The H.E.A.L. (Helping Each Other After Loss) Support Group is holds their monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Boardman, OH, from 7-9pm in the Cedar Room on the 2nd floor near the café. I have personally spent many a Tuesday evening there, caring and sharing.
RTS Bereavement Services at Northside Hospital
RTS Bereavement Services holds their monthly support meeting the third Tuesday of the month at Northside Hospital from 7-9pm in the Medical Education Building in Auditorium A. If you delivered at St. E’s and just can’t make your way back through those doors again, this is a wonderful alternative. I’ve been to many meetings there myself. The number is 330-884-2911, and they also offer phone support – love that. ♥
I remember when I came home from the hospital after having Gianna and so desperately wanted to talk to someone, someone else who had experienced this pain. It was the middle of the night, and I found this group. I simply cannot say enough about these ladies, and the support we give each other. I don’t know where I would be without them. We support each other like no one else can. Please join us.
This site also offers a miscarriage support group. You can find it at
Here are some other helpful places to go, most of them founded by moms like us. You will find links to books and articles that can help, as well as ways you can get involved.
Project Sweet Peas
We are a nationwide network of parents who strive to provide comfort to families who have children in the intensive care unit by providing care packages. We understand the stress of having child who has spent time in an intensive care unit or who has passed away. Our care packages contain items to aid in furthering the bond between parent and child and offers wellness items for parents. We also aim to make treasured memories for parents who have lost a child in the intensive care unit.
Gianna’s Light is proud to provide ribbons for inclusion in Project Sweet Peas’ memory boxes.
The Official Site of National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, and founder of October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day envisioned a day when all grieving parents could come together and be surrounded by love and support from their friends and families, a day where the community could better understand their pain and learn how to reach out to those grieving. This would be a day to reflect on the loss yet embrace the love. While our babies’ lives where so brief, they were also very meaningful. Yet, there was not a time to talk about them. Our society seemed to forget or perhaps, simply didn’t know how to reach out. Since October had been proclaimed “Awareness Month”, she chose a day, in the middle of the month to become, “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day”.
Faith’s Healing Baskets
Welcome to Faith’s Healing Baskets! After our daughter, Georgianna Faith died at 35 1/2 weeks gestation due to a true knot in her umbilical cord, we felt called to give parents a little of the care and support that we were blessed with by our nurses. We also include items to encourage parents to create keepsakes that will bring them comfort during their grief journey. Baskets are donated to local hospitals in Montgomery, Al to parents like ourselves that are tragically struck by the death of their infant. In the future, we would like to expand our services to all Alabama hospitals. If you are here because you are a parent on this journey, please know you are not alone. If you are here because a friend or loved one has endured such a loss, please don’t hesitate to contact us for support resources. Thank you for helping us help others in memory of our precious daughter. God bless!
Cynthia and Kevin Tomczak
The Sweet Pea Project
The Sweet Pea Project 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.
Did you know that The MISS Foundation offers one-on-one support? Neither did I. You may reach this wonderful organization at 1-888-455-MISS. ♥
Welcome to our Molly Bears Family. We are saddened over the loss of each precious child and strive to bring hope and healing
We create weighted teddy bears for families coping with any form of infant loss. MollyBears.com is here to serve as a Community of support and comfort. We’ll be here for you, we know you’ll be here for us too. .
The Touched by Nathan Foundation
Dedicated to helping families with fragile babies, the TBNF also helps to fund our annual candle lighting.
Charlotte’s Giving Heart
This is the story of how Charlotte’s Giving Heart makes the world a better place, as we always knew she would. My beautiful daughter, born sleeping April 30th, 2009 – this is how you inspire us everyday!
The Emmet Foundation
Offering comfort to parents who lose a baby.