Agencies and Organizations
3Hopeful Hearts: 3Hopeful Hearts provides bereaved parents and families opportunities to honor, find hope and seek healing through events, support, education and remembrance. Based in Ft. Collins, CO
A Heart Breaking Choice: Supports women 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. You’ll find articles on how to deal with the grief, stories from women just like you, who have made this Heartbreaking Choice to end a much wanted pregnancy.
Action for Stillbirth Awareness & Prevention Coalition: To raise stillbirth awareness, unify voices, and accelerate prevention efforts in the United States.
Addiction Center: Information and resources for drug and alcohol addictions.
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.
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. Based in Colorado
Babies Remembered & Wintergreen Press: A wonderful site by Sherokee Ilse, that is packed with tons of resources, booklets, videos, etc.
BabySteps: Resource centre for parents and children who have lost a child or sibling.
The Beautiful Scar Project: Giving parents the tools to turn the loss of their baby into a beautiful scar. Resources include White Hope Folders and Moose Mountain Escapes. Based in Denver, CO
Caleb Ministries: Pregnancy and Infant loss support, including infertility. Also provides post-abortion support.
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. Based in Florida
Children are a Gift Foundation: The missions of the Children Are A Gift Foundation is to enable families who have lost a child, have a special needs child or are unable to have a child to find peace and support through the healing process. Based in Tyler, TX
Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services (CPNL) is a comprehensive program of professional support for parents and families who have suffered a loss in pregnancy due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early newborn death. CPNL has been serving Colorado and surrounding states for over 36 years. We provide pregnancy & newborn loss support meetings, Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) education group support for subsequent pregnancies following pregnancy loss, and individual, private counseling. CPNL provides training and in-services to health care professionals, hospital staff, clinics and private offices. CPNL’s mission is “Healing Parents to Promote Healthy Families.” Based in Colorado.
The Comfort Cub: The mission of The Comfort Cub is to help bring comfort to anyone in the world experiencing a broken heart as a result of a significant loss in their life.
DrugRehab.com: The loss of a baby takes an enormous toll on the family, especially the mother. Often times, the grief and stress can lead to substance abuse. DrugRehab.com is a web resource working to bring awareness to this issue and to be a resource for families struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health problems.
Elizabeth Ministry: Elizabeth Ministry is an international minister offering many different areas to help the community. Their services included: education/resources for churches/community, remembrance workshops, NICU support, requested visitation/meals, letters of encouragement. Located in WI
Ella’s Halo: a Minneapolis nonprofit dedicated to improving extended stays in Twin Cities NICUs.
Ellie’s Light: 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. Located in MN
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope: Is a place for survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss to come together, share their stories and their faces, connect with others who have been through similar experiences, feel “normal,” and know they are not alone.
First Candle/SIDS Alliance: Promotes infant health and survival during the prenatal period through two years of age. They do this through advocacy, education and research. SIDS and other infant death bereavement services are also part of their mission.
Footprints Ministry, Inc: A Christian organization that publishes a free newsletter for families who have lost children of any age for any reason.
Grief Loss Recovery: “Hope and Health Through Creative Grieving.” A unique website that offers insight on dealing with grief and memorial ideas.
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.
Helping After Neonatal Death: Reaches out to families who have lost a baby. Support groups in California for families living in the counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and parts of San Benito and San Joaquin. 480-995-6102 or 888-908-HAND.
Infants Remembered In Silence: Offering parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death. Based in Fairbault, MN
Journey of Hearts: Journey of Hearts is a healing place in cyberspace.
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. Located in VA
Love Not Lost: Celebrating life and love in the face of grief. Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to capture and preserve their memory for those they love.
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. Based in Omaha, NE
Mason’s Cause: “Infant Loss Support: One Place. Endless Hope.”
M.E.N.D.: A Christian 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 support groups, the quarterly newsletter, and our Internet web site.
Mikayla’s Grace: A non-profit organization that supports families with babies in the NICU and families that have lost a baby, located in Wisconsin.
Miss Foundation: MISS is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to families in crisis after the death of their baby or young child from any cause. We are here to help families cope with the resultant feelings of overwhelming grief and loss. We are committed to public awareness to decrease infant mortality; we support medical research committed to the same cause. Our vision is to perpetuate education and awareness on ethics and death issues; decreasing enigmas surrounding grief and increasing bereavement sensitivity, and crisis intervention protocol establishment through a psychosocial, multidisciplinary training program.
My Baby Angel Foundation: Dedicated to helping transform society’s response to pregnancy/infant loss through remembrance art, social advocacy, ceremony/ritual guidance. Based in Longmont, CO
Mysterious Miscarriage: An outreach ministry supporting human dignity and respect for those who have experienced, are experiencing, or will experience the trauma of miscarriage.
OC Walk to Remember: OC Walk to Remember supports 27 hospitals, support groups and other organizations helping families who have lost a baby in pregnancy or infancy.
Operation Angel: A miscarriage and child loss ministry.
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.
Rachel’s Gift: 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. Based in GA
Rowan Tree Foundation: Helping Families Heal after the loss of a precious child. Based in CO
Share 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. Based in MO
Star Legacy Foundation: Dedicated to research and education to prevent stillbirth.
Skyler’s Gift Foundation: Offers financial support for funeral services and cremation when their is a loss due to prematurity.
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.
The Comfort Cub: The Comfort Cub® is a therapeutic teddy bear that helps people to heal from the pain of a broken heart. It was created by a grieving mother, after the loss of her son, to help others who were also in need of comfort. This teddy bear is specially weighted and was originally intended to feel like holding a newborn. Since then, the Comfort Cub has been used to comfort anyone experiencing a loss of any kind. It has also been clinically proven to help alleviate the symptoms of grief.
The Compassionate Friends: The Compassionate Friends is a nationwide mutual self-help bereavement organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. TCF/USA has nearly 600 chapters with locations in all 50 United States plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
The Midwife Archives: A collection of information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and well-woman care from a midwifery perspective.
The Patrick Palin Foundation, Inc.: Support for families with a baby in the NICU or those who have lost a baby in the Boston, MA area.
The Potter’s Syndrome Support: Support for families who have lost a baby to Potter’s Syndrome.
The Remembering Our Babies Memorial Store: Created to provide Memorial and Awareness items 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. It is also to help promote, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day October 15th. When ordering please use the code NILMDTS. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Now I lay me down to sleep organization.
The Trisomy 18 Foundation: A 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia (EIN 77-0600393) with offices in the Washington, D.C. metro area of Northern Virginia whose mission is to provide support as well as the development of programs and services to meet the needs of families whose children are diagnosed with Trisomy 18.
Theravive: Theravive is an online resource to find a great counselor or psychologist. If you or someone you love could use the benefits of professional and caring therapy from a skilled professional, they are there to help you quickly locate the one best for you. Searching is easy, and reaching out to make contact is just as simple. They have thousands of therapists ready to help, trained and specialized in every mental health issue.