Local Support Groups and Organizations - United States

Below is a collection of both formal support groups as well as support organizations by city and state that are devoted to families after the death of a baby.

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support - visit website for locations across the United States

Alaska

Anchorage - Hospice of Anchorage

Wasila - TEARS Foundation

Alabama

Birmingham - Resolve (Infertility Support Group)

 

Arizona

Flagstaff - Heart Work Grief Group, JLB Project

Glendale (Banner Thunderbird) - Biltmore Psychology and Counseling

 

Arkansas

Fort Smith - Heaven’s Babies Grief Support

California - General

Angel Gown Project of California

California - Northern

Berkeley - Beyond Choice Support Group (for parents who have terminated a pregnancy for medical reasons)

Lafayette - Nicole Kangas, PhD, JD, LMFT

Sacramento - Sharing Parents

San Francisco - HAND

San Mateo - HAND

San Rafael - HAND

Santa Cruz - HAND

Visalia - A Legacy of Love

California - Southern

Antelope Valley & Santa Clarita - Joy in Bereavement

Chino - Forever Footprints

Lake Forest - Empty Arms

Long Beach - Forever Footprints

Los Angeles (West) - Angels Born Still (Woman's Miscarriage; Couples Miscarriage; Couples Stillbirth; Woman's Infertility; Woman's Termination/Pregnancy Release; and Pregnancy After Loss)

Los Angeles - LA MISS Foundation

Los Angeles (Downtown) - LA County Peer Support Group, Myia 323.377.5779 or Christina 707.849.5347

Los Angeles (East) - Little Angels 

Los Angeles - Nesting Instincts (Bereavement Photography)

Mission Viejo - Healing Hearts Share

Newport Beach - Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW (Pregnancy and Infant Loss; Pregnancy After Loss)

Newport Beach - Forever Footprints

Newport Beach - Forever Footprints, Parenting After Loss

Parlier - Project Loreal

San Diego - Empty Cradle (also look at their peer support program Mother-to-Mother)

Santa Ana - Guild for Infant Survival, Orange County

Santa Clarita - Henry Mayo Pregnancy Loss Support Group, tarantineb@henrymayo.com or 661.200.2229

Temecula - Empty Cradle

Thousand Oaks - Hospice of the Conejo

Whittier - Marisela Rosales, LCSW (English and Spanish), Pregnancy & Infant Loss, Pregnancy After Loss

 

Colorado

Denver - Luna Counseling Center

Fort Collins - 3 Hopeful Hearts

Greeley - HUGS

Silt - One Moment

Connecticut 

Branford, Farmington, & West Hartford - Resolve New England (Infertility and Special Topics)

New Haven, Middletown, Guilford, Waterford, West Hartford, New Canaan - Hope After Loss (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)

New Haven - Hope After Loss (Pregnancy After Loss)

Somers - Macie Grace Foundation

 

District of Columbia (DC)

Washington - Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Support Group of DC

Washington - Through the Heart

 

Florida 

Daytona Beach - TEARS Foundation

Jacksonville - Tear Catchers, Linda.Rosengren@bmcjax.com or 904.202.2240

Longwood - TEARS Foundation

Palm Coast - TEARS Foundation

West Melbourne - Cherishing the Journey

 

Georgia

Atlanta - Ethan’s Hope

Cumming - Hannahs's Prayer Ministries

Gainesville - Rock Goodbye Angel

 

Illinois

The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation - Financial support for families after pregnancy and infant loss

Chicago - Avery’s Garden

Chicagoland - MEND

Evergreen Park - Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group, cherishedangelsupport@lcmh.org

Rockford - The Haven Network

 

Indiana

Brownsburg - Hendricks County Angel of Hope

Indianapolis - Neo-Fight

Indianapolis - Open Arms Grief Support

Fayette, Randolph, Union, and Wayne Counties - Indiana Cuddle Cot Campaign

Fort Wayne - Healing Hearts, Cori.McKenzie@parkview.com

Richmond - Reid Health’s Perinatal & Infant Loss Support Program

Valparaiso (NW Indiana) - Emma's Footprints

 

Kansas

Shawnee Mission - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

 

Kentucky

Lexington - Baptist Health Lexington (Perinatal Bereavement Support Group; Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss)

Northern Kentucky - H.E.A.R.T.S

Sadieville - Maggie’s Light 

 

Maine

Lewiston - The Colby Fund, Baby Alligator Tears

Portland - Resolve New England (Infertility)

Scarborough - Grieving Still (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death), contact Jennifer Wagner RNC, CPLC at wagnej@mmc.org or 207-662-6523

Scarborough - Healing Together (termination for medical reasons) Jennifer Wagner RNC, CPLC at wagnej@mmc.org or 207-662-6523

 

Maryland

Baltimore - Center for Infant and Child Loss

Baltimore - The H.O.P.E. Project: Still a Mom, Roberta's House

Bethesda - Terminated for Medical Reasons Support

 

Massachusetts

Newton - Andrea Insoft

Waltham - Resolve New England (Pregnancy Loss)

Western Massachusetts - Empty Arms Bereavement Support

Winchester - The HOPE Group

Various locations - Resolve New England (Infertility and Special Topics)

 

Michigan

Detroit - Metro Detroit Share

Grand Rapids - Held

Muskegon - Angels Wings Bereavement Services

Sterling Heights - Friends Supporting Parents

Traverse City - Michael's Place

 

Minnesota

Faribault - Infants Remembered in Silence

Minneapolis - Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

Rogers - Missing Grace Foundation

Twin Cities - 11 Angels, Star Legacy Foundation

Twin Cities - Tiny Treasures

 

Missouri

Springfield - MEND

 

Montana

Gallatin Valley - Roots Family Collaborative (Pregnancy & Infant Loss, Pregnancy After Loss)

Nebraska

Lincoln - No Footprint Too Small

Omaha - HEALing Embrace

Mary Madeline Project (Infant and baby burial gowns)

 

Nevada

Carson City - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Organization of the Sierras

Las Vegas - Always in My Heart

Las Vegas - Jalen's Gift Foundation

Reno - Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support of the Sierras

 

New Hampshire

Lebanon - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Perinatal Grief Support Group

Manchester - SHARE at Elliot Hospital

 

New Jersey

Hackensack - Forget Me Not Foundation

Montclair - Pockets of Light

Southern Jersey - Three Little Birds

Wall - TEARS Foundation

Voorhees - HOPING (Helping Other Parents In Normal Grief)

 

New York

Albany - EASE, ShannonBensalah@gmail.com

Apalachin - Perfect Joy Ministries

Manhasset - Perinatal Loss Support, NorthShore Hospital, (847) 570-2880

Mt. Kisco - Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement, Northern Westchester Hospital, mariannewalsh22@gmail.com

New York City - Knot My Baby

New York City - Pregnancy Loss Support Program

New York City - Seleni Institute (Infertility)

Poughkeepsie - HANDS, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Theresa 914-204-9745

Rochester - Face 2 Face Support 

Suffern - Perinatal Bereavement Program, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Lee_Denigris@bshsi.org

 

New Hampshire

Monadnock Pregnancy Loss Support Circle

 

North Carolina

Charlotte - KinderMourn

Chapel Hill - UNC Healthcare (off campus), Claire.Hartman@unchealth.unc.edu, Elizabeth.Burch@unchhealth.unc.edu

Piedmont Triangle - Heartstrings

 

Ohio

Many regions of Ohio - Sufficient Grace Ministries 

Akron - Precious Parents at Akron Children's Hospital

Butler, Darke, Preble - Indiana Cuddle Cot Campaign

Cincinnati - Anissa Cundall, MAEd, anissa_cundall@trihealth.com

Cleveland - Olie's Footprints

Columbus - OhioHealth Hospice 614-533-6060

Lakewood - Circle of Life Birth Services

Middletown - HEAL Program

 

Oklahoma 

Tulsa - MEND

 

Oregon

Hayden's Helping Hands - Financially assisting parents with medical expenses after the birth of a stillborn baby

Milwaukie - A Butterfly's Touch

Portland - Brief Encounters

 

Pennsylvania 

HEART of Central PA

Project Sweet Peas

Chambersburg - Sweet Grace Ministries

Drexel Hill - UNITE

Erie and Pittsburgh - Emma’s Footprints

Erie - Empty Arms

Harrisburg - Sweet Grace Ministries

Latrobe - Angel Teddy Bear Foundation

Philadelphia - Hannah's Heart and Love

Pittsburgh - Life After Miscarriage, Perinatal Loss and Stillbirth (LAMPS) 

St. Clair - Sweet Grace Ministries

York - Sweet Grace Ministries

York - Healing Hearts

 

Rhode Island

Middleton - Resolve New England (Infertility)

 

South Carolina

Bluffton - TEARS Foundation

Columbia - Naomi's Circle

Easley - Perinatal ComfortCare

 

South Dakota

Lach's Legacy

 

Tennessee

Clarksville - Tender Moment's Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group, Cindy: poohcrazy327@yahoo.com

Nashville - Ready Nest Counseling

Texas

MEND (Bryan/College Station, Houston, Irving, Texarkana, Wichita Falls)

Fort Worth - Scared Sidless

Houston - Houston HAND

Lubbock - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness (PILA) Lubbock

McKinney - Sudden Angels/Adriatica Women’s Health, srascon@adriatica-wh.com

 

Utah

Share Parents of Utah

Baby Angel Pics (retouching of photos of babies who were stillborn)

 

Vermont

Barre - Central Vermont Medical Center, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Burlington & Rutland - Resolve New England (Infertility)

 

Virginia

Charlottesville - Empty Arms, Full Heart, Tammy James: (434) 654-5597 or tcjames@sentara.com

Charlottesville - White Rose Yoga (pregnancy loss or infant death), Laura Devine: laurdevine@gmail.com

Falls Church - MIS

Hampton - HopeXchange

Newport News - Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center or shannon_renfro@bshsi.org

Tysons Corner - MIS, Pregnancy After Loss

Williamsburg - Star Legacy Foundation, Virginia Chapter

Winchester - Coping with Grief in Perinatal Loss, Blue Ridge Hospice Grief Support Services; 540-313-9214

 

Washington

Hayden's Helping Hands - Financially assisting parents with medical expenses after the birth of a stillborn baby

Bellingham - Mending Baby Loss

Bremerton - MEND

Gig Harbor - MEND

Federal Way - St. Francis Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group, contact Aaron 206.708.3211

Kent - TEARS Foundation

Lakewood - TEARS Foundation

Puyallup - TEARS, Pregnancy After Loss

Richland - Our Little Lambs

Seattle - Still Born, Still Loved Guild

Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia - Parent Support of Puget Sound

 

West Virginia

Lewisburg - Now Our Angels in Heaven

Southern WV - Angel Talk

 

Wisconsin

Mikayla's Grace

Danbury - Faith's Lodge A retreat to support parents and families who have experienced the death of a child.

Dodgeville - Babies Gone Too Soon