Support for Bereaved Parents - Capital District Moms

Support for Bereaved Parents

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR BEREAVED PARENTS AROUND THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

Bellevue – After the Loss Support Group
We understand that when a family experiences the loss of a pregnancy or infant, the grief can be overwhelming. At Bellevue, we want you to know that you are not alone. We offer special support and guidance for grieving families, beginning right in the hospital and continuing for as long as you need us once you are back at home. Our nurses are trained in bereavement support and will care for you with sensitivity and compassion. In addition, our pastoral care staff is available to support your spiritual needs during and after your stay. Call 518.346.9501 for more information or if you have any questions.
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EASE (Empty Arms Support Effort)
We are not a professional organization with licensed providers but rather a group of parents with shared experiences. We come from various backgrounds but have one thing in common – our losses.
Join the Facebook Group to learn more: www.facebook.com/groups/UpstateEASE or email [email protected]

 

St. Peter’s -Perinatal Bereavement Support Group – CARES: Compassion, Aftercare, Resources, Education, and Support
Parents experiencing a perinatal loss (miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, stillbirth, early infant death). Call 518-525-1388 for more information.
Click here to visit their website.

 

Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends offers over 500 chapters around the country. In small towns and large cities, bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents meet together to talk, listen, share, and provide each other emotional support after the devastating death of a child, grandchild, or sibling.
Click here to visit their website.

 

 

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS STARTED BY BEREAVED PARENTS IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

Angel Gowns-Capital Region, NY
An all-volunteer (ALL UNPAID) group helping parents who have suffered the loss of a baby by providing burial gowns, FREE of charge. We serve over 107 facilities from ME to FL and also special requests.
Follow Angel Gowns-Capital Region, NY on Facebook.

 

Angel Names Association
A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to assisting families of stillborn children. 100% of all donations are used to support our programs.
Angel Names Association Memorial Walk is held every October in Saratoga Spa State Park.
Follow Angel Names Association on Facebook.

 

Charlie Polizzi’s Warrior of the Angels
This foundation’s mission is to create awareness for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia(CDH) by establishing and managing programs, individually or in concert with others that further research allowing for improved CDH survival rates and quality of life.
Follow Charlie Polizzi’s Warrior of the Angels on Facebook.

 

Jack’s Herd, Inc.
Jack’s Herd, Inc. is a 501(3)(c), nonprofit organization providing emotional support & a sense of community to families that have lost a newborn or infant.
Follow Jack’s Herd, Inc. on Facebook.

 

Ohana Foundation 
Ohana Foundation is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization, that supports families who have lost a baby in Upstate New York.
Follow Ohana Foundation on Facebook.

 

Project: Cameron’s Story
The mission of Project: Cameron’s Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), through the use of children’s literature and storytelling. We strive to empower parents to form unique and profound connections with their babies within an environment that is often uncertain and intimidating. Our mission is to place a brand new, quality, children’s book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission to the NICU.
Follow Project: Cameron’s Story on Facebook.

 

Sasha’s Run
Sasha’s Run 5K run/walk & kids race was organized by the parents of Sasha Hudson White, a beautiful boy, who lived for only 24 days before suddenly passing away on Christmas Eve in 2016. Sasha’s family is Ukrainian, so when the illegal invasion of Ukraine began in February of 2022, our fundraising became all about helping Ukrainian children affected by the war.
Follow Sasha’s Run on Facebook.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS WITH LOCAL CHAPTERS

The TEARS Foundation
Follow the New York Chapter of The Tears Foundation on Facebook.

 

 

PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support)
Email [email protected] for more information.
Click here to visit their website.

 

 

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