Help for Grieving Families: Links

The Compassionate Friends (www.compassionatefriends.org)                                                                          

The Compassionate Friends is an organization founded to help bereaved parents whose child dies at any age from any cause. They connect seasoned grieving parents to the newly bereaved. They have online support community sessions that everyone, not just parents, is welcome to join.

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope (www.facesofloss.com)                                                                                   

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place for survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss to come together, share their stories , connect with others who have been through similar experiences, and know they are not alone. Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a collaborative effort, run by a team of “babyloss” moms, as well as friends and supporters of those who have lost a child.

The MISS Foundation (www.missfoundation.org)                                                                                            

The MISS foundation provides support to families after the death of a child from any cause. The MISS Foundation website provides support to families through forums and online chat rooms. Also, you can find other information through their downloadable bi-monthly newsletter.

Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. (www.nationalshare.org)                                                        

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. serves 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. They offer information about emotional issues, support groups and creative ways to remember and honor your child.

Hello Grief (www.hellogrief.org)                                                                                                                 

Hello Grief provides information and resources about grief in order to break through the current culture of avoidance that surrounds death and loss. Instead, Hello Grief addresses bereavement head-on for those who are helping others cope, as well as those who need support on their own personal journey with grief. In a world that doesn't get it, we do.

Bereaved Parents USA (www.bereavedparentsusa.org)                                                                           

Bereaved Parents USA is a national self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to newly bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the loss of a child.

The COPE Foundation (www.copefoundation.org)                                                                                         

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. Online information and referrals for local support for Long Island families is available.

March of Dimes - Loss and Grief (http://www.marchofdimes.com/loss-grief)

March of Dimes has information about the grief of parents after a pregnancy loss or newborn death along with suggestions for coping with grief.

This list has been compiled by the Sudden Infant and Child Death (SICD) Resource Center serving New York State families and communities. The SICD Resource Center does not endorse these web sites but offers them as a source of support for bereaved parents. Please report any problems with the content of these websites.

Last updated by dhummel on July 08, 2013