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CANADA – NATIONAL
The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has now become Baby’s Breath. Our new name effectively reflects our broadened mission to prevent sudden and unexpected infant deaths and stillbirths by:
Advocating for and supporting research
Providing bereavement support to families
Multiple Birth Canada – Loss Support Network
Loss of a one, more or all multiple birth children to this: “Loss of one, more or all multiple-birth children at any stage of pregnancy, birth or any time after. Support is also offered for Grandparents and Surviving Co-Multiples.
Mothering Your Heart – Facebook
Mothering Your Heart provides compassionate grief support and a private community for women who have experienced infertility, pregnancy and baby loss.
Still Life Canada
Still Life Canada is a non-profit society whose mission is to build a community of support for anyone affected by stillbirth and neonatal death and to promote research to reduce both. We acknowledge death as a dimension of life and we respect grief as a continuing bond.
The Compassionate Friends of Canada
The Compassionate Friends offers support in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child; no matter the age or cause.
The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Since 1973, volunteers from the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths have provided support to Canadian families affected by the tragedy of the unexpected loss of an infant or child. This Foundation also raises and distributes funds to enable ground-breaking research and lifesaving advocacy work. The CFSID delivers infant health and safety education through an extensive network of volunteers in communities all across Canada. CFSID provides resources and services for all infant deaths including miscarriage and stillbirth with respect to peer support, public education, awareness and supports Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) related research.
March of Dimes
Rainbows, guiding kids through life’s storms.
Rainbows for All Children Canada is the largest international non-profit organization committed to helping children and teens grieve and grow after loss. Rainbows forms partnerships with schools, faith communities and social service agencies so they may establish grief support groups and help vulnerable children. Rainbows builds the confidence and self-esteem of hurting children, improves communications, prevents destructive behaviours, and improves academic performance.
The Roger Hixon Ontario Human Breast Milk Bank
By collecting, pasteurizing and distributing donated human milk, The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank offers the extensive health benefits of donor human milk to the most vulnerable babies across the province. The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank is a non-profit organization and a joint initiative of Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Angel Whispers exists to provide caring, confidential support services to families who have experienced baby loss.
BriarPatch Centre for Grieving Families
Education, Support & Compassion for the Whole Family.
Caring Beyond offers peer support to parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death and termination due to poor prenatal diagnosis. We believe all losses to be equal regardless of circumstance or gestation. All of these babies were loved and wanted. Parents considering a subsequent pregnancy are also offered reassurance and support.
Grieving Parents of Edmonton Society
A support group for parents grieving the death of a child regardless of age or circumstance. Provides support from parents who have experienced the death of a child to help other parents cope with their loss.
H.E.A.R.T.S Baby Loss
A unique Edmonton Area program for anyone touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or anytime after birth. Parents, siblings, grandparents, friends & co-workers are welcome to access our resources. Various regional chapters can be located on the website.
ParentCare is a support group made up of Parents Helping Parents who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death up to 28 days. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30-9:30 PM to share experiences, exchange information, and generally support one another through a difficult and often lonely time.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program – Grief Support
A part of the Women’s Health Ambulatory Care Program and it provides information regarding choices for completion of a miscarriage (under 12 weeks gestation); guidance and intervention; grief support to parents and other family members who have experienced a pregnancy loss (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, neonatal death or termination) through individual, couple, and group counselling.
Reproductive Mental Health Support Program
Provides support to women in their reproductive years who are experiencing emotional issues along with their physical reproductive issues. Short term individual, couple, and/or group support with a Mental Health Therapist or Psychologist at no charge.
Support for bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life, and SIDS.
Meetings are free but do require registration and are held the last Sunday of every month from 7pm -9pm.
Tiny Hands of Hope
Tiny Hands of Hope Society is a non-profit organization built to help families touched by all types of infant loss, including pregnancy loss, neonatal loss, stillbirth, SIDs and infant death to age of 24 months. It is directed by a dedicated group of volunteers whose lives have been touched by the loss of a child.
Abbotsford Hospice – Perinatal Loss Support Program
Offers a specialized grief support program for parents coping with the loss of an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or within the first year of life.
BC Childloss Support Network- Facebook Group
This group will support parents who lost a child by helping them to get in contact with other bereaved parents in BC, Canada. BCCSN is a peer-to-peer support network, not a professional counselling or clinical mental health program.BCCSN is a peer-to-peer support network, not a professional counselling or clinical mental health programBCCSN is a peer-to-peer support network, not a professional counselling or clinical mental health programs.
BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre – Pregnancy Loss
Services provided: Referrals for emotional support, grief and loss counselling.
British Columbia Bereavement Helpline
The BCBH was established in 1986 and is committed to being a provincial leader in the service, education, advocacy, and research of death and bereavement. The BCBH assists the bereaved and their caregivers in coping and managing grief.
The Camp Kerry Program Model embraces a holistic approach to bereavement care where emphasis is placed on healing both within and between families. Through our retreats, we aim to foster a community of belonging that provides grieving families with memorable and positive experiences of connection, healing and hope.
Conceivable Options is a Counselling Service committed to providing confidential and highly effective counselling & therapy, support and education to individuals and couples who may be experiencing concerns related to any of the following: infertility, miscarriage & other types of reproductive loss, peri-natal depression and anxiety, post-partum depression and anxiety.
Empty Cradle is a peer support group offering friendship and understanding to parents who have experienced the loss of an infant or failed pregnancy. Empty Cradle’s main goal is to listen and provide support in a safe, caring environment. Patty Lou, a bereaved parent who found no means of support for her losses, founded Empty Cradle in 1991. Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM.
Empty Arms Support Group – Victoria, B.C. – Facebook
“Empty Arms” is a support group in Victoria, B.C. supporting families who have experienced a pregnancy or birth loss. Our aim is to provide a gentle, relaxing place for parents to join together to grieve, cry, laugh and find support.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, no matter what you are struggling with, our team of professional counsellors are with you every step of the way. Information on support groups in the greater Vancouver area.
Living with Loss Counselling Society of BC
LTLC (founded in 1972) is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional grief counselling to adults and children who have experienced any type of loss. We offer a confidential and supportive environment in which to discuss your concerns.
“Empty Arms” is a support group in Victoria, B.C. supporting families who have experienced a pregnancy or birth loss.
Our aim is to provide a gentle, relaxing place for parents to join together to grieve, cry, laugh and find support. “Empty Arms” is a support group in Victoria, B.C. supporting families who have experienced a pregnancy or birth loss.
Our aim is to provide a gentle, relaxing place for parents to join together to grieve, cry, laugh and find support.
The Wishing Well – Counselling Service
The Vancouver Wishing Wells Counselling Service provides counselling support in the Vancouver area. Our counselling services include Individual Counselling, Couples & Family Counselling, Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Child Behaviour Consultation and Support, and Counselling for Adolescence.
Well Woman Counselling
Well Woman Counselling provides professional therapy for a wide range of mental health and wellness concerns including grief, loss and pregnancy loss. Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
Willow Tree Counselling
Grief is an emotional response to a loss of some kind. It may be known as mourning or bereavement when we are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Crisis Pregnancy Centre
Infant Loss Support.
Women’s Health Clinic
We are a feminist, community health clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1981, we have offered a range of services to women of all ages.
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton is a registered non-profit organization that was established in 1990 to serve Industrial Cape Breton. It was formed by local social workers, clergy, palliative care workers and bereaved persons who identified the need to support those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bereaved Families also acts as a resource in educating the public to cope with and understand the grieving process, and prepare individuals to facilitate and lead Grief Recovery Groups. In addition to Grief Groups, support and share nights are held regularly at varying locations throughout CBRM.
IWK Health Centre – Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group
This group is for parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss or death of their newborn.
Project Rachel- Post Abortion Healing
Project Rachel is a confidential post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church, extending the love, mercy, and forgiveness of God to anyone suffering the heartache that may follow an abortion choice. Project Rachel is for people of all walks of life and from all backgrounds.
Named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child. Support, resources and dedications.
Bereaved Families of Ontario
At Bereaved Families, we dedicate our work to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid. Our strong community spirit mirrors the commitment made by our volunteers and staff. Please see the contact page for region specific groups and contact information.
Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario
Self-help groups for parents who have lose a child; family nights; lending library. Jewish Family and Child Services.
The Camp Kerry Program Model embraces a holistic approach to bereavement care where emphasis is placed on healing both within and between families. Through our retreats, we aim to foster a community of belonging that provides grieving families with memorable and positive experiences of connection, healing and hope.
Dreams of Lullabies
Dreams of Lullabies is a support group for those struggling to build a family. Whether you are dealing with infertility or repeat pregnancy loss, you are welcome to join our group.
Halton Infertility & Pregnancy Support Services
Offers a Monthly Infertility Support group in which you can talk about Infertility, Miscarriage and many other topics. Counselling services are also offered.
P.A.I.L Network – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
PAIL Network is a non religious, non political organization open to all parents and their caregivers. PAIL Network provides a variety of unique support services that have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of grieving families. The services are offered free of charge to bereaved parents. The organization has developed and implemented education training seminars for health care professionals, caregivers, clergy and funeral directors on how to best support families.
The Scarborough Hospital
The Pastoral Care Department of the hospital offers a comprehensive perinatal loss program including making mementos (eg. Handprints) at the time of the loss, a grief group for parents, and a memorial service for cremated remains or miscarried and aborted fetuses.
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
This website belongs to the Hospital for Sick Children and is a comprehensive site offering access to information about various illnesses, diagnoses, and diseases. Parents and family members may find this site helpful if they are seeking further information and understanding about what conditions may have been associated with their infant’s death. It includes a link for both Parents, and Health Professionals. Maintains a map of bereavement support services in Ontario.
The Centre for Reproductive Loss
We acknowledge and respond compassionately to the emotional, spiritual, and psychological distress of individuals and families affected by such loss as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), infertility, and sterility.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
Empty Arms Perinatal Loss Support Inc.
Offers birth and bereavement support services to baby loss families before, during, and/or after the birth of their baby. Support is offered in any trimester, under any circumstances.
Birth, bereavement and support services are offered free of charge to baby loss parents in Saskatoon, SK and area. 306-260-6806
First Candle is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. “No matter how deep your grief and how great your pain, remember that you are not alone. First Candle, along with others who have traveled this road before you, are here to help you through the difficult time following the death of your baby.”
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
NILMDTS aims to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS educates and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. NILMDTS believes these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honouring the child’s legacy.
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Dedicated to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid. BFO programs are facilitated by volunteers who are themselves bereaved. BFO provides compassionate non-denominational mutual aid support for families and individuals who have lost a significant person to death. BFO affiliates also support parents, guardians or family members helping a child grieve. As well, they support the unique circumstances faced by survivors of violent death, survivors of completed suicide, and families seeking pregnancy after loss.
Postpartum Support International
The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family. Its goal is to provide current information, resources, education, and to advocate for further research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
Their mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life, to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following the death of a baby. This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual, and social healing, as well as sustaining the family unit.
RESOLVE Through Sharing
Bereavement Services developed a bereavement care program known as Resolve Through Sharing (RTS), and they have educated more than 30,000 healthcare professionals over 30 years. Their mission is to provide and promote dignified, respectful, and compassionate bereavement care for patients and families suffering loss throughout the continuum of life.
The MISS Foundation is an international volunteer-based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.
Grief Watch (for perinatal loss)
The Grief Watch site was created to provide bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help someone through their personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief. Please use this site to learn more about grief and the individual needs of the bereaved.
Solace for Mothers (Birth Trauma & Recovery)
Solace for Mothers is an organization designed for the sole purpose of providing and creating support for women who have experienced childbirth as traumatic. Birth trauma is real and can result from an even seemingly “normal” birth experience. The resources available through this site offer immediate, personal support to mothers and others who are struggling with birth trauma, PTSD after childbirth and anxiety caused by their birthing experiences.
Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.
A list of perinatal hospices and resources if you are choosing to carry to term available in the United States and internationally.
Perinatal Comfort Care
Hearing the unexpected news that your baby has a serious life-limiting medical condition is devastating. Right now, you feel like you are in a whirlwind of uncertainty and despair, but that is exactly why we are here.
A Heartbreaking Choice
This website supports women who have made the “Heartbreaking Choice” to terminate a much wanted pregnancy. For those who have undergone a pregnancy termination due to a poor prenatal diagnosis, problems with their own health, or for the health of another fetus (selective reduction). If you have had a pregnancy termination for medical reasons, we are here for you.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states.
America SIDS Institute
Dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of research, clinical services, education, and support.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
(BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved, be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
The AngelPics Project
Project has been created to donate photo retouching resources to the parents and families of a stillborn baby. Photographs of stillborns and newborns who don’t make it home from the hospital are usually very difficult to look at, and are usually the only image that the parents have of their child. Through this free service, our skilled digital artists work with a digital copy of your original, eliminating medical equipment, removing marks and bruising, even replacing the background if desired.
Action for Stillbirth Awareness & Prevention Coalition
To raise stillbirth awareness, unify voices, and accelerate prevention efforts in the United States.
American Pregnancy Association
Offers a toll-free education and support phone line to assist women and families facing pregnancy loss. APA also provides education services for infertility, pregnancy health, pregnancy complications, etc.
A Place to Remember
Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.
Hope and encouragement for those who have lost a baby.
Ending A Wanted Pregnancy
Not all pregnancies have a fairy tale ending. If you’ve received a severe prenatal or maternal diagnosis and have decided to end your wanted pregnancy, this website exists to provide you understanding, comfort and support. Here, you will find the empathy, compassion and solace you deserve following this uncommon, traumatic and often misunderstood form of pregnancy loss.
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
Putting a face on miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. There are hundreds of men and women bravely and openly sharing their stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss on personal blogs, all over the world, and others who are looking for a way to share their stories with others. Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place for us to come together and share our stories and our faces with others who may be looking for reassurance that they are not alone.
Glow in the Woods
Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged, understood.
Grieve Out Loud
Grieve Out Loud was started in January 2010 by a group of parents who understand the pain of losing a baby and are passionate about helping others in their own grieving process. Our stories are different, yet they are the same in that our children have been separated from us through the cruelty of death.
Grieving Dads Project
This project is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads and to provide a conduit to share their stories. The goals are to bring awareness to the impacts that child loss has on fathers and to let society know that it’s okay for a father to grieve the loss of a child. A father shouldn’t have to hide his pain or feel ashamed to show his emotions.
Hannah’s Prayer desires to provide Christian based support and encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling with the pain of “fertility challenges” including infertility, pregnancy loss or early infant death. They also have a newsletter.
Healing From The Start
Peer Support Services for the newly bereaved families, as well as, supportive information for the caregivers that take care of the families who are enduring the deep heartbreak of having their baby die. Free, downloadable coaching manual for the caregivers who are assisting families when a baby has died (or who will die soon.)
Heavenly Angels in Need
Serves all babies, children and their families in need. They knit, crochet, sew, craft and more to try and fill every need possible. They serve Children’s hospitals, hospitals with Neonatal Intensive care units, Pregnancy Crisis Centers, Shelters, Foster care, emergent situations and more. They are helping grieving families by supplying them with much needed burial and memorial items. They give clothing, blankets, hats, booties, care bags, and more to all babies and children in need. They are reaching out to the World sharing the Love of God through giving. Heavenly Angels in Need mission is to help every baby and child who need.
March of Dimes
The death of a baby can be devastating for families. We can help you understand your loss and begin to heal. Multiple Chapters throughout the US, details available on the March of Dimes website.
“Infant Loss Support: One Place. Endless Hope.” Mason’s Cause is the ONE place needed when you are faced with infant loss.
The Potter’s Syndrome Support
Support for families who have lost a baby to Potter’s Syndrome.
Pregnancy After Loss Support
Pregnancy After Loss Support is a community support resource for women experiencing the confusing and conflicting emotions of grief mixed with joy during the journey through pregnancy after loss. They seek to help expectant mamas celebrate their current pregnancy by choosing hope over fear while still nurturing and honoring the grief over the loss of their deceased child.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Research and Information – PILARI
Welcome to our website. This is a place of information, support and healing for everyone affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Here, the baby’s parents, their family and friends, doctors and other professionals will find up to date information and other resources. Feel free to submit any question to receive a quick, helpful reply.
Remembering Our Babies
Remembering Our Babies was created to provide support, education and awareness for those who are suffering or may know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a still birth, or the loss of an infant.
Stillbirthday Global Network is an internationally trusted benevolent organization whose philanthropic mission is simply to doula: to nurture sources of perinatal bereavement, strengthen skills of healthcare professionals and increase healthy engagement of perinatal related needs among communities.
Still Standing Magazine
A real magazine for bereaved parents – who just like any other community and walk of life – want to feel normal, connected by a common thread. Though tragic, it is somewhat comforting that we don’t walk these dark paths alone.
Storknet’s Pregnancy/Infant Loss Cubby
I’m sorry you have to be here, whether you’ve lost a baby or you know someone who has. It’s certainly not something we plan for or even expect. We hope you’ll find support and hope in our very special cubby.
To build and support a community of individuals and families who have been touched directly or indirectly by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss. Working together to remove the stigma of perinatal grief by sharing our stories and increasing awareness of the lasting effects of perinatal loss.
CLIMB- center for loss in multiple birth
A non-profit organization based in Anchorage, Alaska, serving families and others throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. Their mission is, and always has been, to provide parent-to-parent support for all who have experienced the death of one or more of twins or higher multiple birth children at any time from conception through birth, infancy and early childhood.
Empty Cradle is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or SIDS.
Formerly OC Walk to Remember is an organization that serves families, through our three missions of services: support, education and remembrance. The OC Walk to Remember name will remain with the annual flagship event, the OC Walk to Remember Memorial Service, 5K Walk and Celebration of Angels.
HAND: Helping After Neonatal Death
HAND, which stands for Helping After Neonatal Death, is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980’s to provide support and information to bereaved parents, their families and friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. Highlights of this site include a virtual quilt and online newsletter.
HAND of the Peninsula: Helping After Neonatal Death
HAND has supported families in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. It a volunteer group of parents who have experienced the loss of a baby before, during or after birth. Their experience has established a desire to offer support to parents, their relatives and friends during the normal mourning following miscarriage, interruption of a wanted pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death of their babies. HAND volunteers are not professional psychotherapists, however they may make referrals to professional counselors.
The Jenna Druck Foundation
“Families Helping Families,” a community of sensitive and skilled volunteers and professionals, many of whom have lost children themselves. Their non-profit programs, begun in 1996 by a grief stricken father and are designed specifically to help families after the sudden loss of a child. The programs are based on a deep respect and compassion for each individual and family.
Angel Eyes: Child Loss Awareness
Offers professional and compassionate bereavement services for parents, families, friends, and caregivers in Colorado who have been affected by the sudden unexpected loss of an infant or toddler; including but not limited to SIDS, SUID, SUDI, SUDC,stillbirth or neonatal death.
The Beautiful Scar Project
To provide grieving families with the resources and support to turn the loss of their baby into a beautiful scar. No family should be without help or hope.
My Baby Angel Foundation
Dedicated to helping transform society’s response to pregnancy/infant loss through remembrance art, social advocacy, ceremony/ritual guidance.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep/Infant bereavement Photography
This organization provides a helping hand and a healing heart to parents experiencing (at any stage) the death of an infant. NILMDTS offers a vital service to our communities. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography and videography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.
3 Hopeful Hearts
3 Hopeful Hearts provides bereaved parents and families opportunities to honor, find hope and seek healing through events, support, education and remembrance.
Rowan Tree Foundation
Our mission is to provide ongoing support and resources for families who are coping with the devastating loss of a much-loved child. We carry out this mission by offering outreach services, memorial events, education and awareness opportunities for families dealing with the loss of a child. We serve anyone who has lost a child. From pregnancy loss, stillbirth, through newborns and teens, anyone who has had a loss is welcome to take part in our programs and events. Our philosophy has always been that if you feel a connection to the work we are doing at Rowan Tree Foundation, then you belong and are welcome here.
String of Pearls
String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth.
Hope After Loss
Hope After Loss, formerly the Hygeia Foundation, is a community of women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Kelly Ryan Foundation
The Kelly Ryan Foundation provides support to the Hope After Loss’s Burial Assistance Program. The burial assistance program provides assistance to Connecticut families who have lost a baby but can not afford the cost of a burial or cremation.
The Macie Grace Foundation
Bill and Wendy McCloskey communicate with parents who anticipate the birth of a critically ill baby or those who have a critically ill infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They run a support group out of Hartford, CT.
AMEND is an organization based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to providing moral support and encouragement to persons that have experienced a loss during and after pregnancy. We are parents who have experienced such a loss and give of ourselves to help others. Our group extends its support to those individuals who have had early miscarriage, full term stillbirth, and infant losses.
Cherishing the Journey
Cherishing the Journey was founded in 2011 by Jennifer and Josh Harden, parents of baby Matthew, who was given a negative prenatal diagnosis at 16 weeks in-utero. You will have many questions to ask and tears to cry. Though we do not have all of the answers, we are here to help guide you on this journey to cherish every moment you have with your baby.
Rachel’s Gift Inc. partners with local hospitals to assist parents through the initial phase of infant loss through a base of caring and knowledgeable volunteers. They provide grief assistance for the families as well as a training program for nursing professionals and care givers on companioning patients through infant loss. Their ultimate goal is to provide a healthy environment to begin the grieving process to eliminate long term psychological damage to individuals and their families experiencing infant loss while at the same time providing lifetime keepsakes of their child. These keepsakes will be a lifetime reminder and a physical connection to the child that was only in their arms a matter of minutes or hours.
The Haven Network
The Haven Network, Northern Illinois’ perinatal hospice and bereavement center, provides companionship on the grief journey to families who are facing a terminal diagnosis of their pre-born or newborn baby. The Haven Network also supports those families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, SIDS and early infant death.
Offers understanding about the depth of despair, healing light, information, and hope to grieving families facing the darkness after the loss of a precious baby, no matter size or age, and to all who are touched by such tragic losses. Help in finding support, understanding, compassionate care, guidance, resources, networking links, speakers, perinatal loss consultants, excellent standards of bereavement care, literature, and so much more.
Ella’s Halo is a non-profit organization that was developed to help improve the quality of extended stays in Twin Cities Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)..
The mission of Ellie’s Light is to keep Ellie’s Light shining by supporting families with children in the PICU and those who have recently experienced the sudden loss of a child. We will do this by providing simple comforts to those in the hospital and by honoring the lives of their lost children. We will spread Ellie’s Light by contributing to multiple organizations that encompass the enrichment of the lives of children and their families in Minnesota in a positive and joyful manner.
Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. (IRIS)
Non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy or from stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant & early childhood death. They provide bereavement support packages, clothing sets, newsletters, support group meetings, and one on one support
Missing GRACE Organization
The Missing GRACE Organization serves to help families on their journey through pregnancy and infant loss, infertility and adoption. They provide support and resources to aid individuals as they Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate. Further, they commit to make available educational opportunities that will help bring about awareness and prevention of stillbirth.
The Star Legacy Foundation
The Star Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to stillbirth research and education. We are a community of parents, families, and friends of stillborn babies who are dedicated to reducing the number of families that endure such a needless tragedy.
National SHARE Office
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone counseling, face-to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more. Should you need them, we hope you can also benefit from at least one of these many resources.
Mary Madeline Project
It is the purpose of the Mary Madeline Project to provide comfort and support to grieving families that have suffered the death of a baby. It was founded in memory of Madeline Marie Erickson who died at seven weeks of age and in honor of all the babies before and after her that have touched our lives. We are a non-profit organization that donates infant burial gowns and blankets to local hospitals for bereaving parents. Women donate their cherished wedding gowns to the project and volunteers give of their time, talents and love by making the burial gowns and blankets.
The COPE Foundation
COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.
National Council of Jewish Women
For more than three decades, the Pregnancy Loss Support Program has offered free counseling and support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, as well as to women who are pregnant following a loss. Our programs are open to all regardless of background, religion, gender and sexual orientation. There is absolutely no religious aspect to our support programs, and all faiths are welcome, as are single parents.
Caleb Ministries ministers to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early-infant death, or women who struggle with infertility or who are post-abortive. We hope you will take the time and navigate around and be blessed by others who have walked in your shoes.
Heartstrings Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Heartstrings provides compassionate validation, bereavement education and hope to families who have suffered pregnancy and infant loss through distinctive peer-based support programs guided by bereaved parents in partnership with professional facilitators.
Safe Birth Project
The Safe Birth Project is designed to help parents and children through the pregnancy and birth process. This website acts as an educational tool for both soon-to-be parents, and new parents of any children that may have endured birth injuries along the way.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. PSI headquarters is located in Portland Oregon and has members all over the world, including volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries.
The Angel Teddy Bear Foundation
This organization delivers teddy bears to hospitals that are in turn given to parents of stillborn children, miscarriages and neonatal loss. Along with these teddy bears is a card containing a sympathy message and the website address.
Hannah’s Heart and Love
Hannah’s Heart and Love is a faith based organization providing resources, support, and items to those experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death at any gestational age up to one year of age. To provide resources, support, and items to those choosing to carry their unborn baby to term after receiving an in utero fatal diagnosis. To raise awareness and educate the community about baby loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death.
Sweet Pea Project
The Sweet Pea Project (federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) was created by Stephanie Cole after the death of her daughter Madeline, as a way to honor her memory and reach out to other bereaved parents. The Sweet Pea Project offers comfort, support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby. Sweet Pea Project Blankets have been donated to hospitals across the country and a new Book Donation Project was launched in June 2010 after the release of Stephanie’s book, Still.
UNITE, Inc., a non-profit organization, has been providing grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and infant death to parents in the Philadelphia area since 1975. UNITE recognizes that parents need to grieve following the death of their baby. Even when the child’s life was brief, parents feel the normal, painful, response of grieving. This can be particularly lonely when the baby was not yet known to family and friends.
Project Sweet Peas
A non-profit organization run by volunteers across the country, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing comfort to families with children in the intensive care units and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
Naomi’s Circle is a gathering place for parents of babies in heaven, and for the professionals, friends and family who want to know how to help them. Offering support for parents dealing with Pregnancy Loss and Early Infant Death.
We are a Christ-centered support group offering hope and healing for those grieving the loss of a baby during pregnancy or infancy and/or for those struggling with infertility.
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death
Not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through meetings, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our Internet web site.
We developed this site to provide a place where people can come and find resources, people and education to help begin healing from a miscarriage. We know first hand the feelings of devastation, loneliness and pain involved in miscarriage.
HopeXchange is an organization supporting those coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Our mission is offering better and expanding resources to women, their families, and the medical community. HopeXchange exists to provide information, understanding, encouragement, practical tips, and actionable advice to families and professionals. All of our information and services have been carefully reviewed to ensure that we offer the best support possible to those who need it most.
LLOST (Loss of Loved Ones to Sudden Tragedy Foundation)
LLOST (Loss of Loved Ones to Sudden Tragedy Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit/Tax Exempt Organization created to provide support for those who are living with the loss of a loved one. We hope you find this place of some comfort. Our mission is to support, by all means possible, those left behind after the loss of a loved one to a sudden tragedy. As you know, those grieving can use all the support they can get.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit, charitable organization, who works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution. RESOLVE provides free support programs in communities nationwide, leads efforts to increase public education and reduce the stigma around infertility and promises to protect legal access to all family building options.
Trisomy 18 Foundation
Trisomy 18 is a life-threatening disorder that impacts about 1 out of every 2000 pregnancies in the U.S. Usually diagnosed in pregnancy, Trisomy 18 steals many dreams, but the Trisomy 18 Foundation helps parents create new dreams for their child and for their families. Hope is at the heart of the Trisomy 18 Foundation—we represent the hope that those lost to Trisomy 18 will never be forgotten, that those who face Trisomy 18 will be supported, and that one day Trisomy 18 will be eliminated.
HEALING HEARTS for Bereaved Parents
Is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the death of their child or children. The volunteers at HEALING HEARTS are here to help. We have known the pain that the death of a child brings. We have struggled with and worked on our grief and finally have made peace with that sorrow.
The TEARS Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.
Skyler’s Gift Foundation
While many services are in place for families during hospitals stays in the NICU, after a loss the support is no longer there. That’s where Skyler’s Gift steps in. Skyler’s Gift raises funds to support families in need and also supports ongoing research to prevent premature births and deaths and raise awareness of this very personal issue.
Through The Heart
Through the Heart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that embraces all types of pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, blighted ovum, chemical pregnancy and pregnancies terminated for medical reasons. No matter the situation or length of gestation, a loss can be difficult to recover from physically, emotionally and mentally.
Elizabeth Ministry is an international minister offering many different areas to help the community. There services included: education/resources for churches/community, remembrance workshops, NICU support, requested visitation/meals, letters of encouragement.
A non-profit organization that supports families with babies in the NICU and families that have lost a baby, located in Wisconsin.