliacenter.org

Mail: The Amelia Center

1513 Fourth Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35233

Services: Individual counseling, support groups, stillbirth and miscarriage services, limited bilingual services and materials; serves central Alabama.

* Amelia Center Support Groups

Counseling Coordinator: Valerie Cowart

Phone: 205-251-3430

Email: valerie.cowart@chsys.org

Purpose: Giving members a sense of well-being,

hopefulness, insight, and relief; creates a sense

of connectedness and community.

*The Amelia Center Individual and Family Counseling

Contact Phone: 205-638-7481

*Contact to schedule and appointment and for

further information

No set fee to parents or grandparents

anticipating or grieving the loss of a child or

grandchild.

*The Amelia Center Group Counseling

Contact Phone: 205-638-7481

*Contact to schedule an appointment and for further information

Purpose: Offering both ongoing groups and short

term groups; Parents Peer Support Group,

Mother’s Group, Father’s Group and Infant Loss

Group.

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Alaska

 Angel Babies-Alaska Support Group

Email: AngelBabiesAK-owner@yahoo.com

Email: GriefSupportServices.org

*Contact for more information

Purpose: Infant loss support for mom’s in Alaska who have lost a baby, whether to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, early infant loss or SIDS.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: Fairbanks Area

Contact: Jane Smith

Phone: 907-455-6562

Location: Fairbanks Public Health Clinic

1025 W Barnett

Fairbanks, AK

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: For patients who have experienced the death of a child or children.

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB)

Contact: Mrs. Jean Kollantai

Phone: 207-222-5321

Email: climb@poboxalaska.net

Website: www.climb-support.org

Mail: PO Box 91377

Anchorage, AK 99509

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

*CLIMB, Inc-Alaska Support Group

Contact: Lisa Fleisher

Phone: 907-223-7793

Contact: Jean Kollantai

Phone: 907-222-5321

Email: climb@pobox.Alaska.net

Mail: Jean Kollantai

PO Box 91377

Anchorage, AK 99509

*Contact for further information

Purpose: A support group by and for parents who have experienced the death(s) of one or more multiples during pregnancy, at birth, during infancy or early childhood.

 Face2Face Friendship Groups-Alaska (Anchorage and Surrounding Areas)

Leader: Leah Johnson

Phone: 907-306-8197

Email: f2fanchorage@gmail.com

*Please call or email the group leader if you are interested in attending

March of Dimes-Alaska

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 907-276-4111

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Morality and Child Health Review at Epidemiology

MCH Coordinator: 907-269-8000

Fax: 907-562-7802

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

Address: 3601 C Street, Ste 540

Anchorage, AK 99524

Parents Reaching Out

*Sponsored by the Hospice of Anchorage

Contact: Lisa Fleischer

Phone: 907-223-7793

Email: lisa-fleischer@hotmail.com

Website: www.parentsreachingout.net

*Contact for further information

Purpose: An infant loss support group for parents, family members and friends.

 Parents Reaching Out

Contact Information

Voice mail: 907-273-5409

Information: info@parentsreachingout.net

Support Group/Resources: support@parentsreachingout.net

Website: www.parentsreachingout.net

Mail: PO Box 14-2874

Anchorage, AK 99514

Mission: To provide a free, mutual help support group in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough which allows individuals to learn about and discuss their grief concerning an unsuccessful pregnancy or infant loss. Expanding the professional community and general public’s understanding and awareness of unsuccessful pregnancy and infant loss.

Services: Support group, educational presentation and materials for professionals, newsletter, outreach, special events, library and referrals.

Providence Health Services

Phone: 907-212-3014

*For Further Information:

Mother/Baby Unit: 907-212-4892

Newborn ICU: 907-212-3614

Pediatric Intensive Care: 907-212-3133

Spiritual Care Department: 907-212-2990

Social Worker (on call): 907-562-2211

Website: alaska.providence.org

Address: 3200 Providence Dr

Anchorage, AK 99508

Services: Arrangements following the death of a

child

Helping children cope with death

Support Groups

Pediatric Resources

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Arizona

AGAST/ MISS Foundation

Contact: Sandra Graben

Phone: 623-979-1000

Mail: PO Box 5333

Peoria, AZ 85385 

Arizona Department of Health Services-Bureau of Women and Children

Phone: 602-542-1875

Fax: 602-542-1843

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

Address: 150 N 18th Ave, Ste 320

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Purpose: Bereavement and stillbirth support through MISS Foundation. 

Arizona Perinatal Loss Bereavement

Resource-Banner Desert Medical Center

Contact: Bereavement Services/RTS

Contact Phone: 480-412-3595

Address: 1400 S Dobson Red

Mesa, AZ 85202

Website: www.bannerhealth.com

Mission: The Arizona Perinatal Bereavement Resource provides a network of support for health care professionals working with women and families experiencing a pregnancy or infant loss. Providing statewide information for networking support, bereavement information education opportunities and community and national resources for professionals and parents.

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Western Arizona

Contact: Joyce Floyd

Phone: 928-453-7940

Email: texaslady@rraz.net

Purpose: A non-profit, self-help group offering support, understanding, compassion and hope to families after the death of a child, regardless of the child’s age or the circumstances of their death.

Bereavement Services/RTS-Banner Desert Medical Center

Bereavement Services Coordinator: Suzanne Helzer, RNC

Phone: 480-412-3595

Email: suzanne.helzer@bannerhealth.com 

*Bereavement Services/RTS-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact Phone: 480-412-3595

Location: Banner Desert Medical Center

1400 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

CARE Support Group

Contact Phone: 520-417-3547

Location: San Luis Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Outreach Ctr.

1840 Paseo

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for anyone affected by the loss of an infant or newborn whether through early pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.  

Face of Loss, Faces of Hope/

Face 2 Face Friendship Groups-Tuscon, AZ

Leader: Jordan Steiner

Phone: 520-784-4029

Email: day_jordan_stiner@yahoo.com

*Various locations, please contact leader for meeting information.

Footprints

Contact: Mina Rose

Phone: 520-873-6590

Website: www.sierrabears.org

*Footprints Support Group

Location: Carondelet St Joseph

Hospital, Medical Pavilion

350 N Wilmot

Tucson, AZ 85711

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.

March of Dimes-Arizona

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 602-266-9933

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for for local chapter information

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services:

Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss, awareness and information, online resources/ community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Email: kim.parish@missfoundation.org

Co-coordinator: Angela Rothman-Stiffer

Phone:602-279-6477

Purpose: Providing support to families facing a prenatal terminal illness diagnosis; upon referral from a perinatologist

MISS Foundation

Contact Information

Phone(s): 602-279-MISS(6477)

888-455-MISS(6477)

Email: info@missfoundation.org

Address: 77 E Thomas Rd #12

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mail: Kelli Montgomery

C/O MISS Foundation

1700 Alcove Ct

Austin, TX 78757

Examples of MISS Services:

On Line Support Group Forums

http://www.missfoundation.org/forums

Sample of Groups:

Main Parental Bereavement Board

Mourning for Miscarriage

Grieving the Death of a Baby

Fatal Diagnosis During Perinatal Period

Dad’s Place

AGAST: Alliance of Grandparents

Hope Mentors

Coordinator: Jennifer Soos

Email: jennifer.soos@missfoundation.org

Purpose: Trained volunteers who offer global outreach

Palliative CARES Program

Coordinator:Kim Parrish Bereavement Services

Miss Foundation

*Miss Foundation-Phoenix-Subsequent Pregnancy Group

Contact: Anna Kennedy

Phone: 602-439-9025

Location: Church of the Beatitudes

(Nursery)

555 W Glendale Ave

(SE Corner of 7th Ave/Glendale Ave)

Phoenix, AZ

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 

*MISS East Valley-Monthly Infant Death Support Group

Contact: Lee Ann Morlan

Phone: 480-963-9844

Location: Day Spring United Methodist Church

1365 E Elliot Rd

Tempe, AZ 85284

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

*Sponsored by Scottsdale Healthcare- Shea

Contact Phone: 480-323-3413

Website: www.shc.org

Location: Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea

9003 E Shea Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Purpose: Encouraging and assisting people who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic or neonatal death.

The Angel Connection Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Church Office: 480-899-1990

*Contact for schedule

Location: St Andrew the Apostle Church

3450 W Ray Rd

Chandler, AZ 85226

Through Heartbreak to Healing

Contact: Diana Shaw

St Timothy’s: 480-775-5200

Purpose: 4wk perinatal bereavement program held a variety of times throughout the year.

To Lose A Child (TLC) Program-Flagstaff Medical Center

Contact Information

Contact Phone: 928-214-2731

*If you recently experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a child and need help or support, call TLC and one of our caring facilitators will contact you.

Website: www.flagstaffmedicalcenter.com

Address: Flagstaff Medical Center

Women and Infant’s Center

1200 N Beaver St

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Mission: The TLC Program at Flagstaff Medical Center is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of parents and families who experience the loss of a pregnancy or the death or an infant or child.

Services: Resources such as pamphlets, books, and written materials discussing grief and loss;

Supportive opportunities for family members to honor the child and say goodbye; Referrals to support services; Follow up phone calls after discharge; A handcrafted memory box to store keepsakes for your baby; Cards to family members on the occasion of the birthday or death anniversary of the child.

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Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Health

SIDS Program Coordinator: Ms Jackie Whitfield

Phone: 501-280-4756

Fax: 501-280-4082

Email: jwhitfield@healthyarkansas.com

Address: 4815 West Markham

#H17

Little Rock, AR 72205 

Baptist Health Share Bereavement Program

Contact: Nancy Meney, RN

Contact Phone: 501-202-1717 or

800-455-7760

Location: Baptist Health Hospital

9601 Interstate 630, Exit 630

Little Rock, AR 72205

(Mezzanine level; follow signs off elevator)

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month

(Except Nov. and Dec.)

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Purpose: Support for miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death and ectopic pregnancy.  

Bereaved Parents of the USA

*Central Arkansas Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leaders: Debby and Kevin Hunsaker

Leader Phone: 501-944-9007

Email: kevdeb91@aol.com

Email: BereavedParentsAC@aol.com

Website: www.bpusa-centralar.com

Chapter Address: 29 Neal Cove

Bryant, Arkansas 72022

Group Location: First Church of the

Nazarene (Fellowship Hall)

1200 N. Mississippi St

Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

(Located on NW corner of Mississippi and Evergreen Streets)

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A self-group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to the newly bereaved.

*Conway Arkansas Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leader: Elaine McGarity-Holmes

Leader Phone: 501-205-8417

Email: elainehoward2008@gmail.com

Website: www.bpusa-conwayar.com

Chapter Address: 1615 Sweet spire Dr

Conway, AR 72032

Group Location: First United Methodist Church

1610 Prince St

Conway, AR 72034

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Purpose: We come together as Bereaved Parents of the USA to provide a haven where all bereaved families can meet and share our journey.

*The North of the Arkansas River Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leaders: Jim and Cindy Stricklin

Leader Phone: 501-607-2514 or

501-607-2518

Email: bereavedparentsnir@art.net

Website: www.bpnir.bpchapter.org

Chapter Address: 302 Big Indian Dr

Sherwood, AR 72120

Group Location: First Assembly of God Church

4501 Burrow Dr

N Little Rock, AR 72116

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Purpose: A self-help, support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild or sibling.

*South Central Arkansas Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leaders: Diane and Mike Prima

Leader Phone: 501-627-8585

Email: chapterleader@bereavedpsrents-scac.org

Website: www.bereavedparents-scac.org

Chapter Mail: PO Box 23044

Hot Springs, AR 71903

Group Location: Leonard St Baptist Church

625 Leonard St

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Dedicated to assisting parents, grandparents, siblings and others who have been in the role of a parent, toward positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.

*Western Arkansas Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leader: Toni Holohan

Leader Phone: 479-420-9634 or

Cell: 479-420-9634

Email: Toni.Holohan@sparks.org

Website: www.bpwestark.bpchapter.org

Chapter Address: 1110 N 9th Street

VanBuren, AR 72956

Group Location: Donald W Reynolds Cancer

Support House

3324 South M Street

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00pm

Purpose: A self-help, support group for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild or sibling.

Grieving Parents Support Group of NWA

Facilitator: Pastor Steve Sheely

Facilitator Phone: 479-521-2660

Location: Rolling Hills Baptist Church

1400 E Rolling Hills Dr

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:15pm

Purpose: For parents who have had a child die at any age.

Hope For Grieving Hearts

Contact: Glenda Brooks

Contact Phone: 501-281-2841 or

Contact: Billy and Betty Johnson

Contact Phone: 501-230-4729

Location: Downtown Church of Christ

900 N Main

Searcy, AR

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: For parents and caregivers who have had a child die. 

HUGS(Herbert’s Unique Grief Support)

Contact: Chuck and Dianne Case

Contact Phone: 501-362-5970

Location: First United Methodist

Church-Fellowship Hall

11 Pine Street

Herber Springs, AR 72543

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: For parents who have had a child die.

Journey

Contact: Lynette Spruielli

Contact Phone: 501-831-7707

Meeting Location: St Vincent Doctor’s Hospital

6101 St Vincent Circle

Little Rock, AR 72205

* Call for more information

Purpose: For bereaved parents with a perinatal death from conception to 28 days after birth.

March of Dimes-Arkansas

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 501-663-3100

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for for local chapter information

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services:

Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss, awareness and information, online resources/ community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Email: kim.parish@missfoundation.org

Co-coordinator: Angela Rothman-Stiffer

Phone: 602-279-6477

Purpose: Providing support to families facing a prenatal terminal illness diagnosis; upon referral from a perinatologist

MEND-NW Arkansas

Contact: Dr April Morenton

Phone: 479-238-4505

Website: www.mend.org

Address: 1955 Montclair Ave

Siloam Springs, AR 72761

*MEND

Leader: Amy Humphries

Leader Phone: 501-620-9930

Email: amy@mend.org

Location: National Park Medical Center

(Maurice RM)

1910 Mslvern Ave

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Purpose: For women and families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

* Contact for more information

MISS Foundation Support Group

Contact: Karen Loomis

Contact Phone: 870-836-5234

Email: Karen.loomis@missfoundation.org

Location: Hillside Baptist Church

32 Columbia Ave

Camden, AR

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Northwest Arkansas Share Parent Support Group

Contact: Debbie Rodger, RNC

Contact Phone: 479-305-8588

Email: www.nwashare.org

Address: PO Box 8512

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Location: Circle of Life Hospice

Hospitality Building, RM 215

901 Jones Rd

Springdale, AR

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: For those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

*Share Hope Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Contact: Jill Crews

Contact Phone: 870-926-2656

Address: 3104 Apache Dr

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Location: NEA Baptist Corporate Office

1835 Grant Ave

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*River Valley Share Hope

Contact: Leah Taylor

Contact Phone: 479-223-7849

Address: 804 E 22nd Street

Russellville, AR 72802

Group Location: Russellville First Assembly God

(RM 414)

124 East G Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Tears of Hope: Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Suzanne Beasley

Contact Phone: 479-452-2710

Email: suzeasley@Juno.com  or

Contact: Robbie Lewis

Contact Phone: 479-649-8311

Email: rlewis@mynewroads.com

Location: Eastside Baptist Church

2710 Massard Rd

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Meeting Day: 1st & 3rd Tues of the

month

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Purpose: A support group for people dealing with losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.

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California  

Bereaved Parents of the USA

*The North Orange County Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Leader: Sharyn Bailey

Main Phone: 714-750-9237

Leader: 562-697-9480

Email: sharynrealtor@yahoo.com

Website: www.bpnorange.bpchapter.org

Location: The Home of Vito and Kathy Cabrerra

818 San Simeon Circle

Placentia, CA

Kathy Phone: 714-726-7646

Meeting Day: 1st Fri of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*The San Diego North Inland Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA

Contact: Kathleen Stark

Home: 858-842-2231

Cell: 619-994-3010

Email: bereavedparentsusa@yahoo.com

Website: www.bpsdni.bpchapter.org

Location: St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

Conference Rm

16275 Pomerado Rd

Ponway, CA

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: A self-help, support group for parents and family who have suffered the loss of a child.

A New Normal-Child Loss Support Group

Contact: Rachael Strickland

Phone: 951-303-6789

Email: rstrickland41@gmzil.com

Location: Rancho Community Church

31300 Rancho Community Way

Temecula, CA 92592

*Serving Riverside and areas surrounding Temecula. 

California Department of Health

Nurse Consultant: Ms Leona Shields

Phone: 916-650-0368

Fax: 916-650-0304

Email: lshields@dhs.ca.gov

Mail: 1615 Capitol Ave, MS 8300

Sacramento, CA 99899-7420

 

California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program

Program Director: Gwen Edelstein, RN, PNP, MPA

Phone: 916-851-SIDS (7437)

Phone: 800-369-SIDS (7437) in CA

Fax: 916-851-5937

Email: gedelstein@californiasids.com

Website: www.californiasids.com

Address: 11344 Coloma Rd, Ste 560

Gold River, CA 95670 

CLIMB (Center for Loss in Multiple Birth)

Website: www.climb-support.org

Location: Sharp Outpatient Pavilion

Rm A

Meeting Day: 3rd Sun every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)

Meeting Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Empty Cradle

*Empty Cradle-East County, San Diego Group

Contact Phone: 619-595-3887

Email: support@emptycradle.org

Website: www.emptycradle.org

Location: San Carlos United Methodist Church

6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd

San Diego, CA 92119

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

*Empty Cradle-Inland North County Group

Contact Phone: 619-595-3887

Email: support@emptycradle.org

Website: www.emptycradle.org

Location: Office of the Center for Compassionate

Care of the Elizabeth Hospice

930 Canterbury Pl

Escondido, CA 92025

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: A peer support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death.

*Empty Cradle-North County Group

Contact Phone: 619-595-3887

Email: support@emptycradle.org

Website: www.emptycradle.org

Location: Carlsbad Office of the Center for

Compassionate Care

5938 Priestly Dr, Ste 103

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

*Empty Cradle-Southern Riverside County Group

Contact Phone: 619-595-3887

Email: support@emptycradle.org

Website: www.emptycradle.org

Location: Mary Philips Senior Center

41845 6th Street

Temecula, CA 92950

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Guild for Infant Survival-Inland Empire

San Bernardino County: 909-838-1536

Email: sharon_lang@redlands.edu

Riverside: 951-295-9217

Riverside County: 951-571-6259

Fax: 951-571-6269

Email: maureen.chavez@mvc.edu

Email: mcarriel@hotmail.com

*Serving Imperial/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties, including desert areas and surrounding cities.

Guild for Infant Survival-Orange County

Office: 714-973-8417

24 hour CA line: 800-247-4370

Fax: 714-973-8429

Email: gisoc@att.net

Mail: 2130 E Fourth St, Ste 125

Santa Ana, CA 92705

PO Box 148

Tustin, CA 92781

*Monthly Support Meeting

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Guild for Infant Survival-San Diego County

*SIDS Alliance Affiliate

SIDS Parent/Guild President: Jen Wilson, MSW

Phone: 619-448-6874

Email: jeriellen3@cox.net

*Serving San Diego County

HAND Support Groups-Helping After Neonatal Death

Phone: 888-908-4263

Email: info@handonline.org

Website: www.handonline.org

Mail: PO Box 341

Los Gatos, CA 95031

*Offering telephone support, grief support and subsequent pregnancy meetings. Covering the Northern California counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Cost and Stanislaus.

*HAND General Support Meetings

*A grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a baby through, miscarriage, stillbirth, interruption of wanted pregnancy after prenatal or genetic diagnosis, death during birth, death in baby’s first year of life.

HAND of Santa Cruz-General Support Group

Contact: Kristie Shulman

Phone: 831-438-4513

Location: Congregational Church of Soquel

Ann Hutchinson Rm

4951 Soquel Dr

Soquel, Santa Cruz

Website: www.handsupport.org (for directions)

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

HAND of San Mateo-General Support Group

Phone: 650-367-6993

Email: info@HANDsupport.org

Location: Mills Health Center

Palm Rm

100 S San Mateo Dr

San Mateo, CA 94401

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

HAND of San Fransisco-General Support Group

Contact: Chris Lehr, LCSW

Phone: 415-282-7330

Location: Davies Campus of California

Pacific Medical Center

Administration Board Rm

Lobby Level, North Tower

Castro and Duboce Streets

San Francisco, CA 94114

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

*HAND Pregnancy Support Meetings

*Meetings address the concerns of bereaved parents who have started or are thinking of starting another pregnancy. Fathers are encouraged to attend.

HAND of Santa Cruz Pregnancy Support Group

Contact: Kristie Shulman

Phone: 831-438-4531

*Call to RSVP

Location: Congregational Church of Soquel

Anne Hutchinson Rm

4951 Soquel Dr

Soquel, Santa Cruz

Website: www.handsupport.org (for directions)

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

HAND of San Mateo-Pregnancy Support

Phone: 650-367-6993

*Contact to RSVP

Email: info@HANDsupport.org

Location: Mills Health Center

Palm Rm

100 S San Mateo Dr

San Mateo, CA 94401

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Healing Hearts Support Group

*Affiliated with the SHARE Program

Contact: Megan Heddelstein

Phone: 949-222-6604

Email: healingheartshare@cox.net

Location: Mission Hospital’s-Women’s Wellness Center

Classroom

26732 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste 1716

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death or parents who had a much wanted pregnancy, but due to a medical problem were unable to continue the pregnancy.

International Guild for Infant Survival of California, Inc-Santa Clara County

Phone: 408-262-7607

Mail: 424 Woodcock Court

Milpitas, CA 95035-2826

Purpose: Supporting the research efforts of Dr Ronald R Arisgno at Sanford University School of Medicine. The emphasis of this Guild is on community outreach.

Isabella’s Giraffe Club-Giant Hearts

Contact: Angela Amoroso

Phone: 858-444-6464

Email: angela@isabellagiraffeclub.org

Contact: Drew Skinner

Phone: 858-775-4042

Email: drewskinner014@yahoo.com

Main Line: 858-449-6554

Address: 9920 Scripps Lake Dr, Ste 104

San Diego, CA 92131

*Serving San Diego/Riverside counties.

KIDS/SIDS

Leader: R. Torres

Phone: 559-352-4159

Email: rtorres@inbox.com

Leader: D. Becker

Phone: 559-299-9165

Email: dbecker485@sbcglobal.net

Location: Family Support Group

841 Sierra Ave

Clovis, CA 93612

*Serving Fresno

KIDS/SIDS-Support System for the Central Valley

Contact: John Mack

Phone: 209-808-6680

Email: badrat004@msn.com

Mail: 198 Northgate Dr, #101

Manteca, CA 95336

*Serving Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stauislaus, Tulare, Tolumne

Los Angeles County Grief Healing

*Peer Parent Support Group

SIDS Coordinator: Angel Hopson, PHN

Email: ahopson@ph.lacounty.gov

Address: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

600 S Commonwealth Ave

Ste 800

Los Angeles, CA

*Serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange

March of Dimes-California

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 415-788-2202

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

Mail: March of Dimes National Office

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/ community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

MISS Foundation-California

Contact: Kristen Jared

Email: kristin.jared@missfoundation.org

Location: Glenkirk Church

Rm 24

1700 E Palopinto Ave

Glendora, CA 91741

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*MISS of LA City

Contact: Eugenia Tsao

Email: eugenia.tsao@missfoundation.org

Location: Wilshire Blvd Temple

Rm 375-Library

11661 W Olympic Blvd

(Olympic and Barrington)

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

*MISS of Valley

Contact: Sari Edber

Email: sari.edber@missfoundation.org

Location: Adat Ari El Synagogue

Wynn Meeting Rm

12020 Burbank Blvd

(At Burbank and Laurel)

Valley Village, CA 91607

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

New Hope Grief Support Community

Phone: 562-429-0075

Toll Free: 888-490-HOPE

Website: www.newhopegrief.org

Address: New Hope Grief Support Community

3443 San Anseline

Long Beach, CA 90808

Purpose: Providing infant loss support for parents who have experienced the death of a child (birth-3yrs).

*Call 562-429-0075 to register

Resolve Through Sharing (RTS)-Loma Linda University Health

Director of Nursing/Bereavement Program:

Kathy McMillan, BSN, MN

Phone: 909-558-4000×48406 or

Administrative Assistant: Cheri Moreno

Phone: 909-558-7261

Address: Loma Linda University

Children’s Hospital

11234 Anderson St

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Purpose: A bereavement support program for for families grieving the loss of an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death.

Services: In-hospital support, grief program publications, family follow up, community resource referrals, RTS parent support group, and Walk to Remember (Oct)

*RTS Parents Support Group

Contact: Cheri Moreno

Contact Phone: 909-558-7261

Location: Loma Linda University

Children’s Hospital

11234 Anderson St

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon and 4th Tues of the month

Purpose: A mutual support group for mothers experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. Parents have the opportunity to share feelings and experiences as well as hear professional speakers.

Sacramento- South Placer County Chapter of BPUSA (Mother’s Group)

Contact: Chris Harder

Phone: 916-768-3891

Email: chrisharder@heritageoaksmc.com

Website: sspcc.org

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*Dinner followed by group discussion. Bring favorite dish for potluck. Contact for location information.

Sharing Parents-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Phone: 562-429-0075

Toll Free: 888-490-HOPE

Website: www.newhopegrief.org

Address: New Hope Grief Support Community

3443 San Anseline

Long Beach, CA 90808

Purpose: Providing infant loss support for parents who have experienced the death of a child (birth-3yrs).

*Call 562-429-0075 to register

*Sharing Parents-General Meeting

Location: Mercy Women’s Center

650 Howe Ave, Ste 500

Sacramento, CA 95825

Meeting Day: 2nd Sun of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for bereaved parents suffering the loss of a baby no matter how long ago. Family and Friends are welcome.

*Sharing Parents- Subsequent Pregnancy Meeting

Location: Mercy Women’s Center

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents contemplating future pregnancy or who are currently pregnant.

*There may be infants at meetings in celebration of successful pregnancies

SIDS Alliance of Northern California

*First Candle/SIDS Alliance Affiliate

President: Ms Lorie Gehrke

Email: info@sidsnc.org

Website: www.sidsnc.org

Address: 1547 Palos Verdes Mall, #301

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

SIDS Foundation

Phone: 707-745-0105

Email: gayla@mindspring.com

Mail: PO Box 2314

Benicia, CA 94510

*Serving Solano 

SIDS Foundation of Southern California

*SIDS Alliance affiliate

Phone: 310-558-4511

Toll Free/24hr local phone line: 800-9 SIDS LA

Email: sidsfsc@aol.com

Website: sidsfoundationofsoutherncalifornia.org

Address: 10811 Washington Blvd

Ste 280A

Culver City, CA 90232

Mission: Providing grief support to families who have lost a child to SIDS; providing the community with education about SIDS; risk reduction methods and other well-baby activities; providing support to critical research into the causes and prevention of SIDS.

SIDS Support of Sacramento

Contact: Laurie Mamola

Phone: 916-427-6460

Cell: 916-505-0349

Email: l.mamola@att.net

Location: Sacramento, CA 95831

*Serving Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba

The Josephine De Mello SIDS Foundation

Contact(s): Gabriel & Yolanda De Mello

Toll Free: 888-674-2999 (in CA)

Fax: 805-265-5456

Email: joeydemellofoundation@gmail.com

Address: 79 Daily Dr, #515

Camarillo, CA 93010

*Serving Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura

Women’s Miscarriage Support Group

Contact Phone: 925-939-3000

Location: John Muir Medical Center

1601 Ignacio Valley Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

*Please contact for day and time

Purpose: Support for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage.

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Colorado

 A New Beginning Support Group

Phone: 303-788-LOSS(5677)

*Contact to register and for further information; 48 hours advanced registration is required

Meeting Day: Tuesday evenings

Purpose: Free, 5 week, support group for parents who have previously experienced a loss. 

A Walk To Remember

Phone: 303-872-9101

Website: www.walktoremember.org

Mail: PO Box 965

Littleton, CO 80160

Mission: Helping those that are faced with walking the path of loss due to pregnancy loss, neonatal loss, stillbirth, SIDS etc and to ensure that they aren’t alone by providing them with support, tools and resources needed.

Services: Bereavement support resources, care packages, education seminars, annual memorial event for families to come together to remember their lost children.

Angel Eyes

Phone: 303-320-7771

Fax: 303-320-7827

Website: www.angeleyes.org

Address: 425 South Cherry St, Ste 560

Denver, CO 80246

Purpose: Bereavement Support Groups

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer:

Christopher Urbina, MD, MPH

Phone: 303-692-2011

Fax: 303-691-7702

Email: christopher.urbina@state.co.us

Address: 4300 Cherry Creek Dr South, A-5

Denver, CO 80246

(CPNL) Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Services

Phone: 720-946-2828

*Contact for registration and directions

Email: cpnlorg@yahoo.com

Website: www.coloradopregnancyloss.org

Address: 7355 S Peoria St

Hanger 10, Ste 102

Englewood, CO 80112

Goal: Providing a system of comprehensive support and grief education to parents and their families. The pregnancy after a loss program guides parents through subsequent pregnancy.

*CPNL Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Meeting

Location: Kaiser Permanent Medical Office

Building

10350 E Dakota Ave

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:15pm

Purpose: For those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

*CPNL Pregnancy After A Loss Support Meeting

Location: CPNL Office

7355 S Peoria St

Hanger 10, Ste 102

Englewood, CO 80112

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: For those who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and have previously experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

*CPNL Spanish Speaking Loss Support Meeting

Location: CPNL Office

7355 S Peoria St

Hanger 10, St 102

Englewood, CO 80112

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Spanish speaking support for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death and those who are pregnant or planning another pregnancy and who have experienced a newborn or pregnancy loss.

March of Dimes-Colorado

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 303-692-0011

Website: www.Marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldesth.html

Mail: March of Dimes National Office

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancy and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services:

Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their babies, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

MISS Foundation

*MISS Foundation Support Group-Parker

Contact: Corinne O’Flynn

Email: corinne.oflynn@missfoundation.org

Contact: Jennifer Mayes

Emails: jennifer.mayes@missfoundation.org

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*Contact for location information

Phone: 602-279-6477

Toll Free: 888-455-MISS(6477)

*MISS Support Group-Denver

Contact: Mandy Seeley

Email: amanda.seeley@missfoundation.org

Contact: Suzanne Cortright

Email: suzanne.cortright@missfoundation.org

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

*Contact for location information

Phone: 888-455-MISS(6477) 

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NLMDTS)

Contact Information

Local Phone: 720-283-3339

Toll Free: 877-834-5667

Email::headquarters@nilmdts.org

Mail: 2305 E Arapahoe Rd #220

Centennial, CO 80122

Mission: To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby, with s free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers.

Additional Services: Online resources, online store, Forum- www.nowsleep.com, an online source for guidance and support for those who experienced the loss of an infant.

Perinatal Loss Support Group

Phone: 303-788-LOSS(5677)

*Contact to register or for further information

Email: AssistanceWithGrief@HealthOne.cares.com

Location: Swedish Medical Center

501 E Hampden Ave

Englewood, CO 80113

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A 5 week, closed group session providing support to families after a loss occurring anytime during pregnancy through early childhood. 

3 Hopeful Hearts

Contact: Kristen Glenn

Phone: 970-227-1229

Contact: Bonnie Cochran

Phone: 970-222-1577

Website: www.portrsitsbybetsy.com

Mission: Helping bereaved families, through events, support, education and remembrance.

*3 Hopeful Hearts-Perinatal Support Group for Parents

Facilitator: Bonnie Cochran, LCSW

Phone: 970-222-1517

Facilitator: Betsy Strafach

Phone: 970-222-6720

Location: Harmony Presbyterian Church

400 E Boardwalk

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*Contact Betsy to arrange free childcare

*3 Hopeful Hearts-Child Loss Support Group

Facilitator: Kristen and Larry Glenn

Phone: 970-227-1229

Location: Pathways Hospice

305 Carpenter Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

SHARE

Contact: Marilyn Carpenter

Phone: 719-429-7500

Fax: 719-471-0403

Address: 2555 N Chelton Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80909 

SIDS America

Local: 719-330-2245

Toll Free: 800-815-1306

Website: www.sidsamerica.org

Mail: PO Box 63133

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Mission: A national faith based organization that provides, hope, help and healing to families grieving the loss of a child to SIDS.

Services: Community outreach and support, prayer, grief support, financial assistance, support groups, public and professional education. 

Swedish Medical Center

Phone: 303-788-LOSS(5677)

Email: AssistanceWithGrief@HealthOne.cares.com

Website: www.swedishhospital.com

Services: Perinatal Loss Support Group, A New Beginning Support Group

Telephone Consultation: 303-788-LOSS(5677)

*A counselor will return your call

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Connecticut  

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Cromwell Chapter

Contact: Fred and Lynn

Phone: 860-632-1040

Email: corlandolynn@sbcglobal.net

Location: St John Church

5 St Court, Rm 202

Cromwell, CT 06416

Meeting Day: Last Fri of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

HEAL-Help Enduring Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Catherine Faye

Phone: 860-679-2379

*Contact for day and time

Location: University of Connecticut Health Center

263 Farmington Ave

Farmington, CT 06030

Website: www.uhc.edu

Purpose: A support group for parents who have experienced infant loss. 

Hygeia Foundation

Phone: 800-893-9198

Email: info@hygeiafoundation.org

Website: www.hygeiafoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 3943

264 Amity Rd, Ste 211

Wood bridge, CT ,06525

Executive Director: Gillian Eversman

Email: gillian.eversman@hygeiafoundation.org

Program Director: Melissa Kish

Email: melissa.kish@hygeiafoundation.org

Mission: To comfort and support those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Striving to improve awareness of the impact of pregnancy and infant loss on families.

Services: Bereavement support, burial assistance to low income families, outreach and education programs for professionals.

*Hygeia Foundation-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Groups

*Open to anyone who has lost a pregnancy or infant, no matter when the loss occurred. You may attend as many meetings each month as you’d like.

Woodbridge Meeting

Location: Hygeia Foundation

Woodbridge Professional Center

264 Amity Rd, Ste 211

Woodbridge, CT 06625

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

 Guilford Meeting

Location: Hygeia Foundation at the Women and

Family Life Center

96 Fair St

Guilford, CT 06437

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

 Westport Meeting

Location: Hygeia Foundation at a Child’s Place

90 Hills point Rd

Westport, CT 06880

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Phone: 203-389-7700 please RSVP by 12:00pm on the day of the meeting

*Hygeia Foundation-Subsequent Pregnancy Group

*For those who are thinking of conceiving, trying to conceive or are pregnant after a loss.

Location: Hygeia Foundation

Woodbridge Professional Center

264 Amnity Rd, Ste 211

Woodbridge, CT 06525

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

*Hygeia Foundation-Parenting After a Loss

*Addresses concerns of those who have lost a pregnancy or infant and who have living children.

Location: Hygeia Foundation

Woodbridge Professional Center

264 Amity Rd, St 211

Woodbridge, CT 06525

 

March of Dimes-Connecticut

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 860-815-9365

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support. 

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group of Greenwich Hospital

Phone: 203-863-3417

Website: www.greenwhichhosp.org

Location: Greenwich Hospital

5 Perryridge Rd

Greenwich, CT 06830

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Purpose: Support for families who have suffered a perinatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss. 

Sharon Hospital-Perinatal Loss Support Group

Contact: Colleen Hurst

Phone: 860-364-4124

*Contact for further information

Location: Sharon Hospital

50 Hospital Hill Rd

Sharon, CT 06069

Email: www.sharonhospital.com

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A monthly support group for families who have suffered a perinatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

SIDS Network, INC

Executive Manager: Chuck Mihalko

Email: sidsnet1@sids-network.org

Website: http://sids-network.org

Mail: PO Box 520

Ledyard, CT 06339

The Kelly Ryan Foundation

Providing burial costs to CT families grieving pregnancy or infant loss.

Brooke & Robert Hopkins /Founders – Brooke@KellyRyanFoundation.org

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Delaware  

Bayside Helping Hands

Phone: 302-645-4700

Location: Bayside Health Associates

1535 Savannah Rd

Lewes, DE

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Purpose: Parent support group for families who are grieving the death of their baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Child Development Watch-Northern Health Service

Contact: Barbara Akenhead, RNC, MSN

Phone: 302-995-8617

Phone: 800-671-0050

Fax: 302-995-8363

Email: barbara.akenhead@state.de.us

Address: 285 Chapman Rd

Chopin Bldg, Ste 103

Newark, DE 19702

Services: Social work visitation and referral to support services, provides support to stillbirth and miscarriage families, offers bilingual services and materials.

Delaware SIDS Affiliate

President: Linda Hawthorne

Phone: 302-996-0819

Fax: 302-255-2273

Address: 17 Roselawn Ave

Wilmington, DE 19805

Purpose: Parent Grief Support 

Infant Loss Support Group

Phone: 302-674-7245

Location: Women’s Health Center,

Bay Health Medical Center

Kent General Hospital

540 S State St

Dover, DE

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: For parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or SIDS. 

Loving Arms-Christiania Care Healthcare System

Contact(s): Beth Keenan, Stacy Schmidt, Janice O’Connell or Cori Wells

Bereavement Line: 302-733-4367

Location: Christiana Hospital

Rm 1904

Women’s Health Bldg

Newark, DE

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:15-8:45pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. 

March of Dimes-Delaware

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 302-225-1020

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

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District of Columbia 

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Contact: Beverly Jones

Phone: 202-204-5016

Email: info@wendtcenter.org

Website: www.wendtcenter.org

Address: 4201 Connecticut Ave NW

Ste 300

Washington, DC 20008

DC Department of Health-Maternal and Family Health Administration

Phone: 202-442-9124

Mail: 2700 MLK Ave SE

Washington, DC 20032

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Florida

AMEND

Program Director: Karen Frazier

Phone: 813-631-9519

Email: director@amendfla.org

Website: www.amend.fla.org

Mission: Providing moral support and encouragement to people that have experienced loss during and after pregnancy, due to miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

Services: telephone support, monthly meetings, lending library, literature, professional guest speakers.

*AMEND Support Group

Contact: Karen Frazier

Phone: 813-631-9519

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 8:00-10:30pm

*Contact for location and directions 

American SIDS Institute

Phone: 239-431-5425

Website: www.sids.org

Address: 528 Raven Way

Naples, FL 34110

Mission: Dedicated to the prevention of SIDS and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive nationwide program of research, clinical services, education and family support.

Florida Department of Health

Contact: Susan Potts

Phone: 850-245-4465

Fax: 850-245-4047

Email: susan_potts@doh.state.fl.us

Mail: 4052 Bald Cypress Way

HSFFM Bin #A-13

Tallahassee, Fl 32399

Florida SIDS Alliance

Phone: 800-743-7352

Email: sidsfla@yahoo.com

Email: sidsloop@gmail.com

Address: 4044 W Lake Mary Blvd

Unit #104-209

Lake Mary, Fl 32746 

HEAL (Helping Endure Infant Loss)

*Sponsored by Florida Hospital

Information: 407-303-4HER(4437)

*Free, but must pre-register

Phone: 407-303-5715

Email: floridahospitalwomen.com

Location: Florida Hospital

FH Barker Conference Center

601 E Alamonte Dr

Alamonte Springs, FL 32701

Meeting Day: 7 week series, 4 times per year

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Healing Your Heart Support Group

*Sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System

Website: www.mhs.net

Contact: Claudia Rodriguez

Memorial Hospital West Bereavement Line:

954-765-0550

Forget Me Not Program: 954-765-0550

Location: Memorial Hospital Pembroke

Rm 378

7800 Sheridan St

Pembroke Pines, FL

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost a child up to 1 yr old or due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. 

March of Dimes-Florida

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 407-599-5077

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

Mail: March of Dimes National Office

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This mission is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services:

Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support 

Pregnancy Loss Support Group

*Sponsored by Manatee Memorial Hospital

Hospital Phone: 941-746-5111

Website: www.manateememorial.com

Contact: 941-745-6925

Location: Manatee Memorial Hospital

Patient Tower, Meditation Room

206 2nd Street East

Bradenton, FL 34208

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for anyone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. 

SHARE-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Groups

*Serving those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.

*SHARE-South Miami Hospital, Social Service Department

Contact: Marsha Kropf

Phone: 786-662-8106 Option 2

Email: marshak@baptisthealth.net

Location: South Miami Hospital

Victor E Clark Education Center

Red Library

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

*SHARE-The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade

Contact: Monica Bermudez (Health Start Program)

Phone: 305-255-5363

Location: Jackson N Medical Center

160 NW 170th Street

N Miami Beach, FL 33169

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

*SHARE-Gulf Breeze Chapter

Contact: Lori S Farmer

Phone: 910-308-8886

Email: dnanurse@art.net

Location: Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church

Soundside Campus

4115 Soundside Dr

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Church Phone: 850-916-1660

*Contact for directions and information

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00pm

*SHARE-SW Florida Chapter

Contact: Anne Marie Randall

Phone: 239-455-5885 or

239-298-9725

Email: annemarienaples@gmail.com

Website: www.swflshare.org

Location: Center Point Community Church

6590 Golden Gate Pkwy

Naples, FL 34105

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Tear Catcher Program-Infant Loss Support

Pastoral Care Office: 904-202-2240

*Contact to verify dates and times

Location: Ronald McDonald House

824 Children’s Way

(Across from Nemours Children’s Clinic)

Jacksonville, Fl

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Offered to parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

The Tears Foundation-Parent Support Group

Tears Office: 253-200-0944

Website: www.tearsfoundation.org

Location: Begin Again Children’s Grief Center

655 N Clyde Morris Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 33114

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby.

Time Heals-Infant Loss

*Offered by First Baptist Deer Field Beach

Phone: 954-673-8245

Email: timeheals@comcast.net

Location: Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Reaching out with love and support to parents who are grieving the loss of an infant through miscarriage or other causes. 

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Georgia  

Bereaved Parents of the USA-NE Georgia Chapter

Leader: Bill Patterson

Leader Phone: 770-402-5294

Email:bill.patterson@negabpusa.com

Address: 1015 Cyperts Trail

Winder, GA 30680

* Contact for location and meeting times

Infant Loss Support Groups-Stockbridge Group

Location: Henry Medical Center

2nd FL of Education Bldg

1133 Eagles Landing Pkwy

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Decatur Group

Facilitator: Omi Dobbins

Location: DeKalb Medical Women’s Center

4th Fl, Decatur 4040

2701 N Decatur Rd

Decatur, GA 30033

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 8:00pm

Purpose: For parents, grandparents, extended family and friends, of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

* Be sensitive to those with recent losses, please do not bring babies or children to the meeting.

March of Dimes-Georgia

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 404-350-9800

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

Mail: March of Dimes National Office

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This mission is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services:

Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Rachel’s Gift, Inc

770-320-7059 (office)

404-277-5334(24 hour volunteer line)

Email: rachelsgift@bellsouth.net

Website: www.rachelsgift.org

Mission: Partnering with local hospitals to assist parents through the initial phase of infant loss through a base of caring and knowledgeable volunteers. Providing grief assistance for families as well as a training program for nursing professionals and caregivers.

Rock Goodbye Angel, Inc

Contact Information

Contact Phone: 770-331-1281

Email: angela@rockgoodbyangel.com

Mail: PO Box 7000

Gainesville, GA 30504

Purpose: A peer support network made up of bereaved families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant loss. Providing, material resources, weekly peer support meetings, remembrance events and other activities.

*Rock Goodbye Angel-Peer Support Meetings

Hall County Group

Contact: Angela

Contact Phone: 770-331-1281

Location: Lanier Park Campus

675 White Sulphur Rd

Gainesville, GA 30501

Meeting Day: Monday’s

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Hall County-Spanish Speaking Group

Contact: Laura

Contact Phone: 678-908-0585

Location: Hall County Health Dept

1280 Athens St

Gainesville, GA 30507

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Gwinnet County Group

Contact: Tonya

Contact Phone: 404-934-8640

Location: Woodmen of the World

Lodge 7

Bldg C, Ste 100

1844 Old Norcross Rd

Lawrenceville, GA 3004

Meeting Day: Monday’s

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Lumpkin County Group

Contact: Angela

Contact Phone: 770-331-1281

Location: Chamber of Commerce

13 S Park Street

Dahlonega, GA 30533

*contact for meeting times

SHARE Atlanta

Contact Information

Contact: Marcia McGinnis

Email: marcia.mcginnis@gmail.com

Contact: Melina (for Parents Packet)

Email: melinabs@charter.net

Contact Phone: 770-928-9603

Information Line/Voice mail

Website: www.shareatlanta.org

Mission: For parents who have experienced pregnancy or newborn loss due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn loss, through grief support groups, workshops, advocacy, forums, written materials and memorials.

*Women’s Group Meeting

Contact: Marcia McGinnis

Email: marcia.mcginnis@gmail.com

* contact for meeting directions

Location: Dunwoody Club Forest

Subdivision

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  (except in Dec) Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Zoe Foundation

Contact: Danielle Fulton, Secretary

Contact Phone: 940-782-1380

Email: Danielle@zoefoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 61466

Savannah, GA 31420

Mission: To uplift families who have lost infants, by easing the financial burden of funeral or burial costs as well as providing support through local groups and peer connections.

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Hawaii 

Hawaii Department of Health-Family Health Division/ Child Wellness Program

Contact: Angie Goodbody

Phone: 808-733-4056

Fax: 808-733-4055

Address: 741-A Sunset Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816 

Joshua Neves Children Fund

Contact: Erica Neves

Phone: 808-292-2304

Email: JNCFoundation@gmail.com

Website: www.nevesfoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 8564

Honolulu, HI 96830

Group Location: Queen Kili’Uokalani Children Center

1300 A Halona St

Honolulu, HI

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Purpose: Families who have suffered the loss of a child (newborn to 24yrs) and those with children battling life-threatening illnesses.

Kaiser Hospital Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group

*Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Website: www.kaiserpermanente.org

Kaiser Hospital: 808-432-0000

HOPING: 808-432-8524

Women’s Share Group: 808-529-2260

Location: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Postpartum Unit, 5th Fl

3288 Moanalua Rd

Honolulu, HI 96819

Meeting Day: 1st Sat of the month

Meeting Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Purpose: A support group, open to the community, of parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant loss (up to 2yrs of age). Providing phone support, quarterly newsletters and lending library.

March of Dimes-Hawaii

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 808-973-2155

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

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Idaho 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Idaho

*Coeur d’Alene Chapter

Contact: Kathy Beck

Phone: 208-773-5684

Email: coeurdalenebp@aol.com

Location: St Pious Church

625 E Haycraft Ave

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Braedyn Joe Foundation

Contact: Mr & Mrs Joe Sandoval

Phone: 208-230-0602

Email: BraedynJoeFoundation@yahoo.com

Address: 16028 N 19th St, Apt #102

Nampa, ID 83687

Services: Reburial services and promoting community awareness. Working with late miscarriage, stillbirth and any age child death in the area. Also offering feet and hand castings and resources guides. 

March of Dimes-Idaho

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 208-336-5421

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

North Idaho Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Support Group

Contact: Liz

Phone: 208-582-1879

Location: Vista Outreach

127 S Seventh Street

St Maries, ID

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00pm

*Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Liz

Phone: 208-382-1879

Location: Vista Outreach

127 S Seventh Street

St Maries, ID

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

SHARE Foundation

*SHARE of Idaho Group

Contact: Chrissy Bowers

Phone: 208-388-8834

Location: St Luke’s Hospital Campus

Women’s Life Bldg

190 E Bannock

Boise, ID 83712

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

*St Joseph Regional Medical Center-SHARE

Contact: Sister Mary Catherine Siminski

Phone: 208-799-5439 or

208-749-1011

Location: Carondelet House

(In the Lounge)

608 5th Ave

Lewiston, ID 83501

Across the street from the South entrance of the

hospital

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

St Luke’s Meridian Medical Center-Labor and Delivery

Phone: 208-706-3160

Email: herreidm@slrmc.org

Address: Bereavement Committee

520 S Eagle Rd

Meridian, ID 83642

*Offers bilingual support

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Illinois 

Healing Hearts Support Group

Contact Phone: 815-962-1512

Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

3300 Rural St, RM 200, 2nd Fl

Rockford, IL 61107

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the week   (Except for Dec) Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Infant Loss Support Group

Chaplain: Rebecca Klenim

Phone: 708-707-7648 or

815-933-1671×4960

Location: Riverside Medical Center

Chapel

350 N Wall St

Kankakee, IL 60901

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm 

March of Dimes-Illinois

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 312-435-4007

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy,

NICU Family Support.

MISS Foundation-Northern Illinois Support Group

Phone: 188-455-MISS (6477)

602-279-6477

Contact: Jeannie Jordan

Email: jeannie.jordan@missfoundation.org

Contact: Julie Levandoski

Email: julie.levandoski@missfoundation.org

Location: St Raymond’s

Mt Prospect, IL

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

Contact: Judy Friedrich

Phone:312-942-6000 or

312-942-RUSH

Location: Rush University Medical Center

Annex Building

1620 W Harrison St

Chicago, IL

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm 

Northwest Suburban Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Pam Ferguson

Phone: 847-618-8415

Email: pferguson@nch.org

Location: Northwest Community Hospital

25 E Schaumburg Rd, Ste 102

Schaumburg, IL

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Self-Help Center

Contact Phone: 217-352-0099

Email: sdorsey@familyservicecc.org

Website: http://www.selfhelp.famservcc.org

Mail: Self-Help Center

C/O Family Service

405 S State St

Champaign, IL 61820-5196

Purpose: Provides information and referrals to local support groups and directory, list serv, newsletter and library of self-help literature.

Serves Champaign and Surrounding Counties

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*Edward Hospital SHARE

Contact: Brenda Looney, RN

Phone: 630-527-3263

Email: blooney@edward.org

Contact: Jackie Oliver

Email: jsoliver@edward.org

Location: Edward Hospital Campus

Education Center, Rm 307 & 308

801 S Washington St

Naperville, IL 60540

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:15pm

Facebook: Edward Hospital SHARE

(Closed group, invitation needed)

 *Good Samaritan Hospital-SHARE

Contact: Sue Duke

Phone: 630-275-1520

Email: susan.duke@advocatehealth.com

Location: Good Samaritan Hospital

Unit 31

3815 Highland Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

 *Greater Peoria SHARE

Contact: Pam Anderson

Phone: 309-678-4728

Email: peoriashare@yahoo.com

Contact: Jessica Thompson

Phone: 309-370-3657

Website: peoriashare.blogspot.com

Location: Grace and Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N Knoxville Ave

Peoria, IL 61614

 General Group

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Parenting After A Loss

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*Northwestern Memorial Hospital SHARE

Contact: Susan Rizzato, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 312-472-3785

Email: srizzato@nmh.org

Location: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Feinberg Pavilion, Academy Rm 2-715

251 E Huron Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Presence Covenant Medical Center SHARE

Pastoral Care Dept: Ginny Conron

Phone: 217-377-9781

Email: virginia.conron@presencehealth.org

*contact for location information

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Quincy SHARE

Blessing Hospital Chaplains Office: Christy

Phone: 217-233-5520×6825

Email: christy.woodward@blessinghealthcarecaresystem.org

Location: Blessing Riemann College of Nursing

Rm 114

Oak and 10th Street

Quincy, IL 62301

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *SHARE Anderson Hospital

Contact: Robyn Ward, RNC, CLC

Phone: 618-288-4298

Email: pregnancyloss_support@andersonhospital.org

Location: Anderson Hospital

Women’s Pavilion

6800 State Rte 162

Maryville, IL 62062

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*SHARE at St Joseph’s Hospital

Contact: Karen Gebke

Phone: 618-228-7665

Email: sharestjosephs@yahoo.com

Location: St Joseph’s Hospital

9515 Holy Cross Lane

Breese, IL 62230

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group-Central Dupage Hospital

Contact: Tonya Tapscott

Phone: 630-333-7209

Email: tapscott@comcast.com

Location: Central Dupage Hospital

Bed Tower

25 N Winfield Rd

Winfield, IL 60190

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*SHARE Support Group-St Mary’s Hospital

Contact: Margie Muehlebach

Phone: 217-464-2046

Email: mmuehlebach@smd.hsh.org

Contact: Paula Carmichael

Email: pcarmichael@smd.hsh.org

Location: St Mary’s Hospital

Rm G24

1800 E Lake Shore Dr

Decatur, IL 62521

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *St John’s Hospital SHARE

Contact: Mary Jo Wasser

Phone: 217-525-5675

Email: maryjo.wasser@stjohns.org

Location: St John’s Hospital

800 E Carpenter

Springfield, IL 62769

(St Claire Annex by chapel)

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

SIDS/Infant Mortality Program

Contact: Nicki Woolverton

Phone: 217-557-2931

Fax: 217-557-5396

Address: Illinois Department of Health

535 W Jefferson St

Springfield, IL 62761

Services: Referral to local PHN in families county of residence, home visits for counseling and referral to support services, information on SIDS, grief and bereavement support to parents via personal letter and packet. Limited bilingual materials.

SIDS of Illinois, Inc

Toll Free: 800-432-7437

Phone: 630-541-3901

Fax: 630-541-8246

Address: 6010 Rte 53, Ste A

Lisle, IL 60532

Services: Family packet, newsletter, individual peer support, support groups, video/DVD support group for rural families. Spanish materials and services.

The Haven Network-Northern Illinois’ Perinatal Hospice and Bereavement Center

Phone: 815-962-1512

Website: www.thehavennetwork.org

Address: 124 Water St, Ste 303 B

Rockford, IL 61107

Mission: Provides companions on the grief journey to families who are facing a terminal diagnosis of their pre-born or newborn. The Haven Network also supports families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, SIDS and early infant death.

Services: Family focused care, labor and delivery helpmates, photography, keepsakes, bereavement literature, spiritual support, information on funeral planning, follow up care, Healing Hearts parents support group, emergent care and community resources.

*Healing Hearts Support Group

Phone: 815-962-1512

Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church

Rm 200, 2nd Fl

3300 Rural St

Rockford, IL 61107

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month (except Dec) Meeting Time: 7:30pm 

The Solace Foundation

Contact Phone: 314-329-1242

Email: info@solacefoundation.org

Website: www.thesolacefoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 1122

O’Fallon, IL 62269

Mission: A non-profit that offers comfort and support to bereaved parents after a pregnancy or infant loss. The hope is that by providing those affected by loss with information and resources, they find the support and help needed.

Services: Care Packages sent to doctor’s offices and hospitals for parents, which include resources, comforting items and keepsakes. Resource lists of online and in-person support groups, books and websites.

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Indiana 

A Place in My Heart

Facilitator: Amy Daly, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 317-582-7150

Email: abdaly@stvincent.org

Location: St Vincent Carmel Hospital

Professional Office Bldg, Entrance 3

Breast Center Conference Rm, 1st Fl

13450 N Meridia St

Carmel, IN 46032

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Pregnancy and Infant loss support for bereaved parents.

Baby Works

Coordinator: Barbara Himes

Phone: 317-725-3754

Fax: 317-882-2366

Email: sidsbhimes@aol.com

Mail: PO Box 47155

Indianapolis, IN 47155

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Montgomery County Chapter

Contact: Lee Ann Hutson

Phone: 765-866-1903

Email: dlhutson@link2000.net

Location: First Christian Church in Crawfordsville

211 South Walnut

Crawfordsville, IN

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Indiana State Department of Health-Maternal and Child Health Services

Perinatal Consultant: Beth Johnson

Phone: 317-233-1344

Fax: 317-233-1300

Address: 2 North Meridian St

Section 8-C

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Infant Loss Support Group

Phone: 317-528-5199

Location: Franciscan St Francis Hospital Indianapolis

Terrace Conference Rm, 2nd Fl

811 S Emerson Ave

Indianapolis, IN

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month (except Dec)

Purpose: A monthly support group for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant loss.

*Additional pregnancy support for mom’s who who have miscarried and are pregnant again.

Contact: 317-528-5199

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month (Contact for further information)

March of Dimes-Indiana

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 317-262-4668

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

NeoFight

Contact: Michie Sebree, RN

Phone: 317-446-3013

Email: info@neofight.org

Website: www.neofight.org

Mail: PO Box 17715

Indianapolis, IN 46217

Purpose: Grief support, education and outreach for stillbirth, miscarriage and SIDS.

SHARE Indiana Chapter

*Evansville SHARE Support Group

Contact: Sister Pamela Nosbach

Phone: 812-485-7034

Email: pamela.nosbach@stmarys.org

Location: St Mary’s Medical Center

Pastoral Care Dept

3700 Washington Ave

Evansville, IN 47715

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month (except Oct and Dec) Meeting Time: 6:00pm

*SHARE Hope and Healing

Contact: Sarah Morrison, RN

Phone: 812-254-8880

Cell: 812-887-4900

Email: morrison@dchosp.org

Location: Davies Community Hospital

Education Department

1314 E Walnut

Washington, IN 47501

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

SIDS Center of Indiana

Contact: John Schult

Phone: 877-507-7437

Email: brewat@aol.com

Address: 1810 Broad Ripple Ave, #13

Indianapolis, IN 46220

Union Hospital RTS Bereavement Services

Contact: Sue Hoopengarner, RN-RTS

Bereavement Services Coordinator

Contact Phone: 812-238-4978

Email: shoopengarner@uhg.org

Website: www.myunionhospital.com

Location: Union Hospital

Terre Haute, IN

Mission: A comprehensive, hospital based, one-on-one support program for families who experience the loss of a baby during the early part of a pregnancy as well as due to stillbirth or newborn death.

Services: Follow up care-individually and through a monthly Parent Support Group, an annual memorial service, and Walk to Remember (October)

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Iowa 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-West Central Iowa Chapter

Contact: Kimberly Wierderin

Phone: 712-830-9130

Email: kmwierderin@gmail.com

Location: Central Christian Church

24336 US Hwy 30

Carroll, IA 51401

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders-Iowa Department of Public Health

Executive Officer: Kimberly Noble Piper

Phone: 800-383-3826

Fax: 515-242-6013

Email: kimberly.piper@idph.iowa.gov

Address: 321 E 12th St

Lucas State Office Bldg #530

Des Moines, IA 50319

Iowa Department of Public Health

Maternal Health Consultant: Stephanie Trusty

Phone: 800-383-3826

Email: stephanie.trusty@idph.iowa.gov

Address: 321 E 12th St

Des Moines, IA 50319

Iowa SIDS Foundation

Executive Director: Patty Keeley

Phone: 515-965-7655

Toll Free: 866-480-4741

Fax: 515-864-0286

Email: info@iowasids.org

Address: 406 SW School St, Ste 207

Ankeny, IA 50023

*Iowa SIDS Foundation-Infant Loss Support

Contact: Cheryl Livingston

Phone: 563-568-5486

Contact: Dacia Summer

Phone: 563-568-4296

Location: Veterans Memorial Hospital

Conference Rm, Lower Level

40 First Street SE.

Waukon, IA 52172

Meeting Day: 4th Sun of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Iowa SIDS Foundation-New Hope Support Group

Chaplain: Mary Arnold

Phone: 319-272-7370

Location: Waterloo Covenant Medical Center

Meeting Rm 1

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A grief support group for families who have experienced infant loss, to connect, share experiences, coping strategies and support each other. 

March of Dimes-Iowa

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 319-247-5643

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

SHARE -Iowa Chapter

*Dubuque TriState SHARE Local Chapter

Contact: Carol Dean

Phone: 563-589-8599

Email: deancar@mercyhealth.com

Location: Mercy Medical Center

250 Mercy Dr

Dubuque, IA 52001

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month (except Oct)  Meeting Time: 7:30

*SHARE Embraces

Contact: Peggy Rolling

Phone: 563-522-2425

Email: shareembraces@gmail.com

Location: 240 N Bluff

Clinton, IA

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

 *SHARE Quad Cities

Contact: Chalyn Fornero-Green

Phone: 309-496-2568

Email: chalyn@shareqc.com

Location: Genesis Heart Institute

1236 E Rusholme St

Davenport, IA

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

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Kansas 

Kansas Department of Health Environment-Bureau of Family Health

Director: Linda Kenney

Phone: 785-296-1310

Fax: 785-296-6553

Email: lkenney@kdhe.state.ks.us

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

Address: 1000 SW Jackson St, Ste 220

Topeka, KS 66612 

March of Dimes-Kansas

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 913-469-3611

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

MISS Foundation-Kansas Support Group

Contact: Jill Bobier

Phone: 405-990-5388

Location: University Christian Church

2800 Claflin Rd

Manhattan, KS 65502

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

*Contact for meeting time

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost a child at any age and from any cause. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Contact: Coco McAtee, LCSW

Location: Medical Plaza West

(Behind the hospital)

12200 W 106th St, Ste 30

Overland Park, KS 66215

*Contact for meeting day   Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: For those who have endured losses due to miscarriages, stillbirth or SIDS, includes expectant parents who have suffered past losses.

SIDS Network of Kansas, Inc

Executive Director: Christy Schunn, LSCSW

Phone: 316-682-1301

Toll Free: 866-399-7437

Fax: 316-682-1274

Email: sidsks@aol.com

Website: www.sidsks.org

Address: 1148 S Hillside, Ste 10

Wichita, KS 67211

*Providing peer support for parents, families, friends and caregivers who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to SIDS or other sudden infant death, miscarriage or stillbirth.

Please contact to RSVP for meetings.

*Salina Meeting

SIDS Network: 1866-399-7437

Location: Salina Public Library

301 W Elm Street

Salina, KS

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Topeka Meeting

Location: Pozez Education Center

1505 SW 8th Street

Topeka, KS

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Wichita Meetings

SIDS Network: 1866-399-7437

Location: SIDS Office

1148 S Hillside, Ste 10

Wichita, KS

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

*Childcare is available-please call ahead in advance

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Kentucky 

Baptist Health Lexington’s Perinatal Bereaved Parents Support Group

Perinatal Bereavement Program: 859-260-6904

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Maurice

Kauffman Hospital Center

(Bluegrass Center for Grief Education and Counseling Building, Keenland Rm)

2312 Alexandria Dr

Lexington, KY

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. 

Consoling Parents Support Group

*Sponsored by Norton Hospital-Pastoral Care

Chaplain: Amy McClain

Phone: 502-629-2103

Location: Bluegrass Christian Church

Rm 202

4100 Shelbyville Rd

Louisville, KY

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early newborn death.

Department of Public Health-Adult and Child Health Division

Child Fatality/Injury Prevention Coordinator:

502-564-3236×3857

Fax: 502-564-8389

Mail: 275 E Main St, MS SHS2WC

Frankfort, KY 40621 

HEARTS (Heaven’s Eternal Angels)-Northern Kentucky

*A ministry of the Faith Community Methodist Church

Email: heartsnky-owner@yahoogroups.com

Website: www.heartsnky.org

Address: HEARTS Northern Kentucky

C/O Missing Alexis Foundation

PO Box 236

Union, KY 41091

Purpose: Extending support to anyone whose life has been touched by pregnancy or infant loss due to stillbirth, neonatal death, premature death or birth defects.

Services: Support groups and and online support group

HEARTS Online Support Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/HEARTSNKY.

*HEARTS Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resource and Support Group

Email: heartsnky-owner@yahoo.com

Location: Faith United Methodist Church

4310 Richardson Rd

Independence, KY 41051

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

March of Dimes-Kentucky

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 800-255-5857

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Missing Alexis Foundation

Email: contact@missingalexis.org

Mail: PO Box 236

Union, KY 41091

Mission: Encouraging and promoting research into the causes of stillbirth and providing support, compassion and healing to families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and all other forms of antenatal and neonatal death, as well as to educate the people that support them.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support-Kentucy Chapter

 *Wilmore Area SHARE

Contact: Elizabeth Pomeroy

Email: wilmoreareashare@gmail.com

Location: Wilmore United Methodist Church

209 E Main Street

Wilmore, KY 40390

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

SIDS/Other Infant Death Network of KY

Contact: Robin Richardson

Phone: 270-879-8008

Phone: 800-928-7437

Email: rrichardson@hotmail.com

Mail: PO Box 186

Caneyville, KY 42721

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Louisiana 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Louisiana

 *Cenla Chapter

Contact: Becky Walkins

Phone: 318-730-6780

Email: becky.walkins@christushealth.org

Website: bpcenla.bpchapter.org

Location: Christus Cabrini Power Center

3330 Masonic Dr

Alexandria, LA 71301

Louisiana Office of Public Health

SIDS Risk Reduction Coordinator: Tracy Hubbard

Phone: 225-342-7805

Fax: 225-342-2256

Email: thubbard@dhh.la.gov

Mail: 628 N 4th St

PO Box 3214

Baton Rouge, LA 70821 

Lullabies Support Group

Location: Dr Daniel Bourque’s Office

1460 South College Rd

Lafayette, LA 70503

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

*Contact for times

Purpose: Support for families who have suffered the loss of an infant.

Maddie’s Footprints

Phone: 337-334-6573

Email: info@maddiesfootprints.org

Address: 205 Chevalier Dr

Lafayette, LA 70503

Purpose: Providing support to families coping with miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of an infant

Services: Financial assistance for end of life experiences and/or medical expenses, information and support. 

March of Dimes-Louisiana

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 255-295-0655

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Social Services: 225-924-8456

Location: Women’s Center for Wellness

100 Women’s Way

Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Jane Hyde, LCSW

Phone: 521-9100×5380

Location: Women’s Children’s Hospital

(Hospital Classroom)

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn loss.

SHARE Louisiana Chapter

 *SHARE of Northeast Louisiana

Contact: Colleen Howard

Phone: 318-644-5216 or

Cell: 318-376-2353

Email: colleenH38@aol.com

Website: http://www.nationalshare.org/SHARENELA.html

Location: Children’s Coalition for Northeast

Louisiana

1363 Louisville Ave

Monroe, LA 71201

*Contact for further information

SIDS Support and Awareness Network of Louisiana

Peer Contact: Elizabeth Trahan

Phone: 337-788-3767

Fax: 504-578-6605

Address: 676 Maraist Rd

Crowley, LA 70526 

Zoe Foundation

 *Shana Rae Project-Louisiana Chapter

Louisiana Rep: Erin Bourgeois

Phone: 225-206-1035

Email: shanaraeproject@gmail.com

Website: www.zoe-foundation.org

Miscarriage: Remembering babies and supporting families, uplifting families who have lost infants by easing the financial burden of funeral costs, as well as providing support through local groups and peer connections.

 

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Maine

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Southern Maine Chapter

Leader: Trish Critchfield

Phone: 207-799-4183

Leader: Ann Goodwin

Phone: 207-712-3522

Email: southernmainebpusa@gmail.com

Website: www.bpsmaine.bpchapter.org

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church

580 Forest Ave

Portland, ME 04101

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Empty Arms-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Pam Houston

Phone: 207-973-8742

Location: Eastern Maine Medical Center

489 State St

Bangor, ME 04401

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents grieving pregnancy or infant loss.

Maine SIDS Foundation

Contact: Roy Bagley

Phone: 207-657-2220

Cell: 207-233-9323

Email: roybagley@yahoo.com

Address: 14 Charlonate Dr

Gray, ME 04039

Maine Public Health

Nursing Program Coordinator: Dwight Littlefield

Phone: 207-287-9025

Fax: 207-795-4536

Email: dwight.littlefield@maine.gov

Address: Department of Human Services

200 Main St

Lewiston, ME 04240

March of Dimes-Maine

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 207-289-2080

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Contact: Peg Bradstreet

Phone: 207-662-2827 or

207-774-2200

Location: Maine Medical Center

Dana Health Education Center

Classroom 10

22 Branhall St

Portland, ME 04102

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:00-8:30pm 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Cassie Wallace

Phone: 207-973-8548

Location: Eastern Maine Medical Center

Forsyth Conference Rm, 2nd Fl

489 State St

Bangor, ME 04401

Meeting Day: 4 consecutive Weds; scheduled quarterly  *Contact for meeting dates  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

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Maryland 

A Time to Remember

Phone: 800-515-0044

Location: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Maryland Rm

500 Upper Chesapeake Dr

BelAir, MD 21014

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Maryland Chapter

*Support especially for the newly bereaved regardless of the age of the child or circumstances of death.

*Anne Arundel County Chapter of BP/USA

Contact: Terre Belt

Phone: 410-721-1359

Email: tbelt@nahbrc.com

Website: www.aacounty-md-bereavedparents.org

Location: Calvert United Methodist Church

Rowe Blvd

Annapolis, MD 21401

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:15pm

*Baltimore Metro Area BP/USA

Contact: Bill Lyon

Phone: 410-321-7053

Email: wilflyon@verizon.net

Website: www.bpbaltimore.bpchapter.org

Lutherville Group

Location: St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Spangler Hall

1609 Kurtz Ave

Lutherville, MD

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 8:00pm

Columbia Group

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Howard

County

9325 Presbyterian Circle

Columbia, MD

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 8:00pm

BelAir Group

Location: St Ignatius Church Parish Center

533 E Jarrettsville Rd

Forest Hill, MD

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Carroll County-Infant Loss Group

Contact: Donna Warner

Phone: 410-526-5985

Location: Church of the Brethren

Broad St and Park Pl

Westminster, MD 21157

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Center for Infant and Child Loss

Department of Pediatrics-University of Maryland School of Medicine

Contact Information

Contact Phone: 410-706-5062 or

800-808-7437

Fax: 410-706-0146

Email: jedwards@peds.umaryland.edu

Email: caring@infantandchildloss.org

Website: www.infantandchildloss.org

Address: 737 W Lombard St, RM 233

Baltimore, MD 21201

Mission: A nonprofit assisting families as they learn to live with the sudden and unexpected loss of their child. The primary focus is toward the parents. Additionally, services may also be provided to grandparents, siblings, daycare providers, schools and significant persons as indicated.

Services: Initial crisis support, grief intervention, assessment of needs, referrals to support groups and community agencies, Insights newsletter, memorial services, Counselor’s Corner site, Peer Support System Center and fundraiser.

Empty Arms, Aching Hearts (EAAH)

*Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Phone: 240-826-6112

*Contact to register or for further information

Location: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Conference Rm of Pastoral Care

1st Fl, Main Bldg

9901 Medical Center Dr

Rockville, MD 20850

Meeting Day: Thursdays; 4 sessions over 5 weeks

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A support group offered by Pastoral Care Services for parents and others grieving the loss of a pregnancy or baby.

Empty Arms, Aching Hearts (EAAH)

*Washington Adventist Hospital

Phone: 301-891-5265

Location: Washington Adventist Hospital

Conference Rm A,

Lower Level 11 (near cafeteria)

7600 Carroll Ave

Tacoma Park, MD 20912

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Purpose: A support group offered by Pastoral Care Services for parents and others grieving the loss of a pregnancy or baby.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center-Support Group

Contact(s): Nancy Campbell or Deborah Johnson

Phone: 443-849-2308

Phone: 443-849-2079

Location: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Women’s Resource Center

6569 N Charles St

Towson, MD 21204

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Harbor Hospital

Contact: Amy Foy

Phone: 410-350-2080

Address: 3001 S Hanover St

Baltimore, MD 21225

*Support Group

Location: The Life Resource Center

(Across from Hospital)

Library, Rm A

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Holy Cross Hospital-Maryland MISS Support Group

Contact: Cubbi La Hood

Phone: 301-681-5784

Location: 1500 Forest Glen Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Meeting Day: 1st of each month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Hospice Bereavement Coordinator: April Ely

Phone: 617-969-6130

Address: 2042 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02468

Services: Several bereavement groups for adults and children. Children’s grief group explores grief through art, writing, storytelling and talking with peers. Groups meet at various times. 

HUG Support Group-Franklin Square Hospital

Phone: 443-777-7839

Location: Franklin Square Hospital

Women’s Pavilion

9000 Franklin Square Dr

Baltimore, MD 21237

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Labor of Love

Phone: 301-739-3863 or

301-739-2438

Location: Robin Wood Professional Center

Orange Entrance, Rm 122

11110 Medical Campus Rd

Hagerstown, MD 21742

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A support group for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. 

*Labor of Love-Washington County Hospital

Phone: 301-790-8421

Location: Washington County Hospital

Pangborn Hall

315 E Antietam St

Hagertown, MD 21742

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm 

March of Dimes-Maryland

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 571-257-2330

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Mercy Medical Center (Mercy Cares Program)

Contact: Kathleen Wagner

Phone: 410-332-9326

Address: 301 Saint Paul Pl

Baltimore, MD 21201

*Group only open to mothers who gave birth at Mercy.

Riva Trace Baptist Church

Contact: Anne O’Sullivan

Phone: 410-863-8391

Location: 2990 Riva Trace Pkwy

Annapolis, MD 21407

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Phone: 410-337-1109

Location: 7601 Olser Dr

Towson, MD 21204

Pastoral/Spiritual Care Dept, Conference Rm

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Please call to register (open to all) 

SHARE-Maryland Chapter

*MIS/SHARE

Contact: Diana DelGrasso

Phone: 301-530-1094

301-460-6222

Location: Holy Cross Resource Center, Rm 6

9805 Cameron Dr

Silver Spring, MD 20902

Meeting Day: 1st Tues, bi-monthly  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Sinai Hospital

Phone: 410-601-5192

Location: 2401 W Belvedere Ave

Baltimore, MD 21215

Weinburg Bldg, Ste 105

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

The Life Center Support Groups

*Later Pregnancy Loss Support Group-

Chesapeake Life Center

Contact: Ann O’Sullivan, RN

Phone: 410-570-2164

Location: St Andrew’s United Methodist

Church-Edgewater

4 Wallace Manor Rd

Edgewater, MD 21037

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Addresses later pregnancy loss including stillbirth and infant death.

*Perinatal Support Group-Prince George’s County

Phone: 410-987-2129

Location: The Life Center

9500 Arena Dr, Ste 250

Largo, MD 20774

Purpose: Support for individuals and couples coping with an unexpected pregnancy diagnosis or loss. 

*Scrap and Share

Location: The Life Center-Annapolis Office

445 Defense Hwy

Annapolis, MD 21041

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs, bi-monthly (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct and Dec)

Meeting Time: 5:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for individuals coping with an unexpected pregnancy diagnosis or infant loss. Participants can make a scrapbook, collage, shadowbox or come to support and be with others who have had similar experiences and losses. 

*SIDS Loss Support Group-Chesapeake Life Center

Phone: 410-987-2129

*Contact to register or for further information

Location: The Life Center

9500 Arena Dr, Ste 250

Largo, MD 20774

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Purpose: Support for those who have lost an infant to SIDS.

Treasures

*Hospice of Frederick County

Phone: 240-566-3030

Email: lkinna@fmh.org

Email: dwatterson@fmh.org

Location: 516 Trail Ave, Ste C

Frederick, MD 21701

Meeting Day: Wednesday’s (6 wk’s)

Purpose: Support group for those who have experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or any type of infant death.

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center-Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

Phone: 800-515-0044

Location: 500 Upper Chesapeake Dr

Bel Air, MD 21014

Bel Air Rm

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

University of Maryland Medical Systems

Contact: Christine Shippen

Phone: 410-328-0914

Services: Phone support or referrals

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Massachusetts

A Ripple in Time-Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Contact: Donna McDonnell

Phone: 978-663-5477

Email: mcd92@msn.com

Contact: Deacon Tom Mullins

Phone: 978-663-8816

Location: St Theresa’s Parish Hall, Rm 6

1 Grace Ave

Billeriea, MA 01821

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A bereavement group for anyone experiencing loss from miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Sturbridge Chapter

Leader: Sylvia Gaumont

Phone: 508-764-6170

Email: jurwithme@chapter.net

Website: bpusasturbridge.org

Location: St Ann Shrine

Parish Center, Rm 1

16 Church St

Sturbridge (Fiskdale), MA 01518

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for bereaved parents and family as they struggle through their grief after the death of a child, especially to the newly bereaved, regardless of the age of the child or circumstances of the death.

Beverly Hospital Support Group

Social Work Dept: 978-922-3000×2710

Location: Kauders Conference Rm

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A support group for parents who have lost a child at any time during their pregnancy through early infancy.

Empty Arms

Email: emptyarmsbereavement@gmail.com

Website: www.emptyarmswesternma.blogspot.com

Founder/Facilitator:Carol McMurrich

Phone: 413-529-1610

Email: carolmcmurrich@comcast.net

Mission: Seeking to create a variety of meetings and resources to be able to offer bereaved families the type of support that works best for them at the time they need it most. Empty Arms is affiliated with Share, Inc and continues to receives support, resources and guidance for them.

Services: Empty Arms Bereavement Support Group, Miscarriage Support Group, Subsequent Choices Group, Parenting After a Loss Group, Special events, memorial walk, caregiver training’s, peer counseling, written support materials

 *Empty Arms Bereavement Support Group

Contact: Carol McMurrich

Phone: 413-529-1610

Email: carolmcmurrich@comcast.com

Location: Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Conference Rm D

30 Locust St

Northampton, MA 01060

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support to families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss; free and open to all families.

*Empty Arms Miscarriage Group

Contact: Lexi Wright

*Contact to RSVP

Email: lex.walters@gmail.com

Location: Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Conference Rm D

30 Locust St

Northampton, MA

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A support group for women and partners who have experienced the loss of a baby by miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

*Empty Arms Parenting After a Loss Group

Contact: Erika Parker

Phone: 413-628-0082

Email: ehenyey@gmail.com

*Contact if interested in attending and for further information

Location: Groups meet in members homes

Meeting Day/Time: Meetings are usually on weekends; date and times varies

Purpose: Support for those who are parenting the older sibling(s) of a baby who has died, or are parenting a subsequent child after a loss.

*Empty Arms Subsequent Choices Group

Contact: Carol McMurrich

Phone: 413-529-1610

*Contact to RSVP

Email: carolmcmurrich@comcast.net

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month

*Meeting time and location varies

Purpose: Intended for bereaved parents who are currently pregnant, as well as those pursuing other means of expanding their families, ie. adoption, surrogacy etc.

*There are currently no babies in attendance; Participants will be made aware if a baby is present when they RSVP

Good Samaritan Hospital Support Group

Contact: Trish McLean, LICSW

Phone: 508-427-3898

Location: 235 N Pearl St

Community Conference Rm

Brockron, MA 02301

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A support group for family who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death.

Heywood Hospital Community Loss Support Group

Contact: Jill Cormier, LICSW

Phone: 978-630-6383

Location: 242 Green St

Gardner, MA 01440

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. 

HOPE Group-Winchester Hospital

Contact: Randy Hueber

Phone: 781-273-2624 or

781-756-4700

Location: Baldwin Park 1

Keating Conference Rm

12 Alfred St

Woburn, MA

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for bereaved families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Hopeful Connections

Email: maura@hopefulconnection.com

Website: www.hopefulconnections.com

Mission: Connecting women and families in the surrounding Boston area to support that is available to them when navigating through pregnancy loss and neonatal death. Hoping to build social awareness around pregnancy loss.

Services: Information on local pregnancy loss, support groups, disseminating materials to doctors and hospitals, information about local events, remembrance walks, online resources and support, resources for families looking to memorialize their child.

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Hospice Bereavement Coordinator: April Ely

Phone: 617-969-6130

Address: 2042 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02468

Services: Several bereavement groups for adults and children. Children’s grief group explores grief through art, writing, storytelling and talking with peers. Groups meet at various times.

Jordan Hospital Support Group

Contact: Kathleen McAleer

Phone: 508-746-0215

Location: 275 Sandwich St

Plymouth, MA 02360

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Tues of the month

Purpose: A support group for the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth.

Lowell General Hospital Support Group

Bereavement Counselor: 978-937-6324

Location: 295 Varnum Ave

Lowell, MA

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: A support group for family who suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth. 

March of Dimes-Massachussets

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 508-366-9066

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Massachusetts Center for SIDS

Project Coordinator: Mary McClain

Phone: 617-414-7437

Fax: 617-414-5555

Email: mary.mcclain@bmc.org

Address: One Boston Medical Center Pl.

Boston, MA 02118

Milford Regional Medical Center

Phone: 508-422-2273

Location: Women’s Pavilion Conference Room

4th Floor

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage or fetal death.

Salem Hospital Support Group

Contact: Suzanne Nevins

Phone: 978-354-3357

Location: Salem Hospital-Davenport Bldg

81 Highland Ave

Salem, MA 01970

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Purpose: A support group focused on pregnancy loss and early infant loss.

SHARE: Resolve Through Sharing Support Group-Holy Family Hospital

Contact Phone: 978-687-0156×2240

Location: Holy Family Hospital Chapel

Cremin Ste

Metheum, MA

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: A support group for those who have lost an infant in pregnancy or early infancy.

South Shore Hospital-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Coordinators:

Claire Hogan: 781-624-5015

Laura Carrol: 781-624-4177

Patty Rodgers: 781-624-4027

Location: Weymouth, MA

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

South Shore Hospital-Pregnancy After Loss Support

Coordinators:

Claire Hogan: 781-624-5015

Laura Carrol: 781-624-4177

Patty Rodgers: 781-624-4027

Location: 55 Fogg Rd

Weymouth, MA 02190

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Purpose: Support for women and partners expecting a baby after experiencing a loss.

St Luke’s Hospital-Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Contact: Peg McManus

Phone: 508-997-1515×5513

Location: New Bedford, MA

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

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Michigan 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Michigan Chapters

*Cooper County Chapter

Contact: Marcy Romps

Phone: 906-482-4303 or

Cell: 903-370-4393

Email: marcyandtomromps@yahoo.com

Website: www.bpcooper.bpchapter.org

Location: Home of Marcy Romps

46534 US Hwy 41

Houghton, MI 49931

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Macomb County Chapter

Contact: Christine DeClerck

Phone: 586-770-7746

Email: christine.declerck@aol.com

Location: Washington Township Senior Center

57880 Van Dyke

Washington Twp, MI 48318

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

*Saginaw Chapter

Leader: Debra Schuette

Phone: 989-860-2100

Email: curiousmom85@yahoo.com

Website: www.bpsaginaw.bpchapter.org

Location: Grace Lutheran Church

4690 Tittabawssee Rd

Saginaw, MI 48602

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Friends Supporting Parents (FSP)

Support Phone: 586-215-0355

Email: fsp_friends@yahoo.com

Mission: A non-profit organization serving the needs of families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death, consists of volunteer parents who have experienced the loss of a baby, working in a group setting and one on one, providing comfort and reassurance to parents as they deal with their loss.

*Friends Supporting Parents Support Group

Contact: Jennifer Hunt

Phone: 586-268-2170

Location: St Thomas Lutheran Church

8771 15 Mile Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm 

GriefNet-Michigan

Contact Information

Founder/Director: Cendra Lynn, PhD

Email: cendra@griefnet.org

Website: www.griefnet.org

Mail: GriefNet

PO Box 3272

Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272

Purpose: Offers grief support groups 24hrs/day, 365days/yr. Members participate when they wish and are able to, not at a set time. All the grief support groups are monitored by trained volunteers. Supervision is provided by Cendra Lynn, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Traumatologist.

*Email Support Groups:

Grieving-Parents Support Group: for parents who have had a child of any age die from any cause, recently or long ago.

Grief Parents-Neonate Support Group: for parents whose children died due to miscarriage, still birth or died as neonates.

Grief Parents-New Birth: is an email support group for parents who are dealing with subsequent to conceive and birth a child after having a child die.

Heartstrings Support Group

Contact: Ann Patrice Foley

Phone: 734-464-7810

Location: Angela’s Hospice

1400 Newburgh Rd

Livonia, MI

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

HELP (Handling Emotional Loss of Pregnancy)

Contact: Leslie Upham

Phone: 248-858-3526

Location: St Joseph Mercy-Oakland

Volunteer Lounge, 1st Fl

Pontiac, MI

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

HOPING-Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving

Contact: Michelle Baird Szidik

Phone: 517-364-3873 or

Cell: 517-485-8510

Location: Sparrow Professional Building

2nd Fl Rm E and D

Flint, MI

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm 

HUGS Group (Help, Understand, Grief Support)

Contact: Sheri Lucius, RN, BN

Phone: slucius@dmc.org

Contact: Terri Shaver

Phone: 248-937-2320

Location: Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

(HUGS Rm)

Commerce Twp, MI

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents experiencing any type of perinatal loss.

Livingston Area Missing Our Babies (LAMB)

Contact: 810-844-1284

Email: livingstoncountylamb@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonAreaMissingOur

Babies/info

*two meetings a month at two locations

Location One: Genoa Medical Center

(lower level conference Rm)

2305 Genoa Business Park Dr

Brighton, MI 48114

Meeting Day: 1st Sun of the month

Meeting Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Location Two: House to the right of

St Paul Lutheran Church

Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Looking Ahead Support Group

Contact: Joane Mulher

Phone: 248-898-7595

Location: Beaumont Hospital

3601 W 13 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss

Contact: Joanne Mulher

Phone: 248-898-7595

Location: Beaumont Hospital

3601 W 13 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

March of Dimes-Michigan

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 248-359-1550

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Metro Detroit SHARE

Contact: Angie Winton

Phone: 313-492-1172

Email: metrodetroitshare@outlook.com

Website: www.metrodetroitshare.org

Mail: PO Box 2143

Taylor, MI 48180

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

Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Newborn Loss Support Group

Phone: 517-423-5816 (RSVP)

Location: Tecumseh United Methodist Church

Tecumseh, MI

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Olivia Raine Foundation

Phone: 1888-743-0950

Email: kimberly@oliviaraine.org

Website: oliviaraine.org

Mail: Olivia Raine Foundation

PO Box 182

Atlas, MI 48411-0182

Mission: A non-profit offering financial support for expenses relating to the funeral arrangements to families who had an infant pass away for any reason.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group-Sinai Grace Hospital

Phone: 313-966-3452

Location: Sinai Grace Hospital

6071 W Outer Dr

Women’s Resource Center, Rm 120

Detroit, MI

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm   

SHARE-Michigan Chapters

*Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

*Bronson Methodist Hospital-SHARE

Bereavement Coordinator:

Brenda Terburgh, LCSW, CT-S

Phone: 269-341-6639

Email: terburgh@bronsonhg.org

Mail: 601 John St, Box #23

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Location: Bronson Hospital

Gilmore Center, Fetzer Board Rm

Kalamazoo, MI

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Metro Detroit SHARE Group

Contact: Angie

Phone: 313-492-1172

Email: metrodetroitsharegroup@live.com

Website: www.metrodetroitsharegroup.com

Mail: Metro Share Group

PO Box 2143

Taylor, MI 48180

Taylor Meeting

Location: VFW Post #4422

11590 Pine St

Taylor, MI 48180

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Grosse Point Meeting

Location: 17001 Kercheval Ave

Grosse Point, MI

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

SOUL(Sharing Our Untimely Losses)

*SOUL (Sharing Our Untimely Losses)-Butterworth Hospital

Contact: Nancy King

Phone: 616-391-3232

Location: Butterworth Hospital

100 Michigan St

NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

*SOUL (Sharing Our Untimely Losses)-Blodgett Hospital

Contact: Nancy King

Phone: 616-391-3232

Location: Blodgett Hospital

1840 Wealthy St

SE Grand Rapids, MI

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm 

Tender Hearts Support Group

Contact: Kim Higgins

Phone: 810-688-8845

Contact: Margaret Tompkins

Phone: 810-664-8590

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

1310 N Main Street

Laper, MI 48446

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  eeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

The Mary G Shuman Miscarriage and Newborn Loss Support Group

Phone: 734-973-1014

Location: Lamaze Association Office

2500 Packard, Ste 101

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Tiny Purpose

Phone: 517-486-2140

Website: www.tinypurpose.com

Contact: Alaina Hiatt

Email: alaina@tinypurpose.com

Contact: Renee Bangerter

Email: renee@tinypurpose.com

Mail: 357 Sherman St

PO Box 83

Blissfield, MI 49228

Mission: Connecting mothers who have experienced the pain of losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy or early infancy.

Services: Perinatal program-for parents facing the birth of a child with terminal conditions; a monthly support group, memorial events, outreach resources, blog

*Tiny Purpose Support Group

Contact: Alaina Hiatt

Phone: 517-486-2140

Email: alaina@tinypurpose.com

Location: 375 Sherman St

Blissfield, MI

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Tomorrow’s Child/Michigan SIDS

Phone: 517-485-7437

Phone: 800-331-7437

Fax: 517-485-0163

Email: info@tomorrowschildmi.org

Website: www.tomorrowschildmi.org

Mail: 112 E Allegan

Lansing, MI 48906

*Tomorrow’s Child Support Group

(In collaboration with Kabul Funeral Home)

Facilitator: Shirley Brogan, LPC

Toll Free: 800-331-7437

Location: 35201 Garfield Ave

Clinton Twp, MI 48035

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

*Tomorrow’s Child Support Group

Facilitator: Marge Thomas

Phone: 313-831-2460

Toll Free: 800-331-7437

Location: Plymouth United Church of Christ

(Center behind the church)

600 E Warren St

Detroit, MI 48201

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Tomorrow’s Child Support Group

Facilitator: Dr John Canine

Phone: 248-814-0706

Location: Schwartz Funeral Home

1225 W Hill Rd

Flint, MI 48507

Meeting Day: Last Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

WING (When I Need Grief Support)

Contact: Sharon St John

Phone: 810-606-5897

Location: Flint Central Church of the Nazarene

1261 W Bristol Rd

Flint, MI

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

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Minnesota 

A Place To Remember

Contact: Calvin DeRuyter

Phone: 651-645-7045

Phone: 800-631-0973

Fax: 651-645-4780

Email: tn@aplacetoremember.com

Website: www.aplacetoremember.com

Bittersweet

Contact: Barb Schaack

Phone: 952-854-1997

Email: barbschaak@yahoo.com

Mail: 2308 Skyline Dr

Bloomington, MN 55442

Infants Remembered in Silence (IRIS)

Phone: 507-334-4748

Email: support@irisremembers.com

Website: www.irisremembers.com

Address: 218 Third Ave

Fairbault, MN 55021

Mission: Dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of children in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy etc) or from stillbirth, premature birth, neonatal death, birth defects, SIDS, illness, accidents and all other types of infant and early childhood death.

*IRIS Support Group (Afternoon)

Location: IRIS Office

218 Third Ave

Fairbault, MN 55021

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

 *IRIS Support Group (Evening)

Location: IRIS Office

218 Third Ave

Fairbault, MN 55021

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Longville Area Grace Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact(s): Melissa and Jason Gemmell

Phone: 218-363-2400

Location: St Edwards Catholic Church

4905 State Hwy 84

Longville, MN 56655

*Please enter through the back entrance into the church hall.

Maple Grove GRACE Support Group

Phone: 763-494-3233

Location: Maple Grove Covenant Church

Classroom 7

9350 Upland La

Maple Grove, MN 55369

(On the left side of bldg. Enter at the front doors, go left down the hallway)

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Purpose: The group does an activity helpful to the grieving process (scrap booking, crafts, guest speakers, candle light memorial etc). Light refreshment provided. 

March of Dimes-Minnesota

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 952-835-3033

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

MISS Foundation Support Group

Facilitator: Heidi Ciepielinski

Email: heidi.ciepielinski@missfoundation.org

Facilitator: Trina Charles

Email: trina.charles@missfoundation.org

Location: First Congregational United Church of

Christ

221 7th Ave West

Alexandria, MN 56369

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Missing GRACE Foundation

A GRACE Support Group is a safe place to find community with others who have had a pregnancy or infant loss or face infertility challenges. The groups are open to individuals and couples looking to work through grief in healthy ways, and to commemorate babies who left this world and the arms of their loving parents too soon. 

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group-Fairview Ridges Hospital

Phone: 612-672-7272

Location: Fairview Ridges Hospital

210 Nicollet Blvd

Burnsville, MN 55337

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support-Ridgeview Medical Center

Phone: 952-442-2191×6190

Location: Ridgeview Medical Center

500 S Maple St

Waconia, MN

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss-St John’s Hospital

Contact: Sheila Priebe

Phone: 651-232-3192

Location: St John’s Hospital

1575 Beam Ave

Maplewood, MN 55109

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents grieving miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss-United Hospital

Phone: 651-241-6206

Location: United Hospital

333 N Smith Ave

St Paul, MN 55102

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 5:00-6:30pm 

Pregnancy After Loss-United Hospital

Phone: 655-241-6206

Location: United Hospital

333 N Smith Ave

St Paul, MN 55102

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Purpose: Support for pregnant parents dealing with issues after previous pregnancy loss. 

Star Legacy Foundation

Contact Information

Contact Phone: 952-715-7731

Email: info@starlegacyfoundation.org

Website: www.starlegacy

foundation.org

Mail: 11305 Hawk High Court

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Mission: A nonprofit organization dedicated to stillbirth research and education, with a mission to increase awareness, support research, family advocacy and education.  A community of parents, family, and friends of stillborn babies dedicated to reducing the number of families that endure this needless tragedy.

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Mississippi

 Face2Face-Vicksburg/Jackson

Leader: Sarah Koeppel

Email: eleanorslight@gmail.com

*Email to RSVP and for meeting information

Purpose: A safe place for mothers and fathers to talk about the feelings that occur after pregnancy and infant loss.

March of Dimes-Mississippi

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 601-933-1071

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Mississippi SIDS Alliance

Contact: Cathy Files

Phone: 877-471-7437

Phone: 601-859-8900

Email: mssids@jam.rr.com

Mail: PO Box 2170

Madison, MS 39130

Mississippi State Department of Health

SIDS Coordinator: LaQutia Cooper

Phone: 601-576-7476

Fax: 601-574-7498

Email: lcooper@msdh.state.ms.us

Mail: 570 East Woodrow Wilson

PO Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215

Remembrance Support Group-University of Mississippi Medical Center

Phone: 601-984-1921

Email: rememberance@umc.edu

Location: University of Mississippi Medical Center

University Physicians Pavilion

Rm MO-16

1410E Woodrow Wilson

Jackson, MS 39216

Purpose: Support for pregnancy loss and early infant death.

SIDS and Infant Loss Support Group-River Oaks Hospital

Contact: Cathy Files

Phone: 601-955-1057

877-471-7437

Email: cathyfiles@gmail.com

Location: River Oaks Hospital

Classroom (right of lobby)

1030 River Oaks Dr

Flowood, MS 39232

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

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Missouri  

AMEND

Contact: Maureen Connelly

Phone: 314-487-7582

Email: amendgroup@charter.net

Address: 4324 Berrywick Terrace

St Louis, MO 63128

AMEND

Contact: Martha Elise

Phone: 314-291-0892

Email: martha@amendgroup.com

Address: 1559 Ville Rosa

Hazelwood, MO 63042 

Bereaved Parents of the USA- Missouri Chapters

*Four States Chapter of BP/USA

Facilitator: Linda Walker

Phone: 417-649-1118

Email: walklog@swbell.net

Website: bp4states.bpchapters.org

Location: Community of Christ Church

1212 Goetz Blvd

Joplin, MO 64801

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*St Louis Chapter of BP/USA

Contact: Cindy Morris

Phone: 314-954-1810

Website: www.bpusastl.org

(Offers multiple groups)

Bowling Green Group

Facilitators: Bill and Vicki Langeman

Phone: 573-242-3632

Location: Super 8 Hotel

Conference Rm of lobby

1216 E Champ Clark Dr

Bowling Green, MO 63334

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Crestwood Group

Facilitator: Sandy Curran

Phone: 314-518-2302

Location: CHADS Coalition Bldg

180 Crestwood Plaza Dr

9100 block of Watson Rd

St Louis, MO 63126

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Jefferson County South Group

Facilitator: Ginny Kamp

Phone: 636-586-8559

Email: kamp_dv@hotmail.com

Location: St Rose Catholic Church

(Corner of Miller and 3rd St)

Deston, MO

*Entrance on Miller St

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

St Peters/St Charles County Group

Leaders: Mike and Jeanne Francisco

Phone: 636-947-9403

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall

5701 Hwy North

Cottleville, MO 63304

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Troy Missouri Group

Facilitator: Cindy Morris

Phone: 314-954-1810

Email: cmotweety@yahoo.com

Location: Ingersoll Chapter

211 Boone St

Troy, MO 63379

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

West County Group

Facilitator: Judy Ruby

Phone: 314-994-1996

Email: rocksnruby@att.net

Facilitator: Arlene Thomason

Phone: 314-401-2510

Location: Congregation Shaare Emeth

1165 Ladue Rd

(Corner of Ballas and Ladue Rd)

St Louis, MO 63141

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm 

First Breath

Contact Phone: 816-830-9572

Email: info@1stbreath.org

Website: www.1stbreath.org

Mail: PO Box 28864

Kansas City, MO 64188-8864

Mission: A non-profit committed to providing education, advocacy and public awareness of stillbirth in addition to assisting families and professionals dealing with the death of a baby.

HOPE (Healing Our Pain and Emptiness) Ministries

Phone: 816-436-1649

Email: info@kchope4infantloss.com

Website: www.kchope4infantloss.com

Location: Antioch Bible Baptist Church

800 NE 72nd St

Gladstone, MO 64118

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A support group for those who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.

March of Dimes-Missouri

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 314-513-9990

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

MEND-Missouri Chapter

Director: Heather Fann

Phone: 417-818-0489

Email: heather@mend.org

*Support Group

Location: Project Hope

1419 S Enterprise Ave

Springfield, MO 65804

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

*Fellowship Group

Contact: Kathleen Moore

Email: kathleen@mend.org

Location: Hebrews Coffee

1604 E Republic Rd

Springfield, MO 65804

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Fellowship with other MEND moms. Come for dinner, dessert or just to visit. RSVP’s requested. 

Mercy Heart Prints Program

Coordinator: Jessica Steffens

Phone: 314-251-8500

Website: www.mercy.net

Location: St John’s Mercy Hospital

Washington, MO

Purpose: A Perinatal Bereavement Program providing one-to-one support and help to parents who have experienced the loss of a baby by neonatal death, stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or shortly after birth. The program is lead by a team of nurses, chaplains and others trained in perinatal grief education. Support and comfort is offered during and after hospital stay and as long as needed to provide ongoing grief support.

SHARE Foundation-National Office

Contact: Stephanie Grant

Phone: 800-821-6819

Phone: 636-947-6164

Fax: 636-947-7486

Email: share@nationalshareoffice.com

Website: www.nationalshareoffice.com

Mail: 402 Jackson St

St Charles, MO 63301

*Barnes-Jewish Hospital Share Group

Contact: Jane Seifert

Phone: 314-362-2874

Email: jms0501@bjc.org

Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital

South Campus, Evans Conference Rm

(Off Main lobby)

One Barnes-Jewish Plaza

St Louis, MD 63119

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*DePaul Hospital Share

Contact: Carolyn

Phone: 314-344-7997

Email: carolyn_r_whitaker@ssmhc.com

Location: DePaul Hospital

May Center, Meeting Rm B (right of main entrance)

1230 DePaul Dr

Bridgetown, MO 63044

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Gentle Flutters-Share of St Joseph West

Contact: Lisa Zorn, RN

Phone: 636-625-5442

Email: gentleflutters@ssmhc.com

Location: Troy Elks Lodge

541 2nd Street

Troy, MO 63379

General Support Group

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Early Pregnancy Loss (12 wk gestation or less)

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*GVMH (Golden Valley Medical Plaza) Share

Contact: Kelsey Hines

Phone: 660-890-8452

Email: gvmhsharegroup@yahoo.com

Location: Golden Valley Medical Plaza

1602 North 2nd St

Clinton, MO 64735

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*Southeast HEALTH Share

Contact: Gayle Unverferth, RN

Phone: 573-651-5560

Email: share@sehosp.org

Location One: Grace United Methodist Church

521 Caruthers Ave

(Broadway and Caruthers)

Cape Girardeau, MO

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Location Two: Health Point Plaza

2126 Independence St

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 1:00pm

*St Charles Share

Phone(s): 636-947-6164 or

800-821-6819

Email: info@nationalshare.org

Location: National Share Office

402 Jackson St

St Charles, MO 63301

Bereaved Parents Group

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Subsequent Choices Group

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Early Pregnancy Loss (under 12 wk’s gestation)

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*St Mary’s Hospital-Share

Contact: Linda Wenger

Phone: 314-768-8349

Email: lmwenger@sbcglobal.net

Location: St Mary’s Hospital

Smitz Cafe, C Rm (in cafeteria)

6420 Clayton Rd

St Louis, MO 63117

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

SIDS Resources, Inc

Contact: Lori Ahrens

Phone: 314-822-2323

Fax: 314-822-2098

Email: lbahrens@sidsresources.org

Location: www.sidsresources.org

Mail: 135 West Monroe

St. Louis, MO 63122

*Serving state of Missouri and surrounding counties in Kansas and Illinois.

Western Region SIDS Resource, Inc

Program Coordinator: Donna Jacobson

Phone: 913-671-1818

Fax: 816-753-6906

Email: djacobson@sidsresources.org

Mail: 4051 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111

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Montana 

Empty Arms-Glasgow, Montana

Contact: Trinity Coom

Phone: 406-230-0544

Location: Valley County Courthouse

Community Rm

501 Court Square

Glasgow, MT 59230

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Department of Public Health and Human Services

Phone: 406-444-3394

Fax: 406-444-2606

Address: 1400 Broadway

Cogswell Bldg, Rm C314

Helena, MT 59620

Healing Hearts For Moms

Contact: Judy Peterson

Phone: 406-549-8482

Location: Missoula, MT

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Purpose: A support group for mothers who have had a child die. Seeks to help moms through the grief process and to move on with life.

Life After Loss

Contact: Joan

Phone: 406-261-0724

Contact: Denise

Phone: 406-863-3535 or

Location: 3004 Hospital Way

North Valley Hospital Campus (southend)

Cornerstone Building

Purpose: For those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss.

March of Dimes-Minnesota

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 406-252-7480

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Share of Gallatian Valley

Contact: Mary Jo

Phone: 406-587-8309

Contact: Heather

Phone: 406-556-8585

Contact: Marilyn Guggenheim

Phone: 406-587-8212

Cell: 406-539-0063

Email: sharegallatinvalley@gmail.com

Location: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Chapel

1st Fl entrance

915 Highland Blvd

Bozeman, MT 59715

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

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Nebraska

Centering Corporation

Contact Information

Contact Phone: 402-553-1200

Toll Free: 866-218-0101

Website: www.centering.org

Mail: 7230 Maple St

Omaha, NE 68134

Mission: A non-profit offering support, information and hope, by providing education and resources for the bereaved. Providing the best grief literature, workshops and participating in continuing education.

Relevant Services: Sympathy cards, burial gowns, memory books, literature/ resources on miscarriage, newborn death, subsequent pregnancy, funeral planning, men’s, grandparents and sibling grief, T-shirts, Grief Digest magazine and workshops.

March of Dimes-Nebraska

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 402-496-7111

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Nebraska Self-Help Information Services

Contact Phone: 402-476-9778

Mail: Ms Paige Namuth

Antler’s Center

2501 South St

Lincoln, NE 68502-3050

Purpose: Offers assistance to new and existing support groups.

Nebraska SIDS Foundation

Phone: 402-935-1911

Email: info@nebraskasidsfoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 540633

3170 Arcadia Ave.

Omaha, NE 68154

*Contact for information on monthly support group meetings

Purpose: A charitable organization dedicated to serving all individuals touched by the sudden unexpected death of an infant. The Foundation is a state recognized program dedicated to increasing awareness of SIDS, safe sleeping practices, implementing research and bereavement services.

Office of Family Health

Life Span Department: 402-471-0165

Fax: 402-471-7049

Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Fl

Lincoln, NE 68509

Open Arms

Infant Bereavement Committee

Chair: 402-343-8527

Location: Bergan Mercy Professional Center

Rm C, 2nd Fl

7710 Mercy Rd

Omaha, NE

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Purpose: A support group for families who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after.

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Nevada 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Southern Nevada Chapter

Contact: Janice Liggins

Phone: 702-845-6125

Chapter Site: www.bplasvegas.bpchapter.org

National Site: www.bereavedparentusa.org

Email: BP_USA.LV@Yahoo.com

*Contact for meeting information

Bureau of Family Health Services

Medical Consultant: Jo Malay, RN, MPH

Phone: 775-684-4250

Email: jmalay@health.nv.gov

Address: Nevada State Health Division

3427 Goni Rd, Ste 108

Carson City, NV 89706

March of Dimes-Nevada

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 702-732-9255

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

University of Nevada

Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, PhD

Phone: 702-895-2449

Address: 4505 Maryland Pkwy

Rm GUA 3136

Las Vegas, NV 89154

Services: Private resource for therapy, counseling and grief support.

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New Hampshire 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-New Hampshire

 *Rockingham-Essex County Chapter

Leader: Beth Hendershot

Phone: 603-887-4302

Email: bethschool@comcast.net

Location: Atkinson Community Center

4 Main Street

Atkinson, NH 03811

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Footprints Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Support Group

Phone: 775-770-6100

Website: http://www.saintmarysreno.com/wellness/group.php

Mail: St Mary’s Regional Medical Center

235 W 6th Street

Reno, NV 89503

Purpose: Support for individuals who have faced a pregnancy loss or new born loss.

March of Dimes-New Hampshire

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 603-228-0317

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

New Hampshire SIDS Alliance

Contact: Charlie Foote

Phone: 617-828-4996

Email: declan4204@comcast.net

Mail: 13 Drew Rd

Derry, NH 03038

New Hampshire SIDS Program

Contact: Audrey Knight, MSN, RN

Phone: 603-271-4536

Fax: 603-271-4519

Email: aknight@dnhs.state.nh.us

Address: New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services

29 Hazen Dr

Health and Welfare Bldg

Concord, NH 03301

Services: information and resources on SIDS and grief support, peer contact, referrals. Limited bilingual materials. No miscarriage or stillbirth services.

Seacoast Pregnancy and Infant Loss Council (SPILC) Support Group

Mission: A collaboration of the Seacoast Hospitals- Exeter Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital and York Hospital. Supporting families who have experienced a loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meetings are facilitated by persons trained in pregnancy and infant loss, every week for a six week period.

*Exeter Hospital

Registration Phone: 603-580-6668

*Contact for more information

Location: Exeter Hospital

Case Management Rm 5

Exeter, NH

Meeting Days: Jan and Feb (6wks)  Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

*Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Contact: Sarge Dillon

Phone: 603-330-7941

*Contact to register and for information

Location: Frisbie Memorial Hospital

11 Whitehall Rd

Rochester, NH 03867

Meeting Days: March and April (6wks)

 *York Hospital (Maine)

Contact: Roxanne, Katie and Terry

Phone: 207-351-2129

*Contact to register and for more information

Location: York Hospital

15 Hospital Dr.

York, ME 03909

Meeting Days: June and July (6wks)

 *Wentworth-Douglas Hospital

Contact: Rachel Mathieu

Phone: 740-2865

*Contact to register and for more information

Location: Wentworth-Douglas Hospital

789 Central Ave

Dover, NH 03820

Meeting Days: Aug and Sept (6wks)

*Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Contact: Barbara-Jean Otterson

Phone: 433-6948

*Contact to register and for information

Location: Portsmouth Regional Hospital

333 Borthwick Ave

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Meeting Days: Nov and Dec (6wks)

SHARE-New Hampshire Chapters

Contact: Brenda Smith, RN

Phone: 603-663-3396

Email: share@elliothospital.org

Location: Elliot Hospital

Conference Rm A

1 Elliot Way

Manchester, NH 03103

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of pregnancy at any stage or the loss of an infant shortly after birth.

*Still Remembered Share Support Group

Contact: Barb Buckman

Phone: 603-882-3000×66046

Email: bbuckman@ssjhnh.org

Location: St Joseph Hospital

172 Kinsley St

Nashua, NH 03061

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

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Bereaved Parents of the USA-Northern NJ Support Group

*Affiliated with National Organization

Contact: Pat Olausen

Phone: 973-984-0251

Website: bereavedparentsusa.org

Address: 48 Whitewood Dr

Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

(Enter from rear of church)

160 Ridgedale Ave

Florham Park, NJ

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: A self-help, support group for families who have suffered the death of a child regardless of age or circumstances of death. 

CJ Foundation for SIDS

Phone: 551-996-5111 or

888-8CJ-SIDS

Email: info@cjsids.org

Website: www.cjsids.org

Address: HUMC: WFAN Pediatric Center

30 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Mission: The CJ Foundation is committed to developing, implementing and providing funds, for education and awareness programs so that the message of risk reduction reaches every potential population. The CJ Foundation also supports bereavement and counseling services for families that have lost a baby to SIDS.

March of Dimes-New Jersey

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 732-952-9010

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse

Contact Phone: 1800-367-6274 (NJ)

Or     973-989-1122

Email: njshc@cybernex.net

Website: http://www.njgroups.org

Mail: NJ Self-Help Clearinghouse

375 E McFarlan St

Dover, NJ 07801-3638

Purpose: Information and referrals to over 4,500 self-help support groups state wide. Publishes a comprehensive directory of support groups.

NJ Resource-International Stillbirth Alliance

Website: www.stillbirthalliance.org

Mail: PO Box 603

South Seville, NJ 08246

Mission: Dedicated to reducing the risk of stillbirth and to enhance bereavement care for families who have experienced stillbirth, through public awareness, community engagement, promoting best clinical practice standards, facilitating high quality research

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group

*affiliated with SIDS Center of NJ

Contact: Alissa Sandler, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 201-996-5131

Email: scnj@umdnj.edu

Location: The Joseph M Sanzari Children’s Hospital Hackensack University Medical Center,

NJ Medical Rm, 1st Fl

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Remembering Our Babies

Contact: Lisa Brown

Phone: 609-275-0866

Address: 205 Pheasant Hollow Dr

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

SHARE-NJ Support Group

*Affiliated with national organization

Contact: Irina Mariano-Brown, LCSW

Phone: 732-745-8600×5214

Location: St Peter’s University Hospital

Social Work Department

(Employee cafeteria conference Rm)

254 Easton Ave

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Serving those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.

SIDS Center of New Jersey

Contact: Dr Thomas Hegyith

Email: hegyith@umdnj.edu

Contact: Dr Linda Esposito (for referrals)

Phone: 800-545-7437

Fax: 732-235-6609

Address: One Robert Wood Johnson Pl.

Department of Pediatrics, MEB 312, 3rd Fl

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Services: Case management, telephone contact, individual peer contact, groups, home bereavement visits. Limited stillbirth and miscarriage services. Local referrals.

SIDS Center of New Jersey

Contact: Alissa Sandler

Phone: 800-704-7437

Phone: 201-336-8794

Fax: 201-336-8794

Email: asandler@humed.com

Address: Hackensack Medical Center

30 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07604

SIDS/Infant Loss Support

*Affiliated with SIDS Center of NJ

*SIDS/Infant Loss Support Group (Spanish)

Contact: Anna Irizarry-Wood, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 201-996-3748

Email: scnj@umdnj.edu

Location: The Joseph M Sanzari Children’s

Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center

Rm 347, 3rd Fl

Hackensack, NJ

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

*SIDS/Infant Loss Support (English)

Contact: Anna Irizarry-Wood, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 201-996-3748

Location: The Joseph M Sanzari Children’s

Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center

Rm 347, 3rd Fl

Hackensack, NJ

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm 

SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood)

Program-Online Support Group

Phone: 551-996-5080

800-620-SUDC

Website: www.sudc.org Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

The Tears Foundation Parent Support Group

Phone: 253-200-0944

Website: www.thetearsfoundation.org

Location: Perfect Perk Coffee Shop

602 Main St

Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 8:00pm

UNITE, Inc

*UNITE, Inc-Subsequent Pregnancy Support

Contact: Barbara Carmignani

Phone: 215-728-3777

Location: Capital Health System

Mercer Campus

Trenton, NJ

Meeting Day: 1st Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Open to those expecting a baby following the loss of a child through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.

*UNITE, Inc-Subsequent Pregnancy Support

Contact: Sue Strazinsky

Phone: 215-728-3777

Location: Princeton Medical Center

Meeting Day: 3rd Fri of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

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New Mexico 

March of Dimes-New Mexico

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 505-344-5150

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Mending Hearts Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Ashley

Phone: 575-887-6050

Location: Home Care Connection and Hospice

513 S Canal

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 5:30pm 

New Mexico Grief Services Program

Grief Services: Nancy Barickman

Phone: 505-272-5719

Fax: 505-272-0727

Email: nbarickman@salvd.unm.edu

Address: University of NM School of Medicine

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Share-New Mexico Chapter

Contact: Christy Koil

Phone: 505-883-5657

Email: ckoil@cpdhealth.com

*General Support Group

Location: Center for Prenatal Development

4010 Montgomery Blvd

NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *Subsequent Choices Group

Location: Center for Prenatal Development

4010 Montgomery Blvd

NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

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New York 

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA)-New York Chapter

*BP/USA Long Island Chapter

Contact: Diana Roscigno

Phone: 516-233-4848

Email: markanthonysmom@yahoo.com

Website: www.bpliny.bpchapter.org

Location: Faith Lutheran Church

231 Jackson Ave

Syosset, NY 11791

*BP/USA-Mid Hudson Chapter

Contact: Kathy Corrigan

Phone: 845-462-2825

Email: kjor@verizon.net

Website: mhbpusa.wbspawner.com

Location: The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

10 Children’s Way

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*BP/USA-Western NY Chapter

Contact: Tony and Bernie Misita

Phone: 716-675-3844

Email: amista@roadrunner.com

Website: www.bpwestny.bpchapter.org

Location: Life Transition Center, Inc

150 Bennett Rd

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Meeting Day: 2nd Fri of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Springville Satellite

Contact: Terry DeVore

Phone: 716-592-0922

Contact: Marie Bauer

Phone: 716-592-7799

Location: Assembly of God

57 Transit Line Rd

Springville, NY

Meeting Day: Last Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Caring Arms Support Groups for Perinatal Loss- Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Contact Information

Contact: Denise Hudden, RN or

Karen Cwalina, RN

Contact Phone: 716-568-6653 or

Perinatal Bereavement Services:

716-568-6653

Mail: 1540 Maple Rd

Williamsville, NY 14221

Website: www.kaleidahealth.org

Mission: The Caring Arms Support Circle (CASC) is a program of several self-help perinatal bereavement support groups.

Support Group

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Location: St Gregory the Great Church

Ministry Center

(Next to Millard Fillmore Suburban

Hospital)

Purpose: Support for those experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or ectopic pregnancy.

Central New York Perinatal and Infant Bereavement Network (CNYPIBN)

Contact (at Crouse Hospital): Janet Press

Phone: 315-470-7373

Email: janetpress@crouse.org or

Email: info@cnypibn.org

Mission: Committed to a standard of optimal bereavement care for the Central NY region, through information sharing, education, parent support, community programs, referral services for bereaved families and care providers.

Empty Arms-UHS Infant Bereavement

Contact: Laurie Fallon

Phone: 607-763-6661

*Contact if you plan to attend

Hospital Contact: 607-763-6655

Email: stay-healthy@uhs.org

Location: Wilson Memorial Regional Medical

Center

Education and Conference Center,

Picciano 4, Rm 2

33-57 Harrison St

Johnson City, NY 13790

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Open to anyone dealing with loss by miscarriage, stillbirth or death of an infant to age one.

Footprints on the Heart Program

*Through Catholic Health-Women Care

Phone: 716-706-2122 (for questions about women’s services)

Website: www.chsbuffalo.org/WomenCare/Services/Footprints-on-the-Heart

Address: 2121 Main St, Ste 300

Buffalo, NY 14214

Telephone/Email Support

Contact: 716-862-1678

Email: fkane@chsbuffalo.org

Day/Time: MWTh 8:00am-4:00pm

Mission: Helping families deal with the loss of a baby caused by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death. Helping families cope by providing a variety of support resources.

Services: Telephone/email support, bereavement education, lending library, support groups, newsletter and memorial events

*Footprints on the Heart Support Groups

Contact: Fran Kane, RN, BSN

Phone: 716-862-1678

Email: fkane@chsbuffalo.org

*No charge, reservations not required. Advance knowledge of attendance is appreciated

Footprint on the Heart Group

Location: M Steven Piver, MD Center for

Women’s Health and Wellness

1st Fl Conference Rm

2121 Main St, Ste 100

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through stillbirth (20wks onward) or early infant death.

Heart to Heart Group

Location: M Steven Piver, MD Center for

Women’s Health and Wellness

1st Fl Conference Rm

2121 Main St, Ste 100

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Hopeful Hearts Group

Location: M Steven Piver, MD Center for

Women’s Health and Wellness

1st Fl Conference Rm

2121 Main St, Ste 100

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Purpose: Support for parents who are parents again after a previous pregnancy loss.

Grandparents/Family Group

Location: M Steven Piver, MD Center for

Women’s Health and Wellness

1st Fl Conference Rm

2121 Main St, Ste 100

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-7:30om

Purpose: A support group for grandparents and family members to validate their grief and educate then on how to support their loved ones.

Good Samaritan Hospital

Coordinator Perinatal: Pam Magi, RN

Phone: 845-368-5297

Fax: 845-368-5463

Email::pmagi@tshs.org

Contact: Sister Teresa Geigel (speaks Spanish and English)

Phone: 631-273-1110

Address: Good Samaritan Hospital

255 Lafayette Ave

Suffern, NY 10901

Purpose: Support for families who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy loss, newborn loss or loss of young child.

Guardian Angel

Contact Information

Coordinator/Facilitator: Martha Weiss

Phone: 516-249-8589

(24hr answering machine)

Email: martha@stkilianfamily.com

Website: www.stkilian.com

Mission: To serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.

Services: In-person support group, telephone peer-support, Memorial

Lending Library, Guardian Angels monthly newsletter, Bereavement Care Packages, Annual Remembrance Ceremony

*Guardian Angel Support Group Meeting

-Sponsored by St Kilian Bereavement Ministry

Facilitator: Martha Weiss

Phone: 516-249-8589

Email: martha@stkilianfamily.com

Location: St Kilian Msgr Swiger Parish Center

(Church Basement)

Blue RM (Opposite kitchen)

485 Conklin St

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Meeting Day: 1st Fri of the month (During Holidays, call to confirm)  Meeting Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Purpose: Bereavement support in an effort to assure parents are not alone in their grief when their baby dies. A time of sharing and mutual support with others who have experienced similar losses. The group is free; people of all faiths are welcome; no registration required

Infant Loss Support Group-Chenango Memorial Hospital

Facilitator: Julie Parish

Phone: 607-337-4243

Location: Chenango Memorial Hospital

179 Broad St

Basement Conference Rm

Norwich, NY 13815

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Open to anyone dealing with loss by miscarriage, stillbirth or death of an infant to age one.

Infant Loss Support Group-Cortland Regional Medical Center

Contact: 607-756-3750

Website: www.cortlandregional.org

Location: Cortland Regional Medical Center

134 Homer Ave

Cortland, NY 13045

Purpose: Providing grief support for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the loss of a child due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or other circumstances.

Krystal’s Wish Foundation for SIDS

Contact: Nancy Rafter

Phone: 845-338-5654

Fax: 845-338-5780

Email: nrafter@hvc.rr.com

Mail: 35 Highland Rd

Ulster Park, NY 12487

March of Dimes-New York

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 212-353-8353

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County

Contact: Cindi Licata

Contact Phone: 585-325-3145×113

Website: http://www.mharochester.org

Mail: Mental Health Association

320 N Goodman St

Rochester, NY 14607

Purpose: Provides information and referrals to local support groups. Online directory of local groups

National Council of Jewish Women-NY Section

*Pregnancy Loss Support Program (PLSP) for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death

Pregnancy Loss Support Program:

212-687-5030×464

Email: plsp@njwny.org

National Phone: 212-645-4048

Email: info@ncjwny.org

National Headquarters: National Council of

Jewish Women

475 Riverside Dr #1901

NY Section: 241 W 72nd Street

NY, NY 10023

Mission: Professionally trained PLSP volunteers offer nationwide telephone counseling and NY metropolitan area support groups for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death as well as women who are pregnant following a loss.

Services: Telephone counseling, peer support group, support for pregnancy after loss, professional referrals, resource list and PLSP Newsletter.

New York Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center Offices

*Statewide and Lower Hudson Valley Regional Office

Director: Marie Chandick

Phone: 631-444-3690

Phone: 800-336-7437

Fax: 631-444-6475

Email: marie.chandick@stonybrook.edu

Web: www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/sids

Address: Stony Brook University

School of Social Welfare, HSC, L2, Rm 111

Stony Brook, NY 11794

Services: Family bereavement support, literature, referrals to local groups. Limited services for miscarriage and stillbirth. Serves NY State

*New York City Regional Office

Regional Coordinator: Peggy Regensburg

Phone: 212-323-1425

Email: pregensburg@healthsolution.org

Address: Public Health Solution, Inc

421 East 26th St, 13th Fl

New York, NY 10016

*Central NY Regional Office

Regional Coordinator: Clemencia Molina

Phone: 315-424-0009×108

Fax: 315-478-1981

Email: cmolina@reachcny.org

Address: REACH CNY, Inc

1010 James St

Syracuse, NY 13203

*Western NY Regional Office

Regional Coordinator: Jan Walkden

Phone: 716-822-0919

Fax: 716-822-5079

Email::jwalkden@familyhelpcenter.net

Address: Family Help Center

60 Digens St

Buffalo, NY 14206

*Eastern NY Regional Office

Regional Coordinator: Mary Whittredge

Phone: 518-262-7237

Fax: 518-262-7237

Email: whittm@mail.amc.edu

Address: Albany Medical College

Dept of Pediatrics, MC88/A2401A

47 New Scotland Ave

Albany, NY 12208

Perinatal Bereavement Program-

Mount-Sinai Medical Center;Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Connect Information

Contact Phone: 212-241-1111

Website: www.mountsinai.org

Address: 1425 Madison Ave

NY, NY 10029

Mission: Providing spiritual, religious, and culturally sensitive bereavement services to families experiencing losses at any stage of pregnancy and those experiencing early infant loss at any time following a loss.

*Contact for further information

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group-Good Samaritan Hospital

Contact Information

Contact: Barbara Demundo

Contact Phone: 845-368-5545 or

845-368-5297

Email: Barbara_Demundo@bshsi.org

Website: www.goodsamhosp.org

Location: Frawley Annex

1Campbell Ave

Suffern, NY

*Contact for meeting details

Perinatal Bereavement Team (PBT)-

Winthrop University Hospital

Mission: To provide guidance, emotional support, counseling services and outpatient follow up to parents experiencing the loss of their infant.

Contact Information

Contact: Women’s Health Services at

Winthrop University Hospital

Contact Phone: 1-888-53-WOMEN

Website: www.winthrop.org

Address: 259 1st Street

Mineola, NY 11501

*Contact for information regarding Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

RTS Perinatal Bereavement Services-Crouse Hospital

Phone: 315-470-2768 or

315-470-7372

Email: janetpress@crouse.org

Location: Crouse Hospital

Marley Education Center, Rm 410

736 Irving Ave

Syracuse, NY 13210

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  *Contact for meeting times

Purpose: Support for bereaved families during any type of perinatal loss.

St Peter’s Hospital-Perinatal Bereavement Support

Contact Phone: 518-525-1381 or

518-525-1602

Website: www.sphcs.org

Location: St Peter’s Hospital

Ground FL Chapel

315 S Manning Blvd

Albany, NY

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month; bi-monthly

The Self-Help Clearinghouse

(Rockland County)

Contact Phone: 845-267-2172×422

Email: nyattm@mharockland.org

Website: http://www.mharockland.org

Mail: Jennifer Conforto, Self-Help

Clearinghouse

MHA of Rockland County, Inc

706 Executive Blvd, Ste F

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

Purpose: Information and referrals to area support groups. Publishes directory and newsletter

Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network

Contact Information

Contact: Christine Scott

Phone: 716-626-6363

Email: Christine@wnypbn.org

Contact: Dawn Both-Kim

Email: Dawn@wnypbn.org

Website: www.wnypbn.org

Address: 30 S Cayuga Rd

Williamsville, NY 14221

Mission: To assist the community in meeting the needs of people facing perinatal death, the death of a baby from miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and early infant death. Offering education, support, community programs and referral services for bereaved parents.

Support Groups:

*Caring Arms Support Circle

Contact: Denise Hudden, RN

Contact Phone: 716-568-6653

Location: Ministry Center

RM #4

100 St Gregory Court

Williamsville, NY

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to stillbirth or early infant death.

*Footprints on the Heart

Contact: Fran Kane

Contact Phone: 716-862-1678

Location: M. Stiver Center

Ste 100

Sisters Hospital, Seton Bldg

2157 Main St

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to stillbirth or early infant death.

*Heart to Heart

Contact: Fran Kane

Contact Phone: 716-862-1678

Location: M. Steven Piver Center

Ste 100

Sisters Hospital, Seton Bldg

2157 Main St

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 5:30pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to early pregnancy loss, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

*Hopeful Hearts Subsequent Pregnancy

Contact: Fran Kane

Contact Phone: 716-862-1678

Location: M. Steven Piver Center

Ste 100

Sisters Hospital, Seton Bldg

2157 Main St

Buffalo, NY

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 5:30pm

Purpose: Support for pregnancy after perinatal loss.

*SIDS Family Support

Contact: Jan Walkden

Contact Phone: 716-822-0919

*Contact for further information

Location: Joan A. Male Family Support Center

60 Dingens St

Buffalo, NY

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to SIDS or Infant Death.

*Tiniest Angels Parent Bereavement Support

Contact: Christine Scott

Contact Phone: 716-626-6363

*Contact to register

Location: 30 S. Cayuga Rd

Lower Level

Williamsville, NY

Bereavement Support

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death.

*Subsequent Pregnancy Support

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for pregnancy after perinatal loss.

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North Carolina 

Albermarie Hospital

Lactation Consultant: Jean Sawyer, RNC, RSN

Phone: 252-384-4745

Email: jsawyer@albermariehealth.org

Mail: PO Box 1587

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Harnett County Department of Public Health

Grief Counselor: Cristina Worthington

Main Phone: 910-893-7550

Phone: 910-814-6254

Address: 307 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd

Lillington, NC 27546 

Heartstrings

Phone: 336-335-9931

Email: info@heartstringssupport.org

Website: www.heartstringssupport.org

Mail: PO Box 10825

Greensboro, NC 27404-0825

*See participant information form on website

Mission: A non-profit, providing compassion, validation, bereavement education and hope to families who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss, through peer support programs guided by bereaved parents in partnership with professional facilitators.

Services: Connection Program, Subsequent Pregnancy Group, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group, and Resources Support Groups

Purpose: Open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby from conception to 1yr. Consisting of 8wk sessions, over 12wks, reoccurring throughout the year. Pre-registration is required

 *Greensboro Meeting

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Kids Path Bldg

2504 Summit Ave

Greensboro, NC

 *Winston-Salem Meeting

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: The Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Williams Education and Counseling Center Bldg

101 Hospice La

Winston-Salem, NC

 *Kernsville Group

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: The Joyner House

408 W Mountain St

(Corner of Nelson St)

Kernsville, NC

*Heartstrings Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group

Phone: 336-335-9931

Email: spq@heartstringssupport.org

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Mon of the month

*Contact to register and for further information

Kinder Mourn, Inc

Clinical Director: Kelly Hamilton

Phone: 704-376-2580

Fax: 704-376-0149

Email: kelly@kindermourn.org

Website: www.kindermourn.org

Address: 1320 Harding Pl

Charlotte, NC 28204

March of Dimes-North Carolina

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 919-781-2481

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support 

North Carolina Support Works

Contact Phone: 704-331-9500

Email: director@supportworks.org

Website: http://www.supportworks.org

Purpose: Help finding support groups in or near the Charlotte, NC area.

Randolph County Infant Loss Group

Contact: Jennell Cardi

Phone: 336-940-7104

Email: JCardin@naylenshope.com

Website: tim.pheagin@hospiceofrandolph.com

Location: 416 Vision Dr

Asheboro, NC

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Purpose: Support for those who are grieving the loss of an infant, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS, molar pregnancy or other loss.

SHARE

Contact: Jean Batten

Phone: 336-748-9070

Address: 2000 W First St, Ste 510

Winston-Salem, NC 27104 

The Piedmont Triad Sudden Infant Death Network (SIDN)

Contact: Sandy Kennedy

Phone: 336-676-9868

Mission: Helping bereaved families through their grief by sharing resources and experiences to families of infants who have died of SIDS from ages newborn to 2yrs of age.

Services: Support group, ongoing telephone support, support guide

*Support Group

Location: Women’s Hospital

Greensboro, NC

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs (bi-monthly)  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

UNC School of Medicine-Women’s Hospital Perinatal Loss Support Group

Purpose: UNC Pastoral Care offers multiple forms of grief support for those who have experienced perinatal loss.

Services: Anniversary Memorial Service, Counseling sessions, Perinatal Loss Support Group

Chaplain/ Grief Counselor:

Darryl Owens, MDiv, BCC, CT

Department of Pastoral Care: 919-966-7801

Email: dlowens.unch.unc.edu

*Contact to RSVP or for further information

Website: www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/perinatal-loss-support-group

Location: Women’s Health Information Center

(Lobby of UNC Women’s Hospital)

101 Manning Dr

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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North Dakota 

Early Infant Loss/Miscarriage Ministry-Diocese of Fargo

Phone: 701-356-7900

Website: www.fargodiocese.org/instantloss

Mail: 5201 Bishops Blvd S, Ste A

Fargo, ND 58104

Services: Mass for God’s Children-Masses celebrated to remember children who have died by miscarriage, stillbirth, and early infant loss; information and resources; The Naming Ceremony.

March of Dimes-North Dakota

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 701-235-5530

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

North Dakota Department of Health-Division of Maternal and Child Health

Phone: 701-328-2784

Fax: 701-328-1412

Address: 600 East Blvd Ave, Dept 301

Bismarck, ND 58505

SHARE-North Dakota Chapter

 *Fargo Share

Contact: Collette Christoffers

Phone: 701-364-4516

Email: collette.christoffers.essentiahealth.org

Contact: Michelle Losing

Phone: 701-361-6611

Location: Sanford Health Chapel

170 S University

Fargo, ND 58103

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those whose lives are touched by the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of loss.

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Ohio 

Dublin Counseling Center-At a Loss Support Group

Phone: 614-889-5722

Website: www.dublincounselingcenter.org

Location: 299 Cramer Creek Court

Dublin, OH 43017

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Tues evening

Purpose: A free support group for parents who have lost a child.

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA)-Ohio

*A non-profit self-help group offering support, understanding, compassion and hope to families after the death of a child, regardless of the child’s age or the circumstances of the death.

*BP/USA-Mahoning County/Youngstown

Leader: Diane Hunter-Copeland

Phone: 330-770-2686

Email: dh2copeland3890@aol.com

Website: www.ytownbpusa.org

Location: Park Vista

1216 5th Ave

Youngstown, OH 44504

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

*BP/USA-Muskingum County

Leader: Susan Saunders

Phone: 740-297-7788

Email: sfgi24@yahoo.com

Location: North Terrace Church of Christ

1420 Brandywine Blvd

Zanesville, OH 43701

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month (Beginning Sept 11)  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

District Board of Health-Mahoning County

Public Health Nurse: Debbie Moss

Phone: 330-270-2856

Fax: 330-270-2860

Email: dmoss@mahoninghealth.org

Address: 50 Westchester Dr

Youngstown, OH 44515

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope-

Cincinnati/Brymar Chapter

Contact: Kim

Contact Phone: 513-591-9968

Email:flylittlewing09@gmail.com

Website: www.cincinnatifacesofhope.org

Location: Hilvert Center

5222 North Bend Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Day: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A peer support group for women experiencing the loss of a baby due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Also offered, memorial/funeral planning and hospital visitation.

God’s Tiny Angels

Phone: 330-649-1331

Email: info@godstinyangels.org

Website: www.godstinyangels.org

Mail: PO Box 1082

Massillon, OH 44648-1082

Mission: A non-profit Christian organization dedicated to providing support to families who have experienced the loss of an infant and those experiencing fertility challenges.

Services: Brochure, meeting, October Remembrance Walk, burial/memorial assistance, online support and resources-

www.godstinyangels.org/Articlesandpoems.html

*Support Meeting

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Massillon Family YMCA

131 Tremont Ave SE

Massillon, OH 44646

Hospice of Central Ohio-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group

Phone: 740-347-0311

Website: www.hospiceofcentralohio.org

Location: 2269 Cherry Valley Rd

Newark, OH 43055

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Childcare provided

March of Dimes-Ohio

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 513-769-3588

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio, Inc-Support Group Clearing House

Contact Phone: 513-721-2910×10 or

513-287-8544

Email: vthatcher@mhaswoh.org

Website: www.mhaswoh.org/support.asp

Mail: 2400 Reading Rd, Ste 139

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Purpose: Maintains listing of known area support groups. 

MISS Foundation-Ohio

*A volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis and long term support to families after the death of a baby or child.

*Attica MISS

Contact: Jamie Beamer

Email: jaimie.beamer@missfoundation.org

Location: Attica United Methodist Church

Mill Street

Attica, OH 44807

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Cincinnati MISS

Contact: Terri Latham

Email: terri.latham@missfoundation.org

Location: Mantra Wellness Center

4675 Cooper Rd

Blue Ash, OH 45242

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:45-8:00pm

Mount Carmel St Ann’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Phone: 614-234-5999

614-898-4024

Website: www.mountcarmelhealth.com

*Support Groups

Location One: Women’s Health Center

477 Cooper Rd

Westerville, OH 43081

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Location Two: Evergreen Center

1144 Dublin Rd

Columbus, OH 43215

Meeting Day: 2nd Sat of the month  Meeting Time: 10:30am

Purpose: Providing comfort and education for individuals, couple and families who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn or infant death. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Season’s for Caring

Contact: Susan Kyser

Phone: 614-722-5250

Website: www.nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups

Location: Center for Family and Child Advocacy

655 E Living Ave

Columbus, OH 43205

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

Purpose: A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child.

Ohio Department of Health-Child Fatality Review

SIDS Program Coordinator: Merrily Wholf

Phone: 614-728-0773

Fax: 614-564-2442

Email: merrily.wholf@odh.ohio.govs

Address: 246 North High Street, 6th Fl

Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Health Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Phone: 614-566-4509

Website: www.ohiohealth.com

Location: Kobacker House

3595 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, OH 43214

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Perinatal and Neonatal Loss Support Group-Companions on a Journey

Contact Phone: 513-870-9180

Email: sheila@companionsonajourney. org

*Contact for information and registration

Website: www.companionsonajourney.org

Location: St Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Hospitality RM

Liberty Twp, OH 45011

Reaching Out to Grieving Parents-Christ Hospital

Contact: Grace DeGregoria

Contact Phone: 513-791-1160

Location: Christ Hospital

2139 Auburn Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45219

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Peer support for parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

SID Network Ohio

Contact: Barbara Lattur

Phone: 800-477-7437

Phone: 330-929-9911

Fax: 330-929-0593

Email: leslie@sidsohio.org

Website: www.sidsohio.org

Address: 421 Graham Rd, Ste H

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Services: Free information about the grieving process, referrals and support services to SIDS families. No miscarriage or stillbirth services. No bilingual services or materials. Covers the state of Ohio.

Three Little Angels Foundation

Phone: 614-378-7673

Website: www.3littleangels.org

Mail: Three Little Angels Foundation

PO Box 44272

Columbus, OH 43204

Executive Director: Jessica Rose

Email: jessica@3littleangels.org

Director of Operations: Jim Rose

Email: jim@3littleangels.org

Mission: The Three Little Angels Foundation offers unique tools to help parents suffering the heartbreak of infant death.

Services: Three Little Angels has created a Care Package that is offered to each family that has a loss at each currently partnering hospital. Information is also offered regarding photography, memorial/funeral planning, support, online and written resources

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Oklahoma 

March of Dimes-Oklahoma

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 405-943-1025

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

MEND Oklahoma

Leader: Lisa Daily

Phone: 918-694-4325

Email: lisa@mend.org

Location: Canyon Crossing

1651 E Old North Rd

Sand Springs, OK 74063

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for women and families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Miscarriage Hope

*affiliated with Oklahoma City First Friends Church

Contacts: Nick and Charla Shaffer

Phone: 405-602-1590

Email: nshaffer2@cox.net

*Call or email to register

Website: www.Miscarriageope.org

Church Site: www.okcfriends.org

Location: Oklahoma City First Friends Church

320 SE 62nd St

Oklahoma City, OK 73149

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Contact if interested with online meetings

Purpose: Support for those who have been touched by miscarriage. The series consists of 6 meetings, over 6 months. You may begin attending at any time as long as you wish.

Oklahoma State Health Department-Maternal and Child Health Services

SIDS Coordinator: Julie Dillard

Phone: 405-271-9444×56931

Fax: 405-271-9202

Email: julied@health.okgov

Address: 1000 NE 10th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73117 

P.R.I.D.E (Parents Responding to the Infant Death Experience) Support Groups

*INTEGRIS-P.R.I.D.E

Contact: Angela

Phone: 405-552-2778

Contact: Donna

Phone: 405-949-3393

Location: INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

3200 NW Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

*P.R.I.D.E-Deaconess Hospital

Contact: Joyce Lung

Phone: 405-604-4593

Helpline: 405-604-6118

Location: 5501 N Portland

Oklahoma City, OK

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *P.R.I.D.E-Mercy Health Center

Phone: 405-752-3600

405-204-3569

*Contact to enroll or for further information

Location: Mercy Health Center

4300 W Memorial Center

Oklahoma City, OK

Meeting Day: Meets quarterly, 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A support group for parents responding to an infant death experience, with regular contact with others in similar situations, members share a common bond, receive emotional support, and get current information from certified instructors.

*P.R.I.D.E-Norman Regional Hospital

Contact: Nikki McCarthy

Phone: 405-515-3500

405-613-6642

Location: Health Plex

Hospital Conference Rm

(By administrative offices)

3300 Health Plex Pkwy

Norman, OK 73072

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: Giving support to those who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or loss of a newborn. 

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Oregon 

A Butterfly’s Touch

Contact Information

Website: www.abutterflystouch.org/contact-us.html

*Page to submit emails from

Mail: PO Box 68688

Milwaukee, OR 97268

Mission: A non-profit, Christian organization providing support to parents whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a child to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

Services: Providing memory boxes and remembrances, providing information and support through a free lending library, funding to help with funeral and burial expenses.

Brief Encounters-Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Message Line: 503-699-8006

Spanish Line: 503-972-3376

*For support and questions

Website: www.briefencounters.org

Mail: 11570 SW Bruce Dr

Beaverton, OR 97005

Mission: A non-profit, nonsectarian group for parents whose babies have died before, during or after birth. Providing support groups and local phone support in the greater Portland, Oregon area. We as that children do not attend meetings. Thank you.

 *Portland Meeting

Contact: Caroline

Email: cfalcone@gmail.com

Contact: Daniele

Email: daniele@dignlife.com

Location: Peace House

2116 NE 18th Ave

Portland, OR

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *Vancouver Meeting

Contact: Viktoria

Email: rhubarbtart@yahoo.com

Location: Felida Fire Station #62

11600 NW Lakeshore Ave

Vancouver, OR

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Subsequent Pregnancy, Adoption and Parents Trying to Conceive

Location: Peace House

2116 NE 18th Ave

Portland, OR

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *Pregnancy Interrupted Due to Medical Reasons

Location: Peace House

2116 NE 18th Ave

Portland, OR

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Hayden’s Helping Hands

Email: admin@haydenshelpinghands.com

Website: www.haydenshelpinghands.com

Mail: PO Box 2041

Clackamas, OR 97015

Mission: A non-profit foundation assisting Oregon families after the birth of a stillborn baby by paying for a portion or all of their hospital delivery medical expenses.

March of Dimes-Oregon

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 503-222-9434

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Oregon Department of Human Services

Public Nurse Consultant: Cynthia Ikatha

Phone: 971-673-0254

Fax: 971-673-0250

Address: 800 NE Oregon St, Ste 825

Portland, OR 97232

Steps to Healing Support Group

Contact: Cheryl Lewis

Phone: 541-789-4218

Location: Rogue Valley Medical Center

Medford, OR

*Contact for location specifics

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for patients who have experienced the loss of their unborn or newborn child.

The Compassionate Friends

Contact: Therese Goodrich

Phone: 503-248-0102

Address: 10501 SE Market St

Portland, OR 97212

The Dougy Center

Phone: 503-775-5683

Fax: 503-777-3097

Website: www.dougy.org

Address: 3909 SE 52nd Ave

Portland, OR 97206

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Pennsylvania 

Cribs for Kids National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative-Healing Hearts Infant Bereavement Resources

Director of Support and Education: Eileen Carlins, MSW, LSW

Phone: 888-721-2742×4

Fax: 412-332-5686

Email: ecarlins@cribsforkids.org

Address: 810 River Ave, Ste 250

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Services: Grief support, education and research.

Fatality Review Program of Philadelphia

Contact: Sylvia Urrata

Phone: 215-685-7408

Fax: 215-685-7592

Address: 321 University Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Services: Home visits to families who have lost babies.

Good Grief Center (GGC) for Bereavement Support

Phone: 412-224-4700

Website: www.goodgriefcenter.com

Address: 2717 Murray Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 

Grief Assistance Program-Maternal, Child and Family Health

Contact: Sylvia Urrata, MSS

Phone: 215-685-7448

Mail: C/O Medical Examiners Office

321 University Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Services: Crisis Support

Highmark Caring Place-A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families

*Regions

Erie Region: 866-212-4673

Harrisburg Region: 866-613-4673

Pittsburgh Region: 888-224-4673

Warrendale/Cranberry Region: 888-734-4073 

March of Dimes-Pennsylvania

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 610-945-6050

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Pennsylvania Department of Health-Bureau of Family Health

Contact: Giselle Hallden

Phone: 717-772-2762

Fax: 717-772-0323

Email: ghallden@pa.gov

Website: www.health.state.pa.us

Address: Health and Welfare Building

East Wing, 7th Fl

7th and Forester Streets

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Services: Grief and bereavement referrals, education, information and resources. Services to families who have experienced the death of an infant age 1year and younger, for any reason.Some bilingual material.

Pregnancy Loss Support Group-Excela Health

Call Center: 877-771-1234

Email: callcenter@excelahealth.org

*Register online or contact call center

Location: St Matthia’s Evangelical Lutheran

Church

100 Chapel View Dr

Greensburg, PA 15601

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Self-Help Information Network Exchange (SHINE)-Lackawanna County, PA

Contact Phone: 570-961-1234

Website: http://www.vacnepa.org

Mail: SHINE

538 Spruce St, Ste 420

Scranton, PA 18503

Purpose: Information and referrals to support groups in northeastern PA.

SHARE-Pennsylvania Chapter

*Support for those whose lives are touched by the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months after birth.

*Lebanon SHARE

Contact: Ginger Sarabok

Phone: 717-270-2233

Email: vsarabok@gshleb.org

*Call or email for meeting information

 *SHARE of Lancaster, Inc

Contact: Abby Messick

Phone: 717-823-2789

Email: shareoflancasterservices@gmail.com

Website: http://shareoflancaster.com/

Location: Lancaster General Suburban Outpatient

Pavilion

2100 Harrisburg Pike

Lancaster, PA 17604

Late Loss Group

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

 Early Loss Group

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

 After Loss Group

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 6:30pm

 *SHARE of Lehigh Valley

Contact: Kathie Ballinger

Phone: 610-868-3394

Email: akblittleangel@aol.com

Contact: Holly Alston

Phone: 484-505-8900

Website: http://theshareprogramofthelehighvalley.webs.com/

Location: Valley Hospital Cedar Crest

Kasych Family Pavilion

Conference Center 3

Allentown, PA

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30pm

SIDS of Pennsylvania

Phone: 1800-PA1-SIDS

1800-721-7437

Peer Support: Eileen Carlins

Phone: 412-322-5680×4

888-721-7242×4

Website: www.sids-pa.org

Mail: Riverfront Place, Ste 250

810 River Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Mission: The Pennsylvania Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Alliance began to fulfill its mission of support, education and research in 1981. At the time a group of SIDS parents joined together to assure future SIDS parents the support they would need to work through the grief they would experience

Services: Support, Cribs for Kids, National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative, education, research, Back to Sleep Campaign, Peer Contact Network

 *SIDS and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Eileen Carlins

Phone: 412-322-5680×4

Location: Riverfront Place, Ste 160

810 River Ave

Pittsburgh, PA

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Sleeping Angel Fund

Email: sleepingangelsfund@yahoo.com

Website: www.sleepingangels.org

Mail: 9 Tom-A-Hawk Path

Goulsboro, PA 18424

Mission: Helping grieving families in the Pennsylvania are purchase grave markers/monuments to help memorialize their lost infant child.

St Clair Hospital-Hugs for Healing Hearts

Phone: 412-942-5882

Website: stclaire.org

*Hugs for Healing Hearts-Pregnancy Loss Support Group

*Hugs for Healing Hearts-Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group

Location: 1000 Bower Hill Rd

Mt Lebanon, PA 15243

Meeting Day(s): 2nd & 3rd Mon of the month

Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Services for Adults

Phone: 215-848-6311

Website: www.cannanbaptistchurch.org

Address: Canaan Baptist Church

5430 Pulaski Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19144 

UNITE, Inc

*Grief support after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death

Phone: 1888-48-UNITE

1888-488-6483

Email: administrator@unitegriefsupport.org

Address: UNITE, Inc

C/O Riddle Hospital

1068 W Baltimore Pike

Media, PA 19063

Mail: UNITE, Inc

PO Box 65

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Mission: A nonprofit offering grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and infant death, through service to parents and caregivers.

Service: Support groups, literature, education program, training workshops, group development assistance, referral assistance

*Please contact group coordinator or UNITE at 1888-48-UNITE or administrator@unitegriefsupport, prior to attending. There is no fee for attending.

*UNITE-Lankenau Hospital

Contact: Gerri Wismer, RN

Phone: 1888-488-6483

Location: Lankenau Hospital

100 E Lancaster Ave

Wynnewood, PA 19096

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

 *UNITE-Paoli Hospital

Contact: Cathy Plaisted

Phone: 1888-488-6483

Location: 255 W Lancaster Ave

Paoli, PA 19301

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

 *UNITE-Riddle Hospital

Contact: Carol Kealey

Phone: 1888-488-6483

Location: Riddle Hospital

1068 W Baltimore Pike

Media, PA 19063

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

 *UNITE Subsequent Pregnancy Group-Lankenau Hospital

Contact: Gerri Wismer, RN

Phone: 1888-488-6483

Location: Lakenau Hospital

Annenberg Conference Center,

Stone Conference Rm

100 E Lancaster Ave

Wynnewood, PA 19096

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Rhode Island  

Bereaved Parents of the USA-Rhode Island

BP/USA Rhode Island/Nearby Connecticut/Massachusetts

Leader: Joy Quinn Blum

Phone: 401-258-3952

Email: spirit.of.joy@cox.net

Website: www.bpusacromwellct.org

Location: Kingston United Church of Christ

Fireside Rm

2610 Kingston Rd

Kingston, RI 02881

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

March of Dimes-Rhode Island

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 401-454-1911

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

MIS (Miscarriage, Infant Death, Stillbirth)

PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support)

Support Line: 401-274-1122×4049

Email: mispals@gmail.com

Website: www.mispals.org

Mail: MIS, Inc/PALS

PO Box 40298

Providence, RI 02940

MIS Mission: A nonprofit organization of parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, infant death, SIDS and stillbirth, obtaining support and information from others who have gone through the grieving and healing process.

PAL Mission: For parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and accidental death and are considering subsequent pregnancy.

Services: Support Groups, Support Line, Quilt Project, Memory Boxes, resources, night of remembrance, candle lighting

*MIS Group

Location: Ronald McDonald House

45 Gay St

Providence, RI

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *PALS Group

Location: Ronald McDonald House

45 Gay St

Providence, RI

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm 

Pregnancy Loss Support Group-South County Hospital

Phone: 401-782-8000×3255

401-783-3624

*Contact for further information

Email: webeditor@schospital.com

Website: www.schospital.com

Location: South County Hospital

Diagnostic Imaging Conference Rm

100 Kenyon Ave

Wakefield, RI 02879

Meeting Day: Last Thurs of the month

Purpose: Support for those who have suffered loss through miscarriage, fetal demise, stillbirth or SIDS. Family and friends are welcome. 

SENE SCRN-Southern New England Stillbirth Collaboration Research Network

Research Coordinator: Susan Kubaska, RN, MS

Phone: 401-274-1122×2715

Mail: Women and Infant Hospital of Rhode Island

101 Dudley St

Providence, RI 02905-2499

Mission: The National Institution of Child and Human Development (NICHD) has established The Stillbirth Collaboration Research Network (SCRN) to focus national attention and research efforts on SIDS. In addition to the research being conducted as part of SCRN’s study, information about SIDS has been compiled as well as a complete list of resources, information and places to find help and support.

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South Carolina 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-South Carolina

*BP/USA Low County

Contact: Herbie Hill

Phone: 843-875-1148

Email: Hhlozblueheron@aol.com

Website: www.bplowcounty.bpchapter.org

Location: North Charleston City Hall

2nd Fl, Break Rm

2500 City Hall La

North Charleston, SC 29406

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

March of Dimes-South Carolina

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 803-403-8530

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Memories Support Group

Phone: 803-791-2420

Location: Lexington Medical Center

2720 Sunset Blvd

W Columbia, SC 29169

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. 

Naomi’s Circle

Contact: Kristi Bothur

Phone: 803-665-4228

Email: naomiscircle@gmail.com

Website: www.naomiscircle.org

Mail: 91 Polo Rd

Columbia, SC 29223

Mission: Naomi’s Circle is a Christian-based organization providing a supportive environment for those touched by the loss of a baby; to raise awareness in the church and community about the issues needs and resources available to parents; to help create change by encouraging policies that help families who are grieving.

*Offering 2 support groups

*(PALS) Pregnancy/Parenting After a Loss Support Group

Purpose: Support for women experiencing pregnancy after a loss and/or who have a living child born before or after a loss.

*HOPE Support Group

Purpose: A faith-based support group for men and women dealing with the loss of a child during pregnancy or early infant death.

Contact: Kristi Bothur

Phone: 803-665-4228

Email: naomiscircle@gmail.com

Location: Spring Valley Baptist Church

Platt Building

91 Polo Rd

Columbia, SC 29223

Meeting(s) Day: 2nd Thurs of the month  Meeting(s) Time: 6:30-7:45pm

SHARE-South Carolina Chapter

*SHARE Upstate Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Contact: Hope Lienau

Phone: 864-449-1288

Email: hope4@charter.net.

Contact: Tanika Dillard

Phone: 864-905-5193

Email: tanikachancellor@yahoo.com

Location: St Michael’s Lutheran Church

2619 August St

Greenville, SC 29605

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those whose lives are touched by the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. 

When the Bough Breaks Support Group

Contact: Linda Gill

Phone: 803-497-3185

Website: www.joyinthemourning.com

Location: Joy in the Mourning Center for Life

Losses

Dexter Plaza

518 E Main St, Ste 2

Lexington, SC 29072

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month  Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents experiencing the death of an infant, toddler or young child from stillbirth, SIDS, SUD, birth defect, genetic disorder, accident or illness.

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South Dakota 

Bereaved Parents of the USA-South Dakota

 *BP/USA-Bear Butte Chapter

Phone: 605-722-7256

Cell: 605-347-0422

Email: sdbereavedparents@gmail.org

Location: 822 Main Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

Meeting Day: Last Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls-Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support

Director: Travis Benson

Phone: 605-988-3748

Email: tbenson@sfcatholic.org

Director: Kelly Benson

Phone: 605-251-2799

Email: kbenson@sfcatholic.org

Website: www.sfcatholic.org

Mail: 523 N Duluth Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Purpose: Support and Discussion Group, Medical Assistance, Websites and blogs, Articles and resources, videos, Angel Lee Cronen Memorial Fund, Prayers and Discernment 

Infant Loss Support Group-Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls

Contact: Mark Vande Braak, PhD

Phone: 605-322-4074

Email: mark.vanderbraak@avera.org

Website: www.avera.org

Location: Avera McKennan Hospital

1325 S Cliff Ave

PO Box 5045

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Meeting Day: 6 wk series, 3 times per year (Jan, April, Sept)

Purpose: Support for families grieving the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Lach’s Legacy

Contact: Brianne Edwards

Phone: 605-716-1349

Email: LachsLegacy@gmail.com

Address: 7360 Castlewood Dr

Summerset, SD 57718

March of Dimes-South Dakota

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 605-334-8203

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, NICU Family Support.

Sanford Wellness Center

Contact: Margie Rolfing, M.ED

Phone: 605-336-3305

Address: 4201 South Oxobow Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Services: Discussion groups open to any mom or dad experiencing infant loss.

South Dakota Department of Health

Program Coordinator: Nancy Shoup

Phone: 605-773-6286

Fax: 605-773-5509

Email: jenny.williams@state.sd.us

Address: 615 E 4th St

Pierre, SD 57501

Services: Giving information on Back to Sleep

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Tennessee 

Grief and Support After the Loss of a Baby

*Sponsored by United Methodist Medical Center

Phone: 865-835-2268

Website: www.mmcoakridge.com

*Contact for location and schedule

Healing Hearts Support Group

Phone: 865-541-1609

Location: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Conference Rm A & B, Lobby Level

Knoxville, TN

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: For parents who have recently experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. 

March of Dimes-Tennesse

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 615-399-3200

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

MISS Foundation-Tennessee

 *Tullahoma-MISS

Contact: Jill Estfon

Email: jill.estfon@missfoundation.org

Location: The Celtic Cup Coffee House

106 Anderson St

Tullahoma, TN 37388

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 5:00pm

Moments to Share

Phone: 423-778-4300

Location: Ronald McDonald House

200 Central Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: A support group for parents, family and friends who have experienced a pregnancy or newborn loss. 

Never Forgotten

*The Perinatal and Neonatal Bereavement Program is available 24hours/day, 7days/week

Bereavement Support Nurse: 423-778-7956

Website: www.erlanger.org

Location: Erlanger Women’s and Infant Services

Bereavement Office

975 E 32nd St

Chattanooga, TN 37403

SHARE of Tennessee Chapter

Phone: 615-342-8899

Email: sharemiddletn@gmail.com

Website: www.nationalshare.org/ShareMiddleTN.html

Mail: PO Box 681233

Franklin, TN 37068

Mission: Sharing is a community of parents and healthcare providers in the Middle Tennessee Region who are interested in helping parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death, providing parents an avenue to receive comfort and reassurance from other parents who have experienced a similar loss and to educate the community.

 *Sharing of Middle Tennessee

Phone: 615-342-8899

Email: sharingmiddletn.org

Location: TriStar Centennial Women’s and

Children’s Hospital

(Administrative Board Rm, 1st Fl)

2221 Murphy Ave

Nashville, TN 37201

Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Tues of the month (Except Nov and Dec)

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Purpose: Support for those whose lives have been touched by the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few month of life.

Tennessee Department of Health

Program Director, Child Fatality/SIDS: Rachel Heitmann, MD

Phone: 615-741-0368

Email: rachel.heitmann@tn.gov

Address: 425 5th Ave North, CHB, 4th Fl

Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee SIDS Alliance

Contact: Lisa Hunt

Phone: 423-947-6669

Home: 865-938-9848

Email: huntklisa@comcast.net

Address: 7603 Moon Crest Court

Powell, TN 37849

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Texas

Center for Infant and Child Loss

Prevention/CFIL Director: Katherine Ratcliff

Toll Free: 800-524-3755 (in TX)

Phone: 210-277-0530

Fax: 210-227-0812

Email: kratcliff@anybabycansa.org

Address: C/O Any Baby Can, Inc

217 Howard St

San Antonio, TX 78212

Department of State Health Services-Development Offices and Health Resources

Perinatal Coordinator: Mary Chan McDermott

Phone: 512-458-7650

Fax: 512-458-7711

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

Address: 1100 West 49th St, M355

Austin, TX 78756

Greater Houston Chapter SIDS Alliance

Contact: Anita Carmona

Phone: 713-924-1419

Email: anita.carmona@us.rhodia.com

Address: 916 Satsuma St

Pasadena, TX 77506 

H.A.N.D (Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death) Support Group

Support Line: 832-752-1919

Email: info@hand.net

Mail: PO Box 19823

Houston, TX 77224-9823

Mission: Greater Houston area based pregnancy and infant loss support for parents whose babies have died any time from conception to late infancy. Helping parents cope with the grief and isolation that accompany the loss of a baby.

Services: online support groups, in-person support groups, parent-to-parent telephone support line, information and resources, quarterly newsletter, community awareness, H.A.N.D Teddy Bears, Remembrance Ceremony

*H.A.N.D Support Group

Location: Chapelwood United Methodist Church

(In Piney Point Village)

11140 Greenbay St

Houston, TX 77024

Meeting Day: 2nd Sun of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

*Open to parents, families, and friends

Healing After Loss

Contact Phone: 214-947-7127

Website: www.methodisthealthsystem.org

Location: Methodist Charlton

Medical Center

Conference RM 1,

2nd FL Outpatient Center

350 W Wheatland Rd

Dallas, TX 75237

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Purpose: Support for those who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death.

*Garden of Angels

Location: Methodist Charlton

Medical Center, Courtyard

Purpose: For reflection and remembrance after the loss of an infant.

* Engraved bricks can be purchased which are placed in the garden in the child’s memory

HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure)

Phone: 817-581-3303

Email: supportgroups@thehills.org

Website: www.thehills.org

Mission: Support for Bereaved Parents who have lost a child of any age. To give parents a safe and confidential place to talk, to remember and honor their children, a caring group of fellow bereaved parents, their children range in age from a few hours to grown.

Support Group

Location: The Hills Church of Christ

North Richland Hills Campus

Rm 208

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

March of Dimes-Texas

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 713-623-2020

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

M.E.N.D-Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death

Founder: Rebekah Mitchell

Phone: 972-506-9000

Email: rebekah@mend.org

Email: jamie@mend.org

Mail: PO Box 1007

Coppell, TX 75019

*M.E.N.D Texas-Dallas/Fort Worth

*The home of M.E.N.D offering 5 support groups

Founder: Rebekah Mitchell

Email: rebekah@mend.org

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss Support Group

Leader: Rebekah Mitchell

Email: rebekah@mend.org

Location: Wells Fargo Bank

(Board Rm, 1st Fl)

800 W Airport Freeway

Irving, TX 75062

Purpose: Support for women/families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

 Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group

Leader: Liz Walker

Email: liz@mend.org

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for women/families considering becoming pregnant (or are currently pregnant) after loss

Quarterly Group-Dad’s Meeting

Leader: Rebekah Mitchell

Email: rebekah@mend.org

*Contact for day and time

Purpose: Offering fathers a chance to share their feelings about being a bereaved parent.

Food and Fellowship

Leader: Brittany Fish

Email: brittany@mend.org

Location: Corner Bakery at Southlake Town Ctr

Purpose: For an evening of fellowship with other M.E.N.D moms.

*M.E.N.D Texas-Amarillo

Leader: Becky Anderson

Phone: 806-507-4344

Email: becky@mend.org

Location: First United Bank, Amarillo Colonies Branch (in the Lone Star Rm)

4501 First United Bank Pkwy

Amarillo, TX 79119-6382

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Purpose: Support for women/families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

*M.E.N.D Texas-Bryan/College Station

Leader: Jennie Drude

Phone: 979-220-7851

Email: jennie@mend.org

Location: Hawthorne Suites

1010 University Dr East

College Station, TX 77840

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for women/families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

*M.E.N.D Texas-Texarkana

Leader: Monica Davis

Phone: 903-490-1210

Email: monica@mend.org

Location: Christus St Michael Rehabilitation

Hospital

2400 St Michael Dr

Texarkana, TX 75503

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*M.E.N.D Texas-Wichita Falls

Leader: Sarah Fukasawa

Phone: 940-642-3284

Email: sarah@mend.org

Location: Christ Home Place Ministries

1420 Twin Oaks St

Wichita Falls, TX 76302

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

 

MISS Foundation-Texas

*A volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis and long term support to family after the death of a baby or child.

*San Antonio MISS

Contact: Jennifer Soos

Email: jennifer.soos@missfoundation.org

Contact: Nicole Sparks

Email: nicole.sparks@missfoundation.org

Loss and Grief Support Group

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Subsequent Pregnancy Group

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location of Meetings: St Andrew’s Church

2nd Fl

16320 Huebner Rd

San Antonio, TX 78248

Perinatal Loss Support Group-St David’s Round Rock Medical Center

Facilitator: Kelly Boyd, PsyD

Phone: 515-341-1395

Website: http://www.childrenareagift.com/

glorybabies.php

Location: St David’s Round Rock Medical Center

2400 Round Rock Ave

Austin, TX 78681

Education classroom (front entrance, last rm behind gift shop)

*Perinatal Loss Support Groups

Thursdays; 7:00-8:30pm

 Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month

 Subsequent Pregnancy After A Loss

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

 Infant Death Support Group

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month

SHARE-Texas Chapter

*Bedford SHARE Support Group

Contact: Lynne Moffat

Phone: 817-571-2420

Location: Texas Health Harris Hospital

Health Euless Bedford, Pastoral Care Dept

1600 Hospital Pkwy

Bedford, TX 76022

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Contact: Jennifer Soos

Email: jennifer.soos@missfoundation.org

Contact: Nicole Sparks

Email: nicole.sparks@missfoundation.org

Loss and Grief Support Group

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Subsequent Pregnancy Group

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location of Meetings: St Andrew’s Church

2nd Fl

16320 Huebner Rd

San Antonio, TX 78248

Southwest SIDS Research Institute

Contact: Judy Henslee

Phone: 979-299-2814

Fax: 979-297-6682

Address: Brazosport Memorial Hospital

100 Medical Dr, Rm 220

Lake Jackson, TX 77566

St David’s Round Rock Medical Center

Contact: Rev Amy Donohue-Adams

Phone: 512-341-1391

Email: amy.donohueadams@stdavids.com

Address: 2400 Round Rock Ave

Round Rock, TX 78681

Services: Support and support groups in the areas of Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Waco, Temple and Central Texas area.

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Utah 

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

Contact: Ginny Shutt

Phone: 801-964-9466

Phone: 801-524-8411

Address: 210 E 400 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Centro De La Familia

Phone: 801-521-4473

Address: 3780 S West Temple

South Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Services: Bilingual grief counseling.

Fee: Based on ability to pay. 

Flutter By Izzy Foundation

Phone: 801-820-0360

Email: info@flutterbyizzyjanefoundation.org

Website: www.flutterbyizzyfoundation.org

Mail: PO Box 171348

Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Mission: Assisting families with the tragedy of having stillborn babies. To help relieve some of the financial burden of paying funeral expenses, by raising money through the sale of “Forever” bracelets. “Forever” bracelets are also donated to hospitals to be presented to mothers and infants forever connecting their special bond.

March of Dimes-Utah

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 801-327-9464

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group-University of Utah Hospital

Hospital: 801-581-2121

Phone: 801-585-2766

*Contact for further information

Website: www.healthcare.utah.edu/hospital/supportgroups.html

Address: 50 Medical Dr

Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Purpose: Providing compassionate care to each family experiencing a perinatal loss regardless of circumstances.

SHARE-Utah Chapter

 *Utah Share (Share Parents of Davis County)

Contact: Missy Katsanevas

Phone: 801-544-1159

Email: missyhart@aol.com

Website: www.utahshare.org

Location One

Location: Davis Hospital

Classroom #2

1600 W Antelope Dr

Layton, UT

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Location Two

Location: McKay Dee Hospital

Classroom #2

4401 Harrison Blvd

Ogden, UT

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

*Share Parents of Cache Valley

Contact: Patty Loosle

Phone: 435-753-0687

Email: cvshareparents@gmail.com

Website: www.shareparents.com

Location: Logan Regional Hospital

Classroom 7

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*SHARE Parents of Utah

Contact: Claudine Hatch

Phone: 801-272-5355

Email: info@shareparentsofutah.org

Website: shareparentsofutah.org

Location One

Location: IMC

Classroom 1

5121 S Cottonwood St

Murray, UT 84157

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Location Two

Location: Jordan Valley Hospital

Classroom 1

3580 W 9000 South

W Jordan, UT 84088

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm 

Perinatal Loss Support Group-Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

RTS Coordinator: Linda Hakala, RN

Phone: 603-354-6641

*Contact for further information

Website:www.cheshire-med.health_ wellness/support_groups.html

Meeting Day: 3rd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

The Sharing Place

Phone: 801-466-6730

Website: www.thesharingplace.org

Address: 1695 E 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Services: Grief support for children and families.

Fee: based on ability to pay.

Utah SIDS Alliance

Contact: Lisa Hughes

Phone: 801-261-4222

Email: utahsidsalliance@yahoo.com

Address: 1760 American Park Circle

West Valley City, UT 84119

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

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Vermont 

March of Dimes-Vermont

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 802-560-4822

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Public Health, Health Services District Manager

Phone: 802-476-0161

Address: 90 Olin Dr

Eden Mills, VT 05653

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss-Barre/Montpelier Area

Phone: 802-371-4376

Location: Central Vermont Medical Center

Conference Rm 3

130 Fisher Rd

Berlin, VT 05602

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for all who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, a newborn loss or SIDS death, whether recent or in the past.

SHARE-Vermont

*SHARE’s Caring Hearts

Contact: Ariel Darby

Phone: 802-485-4601

802-505-0069

Email: arieldarby@hotmail.com

Location: Aldrich Library

6 Washington St

Barre, VT 05641

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 6:00pm

*SHARE of Southern Vermont

Contact: Cara Tyrell

Phone: 802-226-7231

Email: sharesouthernvermont@gmail.com

 Grief/Loss Support Group

Location: Whiting Library

117 Main St

Chester, VT 05153

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 Pregnancy and Parenting After a Loss Group

Location: Rutledge Regional Medical Center

Rm CR

Meeting Day: 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

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Virginia 

Bereaved Parents USA (BP/USA)-Virginia

 *BP/USA-Northern/Virginia

Contact: Jodi Norman

Phone: 703-910-6277

Email: bleachmom2000@aol.com

Website: www.bpusanova.org

Location One: Potoma Hospital

Hylton Education Center, Rm A

2300 Optiz Blvd

Woodbridge, VA 22191

Location Two: 6299 Token Forest Dr

Manassas, VA 20112

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Central Virginia Area-SIDS Support Group

Facilitator: Tamy Forrest, RN/SIDS Parent

Phone: 434-294-2361

*Contact to RSVP or for more information.

Location: Amedisy’s Freedom Home Health

21221 Patrick Henry Hwy

Jetersville, VA 23038

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

HopeXchange

Contact: Lisa Church

Phone: 757-862-2162

Email: lisa@hopexchange.com

Website: www.hopexchange.com

Address: 26 Towne Centre Way, #731

Hampton, VA 23666

HTS-Healing Through Support

Contact: Tammy Ruiz, RN

Phone: 540-741-3268

Location: Mary Washington Hospital

1 W Conference Rm

Fredricksburg, VA

Meeting Day: 4th Thurs of the month (Nov & Dec 3rd Thurs of the month)

Purpose: Pregnancy and infant loss support.

March of Dimes-Virginia

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 804-968-4120

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

 

MISS Foundation-Virginia

 *Northern VA/DC/Maryland Metro Area-MISS

Contact: Roberta Quirk

Email: roberta.quirk@missfoundation.org

Contact: Alicia Ward

Email: alicia.ward@missfoundation.org

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-9:00pm

*Contact for location information

*Richmond/Montpelier-MISS

Contact: Karla Helbert

Email: karla.helbert@missfoundation.org

Location: 1101 Forest Ave

Richmond, VA 23229

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Peninsula Area-SIDS Support Group

Contact: Trudi Reynolds

Phone: 757-865-2561

Facilitator: Heather Kiegel

Phone: 757-923-0367

Email: heather.vasids@yahoo.com

*Contact for schedule and further information.

Location: Chesapeake Central Library

Conference RM B

298 Cedar Rd

Chesapeake, VA 23322

Pregnancy Loss Support Group-Sentra Women’s Health Source

Bereavement Counselor: Ann Prescott

Voice Mail: 757-545-2667

*Your call will be returned within 24hrs

Address: 713 Volvo Pkwy

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Location: Sentra College of Health Sciences

Crossways 1 Bldg, Ste 105

1441 Crossways Blvd

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Meeting Day: 2nd Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: A pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents experiencing the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or infant loss. 

Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Bereavement Support-Baptist Hospital

Contact: Evelyn Harker, RN

Phone: 434-200-4568

Location: Virginia Baptist Hospital

Private Dining Rm

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: A self-help group for parents who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. 

SHARE-Virginia Chapter

*Ben Secours DePaul Medical Center-SHARE

Contact: Nancy Goldman

Phone: 757-889-5300

Email: nancy_goldman@bshsi.org

Website: www.nationalshare.org/norfolk-va.html

Location: Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*MIS/Share

Contact: Terri Adams, LCSW, BCD

Phone: 703-647-0911

Email: support@misshare.org

Website: www.misshare.org

Location: St Luke’s United Methodist Church

7628 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043

Meeting Day: 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

SIDS Mid-Atlantic

Executive Director: Betty Connal

Phone: 703-955-6899

Fax: 703-933-9101

Email: bconnal@aol.com

Website: www.sidsma.org

Mail: PO Box 799

Haymarket, VA 20168

Services: Peer support, support groups, newsletter, website, referral, special/memorial events. Stillbirth/miscarriage families are welcome to attend groups, but referrals are made to the local SHARE and MISS chapters. Bilingual materials and referrals to bilingual grief therapists.

Serving Metro DC, Suburban MD and VA. 

The American Guild for Infant Survival, Inc (AGIS)

Phone: 757-463-3845

Email: agis@sids-supportguild.org

Website: www.sids-supportguild.org

Address: The American Guild for Infant Survival, Inc

301 Eastwood Circle, Ste 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Mission: AGIS is a non-profit advancing the mission to provide information, referrals, follow up counseling to parents and families who have lost a child due to SIDS, crib death or other causes. AGIS is supporting research efforts related to preventing SIDS.

Affiliates:

*The Armed Forces Guild for Infant Survival (AFGIS), serves the US military around the world.

*The Global Guild for Human Services (GGHS), a non-government organization emphasizing the protection of the human rights of the world’s children.

Virginia SIDS Alliance

Phone: 757-318-0815

Email: heather.vasids@yahoo.com

Website: PO Box 5535

Suffolk, VA 23434

Mission: A non-profit dedicated to providing hope and support to family who have suffered the loss of their baby to SIDS, educating the public, and professionals about SIDS and eliminating SIDS through support and research.

Support Group Information:

*Current support groups or to start a group:

757-597-6307

 Richmond Area Support

Contact: Mark Ferraro

Phone: 804-878-1025

 Central VA Area Support

Contact: Tammy

Phone: 436-294-2361

 Tidewater Are Support

Contact: Heather

Email: heather.vasids@yahoo.com

Phone: 757-318-0815

*Northern Virginia Area Support Group-SIDS Alliance of Mid-Atlantic

Phone: 703-955-6899

Email: bconnal@aol.com

Location: McLean Presbyterian Church

1020 Balls Hills Rd

McLean, VA

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

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Washington 

Healing Hearts Bereaved Parents

Email: support@healingheart.net

Website: www.healingheart.net

Mail: PO Box 9162

Covington, WA

Mission: A self-help, non-profit organization of bereaved parents dedicated to supporting and serving other bereaved parents and their families whose children have died, no matter what the age or cause of death, by providing understanding, friendship and hope.

Services: Support (one-on-one or group sessions), resources, newsletter, cards, candle services, internet information and resources, email pen-pals, blog, Healing Hearts Burden Bear, Grief Store

March of Dimes-Washington

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 206-624-1373

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

MEND Washington

Leader: Stacy McGhee

Phone: 360-621-7279

Email: stacym@mend.org

*Contact for further information.

Location: Harrison Medical Center

IRIS Rm

1800 NW Myhre Rd

Silverdale, WA 98383

Purpose: Support for women and families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.

MISS Foundation-Washington

 *Spokane/Eastern Washington-MISS

Contact: Sara Weaver Lundberg

Email: sara.weaver-lundberg@missfoundation.org

Contact: Amanda Linder

Email: amanda.linder@missfoundation.org

Information Line: 509-244-2909×22

*Contact for location information

Meeting Day: 1st Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital Perinatal Grief and Loss-Empy Arms Program

Perinatal Grief and Loss Nurse Care

Manager: Martina DeLisle, RNC, MD

Phone: 253-403-4515

Website: www.multicare.org/home/pregnancy-infant-loss-4

Mission: Offers compassionate care and help when faced with the death of a baby. Forming partnerships with parents and families to provide support and advice with immediate, short or long term assistance.

Services: Photographs, individual or group support, annual memorial gathering, holiday support and remembrance letters.

Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance

(Formerly SIDS Foundation of Washington)

Executive Director: Inga Paige

Phone: 800-533-0376

Fax: 206-548-9445

Website: www.nwsids.org

Address: 4649 Sunnyside Ave North

Ste 350

Seattle, WA 98103

Services: Support for grieving families, safe sleep education, caregivers and professionals and support for local SIDS research.

Parent Support (PS)

Website: psofpugetsound.org

Mission: A non-profit support organization for people who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Our mission is to reach out and provide help and understanding to bereaved parents.

Services: monthly peer support groups, lending library, bi-monthly newsletter, outreach to medical communities, special events (annual walk to remember, memorial service), parents phone network and referrals.

*Parent Support (PS)-Seattle Children’s Hospital

Website:

seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/support-groups/psofpugetsound.org

Location: Seattle Children’s Hospital

4800 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

 Grief Support

Meeting Day: 1st Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Purpose: Support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child through stillbirth, miscarriage or newborn death.

 Pregnancy After Loss

Meeting Day: Last Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*PS/Parent Support-Swedish Medical Center

PS Administrator: Therese Joyce

Phone: 206-325-4001

Email: theresejoyce@hotmail.com

Location: Swedish Medical Center

Edmonds Campus

3rd Fl Conference Rm

21601 6th Ave W

Edmonds, WA 98026

Meeting Day: 3rd Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Purpose: A drop-in support group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.

Washington State Department of Health

Public Health Nurse Consultant: Bat-Sheva Stein, RNC, MN

Phone: 360-236-3582

Fax: 360-586-7868

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

Address: Maternal and Child Health Office

111 Israel Rd SE

Tidewater, WA 98504

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

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Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA)-West Virginia

*A nonprofit, self-help group offering support, understanding, compassion and hope to family after the death of a child, regardless of the child’s age or circumstances of death.

*BP/USA-Eastern Panhandle

Contact: Cindy & Bob Evarts

Contact Phone: 304-754-4936

Email: ceevarts@yahoo.com

Email: raevarts@hotmail.com

Meeting Day: 4th Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Location: Hospice of the Panhandle

122 Waverly Ct

Martinsburg, WV 25403

*Phone: 304-582-7702

*BP/USA-Greenbrier Valley

Contact: Jack Ewart

Contact Phone: 304-645-3048

Email: jackandbettyewart@verizon.net

Website: www.bpgreenbrier.bpchapter.org

Leader: Mike Rich

Meeting Day: 3rd Mon of the month

Location: United Methodist Church

Washington & Lee Streets

Lewisburg, WV 24901

*Contact for more information

*BP/USA-North Central Chapter

Contact: Shirlee Alfred

Contact Phone: 304-842-6740

Email: Alfred6inwv@aol.com

Website: www.bpnorthcentral.bpchapter.org

Location: Bridgeport United Methodist Church,

Children’s Chapel

251 Washington Dr

Bridgeport, WV 26330

Meeting Day: 4th Sun of the month

*Contact for more information

March of Dimes-West Virginia

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 304-720-2229

*Contact about local activities

Website: www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

Mail: March of Dimes National Office

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This mission is carried our through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with family and friends while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

WV Statewide Birth Scoring Program

Contact: Louis Morgan

Phone: 304-293-7302

Fax: 304-293-5491

Email: lmorgan@hsc.wvu.edu

Mail: Department of Pediatrics

Box 9214

Morgantown, WV 26506

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Wisconsin  

Department of Health and Family Services

Contact: Millie Jones

Phone: 608-266-2684

Fax: 608-267-3824

Email: jonesmj@bhff.state.wi.us

Address: 1 West Wilson St, Rm 243

Madison, WI 53703 

Infant Death Center-Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Phone: 414-292-4044

Fax: 414-231-4972

Website: https://www.chawisconsin.org/idc/

Address: 620 South 76th St, Ste 120

Milwaukee, WI 53201 

March of Dimes-Wisconsin

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 414-778-3500

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Resolve Through Sharing (RTS)

*Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Support Group-United Hospital System

Contact: Rev Catherine Neal

Phone: 656-2753

Website: www.unitedhospitalsystem.org

Location: Kenosha Medical Center Campus

6308 Eight Ave

Kenosha, WI 53143

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for parents who have lost their baby.

*RTS Bereavement Support Group-Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Phone: 262-928-2745

Website: www.prohealth.org

Location: Waukesha Memorial Hospital

725 American Ave

Waukesha, WI 53188

Meeting Day: 3rd Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Purpose: Support for families dealing with miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. 

SHARE-Wisconsin Chapters

 *St Vincent Hospital SHARE

Contact: Theresa Shuck

Phone: 920-433-8634

Email: tshuck@stvgb.org

Location: St Vincent Hospital

835 S Van Buren St

Green Bay, WI

Meeting Day: 2nd Thurs of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

 *SHARE of Madison, WI

Contact: Cynthia Prest

Phone: 608-497-0305

Email: cynthia111@charter.net

Location: Alicia Ashman Library

733 N High Point Rd

Madison, WI 53717

Meeting Day: 4th Wed of the month

Meeting Time: 6:30pm

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Contact: Kate Gilespie, RN, BSN

Phone: 608-266-1538

Fax: 608-267-3824

Email: kate.gillespie@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Address: 1 West Wilson St

Madison, WI 53701

Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP)-

Friends of Clinical Genetics

Director: Dr Elizabeth McPherson

Director Phone: 1-717-221-7409

Main Phone: 1-717-212-7400

Toll Free: 1-877-216-8535

Fax: 715-389-4399

Email: mcpherson.elizabeth@marshfield.org

Website: www2.marshfieldclinic.org

Address: Clinical Genetics Center

Marshfield Clinic

1000 North Oak Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Mission: Dedicated to serving families, who experienced the tragedy of stillbirth, and the professionals who care about them. WiSSP is a community-based, University-supported model for investigation of the causes of stillbirth.
Services: Educational materials, listings of support organizations, library of resources, medical/ scientific data for families and professionals, WiSSP quarterly newsletter and online pamphlets

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Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA)-Wyoming

 *BP/USA-Casper Chapter

Leader: Angela Reddick

Phone: 307-472-4346

Email: reddickangela@yahoo.com

Location: University of Wyoming

Outreach Building

951 N Poplar

Casper, WY 82601

Meeting Day: 1st Mon of the month

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

*Personal consultations will be held upon request

 *Bereaved Parents Support Group-Ivinson Memorial Hospital

Contact: Mary Foianini

Phone: 307-742-8880

Contact: Miche Rigoni-Roth

Phone: 307-745-9417

Social Worker: Jeanette Skinner

Phone: 307-742-2142

Website: www.ivinsonhospital.org

Location: Laramie Firehouse

Substation No. 2, Community Rm

1558 N 23rd

Laramie, WY

Meeting Day: 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Time: 5:50-7:00pm

March of Dimes-Wyoming

National Phone: 914-997-4488

Chapter Phone: 307-266-6789

Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/loss_neonataldeath.html

*Contact for local chapter information and services

Mail: March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

Mission: Helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies. This is carried out through research, services, education and advocacy.

Pregnancy/Newborn Loss Services: Help dealing with grief, coping with friends and family while grieving, what parents can do to remember their baby, bereavement materials, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss awareness and information, online resources/community, Centering Pregnancy, NICU Family Support.

Wyoming Department of Health

Perinatal Systems Manager/Office of Women’s Health

Coordinator: Debra Hamilton, RN, MSN, CCM, CNLCP

Phone: 307-777-7944

Fax: 307-777-8687

Email: debra.hamilton@health.wy.gov

Address: Community and Family Health Section

6101 Yellow Stone Rd, Ste 420

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Wyoming Perinatal and Prevention

Contact: Stacy Dunn

Phone: 307-777-7944

Email: sdunn@missc.state.wy.us

Address: Department of Health-Hathaway, 4th Fl

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Additional National Support

Bereaved Parents of the USA

Director of Board: Dave Alexander

Phone: 708-748-7866

Website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Mail: PO Box 95

Park Forest, IL 60466

The Compassionate Friends

National Phone: 877-969-0010

*Contact for local chapter and referrals

Website: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/Find_Support/Chapter/Chapter_Locator.aspx

National Office:

Nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org

Chapter Services Coordinator:

Terry@compassionatefriends.org

Public Awareness Coordinator:

Wayne@compassionatefriends.org

Mail: The Compassionate Friends

PO Box 3696

Oak Brook, IL 60522 or

900 Jorie Blvd, Ste 78

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Mission: Providing highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a child at any age and helps others better assist the grieving family.

United Way * AIRS

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Email: info@211us.org

Website(s): www.211us.org

www.unitedway.org

www.liveunited.org

*Contact for local information, services and referrals

Mission: 211 allows people to get help, information and referrals. 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services. United Way Worldwide (UWW) and The Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) are committed to providing national leadership so every American has access to this essential service.

 

 

 

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